Farro Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese over Beet Hummus

  Hello there! I tried this gorgeous salad at a recent event I attended at Appetite for Books, a lovely, aptly named cookbook store in Westmount where you can attend either a traditional cooking class or a private dinner for 10, where you watch and learn how your delicious 4 course meal is created. I…

Baked Italian Chicken Wings

  Hello there! I made this really easy, very flavourful and frankly, exciting dinner tonight and wanted to share. These chicken wings are so irresistible! It’ll be really hard to control yourself around these; delicately salted, with a parmesan, garlic and herb sauce brushed over deliciously crispy wings, glistening on their platter, waiting to be savoured. I cannot…

Zoodles with Almond Butter Sauce

  Lets begin… Zoodles?? (my spell checker is in disbelief. It keeps changing the word to “noodles”) Zoodles : Spaghetti style noodles made from zucchini, using a Spiralizer Facts: Vegetarian recipe, Gluten Free, Vegan & Raw. It’s super healthy; super delicious Hello there! So, here is another recipe that was so delicious & so simple to prepare…

Warm Chickpea Salad with Fresh Mint & Yogurt

  I just got the second cookbook from the Bakopoulos sisters called “Back to the Beginning” and I could not be more psyched to dive in! Their first cookbook, Around the Greek Table is my #1 , all time favourite cookbook! The recipes are fantastic , easy to follow and the results will be as…

The Best Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Hey there! Why would I, a carb-worshiper, make a cauliflower pizza crust? Because its delicious but also because my husband is doing a sort of Paleo diet so he can’t have bread. (omg) Needless to say, coming up with totally carb-free dinners and lunches can be a challenge but luckily, I’m up to it. We both love…

Dad’s Chickpeas and Pasta

Hello all, All my life, my dad made chickpeas in one form or another – either on their own, boiled in seasoned water or with pasta. I wouldn’t even touch it; it just didn’t appeal to me but now I realize what I’ve been missing all these years! He gave me a small bowl for…

Pull-Apart Cheesy Garlic Bread

Hello all! I wanted to call this “Party Bread” because it is sooo awesome – its best served at a party but it’s also like a party in your mouth. When you take a bite you wanna dance around in place a bit 🙂 People do that sometimes when they eat something really good. Well, the people…

April’s Swiss Chard with Olive Oil

Hey there! Following my last post about the too-amazing-for-words Tunnel of Fudge cake, I felt I needed to go lighter in this one….a lot lighter. So, I made April Bloomfield’s super simple Swiss Chard with Olive oil. She is my new favourite chef. The leaves were tender and glistening. The fresh garlic and fruity olive oil flavours…

Bay House Mashed Green Plantains

Hey there! Being of Italian descent, this post sure feels like it comes out of left field for me. Previous thoughts : Plantains…we don’t eat them. We just know that they look like bananas but cannot be eaten as such. We also know that many people from different backgrounds buy them but …”What do they do with them?”, I’d wonder….

Baked Asparagus Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Hello there! Here is a fun way to eat your veggies! I made these the other day and they were delicious and fun to eat. I guess they are called asparagus “fries” because of their irresistable crispy coating and accompanying dipping sauce. Although they give you that rewarding “fried-style” crunch, they are baked and therefore healthy. Zero guilt….

“Fancy” Pernod Shrimp (Quick and easy)

Fancy Shrimp With Pernod Shrimp in Pernod is now my favorite way to eat this crustation these days! My dad makes this once and a while; it’s his specialty. I found this recipe on my previous Vanilla Bean blog site, “Classic Vanilla” 😉 I thought, “oh, yeah…this was really good!” What is Pernod, you ask? Pernod is…