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