Banana Bread: Taste-Two

Hello there, Sometimes a sequel can be as good as the original. It happens. Based on my original recipe, Banana Bread with Pecans and Chocolate Chips, which is always, ALWAYS a mega hit whenever I make it, Banana Bread: Taste Two, is a little healthier, heartier and it’s my preferred version at the moment.  It could have been called “Banana bread made…

Sardines Stuffed with Spinach, Pine nuts and Raisins

…with Oranges. If I had added “with oranges” to the title it would have been way too long but it must be said. 😉 This typical Sicilian dish is comprised of sweet, savory and citrus flavours. Its delicate, delicious and very healthy. Sardines are one of the highest sources of omega 3 and B12 you can get! This…

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

  Hey there! Found this great recipe on Pinterest, “The world’s catalog of ideas” It’s a marvellous place to lose yourself in. It can motivate you to make delicious muffins like these AND introduce you to new food concepts, like sandwich cake! Do you know what a sandwich cake is??? (It’s revolutionary! Stay tuned!) and It can…

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Heya! I’ve got just the thing for you to bring to your next holiday party which will raise your social status by a few notches guaranteed!  😉 Adorable, tempting, irresistible, chocolatey, soft, fluffy, delicious & NUTELLA are some of the adjectives I would use to entice you into making/eating these whoopee pies…as if you needed to be…

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…

Overnight Oats with Chia and Berries

Hello all, It has been a while and honestly, I’ve missed writing to you! Ever heard of overnight oats? They’re the best thing ever because it takes minutes to prepare, there’s no cooking involved, it’s healthy and super delicious! I hadn’t heard of this until recently when a friend of mine explained to me, in great…

Avocado Baked Eggs

I’m sure, like me, you’ve seen avocado baked eggs all over the internet. I love eggs and avocados so I couldn’t wait to try. Eggs are not as high in cholesterol as once thought. They have amazing health benefits such as reducing the risk of breast cancer, they’re great for vision and they boost your…

Fried Ravioli

Hey there! I see my parents almost every Sunday evening and we usually go to Gigi’s, a local pizza joint here in the West Island. However, on this occasion we ate at my place. I hate breaking routine. Especially when it means I gotta do dishes on a Sunday night…ESPECIALLY when it means I gotta miss out…

The Best Apple Pie – Step 3 – Assembly and Baking

Thank you for hanging in there! You are now at the final step – baking your delicious pie! To make the most delicious Apple Pie, I marinate my apples first! I find that the tastiest pies are made with McIntosh apples although some people believe that they are not the ideal apples for pie making as…

The Best Apple Pie – Step 1- All Butter Flaky Pie Dough

Hello all! For years I have been struggling to make pie dough. Most of the time it wouldn’t hold together at all and I’d have to do a lot of patch work in order for it to resemble a pie at all! Oh, how my husband laughed at me, claiming that my pies always looked…

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…

Claudia’s Fudgy Paleo Brownies

  Hello there! I’m crazy about brownies, especially the delicious & healthy kind. (Yes, they exist) Remember my Mind Blowing Black Bean Brownies ? Well, I now have another brownie recipe and it happens to be Paleo-friendly (Caveman approved)! These have a fudgey texture, made with 70% dark chocolate; without flour or processed sugar yet they can satisfy the…

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…

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

  Hello there! Southern biscuits have a wonderful soft flakey texture with a buttery taste. Crispy on the outside with an almost cake-like softness on the inside. I am in love with them, as much as you can be in love with food. Eat them sweet, savoury or just plain, for breakfast, dinner or even dessert….

Meatloaf with ‘Awesome Sauce’

  I feel like I’ve been talking about and craving meatloaf for years…. Actually, I have. The reason is that I can seldom enjoy one. My husband hates most minced meat meals. So, Paté Chinois, meat pie, hamburger steak, sloppy-Joe and meatloaf are all on the ‘no-cook list’. I, on the other hand love them all. Oh!…

Sicilian Blood Orange Loaf Cake

Hey there! This cake initially caught my eye because of its pretty pink frosting with those lovely, glossy blood orange slices on top and of course, the originality of it. You can always find recipes for lemon cakes or lemon loaves but never blood orange – the rare beauty. I found this where you can find all of…

Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart

Hello there! Hope you are enjoying the holidays, spending time with family, friends and eating a lot of good food. We certainly did. One of my contributions to this Christmas’ fare at my Aunt’s house was this Zucchini and Goat Cheese Tart. It was a hit, plus it was pretty to boot. Not surprising really; I turned…

Marilou’s Make-ahead Breakfast Burritos (Burritos Matin)

  *Recette en Francais inclus* I’m not done with Marilou’s book yet. She’s great at this recipe thing. I am of course referring to Marilou Bourdon and her cookbook, Trois Fois Par Jour. Her recipes are easy, no fuss and contain ingredients that do the body good. These burritos are undeniably delicious and addictive. The main ingredients are…