White Bean Dip

Last minute guests dropping by? Want to give your wrap or sandwich a little lunchtime love? Want to switch up your usual refried beans and tortilla chips? Stock this White Bean Dip in your fridge and it will do triple (or more) duty. This dip is a great: super-easy and super-quick to make. Not only does it… Continue reading White Bean Dip

Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Going to Dario Cecchini’s in Panzano in Chianti is always fun. While getting there may cause a little dizziness as you navigate the switchbacks that climb up and down the hills in the Chianti area, once you get there, the only dizziness you may feel is from taking in the scene that is the butcher… Continue reading Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Baked Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip

I have a confession, I have never met a potato I didn’t like! Maybe it’s from being half Irish on my mother’s side. Who doesn’t like potatoes? I love potato chips, Tuesday, March 14 is National Potato Chip Day. What?! National Potato Chip Day?!!! Yes! This is a day that I can totally get behind!… Continue reading Baked Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip

Pasta e Ceci (Chickpea Pasta)

I’m sick of winter. I hate cold weather. Nothing is worse than when the weather is horrid outside and you don’t want to leave your house, but you still have to make dinner. Ugh! This Italian recipe is great for a cold winter day. It’s really more like a chickpea and pasta stew. It’s thick… Continue reading Pasta e Ceci (Chickpea Pasta)

Banana Chocolate Redemption Muffins

Today, February 20, is Louis Riel Day, which is a holiday in Manitoba. If you live in Ontario, Alberta or Saskatchewan, you have today off to celebrate Family Day. Today in Price Edward Island, you get to sleep in as it is Islander Day. Americans are celebrating Presidents Day. For the rest of North America,… Continue reading Banana Chocolate Redemption Muffins

Sweet and Smokey Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are showing up everywhere. Want a “healthy” french fry? Sweet potato fries. Want a colourful mash for Thanksgiving or any other family get-together? Sweet potato mashed potatoes (and, if you’re old enough to remember, sweet potato mashed potatoes topped with marshmallows). Sweet potato soup? Why not! Remember when we made Chicken Tinga Tacos for National Taco Day? We used chipotle peppers… Continue reading Sweet and Smokey Potato Soup

Ginger Maple Spiced Pork

I’m a big fan of ginger. I love the tangy spice which, while not hot, gives a ton of flavour. Living in Canada, I think we lose our citizenship if we don’t like maple syrup. While the sweetness of maple syrup is normally associated with pancakes, waffles and breakfast time, it is also a great… Continue reading Ginger Maple Spiced Pork