Valentine’s Day Feast

Ahhh Valentine’s Day… A day full of love, sappy hallmark moments, horrid dollar store chocolate, crowded overpriced restaurants, red roses, glossy balloons and teddy bears gifted to your love as if she or he is an infant. The worst part of all of this, is that I LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY! Whether it is spending time…

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…

Smoky Bacon Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

I am a YouTube fiend in the morning. I watch all sorts of stuff while getting ready for work but of course I have my favourites. Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita are two of my all-time favourite YouTubers. They are so dang funny and really crack me up in the mornings! While binge watching the…

My Favourite (healthier) Falafel

Falafel is a delicious little deep-fried fritter made with either chickpeas or fava beans, depending on what country you are from. These little fried balls are thought to have originated in Egypt but the true origins are unknown and highly controversial. What could have originally been eaten as a meat replacement for religious holidays, falafel…

Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Makes 10 rolls Ingredients For the pork 2 shallots, peeled and roughly chopped 2 inches ginger, peeled 4 cloves garlic, peeled 2 tbsp Sambal Oelek 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 tsp coconut palm sugar 2 tsp coconut oil 2 lbs ground pork Method Purée all but the pork in a food processor until smooth. Heat…

Oven Fries with Chimichurri Mayo

serves 4 Ingredients 4 russet potatoes, peeled & cut into fries 3 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp olive oil Salt & pepper 1 cup Italian flat leaf parsley 3 tbsp fresh oregano 2 cloves garlic 2 green onions 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 cup mayo salt & pepper Method Preheat oven to 400 F. Line…

Steak & Ale Poutine

In Quebec, Poutine is the king. Some people will openly say that it is too fatty, but I know that on a Saturday night, after a few beers at the local pub, they will be stuffing their faces with this magical concoction. Probably at the Montreal famous restaurant La Banquise. I make it a point…

Light Baja Fish Tacos

The fish taco or, “Tacos de Pescado” started in Baja California in Mexico. Many variations can be found of this delicious dish which consist of either grilled or fried fish, corn or flour tortilla and a variety of different ways to top them. This tasty snack was made popular by the fast food chain “Rubio’s”…

Back To School Recipes For The Whole Family

“Back to school, back to school, to prove to my dad that I’m not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boots tied tight; I hope I don’t get in a fight. Ohhhhh back to school, back to school… Well here goes nothing…” – Billy Madison It’s that time again folks, seems like…