Baked Sockeye Salmon with Cucumber, Corn, + Basil Salad

It’s the first sunny day in what feels like F O R E V E R, and sunny weather always makes me want either tacos or a salad. I decided early this morning that I would make a salad for lunch and it was all I could think about until I got home! This salad…

Flourless Chocolate Cake

I am still obsessed with all things French at the moment. I was reading Mimi Thorisson’s Manger blog this morning at looking and photos from last summer’s trip to Bordeaux. I encourage you to dedicate an afternoon – or better yet, an evening with a bottle of a left-bank Bordeaux red (you can find them for less…

Kitchen Sink Pizza

Sometimes it seems like you have nothing in your kitchen, despite doing a big grocery shop only a few days ago. Today was one of those days. However, knowing I had a bit of pizza dough in the freezer, I have a belief that just about anything can go on a pizza, and sometimes the…

Shakshouka

This recipe has been a go-to for a few years now. Shakshouka is my go-to for lazy weekend mornings, and I’ve made a few variations of the same dish. That’s the beauty of it – you can make it work with just about anything, as long as you have the basics. When desperate, I’ve used…

Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos + Chipotle Yoghurt

Taco Tuesday is always a good idea, as is Meatless Monday. Do both with this recipe! It’s easy, versatile, and fast – everything a taco should be. This can also be easily made vegan with some substitutions. I found a cauliflower at my local Independent grocery store that was bigger than my head (and my…

Goat Cheese + Peas + Scrambled Eggs on Toast

Once Christmas has passed, I am officially over winter. To me, there is nothing left to look forward to other than the coming of Spring. Not even New Years, which to me is one of the most over-rated holiday celebrations. It’s just always disappointing! So to help myself pretend the flowers are beginning to bloom…

Tortellini Soup with Mushrooms + Kale

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday filled with turkey, laughter, family, friends, and too much booze. I know I did! Coming home today, I knew I needed a comforting and hearty soup, and this twist on an Italian classic was the result. It’s earthy, savoury, and perfect for a Boxing Day when it’s…

Gingersnap Cookies + Eggnog Icing

Another day of Christmas baking! This recipe is easy peasy, and uses the leftover eggnog and cream cheese icing from the Cinnamon Buns recipe I posted last week. This is the first time I have made gingersnap cookies myself, but these autumn/winter treats have long been a favourite of mine. I remember cold winter days in Brackendale…

Winter Pizza – Pesto +Butternut Squash

A long time ago, I promised seasonal pizza recipes. And while I make pizzas all the time, I don’t usually post them. Today, that changes! Here is the first of what I’m sure will be many seasonal pizzas. I always use Mom’s Pizza Dough, and while the dough is resting, prep my other ingredients. Making pizza is…

Rustic Butternut Squash Hash + Gravy

If the ultimate lazy Sunday breakfast hash exists… this is it. Eric and I have spent the day in our pajamas, studying for exams. The rain has washed away all of the snow, but it’s still cold out. All of these elements mean that a hash is in order! We thought about going to the…

Cinnamon Buns with Eggnog-Cream Cheese Icing

    When the snow begins to fall outside your little West End apartment, what else are you supposed to do other than stay in your Christmas onesie all day and make cinnamon buns!? That’s what I did the other day, and the result is a gooey, sugary, delicious mess. The only homemade cinnamon buns…

Chocolate-Drizzled Pumpkin Spice Orbs

Pumpkin… again. I know. But it’s so good! It’s seasonal! And, more importantly, the big E. D. Smith cans of pure pumpkin purée are so big that you need to find two recipes to not waste it! This time though, it is not pumpkin in the form of a loaf – instead, it is a…