I bought a bag of sweet baby peppers the other day and knew that if I didn’t use them soon, they would go off. Sausage, peppers and onions are perfect for a sandwich (hoagie) but I was thinking of something more for dinner. I’ve made many versions of polenta over the years but as I […]
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It was one of those days. I needed some sort of dinner inspiration (read nudge) and feeling too lazy to leave the house (I had already been out), I leaned forward to inspect the contents of the fridge and noticed a jar of sun-dried tomatoes right at the back. I usually keep these sort of […]
I love simple ingredients as they tend to work symbiotically to create great flavors. Less is more…I know this sounds cliché but it’s true and not just in the food world. The more ingredients you use the greater the risk of losing the essential flavor of your food. When the ingredients are good, they need […]
Anthropologie is a favorite shop I like to frequent. It’s an interesting mix of clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor all which draw me in…it’s eclectic and I love it! The books they showcase are unique and it was at their Rockefeller Center that I spotted Yotam Ottolenghi’s book, Plenty. It’s a vegetarian cookbook although […]
I love how social media allows me to connect with people back home – some I’ve met and some only through the electronic foodie world. Home for me means the Maritimes and although I’m originally from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia is where we plan to lay roots. Quite by accident, I stumbled across this […]
There’s a slew of ideas of what to do with leftover food and this recipe makes use of two ingredients I had leftover: ham and homemade polenta. Use leftover food in a stir-fry, soup, Shepherd’s pie, chili, curry or stew. You should be able to keep leftover food in the refrigerator for up to 3 […]
This marinated grilled shrimp recipe is so easy to prepare you will wonder why you don’t barbecue shrimp more often. Shrimp is a nutritious alternative to meat proteins as it is low in calories and saturated fat. It is an excellent source of selenium and unusually low-fat, low-calorie protein. Many people are confused about the […]
There’s something about comfort food that strikes a chord in all of us. And, quite honestly, who hasn’t experienced a food memory? It’s that sense of easy satisfaction from being warm, feeling full from a meal and the surroundings from which it was made. Comfort food invokes feelings of nostalgia and of food that […]
I have been a huge fan of Dr. Andrew Weil for quite some time not only for his alternative ways for a healthy lifestyle, but I also enjoy trying his recipes. Polenta is made with ground yellow or white cornmeal (ground maize) originally made with Chestnut meal in ancient times. It can be ground coarsely […]
This recipe is from my food blogging friend, Kate from Hong Kong. Her blog has beautifully illustrated photographs not to mention amazing dishes that make you hungry even after you’ve eaten! Chili peppers have been a part of the human diet in the Americas since at least 7500 BC and were unknown in Africa and […]
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