My mom had started a 'salmon Friday' tradition a while back where she would pick up fresh salmon filets from Farm Boy and serve them with mixed veggies, a salad, and potatoes (usually)! Anytime we were home on Friday, we would get to enjoy this beautiful meal. Now that we live in Ottawa, we decided … Continue reading Some Things Never Change- & That’s Okay!
While my mother's chili recipe has always been a secret, I feel that I can technically share my 'spin' on the classic. Some of the ingredients are similar, however I've added a few things to change it up and create Taco Chili. Taco-Style Beef Chili: Ingredients: 3 cans 6 bean blend (drained and rinsed), 1 x 5.5oz … Continue reading A Little Spin on Ma’s Chili
Tonight I continue on my gluten-free and healthy dinner streak! We tried a catch of the day from the Merivale Fish Market, which was catfish. Cajun Lime Catfish Filets with a Chickpea and Avocado Salad: Serves: 2 people Ingredients for the Dish: 2 catfish filets, 2 avocados, 1 can drained and rinsed chickpeas, 1/3 red onion, 1/3 … Continue reading A Cajun Catch
Pan Lemon and Truffled Chicken with Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes and Brown Rice: Ingredients: 3-4 chicken breasts (we'll have 1 leftover for lunch), 1 whole lemon (sliced), 1 small carton of cherry tomatoes, 2 tbsp truffle oil, 1/3 cup of bottled lemon juice, 1 bunch of asparagus, 2 cups of brown rice, fresh ground pepper and … Continue reading Chicken Dishes for the Healthy Win!
Preparing yourself for the week ahead can be daunting and stressful, but it doesn't have to be! There are many options available for great lunch ideas that are healthy, filling and nutritional. Obviously, my go-to is Pinterest, but I also use Nikki's Plate. Nikki is a nurse who banks a lot of hours at the … Continue reading How To Meal Prep for the Week
Yesterday evening, we celebrated Eric's uncle Malcolm's 50th birthday at the Nordik Spa in Chelsea with our own personal party cabin! We enjoyed Beef Bourguignon for dinner with lots of beautiful red wine and various cakes and lots of Champagne for dessert. Here's the recipe for Beef Bourguignon from Canadian Living. You can of course double … Continue reading Happy 50th Birthday Malcolm!
Tonight, I made falafel drizzle with a tahini sauce over a bed of kale blend salad with snap peas and a homemade caper and red wine vinaigrette dressing. This was an easy one to make. You could definitely make the falafel mix from scratch (and soon I will, I swear!) but sometimes you have to … Continue reading Falafel Fridays
I found myself craving a MacKinnon Brothers beer and something spicy, so this is what Tuesday night's dinner looked like! Blackened Pineapple Chicken with Guacamole and Cranberry Fig Crackers: Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, 1/2 can of Dole Pineapple chunks, jerk spice, 4 avocados, 4 cloves of garlic, 1/3 of a red onion, 2 tbsp of lime … Continue reading Spicing Up Our Tuesday
Sunday night, we had our friends over who were visiting from Mexico. After the rush of the weekend, I buckled down Sunday morning to grocery shop and start prepping. Here is a dish that is a crowd pleaser and a mind easer! Coconut Curry Chicken with Sautéed Peppers, Basmati Rice and Naan Bread Paired with Ontario … Continue reading Sunday Dinner Party
It was Thursday and after both of us getting over our colds and coughs, we were ready for flavourful food and a nice bottle of wine! After visiting with our friends from Mexico and being inspired by starting my Spanish course, I decided a Spanish tapas night was a perfect idea. Feeds: 2-4 people Part … Continue reading Tapas Night!
A friend of mine mentioned how she would love the actual recipes for the dishes I've been making. I realized as soon as she said it that I am the absolute worst for posting creations and not really explaining what the ingredients are or the steps to making it. I'm making a promise for 2017 … Continue reading New Promises & Actual Recipes For 2017
2016 was the year I really got into cooking and establishing FVS on Instagram and as a blog. The summer was filled with sipping Chardonnay, BBQing anything and everything (especially corn on the cob and chicken), enjoying fresh, zesty fish from the market, and sitting outside on our patio with beers toasting to our move … Continue reading A Look Back At 2016