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RADICCHIO SALAD

RADICCHIO SALAD

I went to this restaurant in liberty village. They claim to serve authentic southern Italian specialities but really what it was, is the chef going to the grocery store close by and buying prepackaged foods and assembling them – but charging for authentic good quality […]

SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS

SESAME SUGAR SNAP PEAS

Lately, I have been trying to get more veggies into my diet without eating salads all day. These sugar snap peas did it for me. They are raw, crunchy, sweet, and salty. The sesame oil gives them a wonderful nutty flavour. They are so quick […]

WEEKLY MIX

WEEKLY MIX

When I get really busy during the week, I have to have something that is quick and easy to make. And though a big pot of chilli or a casserole can make a fast dinner or a lunch to go, I found I got tired […]

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

KALE CHICKPEA SALAD

There is a restaurant in Toronto called GUSTO 101. They have this kale salad that is absolutely amazing. It’s one of their signature dishes. Their Cavolo Nero has kale, currants, pine nuts, pecorino, and a lemon vinaigrette. Every time I go there I order it. […]

CHIMICHURRI CHICKEN

CHIMICHURRI CHICKEN

A few years ago I went on a South American adventure with my cousin Danielle. Our first stop was Buenos Aires. We drank a bottle of Malbec every night with dinner, and dinner was always grilled meats with sides of veggies. I really loved the […]

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

This is the salad I made to accompany the Citrus Herb Chicken for my friend’s birthday dinner. It’s light but filling and was a great side for this summer meal.

THAI SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP

THAI SPICED PUMPKIN SOUP

I had left over pumpkin puree from thanksgiving and decided to make a spicy soup with it. This is quick and easy and can be frozen for future meals.

ROSEMARY PARMESAN HERB MUFFINS

ROSEMARY PARMESAN HERB MUFFINS

I’ve been testing low-carb recipes lately. If you’re someone who wants to do a low-carb diet but really misses having something like bread with your meals, then these muffins are for you. What I love most about them is how many things you can do […]

MEATBALLS STUFFED WITH MOZZARELLA

MEATBALLS STUFFED WITH MOZZARELLA

This is a great appetizer for the holidays. It takes a little work to make, but the end result is totally worth it. These can be made in advance so the day you’re entertaining you can warm them up and concentrate on other things.

CHEESY CAULIFLOWER MASH

CHEESY CAULIFLOWER MASH

  I challenge you to try this recipe. Serve it to your family but don’t tell them what it is. They will say it’s cheesy mash potatoes. This is so good, It’s just like mashed potatoes. This low carb comfort food is now a staple […]