roasted cabbage with sautéed shrimp & creamy mustard sauce

There’s nothing quite like comfort food. If you haven’t tried this meal before, you’ll enjoy the familiar flavours that make up this light-yet-rich dish. Cabbage, citrus, dijon, and tahini may not make up a typical flavour profile, but this creamy and toasty-tasing meal has become a new, easy go-to in my household. Ingredients Cabbage: 1…

the thigh who loved me

This recipe comes from Alastair’s mom, though I’m not quite sure where she originally found it. It is delicious, and very easy to prepare. The only part that is at all time-consuming is cutting the fat off the chicken thighs. You could even save time by buying skinless thighs; prep would take no time at…

parchment-baked lemon & basil trout

This is a no-fail recipe. IT IS SUPER EASY TO MAKE. I have made this dish with both salmon and trout (upwards of 20 times) and it’s always a hit; packed with flavour and never dried out. If you’re looking to make an impressive meal, but don’t necessarily have the time for something extravagant with…

potato salad with mustard vinagrette

For me, nothing says comfort food like potatoes! The other day, I picked up some local sausages and fresh buns, and decided that a potato salad would make a lovely side dish. I have never been a huge fan of creamy, mayo-based potato salads. I have had an intolerance to eggs for years now, so…

lemon, leek & cremini mushroom risotto

With fall’s cold weather seemingly here to stay, I still find myself craving some of the light-tasting, citrusy flavours of summer. This dish is perfect for a transition to the cooler months.  It is simple, yet bursting with flavour, and rich and creamy without being too heavy. Ingredients 3 leeks, trimmed and chopped 10-12 cremini…

baked beef stew

If you’re looking to whip up an impressive, flavourful, easy-to-make meal, definitely give this one a try. Baked beef stew is a must for meat and potato lovers. It is simple to make, and while it’s cooking, it’ll have your whole house smelling incredible. My parents suggested I give this recipe a try, and it…

creamy gorgonzola risotto

One of the best presents I have ever received is a cookbook from my dear friend, Dana. It is called ‘Cheese: Sumptuous Cheese Recipes for all Occasions’. Oh, she knows me so well. This is my take on the cookbook’s ‘Sage and Gorgonzola Risotto’ recipe. Ingredients: scant 4 tbsp unsalted butter 150 g pancetta 1…

spicy tortilla soup

After a day out in the cold, there’s nothing quite like a hot bowl of soup to warm up even the chilliest winter-enthusiast. This spicy soup is a favourite year-round, but it’s that much more satisfying to have on a snowy day. It is well-seasoned and hearty. Doesn’t get much better. For this meal, I…