AB²C Salad

Everyone is looking to increase the veggies they consume, but sometimes we fall into the same rut. Steamed asparagus, steamed broccoli – same old, same old. Salads are a great way to get more vegetables into your meals, but sometimes get boring. After spending some time in southeast Asia, a trip to the local TNT was in the… Continue reading AB²C Salad

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

Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

I love cauliflower. Even though people have been eating it since 6 BC, it seems like all of a sudden it has become super popular this year. I don’t know if it’s because people started to eat it as a gluten-free option (cauliflower can be used for gluten-free pizza), or if everyone just realized “hey, cauliflower… Continue reading Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

Summer Pearl Salad

Long weekends mean catching up with friends and family for impromptu dinners or barbecues. A recent long weekend found me in Toronto. It was the perfect time to have a barbecue on the rooftop and watch the fireworks. The nice thing about getting together with friends is that everyone brings something to the table (literally).… Continue reading Summer Pearl Salad

Pancetta Brussel Sprouts

A recipe in honour of January 31 being National Eat Brussel Sprouts Day. Even if you hate brussels sprouts, as I did as a kid, you will love these. My niece liked them so much she asked if she could have the leftovers for her lunch the next day. Pancetta Brussel Sprouts Prep time:  15 minutes… Continue reading Pancetta Brussel Sprouts