Mexican Quinoa Taco Bake

By Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ugghhh we're getting into bad food photography season. I mean, I realize I don't HAVE to post bad photos. And I also realize I sometimes do anyway. But fewer daylight hours make my life much more challenging when it comes to shooting recipes for the blog. You see, there is no substitute for natural light. Sure, ...

Sesame Sriracha Guacamole

By Friday, August 22, 2014

Guac on steroids!!! Avocados + me = true love. They somehow actually make every single dish better. They’re a staple in our house, always kicking around. I buy the bags of five large ones from Costco. And then we put them on everything – salads, burgers, soups, sandwiches… do you put them in smoothies? My friend Laura ...

Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

By Wednesday, May 7, 2014

There's a new favourite meal in town. Yup. In an effort to stop eating so many noodles (let's be real, that's never actually happening) I decided to stuff a spaghetti squash with all the deliciousness that is Mexican food.   We loved these so much, we threw our complicated Guy Fieri menu out the door when we had a ...

Baked Chicken Taquitos

By Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sometimes I make Mexican snacks as supper. Especially when My Other Half isn't around, because, well... most Mexican food it's up to his healthy standards. But there are vegetables in this. So it's okay. Mexican is probably my second favourite type of food on the planet (after Thai, of course), and as I've ...

Super Easy Beef Enchiladas

By Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I'm making terribly unhealthy things again. I can't help it. Cheese and spice and carbs and sour cream and AVOCADO. These foods are the GOOD foods. The foods I need. Since I'm going to be a bride and all, you'd think I'd be... cutting back? Watching what I eat? No... just no. I'll go to the gym every ...

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with Avocado

By Friday, January 10, 2014

One-pot wonders. My favourite. Newsflash - I am a busy person. My parents are quite possibly the busiest people ever, so I come by it honestly. I want to do everything and be involved in everything, and that means I often I am out of the house Monday to Friday with very little time to cook. ...

Super Simple Quesadillas

By Friday, June 7, 2013

I’ve always been pretty independent. For the most part, I don’t mind doing things on my own, and I really enjoy my alone time. It’s when I am most productive and relaxed. This is a good thing, especially since My Other Half travels so much. I am often home without him and that means I have ...

Easy Spicy Chicken Enchiladas

By Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ok, so these are not authentic Mexican enchiladas… more like an Americanized version. Or Canadianized, in this case. I should know because I worked at a truly authentic Mexican restaurant for four years (Feleena’s in the Glebe – it’s the best). But, authentic or not, these are darn tasty and easy to whip up. Just enough ...

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 ...

Curry Shrimp Tacos

By Sunday, January 15, 2012

This post has been updated with new photography as of October 2014! What I’m about to say might sound bad for someone who claims she’s a “culinarian”, but it’s the truth. One of the meals I get the most excited for are ground beef tacos. I’m talking about the store-bought Old El Paso packages you can whip up ...

Authentic Guacamole

By Monday, May 9, 2011

This post has been updated as of September 2014 with new photography!  As most of my readers know, I have had some pretty in-depth exposure to Mexican cooking. Starting at the end of second year university, I got a job (thanks to my dear friend Talia Isabel) at Feleena’s Mexican Restaurant in the Glebe. I worked – ...

Mexican Meatloaves

By Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wow, it’s actually been almost two weeks since I last posted. That’s definitely not because I haven’t been cooking, but because I started my new job! I’ve got 7 days and a full work week under my belt now and so far, so good. It’s definitely a lot to get used to (getting up at ...

Slow Cooker Spicy Cheese Soup

By Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My very first job (other than babysitting and eldercare) was at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm, as a waitress in their Rose and Kettle Tearoom. I was 15. I had visited the farm and museum countless times as a kid, and I knew it well. I also knew I wanted to eventually be a server ...