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 ...

Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Alfredo

By Friday, February 28, 2014

This is the kind of food I make when My Other Half is out of town. I'm serious! I've already mentioned that he's on a serious health kick. Pasta, unfortunately for this noodle-lover, is therefore out of the question. But when Roomie (yes, Roomie!) came for supper recently, I seized the opportunity and made something NOT ...

White Chicken & Spinach Lasagna

By Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Brace yourselves for the longest blog post of life. As I've mentioned before, I've got a half dozen or so close friends who are pregnant - all due between the end of March and the beginning of June! That means one thing - it's baby shower season! My office closet has been jammed with pretty pink, blue ...

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

By Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pad Thai is my FAVOURITE. I always feel silly ordering just Pad Thai at a restaurant because I should really be trying something new. But it's Old Faithful to me. It never disappoints. But really, I prefer to go for Thai with a group of people so we can share everything. It's only at lunch that ...

Caramelized Onion Gnocchi

By Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This is the definition of comfort food. Basically what I was trying to do here was create perogies in gnocchi form. Adventurous, right? Anyway, it didn't quite work out exactly, but close.... and much more decadent. I always have store-bought gnocchi in my pantry, but I never know what to do with it. I think it's best ...

Udon Noodles with Spicy Pork & Bok Choy

By Friday, January 24, 2014

Last iPhone food photo on the blog ever? I hope. I hope. But this was taken on a beautiful sunny afternoon, so it's not that bad. And let's be honest, it's not like my Instragram photos will ever stop showing up on the blog. And a lot of them are food. It's not like I can ...

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Ground Pork

By Friday, January 3, 2014

I'm taking a break from the awesome year-end round up posts to tell you about how I could eat a whole bowl of peanut sauce. That’s probably an exaggeration, but when I go for Vietnamese and get salad rolls, I always want more peanut satay sauce. There’s never enough. WHY can’t they give me like, a ...

How to make Veggie Noodles (Julienned Veggie Pasta)

By Friday, November 29, 2013

This is a fun post because it’s not a full-blown recipe and not an “Over a cup of tea” post!   I’m writing today to tell you all about my new julienne peeler. I recently bought it from Amazon and am deeply in love with it. I must say, my chopping skills have improved dramatically over the years, ...

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

By Friday, October 25, 2013

Y’all gon make me lose my mind, up in here, up in here… Yes, I just quoted DMX. And that makes three pop culture references on the blog in one month. What I’m trying to say is this: we lost our minds when we tried this recipe. And you will too. After a long and healthy hiatus from ...

Perfect, Easy Lasagna!

By Friday, September 13, 2013

This post was updated with new photography in March 2015. And yes, I used marble cheese in my lasagna. So sue me! I've never made lasagna. Well, that is, until now. It's kind of weird, right? That I had never made lasagna, one of the most basic, staple, traditional North American dishes? That's like saying I've never eaten ...

Tomato & Bocconcini Pasta

By Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I need to stop with my pasta addiction. It seems like every night My Other Half asks "what's for dinner?" and I sheepishly mumble "oh, this pasta I want to try...", much to his disappointment and frustration. Don't get me wrong, he loves pasta. But I want it every single night. And we all know how healthy ...

Seafood Basil Pasta

By Thursday, August 8, 2013

I probably could call this post "what to do with leftover small amounts of uncooked seafood", but that doesn't sound very appetizing, does it? No, I think I'll stick with Seafood Basil Pasta. And this glorious photo. Yum. Before I get to the recipe, I have some great news - I have managed to keep my basil ...

Easy & Delicious Manicotti

By Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Costco gets me every time. Every time I go, I end up buying something ridiculous in bulk. My Other Half looks at me like I have ten heads and I immediately defend myself - "I have plans for it! Don't look at me that way!" Last week it was energy drinks (always good to have), red solo ...

Simple Lemon & Mushroom Linguine

By Friday, June 28, 2013

My old soccer coach, Dave Finlayson (who is currently seeking Progressive Conservative nomination for Hammonds Plains-Lucasville, back in Nova Scotia), used to harp on and on about the “KISS principle”… also known as “keep it simple, stupid”. It was his way of reminding us to focus on the fundamentals of soccer and not complicate things. I’d ...

Risotto with Lemon & Arugula

By Friday, June 14, 2013

This is kinda weird, but I'd never made risotto... until now. I'd actually never even bought arborio rice or cooked it. When I went to the grocery store in search of it, I was surprised by two things: first, how little selection there was for this type of grain, and second, how expensive it was. Oh ...

Julia’s Spaghetti Sauce

By Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sometimes, I am so consumed by trying new recipes and ethnic foods that I forget the basics. The staple recipes, tried and true and loved by all. Today, we’re going back to basics. Is there any greater comfort food than spaghetti? (OK, other than Kraft Dinner.) I feel like I could never turn down a big, hearty ...

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 ...

Udon Noodles with Shiitake & Chicken

By Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mushroom haters, be gone. Seriously though, you people drive me nuts! Do you know how many times I’ve found a recipe I was dying to try, but haven’t been able to because a friend doesn’t eat mushrooms? Hundreds of times. Okay, maybe just dozens. But you know who you are. And I’m cyber-glaring at you this very instant. Luckily ...

Cajun Penne with Chipotle Shrimp & Chorizo

By Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I have found my new favourite pasta. I discovered it little over a month ago and now have made it three times. It is the definition of “devilishly good.” And that’s because it’s not the healthiest thing in the world... but man, is it ever tasty. It’s a Guy Fieri recipe (no surprise there), and it’s apparently ...

Leek, Bacon & Portobello Mushroom Carbonara

By Thursday, June 21, 2012

I literally just made this recipe. Like, 20 minutes ago. And I couldn't wait to blog about it. It's that good. The worst part? I have two other blog posts that I have been procrastinating for weeks (okay, more like months), and I am ignoring them and jumping straight to this fabulous recipe. Who said food blogging ...