Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

This recipe is so easy, quick to prepare and really delicious! You don’t need to boil the cauliflower beforehand; just grate and sauté with all the usual great stuff that goes into traditional fried rice! Except for the rice of course. You won’t miss it, I promise. Yes, I know,  this is yet another recipe…

New Shepherd’s Pie

New Shepherd’s Pie I wanted to share my recipe for “New” Shepherd’s Pie! Instead of beef, its made with chicken thighs (for maximum moisture), slowly cooked in BBQ sauce & shredded, with a traditional mashed potato topping. It was so delicious! Soooooo, why would I make a pulled chicken shepherd’s pie? Well, beef is out….

Easy Chicken Fried Rice

  Hello all! If you’ve followed my blog a little, you already know that my husband is rarely nostalgic about food he had as a child. Its not that he doesn’t like the food he ate growing up, its just that he doesn’t attach emotion to food like I do. Having said that though, he…

Stephanie’s Pasta e Fagioli

Hey there! You will love my very easy recipe for Pasta e Fagioli. It’s so delicious most notably because of the garlic, creaminess of the white kidney beans and parmesan cheese. Its rustic looking, made with unevenly broken spaghetti, and when you eat it, it feels like a warm hug. There’s just nothing like it for me. It seems…

Italian Lemon Cookies

Hi Everyone! Back in ’09 when I first started food blogging, one of the first recipes I wanted to conquer were my Nonna Stella’s sugar glazed lemon cookies. I have very vivid childhood memories of sneaking into a low cupboard next to her stove, extracting this long green tupperware and  stealing those deliciously soft, sugar glazed lemon…

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…

Fall-Off-the-Bone Pork Back Ribs (Make ahead)

Hello there! If you’ve ever made ribs or are simply a rib lover, you know that the best are slowly cooked. I bought ribs at Costco this weekend, thinking that I would somehow make them during the week but I work full-time therefore slow cooking anything can be a challenge. My solution was to make them in two…

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…

Nonna Rosina’s Ciambotta; Potato and Zucchini Stew with Poached Egg

Nonna Rosina’s Ciambotta or Potato & Zucchini Stew with Poached egg Ciambotta is a classic peasant dish from the province of Potenza in southern Italy. Growing up I loved to tear the thick crusty bread apart and dip it into the stew, breaking open the poached egg and letting the yolk run into the dish….

Edible Memories, Rosina’s Table

Hey foodies! My sister Bianca has always dreamed of putting together a collection of our favourite family recipes, so she decided to make it her personal mission of sorts; a study on food and how it has the power to unite people. On her website she features some of our grandmother’s most memorable recipes along with some stunning food photography. So…

General Tso’s Chicken – Quick + Oven baked

Hello there, You know when you eat something for supper that is so good that you happily pack up the leftovers in anticipation for the next day? Then the next morning you are sitting there, drumming your fingers on your desk at work, counting the hours and minutes until lunch time. OMG! How can it still be 11:55!?  That was me…

El Rey del Taco – Montréal

El Rey del Taco Marché Jean-Talon 234 Jean Talon Est  , Montreal QC H2R1S7 Urbanspoon rating Although I rarely feel compelled to write restaurant reviews these days, I could not let this experience go by un-celebrated. A great food experience for me boils down to my tummy feeling warm and happy but also, I associate food with good…

English Banoffee Pie

Banoffee = Banana and toffee. Those two elements are very delicious together, soft and unctuous indeed, only improved further by the crunchy texture of  the sweet crust, and airy-cool vanilla-bean whipped cream, sprinkled all over with shredded chocolate “snowflakes” for good measure. Light and decadent at the same time, it is the most heavenly and satisfying dessert…

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…

Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Hey there y’all, As you may know, I am currently on a Southern Food kick. Its not my fault, its the book I am reading…or rather listening to. A couple of years back I discovered audio books on Audible.com. I always wanted to read certain books but rarely had time to sit down and have…

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….

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….

Quick and Healthy – Baked Fish Tacos with Avocado topping

Yesterday I left work late, had nothing planned for supper and did not want to “cop-out” and get take-out. So I vowed to cook, no matter how late it would be when I was done. Well, within reason of course. I remembered having seen this recipe for fish tacos that sounded interesting so I stopped into the…