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….

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…

Mango Lemon Overnight Oats

I am a big fan of meal prep, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I will take one day a week and have some fun in the kitchen, creating recipes and testing out ones I find on my favourite food blogs. My fridge is always full of yummy things that are super quick to…

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…

Homemade Hummus

Hummus is super easy to make, a great way to get some extra protein into your diet and it’s also super delicious. You will be surprised with how good this hummus is! The great thing about making hummus at home, is playing with new flavours. You can add caramelized onions, roasted garlic, lemon, chili pepper,…

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…

Creamy Wild Mushroom Risotto

  Back to guilty pleasures   Arancini.    This is a rice ball made from this risotto, with a cube of mozzarella in the middle. It is breaded, deep fried and it is one of my favourites. I tell you this because every time I make arancinis I have to make this risotto first, and that…

Greek Style Quinoa Salad

click here for Get Healthy   I never understood the sudden craze over this little seed. I had tried it on various occasions and my opinion was less than complementary. I found the flavour dull and almost acrid, the smell was that of stale water and the general appearance quite bland. That is, until I started playing…