Seared Scallops with Spanish Rice

In Spain, Paella is king! The delicious combination of seafood, meats and saffron broth slowly soaked into short grain Bomba rice is a heck of an eating experience. There are many variations of the classic dish while the general ingredients remain the same. If you are like me and you don’t have the time to…

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”…

Feel Good Quinoa Bowl

Did you know that quinoa is a seed that has been consumed for close to 7,000 years?  Well neither did I. According to archeologists, quinoa was a staple food of the Andean people of Peru who domesticated the seed 3,000 to 4,000 years ago.  The Incas considered quinoa to be sacred as it gave them more…

The Gift Of Blood Orange & Fennel Scented Cod

These little parcels are super easy, healthy and pack a ton of flavour. Cod is used but can be substituted with any other firm fleshed white fish. Serve these flavour bombs in their parchment paper packets alongside my recipe for “dolled up green beans” an watch your guest’s eyes roll back as they tear open…

Paella For a Rowdy Crowd

There is something inherently beautiful about Paella. The contrasting colours, the symphonic scent of land and sea frolicking atop a luscious bed of saffron rice, the history… beautiful. Native to Valencia, Spain, this dish is widely considered to be Spain’s national dish. According to food historian Lourdes March, paella “symbolizes the union and heritage of…

The Crabby Shack’s Cheesy Dip

I’m not sure which category this recipe should be filed under. I went with “blue” because it’s obviously comfort food but it is a beautiful dish to serve up with cocktails for pretty much any event. I have this tiny obsession with anything super cheesy and gooey and this dip takes the cake. I serve…

Easy Peasy Orzo & Shrimp To Impress Your Crush

  It starts in the very pit of your stomach, like a small fire was lit within and your body warms at the thought of them. The butterflies in your tummy are causing unbearable turbulence that make your cheeks burn with blush and ache with permanent smiles. You didn’t expect it, you didn’t set out…

Calamari Alla Luciana

Calamari From The Port Of Santa Lucia  I first came across this dish at the Montreal restaurant “Da Emma.” I was a little girl, about eight years old and my grandparents took me out for a lavish dinner to celebrate my birthday. Emma, who at the time was already in her sixties, came out of…

Cerulli’s Fish N’ Chips

“Winston Churchill called them “the good companions”. John Lennon smothered his in tomato ketchup. Michael Jackson liked them with mushy peas. They sustained morale through two world wars and helped fuel Britain’s industrial prime. A century and a half on, this great British staple still goes down a treat.” -James Alexander, BBC News   This is…

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

I think that Mac & Cheese has to be the universal definition for comfort food. There are so many different variations to this dish, but there is something truly naughty about adding lobster to it. In 1802, Thomas Jefferson served mac & cheese to his guests at the white house, which jump started the dishes…