Over the last decade I have made a conscious effort to support farm-to-table and know your farmer or fisherman, but sometimes not knowing what your food looks like before it lands on the table is good thing! Let me explain. Take monkfish, for example, it’s one helluva an ugly fish! Its body is composed mainly of a huge gaping mouth with razor sharp teeth that slant inward and eyes that sit on top of its flat head, all attached to a muscular tail; doesn’t that sound delectable? Continue Reading →
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Most of us have, at some point, enjoyed hummus either as a dip with pita bread and veggies or as a condiment slathered over a falafel. The recipe is simple; grab a can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), garlic, tahini, lemon or lime juice, coriander and process in a blender. Hummus is a healthy substitute for mayonnaise or butter. That said, I went off it for a period of time as I found it boring until I decided to add anchovies…blame it on the anchovy butter I made a couple of weeks ago. Sure, you can jazz it up by adding sumac or cumin but nothing quite took hold of my taste buds the way anchovies did. Continue Reading →
This recipe takes the rösti, a classic Swiss comfort food, and turns it into a savoury, delicious pie. Nearly every cook I know has their own favourite version of quiche and my mom’s quiche Lorraine recipe, a family favourite, is so darn good but I have also made a few non-traditional ones, too. After tasting this potato quiche you might consider it a contender to rival the traditional…just sayin’. Continue Reading →
Burger Week in Halifax, an annual event to help raise funds for Feed Nova Scotia, is winding down. I was away last week and therefore wasn’t able to partake. Because of this, I have had burger on the brain. Initially I wanted a burger overflowing with toppings and condiments (read messy) but in the end meat wasn’t whetting my appetite. Portobello mushroom to the culinary rescue! Continue Reading →
We had a glorious sun-filled weekend. Today the morning started off with a grey sky and snow falling gently to the ground…the chunky snowflakes were pretty but more snow? A total of 10cm (4-inches) fell with more forecasted on the way. I’m usually more tolerant of our winters and I really don’t want to sound like a broken record, but for the love God, please stop snowing! Continue Reading →
Stews can take a while to cook but this lentil and vegetable stew can be ready in 35 minutes. It’s loaded to the brim with vitamin and mineral goodness and will fill you up and keep you satiated for hours. Lentils are slow-burning, high-fiber, and lean protein food. Continue Reading →
On wintery, cold days a citrus salad is an easy way to bring a bit of sunshine to your dinner table. Add roast pork tenderloin (aka fillet) and you have a meal that’s light, scrumptious, and can be easily made any night of the week. Pork tenderloin, a very tender cut of meat, is a good source of protein, low in fat, and more B vitamins than many other types of meat…check! for all who are into the New Year with weight loss goals. Continue Reading →
Almond milk is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while but like anything else I investigate, timing is always key and I need to be in the ‘mood’ to experiment. When I found out just how easy it was to make and the taste didn’t put me off, I wondered why it took me so long. Continue Reading →
As much as I like cooking a whole chicken, I can’t seem pass by a grocery store rotisserie chicken without stopping to inhale its amazing aromas. And, how is it they’re cheaper than buying a raw one? I bought a 4 lb. rotisserie chicken for $7.99 whereas an uncooked 4 lb. one was nearly $11.00. From what I can gather by nosing around the internet, a supermarket sells fresh ingredients before the best-before-date and anything after that gets chopped up and sold in a salad bar and the meat is cooked and sold hot (helps minimize food waste). Continue Reading →
Cauliflower rice? Ok, well of course it isn’t rice but for those trying to cut back on carbohydrates, try this recipe. Local cauliflower is now showing up in the grocery shops and boy do they look good! Cauliflower rice has been hitting the cyber world for over a year now and all you have to do is google it to see how popular it has become. Any way you dress it up, cauliflower rice is delicious even with simple ingredients such as butter, salt and pepper.
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