As we get older, St. Patrick's Day is all about the green coloured food, and less about the getting blackout drunk- errr at least it is for me!? I decided to make gluten-free avocado fettuccine 'alfredo' with freshly grated parmesan and for dessert, chocolate lava cakes topped with pistachio gelato. Ingredients for dinner (makes 4 … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Food Picks
This past weekend, we ventured home for a short but sweet visit to celebrate my uncle Bob's 60th birthday. He decided to do it up a bit differently this time. My uncle Rick fixed the slide projector and the video projector and organized all the boxes of slides. They had set up an entire movie … Continue reading A Night In At The Movies
I know, I know it's practically all I cook, but that's because it's so yummy and flavourful. Curry is something I seem to cook weekly. This week, I tried a bit of a different stir fry with cauliflower and chickpeas and will definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 6 florets cauliflower (washed and separated), 2 … Continue reading Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry
Last night, I was craving citrus chicken and syrah (random combination) and decided to head to the store and treat myself to both. I blended lemon, lime and orange juice with herbs and spices and poured it over chicken legs. I then made parmesan rice and a mushroom/red onion sauté and paired it with Porcupine Ridge 2015 … Continue reading Citrus/Syrah Craving
Yep, you heard me. I'm calling this the world's best gnocchi, because it truly was the most delicious thing I have EVER made. I always find gnocchi a tough one to perfect, especially if you're making a creamy sauce for it. Tomato sauce is always the easy choice and it tends to mask the doughy … Continue reading The World’s Best Gnocchi
Sometimes, I run out of ideas for lunches for work or dinners before the gym or soccer that will power me through, but recently I was overcome with ideas from different sources of inspiration! Here are a few ideas for you to keep in the recipe box whenever you need. Power Lunches: -Chickpea Salad: 1 … Continue reading Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas
I'm usually pretty lucky in that my birthday falls close to (or sometimes on) Family Day. This year, my birthday was on a Saturday and Family Day was the Monday, so we decided to have some friends up for the weekend and really enjoy a full weekend! I cooked a couple appetizers for the … Continue reading A Long & Wonderful Birthday Weekend!