Archive for the ‘Appetizer’ Category

Creamy Instant-Pot White Beans with Spicy Coconut Herb Sauce

Knowing we have cooked beans handy has always been a source of comfort for me during busy times. Whether it’s serving them on their own with a drizzle of olive oil, some salt and aleppo pepper or adding them to a pot of simmering soup, beans bulk up the simplest of meals and add the […]

Charcuterie & Pickle Skewers + Apple Shallot & Apricot Chutney

The Holiday snacking table is one of my very favourite spots to hang out. It’s where the action happens – the good conversation, the sparkly cocktails and of course, the food.  I can spot a charcuterie or cheese board from a mile away – it draws me in like a laser beam. When all else […]

Crispy Prosciutto with Figs, Roasted Hazelnuts and Parmesan Mousse

Whoaaaaa. As December gets into it’s groove, our calendars are already filling up with Holiday gatherings and events and I don’t feel nearly ready.  It’s the same story every year; October hits and I smugly congratulate myself on realizing how imminent the Holidays are  and vow to get planning early. December hits and here I […]

Za’atar Grissini with Warm Harissa Tomato Sauce

Pizza night is a fairly regular thing around here. It’s quick to make if you plan properly and can be made with literally anything we have in the kitchen and be guaranteed to be delicious. From a pie topped with sauteed greens and a few fried eggs to a slice with hot peppers and pineapple (a personal […]

Honey-Thyme Roasted Pear Crostini with Borettane Onions + Brie

I am a big fan of contrasting flavours, finding that perfect balance between salty and sweet, vinegar and salt, fat and acid. When you bite into somthing that hits that harmony, all the tastes aligned, it’s heaven. If something is just sweet, I generally decline. But if it’s sweet with some acid or salt, I’m definitely going […]

Caramelized Onion Dip

Since having our daughter, we spend  a whole lot more time at home. Friends and family, gratiously so, almost exclusively come to us and the days of “hmmm…let’s just go out to eat and see a movie” are not as simple as they used to be. We’re lucky that we love to host and luckier […]

Lemony Quinoa & Tuna Patties

I came here to write an eloquent, meaningful post about trying to be everything (mother/freelancer/wife/whole human) and having that turn into doing nothing because the pressure is just so intense and overwhelming….but it has been such a hard week at home with our 2yr old that I can’t quite seem to grasp on to the […]

Charred Harissa Carrots with Goats Milk Labneh & Pistachios

If there’s one plus to summer winding down, it’s the market shelves spilling over with a veritable rainbow of fruits and vegetables ripe for the harvesting.  From apples to zucchinis and everything in between, it’s a cook’s paradise and allows the imagination to run wild with ways in which to prepare and serve these gifts […]

Herby Sriracha Lime Chicken Wraps with Crunchy Peanut Sauce

It must have been a decade ago now that we were at a cottage with friends for the weekend when my girlfriend, who was always a kitchen inspiration and skilled home cook, prepared us all a dish that I was really looking forward to, but that I was sure my picky boyfriend would hate. I […]

Baharat Lamb Flatbreads with Goat Milk Yogurt and Mint

I used to wonder why people found weeknight meals so taxing – just cook something! Then I had a kid. Sorry, parents. Dinner, like many other aspects of parenting, has been a total cluster…. you know. Learning how to manage a newborn baby who needs to be attached to you while you cook, an infant […]