Red Snapper Veracruz Style

Hello all! This is my take on Red Snapper baked Veracruz Style. Veracruz is in Mexico, and it is one of their classic celebrated dishes.  It comes in many forms and has a lot of spin offs. This is one of them and it is epically delicious + quick to prepare!  How this recipe came…

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

I had a fear of making Gnocchi, just like I fear pie crust. In my mind recipes like this are so much work and are so easy to mess up! They seem mysterious; things only wise old women have mastered. What actually went through my mind: What if, rather than fluffy and soft,  my gnocchi come out dense and heavy? What if they’re too soft and just fall apart, disintegrating in the boiling water? What if I just never get it right and discover that bottom line –  I CAN’T make gnocchi? This is silly of course because just like with pie crust, fresh pasta or any other challenging recipe, practice makes perfect.  Practice until it becomes second nature.

My Zuni Sheet Pan Chicken

Hey all ! I love a roast chicken recipe that includes bread. You can roast a chicken over thickly sliced bread or like in this recipe, adding bread cut into crouton sized pieces to the roasting pan, absorbs all of the cooking juices and packs a real flavour punch! The edges get all toasted and…

Giada’s Lasagna Rolls

  Hey everybody, I know my posts have been few and far between and I do apologize for that. I’ve been busy and haven’t had much time for experimentation and what I like to call recreational cooking. However this weekend I was inspired! I got an email from Giadzy which is Giada De Laurentiis’ newsletter. I…

Roast Chicken with Bread and Arugula

Hey everyone! The Barefoot Contessa has done it again! For those that follow my blog a little, This roast chicken recipe is as delicious and easy to make as her Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef recipe; therefore, it’s a keeper.  Not only will it taste great but it really has that wow-factor as it has little twist to it,…

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…

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…

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…

Salmon Burgers (egg & breadcrumb free)

Hey there! My summer-bod, healthy-eating hasn’t even started yet and I’m already fed up of making salmon filets in the usual way. In fact while sitting at work yesterday I was pouting, like a child at the prospect of having  it for supper again and then EUREKA! I got an email from Pure Wow recipes…

Bibimbap Salad

Hello there! My husband is participating in a weight loss competition at the office so I am trying to support him by making low-fat, low-gluten meals that contain as many nutrients as possible. We have been eating better for a while now but we were a week away from his final weigh in so it was…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Kale Pesto – The King of Pestos

I always struggle to find ways to incorporate Kale into my diet. There’s only so much Kale salad and kale chips and smoothies you could have and I’ve never really been blown away to be honest. I’ve always ingested it as a sort of ‘vitamin dose’, like you would with a pill. The leaves are so robust, you…

Fancy-pants Soppressata and Gruyere in Puff Pastry

  I say “fancy-pants” because there’s just nothing more posh to me than puff pastry or good heavens, Gruyère cheese! Although, in reality, it’s just a classy salami and cheese sandwich. I actually went a slight bit rustic by leaving it whole and serving it on a thick wooden cutting board and people cut their own…

Vanilla-Sage Cornbread

  Hello there, It’s Oct 7th so Happy Birthday to me! This recipe was a delicious gift to myself and now also for you! Hope you try it. I began a love-affair with cornbread years back when my husband and I tried it for the first time at our favorite Southern-American restaurant called Savannah in downtown…