Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Is everyone getting ready for Cinco de Mayo?! What a great day to celebrate Mexican independence by drinking margaritas and eating tacos! What a great excuse to have a party! Who doesn’t love margaritas and tacos? Mexican tacos! What better way to feed a large group? Slow cookers! What better way to make a meal with… Continue reading Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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

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

Italian Comfort Food – Beef Osso Bucco

With the weather getting slightly cooler and fall upon us, it’s time to warm up to some comfort food, Italian style! This is one of the classics! Osso Bucco means “bone hole” in Italian, which is appropriate as this dish from the Piedmont region is traditionally made with veal shank. The “O” of the bone is filled… Continue reading Italian Comfort Food – Beef Osso Bucco

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Tomorrow, October 4th, is National Taco Day! Okay, I’ll be honest, it’s not an official holiday, so no, you don’t get the day off work (sadly), but it is a great excuse to eat tacos. (I know, like we need an excuse?! Tacos are eaten by millions of people ever day!) Tacos, in fact, have… Continue reading Chicken Tinga Tacos

What’s Up Doc Soup (Curried Carrot Ginger)

I love Bugs Bunny. As a kid, my sisters and I would get up early on Saturday morning to watch cartoons. I still quote Bugs Bunny: “I must have took a wrong turn at Albuquerque”. And whenever I’m at the opera, I still think of Bugs singing The Rabbit of Seville:  “Welcome to my shop,… Continue reading What’s Up Doc Soup (Curried Carrot Ginger)