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…

Indian Chickpea Curry (Chana Masala)

One of my all-time favourites, Chana Masala is what I want for dinner! A bowl of tender chickpeas swimming in thick, savoury gravy, spiked with spice and wonderful aromatics. Each mouthful warms you to your core. This protein-packed meal is delicious, easy to make and very healthy! This is a very common dish in Indian…

Indian Chopped Salad

One of my all-time favorite guilty pleasures is getting Indian take-out when I am just too lazy to cook. I love the different flavors and textures found in the various dishes. Usually, I would go for a Madras curry with some Aloo Gobi or some delicious Pasanda and Saag Paneer but when I’m not feeling…

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…

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…

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…

Parmesan Zucchini Fries

The number of items that I never get sick of eating, can be counted on two hands. Brace yourselves, it’s about to get real. In no order of importance, welcome to the inner sanctum of what makes me food happy. Pizza My grandmother’s pasta Perfectly cooked steak, rare Sushi Tom Yum Soup with Coconut Milk Costco…