Peanut Sesame Veggie Noodles

By Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I call this one of my single girl recipes! Not that I am single (you guys know I am happily married), but since My Other Half travels so often, I'm always trying to come up with easy and quick weeknight dinners that are simple to throw together and don't make more than four portions. Because, well... leftovers ...

Shrimp & Quinoa Skillet Casserole

By Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I love love love love LOVE this meal! Yeah, that's a lot of loves, but I really really do. I want to eat it EVERY DAY. Along with perogies and popcorn and buffalo chicken dip. And noodles. These are a few of my favourite things. Most people think I plan all my meals way ahead. Which is generally ...

Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Risotto

By Friday, March 28, 2014

I am just loooving this food combo right now.   Obviously I am on a goat cheese kick, but pairing it with butternut squash is heavenly. We’ve made this recipe twice in just a couple weeks and seriously cannot get enough. Oddly enough, I’ve only made risotto a few times before this. And when I said “I”, I ...

Strawberry, Feta & Spinach Salad with Candied Almonds

By Friday, March 7, 2014

Good luck getting me to make and eat a salad at home. I need one of three things to do it: Wicked awesome dressing. Some of my favourites include this Greek one, this amazing Japanese one from Costco, or the dressing in this recipe. Cheese, period. Goat cheese is my favourite on salads, but feta turns my crank ...

Avocado, Chickpea & Feta Salad

By Friday, February 21, 2014

I LOVE THIS SALAD. I'm not kidding - it was incredible! And SUPER healthy, so it's My Other Half-approved. Thank goodness. Do you see what I'm trying to do here? I've giving you a healthy recipe and a not-so healthy recipe each week. Aren't I thoughtful? I would say I'm trying to convert the blog to ALL ...

Honey Sriracha Wing & BBQ Sauce

By Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We're ALMOST done with the bad photography. I promise. Actually, these photos were taken with my new camera, but they were taken at night. Ask any food blogger and they'll tell you that light is their biggest issue. And for me, where I work in an office five days a week, that means I can basically ...

Fish Tacos

By Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Taco MANIA!!! Is it just me, or is there a taco phenomenon out there lately? Tacos are to 2013 as cupcakes were to 2010. Fad food. And, obviously, I love it. I am a bandwagon-jumper so I love a good fad. And, I can whole-heartedly jump on the taco train because this savoury-loving sista is way more into ...

Baked Bruschetta Cheese Dip

By Friday, September 20, 2013

This post has been updated as of September 2014 with new photography! Put anything with cheese, bake it and I am sold. I was thinking about my favourite foods the other day. The list probably goes something like this: anything Thai, chipotle, jalapeno, or buffalo; pasta; butter; bacon; cheese; popcorn; perogies; and sushi. Actually, there are more ...

Thai Shrimp Pizza

By Friday, August 23, 2013

Basically, if the title of a recipe has the word "Thai" in it... I'm sold. You might think I'm exaggerating, but I am not. I am hopelessly in love with all things Thai. One of my favourite staple items are pre-made, frozen pizza crusts. They're just so handy. I can't count how many times we get home ...

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Salad

By Thursday, April 25, 2013

On Easter Sunday, I was lucky enough to FaceTime with my entire family as they sat down to dinner. I even said Grace with them! It was lovely. Made me miss them even more, though. My Uncle Bob, who is definitely the most talented chef in the family, was there and asked what I was making ...

Cream Cheese Chicken Chimichangas & Broccoli Cashew Salad

By Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A double whammy today! Two recipes in one post! This was  super delicious meal I whipped up a couple weeks ago. We loved both recipes. I’d been eyeing chimichangas on Pinterest for some time and decided to create my own version! I have quite a bit of experience with traditional chimichangas, having worked at Feleena’s for four ...

Avocado Pasta with Spinach & Basil

By Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I pinned this recipe over a year ago. A YEAR AGO. That's how many delicious recipes I am overwhelmed by every single day. Hundreds. Still, I'm super surprised it took me this long to try making pasta with a creamy avocado sauce because, well... I am addicted to pasta and absolutely love avocados. So often I ...

Scallops with Quinoa & Thai Pea Purée

By Saturday, September 17, 2011

As I may have mentioned before, my big cousin Denise is moving in with us for four months while she does student teaching and two elementary schools in our neighbourhood. I was counting down the days until she arrived, and finally, she’s here! To truly welcome her, I decided to try some new recipes and really ...

Spicy Quinoa Salad

By Thursday, September 15, 2011

I recently posted about my new found love for quinoa. Since then, I have expanded my horizons even more. For my boss’ birthday, a coworker and I got her Quinoa 365 – a best-selling quinoa cookbook. I’ve been seeing it everywhere lately and thought of her every time, so naturally it was the perfect birthday ...

Savoury Summer Suppers

By Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mushroom Cheeseburger and a yummy salad We’ve been on a bit of a cooking rampage at our house. This past week, I made a whole slew of recipes. We have been eating like kings! It’s always more fun to make recipes than to take the easy way out and throw in a pizza or something. ...

Breaking news: The best Jalapeño Cheese-Stuffed Hamburgers ever!

By Friday, June 3, 2011

OK, so yes, I’m an easily excitable person, but I seriously only say “breaking news” when I find a recipe that’s truly newsworthy. These aren’t just the best jalapeno and cheese-stuffed hamburgers ever, but are quite possibly the best homemade burgers ever... period. Maybe that’s because I’m addicted to both cheese and hot stuff? You would think ...

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

By Monday, May 23, 2011

Roasted Veg and Quinoa Salad Ever notice how when you first learn about something, it suddenly seems to pop up everywhere? Well, that happens to me all the time. Something I've never heard of begins popping up left, right and centre. Quinoa is a perfect example! I can't remember where I first learned about it, but it ...

Peanut Satay Sauce – back and better than ever!

By Monday, May 16, 2011

Do you remember my very first post where I introduced my favourite Peanut Satay Sauce? Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Sauce Well in the midst of my vegetarianism, I was running out of things to eat. All I had in the house were some veggies and a whole lot of shrimp. I love shrimp, but I ...

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup

By Tuesday, May 10, 2011

This post was updated in February 2015 with new photography! I am writing this not long after my parents have hit the road and are off to Toronto where my Dad has some speaking engagements. It’s very sad to see them leave, but I am happy and feeling really satisfied with their visit. We did everything ...