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Week 11: Enchiladas with Mango Salsa

Week 11: Enchiladas with Mango Salsa

Do you have a favourite cuisine, or tend to gravitate toward particular cuisines? I’ve definitely got a few favourites, one of which has to be bright Mexican-inspired flavours and recipes. Last year I hosted a Cinco de Mayo party that was basically an excuse to […]

Week 10: Birthday Cake

Week 10: Birthday Cake

Happy birthday to my sister! This seemed like a good excuse to finally crack open my momofuku milk bar cookbook. It’s been unfortunately collecting dust because… to be honest, a lot of the recipes seemed intimidating. But I bought the book so I needed to […]

Week 9: Baked Pasta with Roasted Veg

Week 9: Baked Pasta with Roasted Veg

When it gets to the part of the year when winter feels never-ending, there’s something about a nice baked pasta dish that warms you up. It’s good for the soul. And this one isn’t stick to your ribs heavy or anything. It’s cozy and comforting […]

Week 8: Avocado Pasta

Week 8: Avocado Pasta

Sometimes you just don’t feel like cooking. I’ve been having one of those weeks this week. It’s times like these, I try to be flexible. While the original mission of the blog was to try one new recipe a week, this recipe was once a […]

Week 7: Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Week 7: Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad

You know the saying “you don’t make friends with salad”? I beg to differ. February has been indulgent; from Superbowl to Valentine’s Day (hello molten chocolate lava cakes) to this Family Day long weekend, but it’s all about balance, am I right? Time to try […]

Week 6: Honey Hazelnut Baked Brie

Week 6: Honey Hazelnut Baked Brie

When it comes to Valentine’s day, or galentine’s or palentine’s (as I heard on the radio is the 2019 inclusive term), my feelings are mixed. I think it’s completely overcommercialized, however, I’m always up for an excuse to enjoy a good meal. If you read […]

Week 5: Caramelized Onion Dip

Week 5: Caramelized Onion Dip

Superbowl Sunday! I’ve grown to look forward to the opportunity to get together with friends and family and enjoy delicious food on these occasions. Guacamole goes without saying, but this year I wanted to expand my horizons and went on the hunt for tasty new […]

Week 4: Everything Bagel Sandwich

Week 4: Everything Bagel Sandwich

I wanted to make a nice weekend breakfast for Luke and I – something a little fancier than our usual rushed weekday fare but nothing that would take too long or involve extensive clean-up. I’ve had this recipe for an everything bagel sandwich bookmarked for […]

Week 3: Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Week 3: Sweet Potato Gnocchi

The first time I had gnocchi was when I worked at an Italian restaurant in Halifax, and I was blown away by these pillows of pasta perfection. How had I been missing out on these my whole life?! Unfortunately for me, my expectations were set […]

Week 2: Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Week 2: Roasted Cauliflower Soup

It’s really starting to feel like winter this week. As in, brrr! What more could anyone want on a cold winter’s day than a hot cup of soup? Well, perhaps some warmer weather, but considering this is Canada, I opted for the soup. When I […]