Quinoa Burrito

I go to this lovely little café in Pointe-Claire village called Marmalade Café and they specialize in unprocessed, body-friendly food. They even bake their own signature bread which has an amazingly soft texture and contains ground flax so its delicious and great for you. A sandwich with this bread is unreal! It smells heavenly in…

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Delicious Paleo Banana Pancakes (GF)

  Hello there! Thank you for stopping by. Let me start off by saying once again that I have not gone Gluten-Free or Paleo and I sure as hell ain’t going Vegan but I do like to visit sometimes. So what should you be focused on when trying to improve overall health? Reducing inflammation, healing 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…

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…

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…

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…