Miso Glazed Black Cod

  Black cod: My new favourite way to get in my Omega 3’s.  It is a mild tasting white fish, with the perfect texture; firm, moist and flaky. Also, you can’t deny, its darn gorgeous! That lovely caramelized top is achieved with a mixture of white miso paste, brown sugar, sesame oil and Mirin; a combination that adds…

Lazy Lasagna with Ricotta and Spinach

Hey there, The longest I can go without pasta is about a month and then I lose my mind. Most Italians reading this are probably thinking “A month? Are you crazy?!?” I get it but I really try to avoid pasta as much as I can. Tonight though, I had just about reached my limit and Man! This…

Overnight French Toast

Once your casserole is prepped, place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight. All of the liquid and delicious flavours will be absorbed by the bread & ready to bake 🙂 For Easter this year, I was receiving for brunch. I don’t know about you but “Brunch” is music to my…

Watermelon “Cake”

      Hello there! I hope everybody had a great Easter or Passover 😀 This year, my contribution to the Easter festivities was a Watermelon “cake”. It’s not really a cake…although it looks like just like one. Its a solid piece of watermelon on the inside, deceptively decorated.  I found this recipe on Pinterest a…

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….

Opa! Greek Fresh Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Throw-back-thursday!! Originally posted on January 9th 2011 on vanillabeanonline.blogspot.com   Hi, My choice for dinner tonight was this Fresh Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb from my fantastic cookbook, Around the Greek Table. I had people over for dinner when I last made this. All of my guests loved it and one of them actually described it as EPIC….

Monkey Bread – Easy entertaining

Instead of passing the breadbasket for Christmas dinner, serve this fun pull-apart loaf! I fell in love with this idea after seeing it in the November 2013 issue of Food Network magazine.  I had never heard of Monkey-bread before but it was love at first sight. I loved the idea of this pretty, multi-coloured and…