Easy, Traditional Homemade Naan

By Friday, May 9, 2014

I'm the worst. But this naan is the BEST. Seriously, though - how long ago did I make this naan bread? A long time. And I promised I'd blog about it ASAP. And here I am, a month later. Oooops. Hopefully you can forgive me. So there's a little tale to this naan-making. I was totally going ...

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 ...

Healthy Energy Bites!

By Thursday, June 14, 2012

Note: This post was updated in January 2014 with new photography! Introducing the most delicious, healthy and addictive discovery of the year…. well, month, I guess. No, they're not meatballs. They're sweet, totally raw, healthy, delicious Energy Bites! I found a similar recipe in the fall on Pinterest. But I didn’t get around to making them until my May ...

Thai Green and Yellow Curry

By Sunday, April 8, 2012

I have had many a curry in my day. Since discovering Thai food in 2006 (and consequently becoming totally addicted), I’ve had dozens of different versions of the same Thai curry. I really need to visit Thailand to see what a true Thai green or yellow curry is like. In Canada (and the UK, actually), ...

Julia’s Five Favourite Soups in 2011

By Thursday, January 12, 2012

Eventually I will stop recapping my favourite recipes from 2011 and write about some of the new stuff I’ve been making, but in the meantime, I wanted to give my readers what they like best – soup recipes! I also need to play some  serious catch up… I have about six blog posts sitting in my ...

Easy Fudge and Festive Halloween Cupcakes

By Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I’ve mentioned my time at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom before, and explained that my domestic life really started there. One of the things we always sold by the cash register was a variety of fudge – chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, maple. We’d make a new fudge every week or so and snack on it as ...

Slow Cooker Shrimp Jambalaya

By Friday, October 1, 2010

Another slow cooker recipe... before too long, I’ll have made every dish in my Crock Pot cookbook! This is similar to the Peachy Sweet and Sour Shrimp dish I made some time ago. Minus the peaches and nuts, they look very similar. Evidently, though, they taste completely different. I love meals that require little attentiveness, mostly because ...

Breaking news: The most amazing Banana Muffins ever!

By Sunday, September 26, 2010

A vegan version of this recipe was added in January 2021! This post was updated with new photography in January 2015! Ok, as a journalist, I know when something is worth reporting. And this, my friends, is definitely newsworthy. I have found the most delicious banana muffins I have ever tasted. Forget banana bread. Forget any other type of ...

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Most of you already know that I live off a steady diet of potato chips and nachos. I literally – without exaggeration – go through several bags of chips per week. It’s nothing for My Other Half and I to polish off an entire bag of Miss Vickies or Ruffles in one evening. It’s also ...

Easy Indian: Madras Shrimp

By Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Whenever I go home to Halifax, Mama makes me cook for the family. It’s partly because I always make something new and interesting (and obviously delicious), but also because she probably enjoys the break from meal-preparation (Daddy doesn’t cook unless it’s on the BBQ… he just does the dishes. Pretty good system, actually). My wonderful ...