Dark Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread

There is a reason banana bread is one of the most sought-after breakfast and brunch choices. It’s warm, sweet, comforting aroma almost sends one into a trance and gets the mouth watering pretty quickly. Banana bread is so classic and popular, it even has its own day, February 23 is National Banana Bread Day. This…

Easy Vegetarian Rainbow Stir-Fry

This awesome and beautiful stir-fry is super quick and easy to make for those of us who are too busy to do much of anything besides work and play.  I made this with a simple and accessible  selection of veggies and some rice, flavored with soy sauce and my favorite, hoisin sauce. Hoisin gives the…

Vegetable Roll-Ups

Are you looking to add a little whimsy to your table tonight? These darling vegetable roll-ups are a deliciously perfect choice and if you love a good ratatouille like me, then you will fall head over heels for these. I rolled up thinly sliced eggplant, zucchini, roasted red pepper and basil pesto with a little…

Pulled Pork Piennolo Fusilli

Have you ever heard of Pomodorino del Piennolo del Vesuvio? These crimson, sun-filled, deeply flavourful, grape tomatoes hail from Campania, Italy and hold a protected status. They are cultivated around Mount Vesuvius, yes, the volcano. These tomatoes are exquisite due in part to the volcanic soil they are grown in and they last for a…

The Art of the French Macaron

I have been asked by some of you to explain how to bake the perfect French macaron and while they are the divas of the cookie world, you can make them at home with a little bit of practice and patience. The result is worth it, as what you can achieve are perfectly smooth, rounded…

Korean Style Fried Chicken

There is a magical little eatery in Montreal called Dawa Fried Chicken and when Patrick and I discovered it we were totally hooked. The best news was that they delivered! Oh happy days! Each bite of the crunchy boneless chicken thighs, tossed in a fiery Gochujang sauce, was heaven to us and we wanted more…MORE! Alas,…

Salted Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Midnight cravings be damned, I couldn’t stop myself from making these amazing little cookies last night. After spending my Sunday scrubbing every inch of my neglected condo and then collapsing onto my couch to binge watch New Girl, I suddenly remembered that I needed to eat something. The problem was that it was already 11:30…

Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

What is more comforting on a Saturday morning in the winter, than a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes with a drizzle of amber coloured syrup. These beautiful pancakes are light, fluffy, sweet and pillow-soft. For a little added touch of magic, I swirled in some cinnamon sugar, topped them with bananas and the result was…

Nordic Shrimp Cucumber Bites

Print Recipe Nordic Shrimp Cucumber Bites Light, fresh, airy and delicious. These little canapes are the perfect choice to serve before a large meal, at a tea party or as part of cocktail menu, for a touch of elegance and refinement. Nordic shrimp, or crevette de Matane, are tiny, wild-caught shrimp that have a mildly…

Stuffing Flavoured Rice

This is one of my new faves! We are only two for Thanksgiving this year so I thought cooking a whole turkey would be a bit much. Instead I roasted a whole whack of delicious veggies and a crispy whole chicken. There was one crucial dish missing from my Thanksgiving table though, my mom’s stuffing….