Archive for the ‘Main Course’ Category

Thai Basil Mushrooms with Jasmine Rice

We love Thai Basil Beef (Pad Gra Prow) in our house but sometimes we can’t justify the price of quality beef. When that happens, we reach for meaty, comforting mushrooms instead. They offer the same savory flavour that beef does but because they absorb the flavour of whatever you’re cooking them with, they tend to […]

Porcini & Peppercorn Rubbed Beef Tenderloin with Bourbon Cream Sauce

As a family of humble means, we don’t often eat buy premium cuts of beef like deliciously fat-marbled  rib roasts or melt-in-your-mouth tenderloin. We opt for chuck or sirloin, confident that a long, slow braise will break them down into the succulent, meaty heaven we’re after. But every so often we splurge on something special… […]

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 […]

Rosemary-Horseradish Prime Rib with Salt and Malt Potatoes

I don’t know how we got here, but Christmas is mere sleeps away and I find myself in that same scramble I hit around December 21-22nd every year. Though I’ve prepped, cleaned, shopped and cooked I have a nagging feeling that I’m forgetting…well, everything. Tell me you’re in the nuthouse with me! If I’m thankful […]

Smokey Espresso Rubbed Striploin Roast with Chimichurri Sauce

Does your family celebrate the holidays with turkey in some form? There’s definitely no shortage of it from Thanksgiving to Christmas in our celebrations and the past few years I’ve found myself growing tired of the classic holiday bird. This year, to combat the inevitable turkey fatigue, I decided to try adding a truly unforgettable […]

Homemade Orechiette with Wild Mushrooms, Sage & Pancetta

Nothing says cozy like a bowl full of pasta. And if that pasta happens to be homemade… all the better! And if it’s Homemade Orechiette with Wild Mushrooms & Pancetta then things about to get real cozy, real fast. We have been working on some recipes to share with family over the holidays and this one is at the top […]

Fried Hot Genoa & Egg Scramble

I used to be a really great host; dreaming up themes and excuses to entertain, planning and executing seamlessly without a detail missed. Tables set with style and glasses never empty. Then I birthed a 10lb child that brought utter joy and complete chaos into our lives. If you have children, I don’t have to […]

Bacony Baked Beans with The Works

If you’ve ever read the blog Smitten Kitchen, you’re familiar with Deb Perelman’s particular style of effortless but soul-satisfying recipes, and they don’t come without a healthy dose of humour either. If you haven’t read it, I urge you to come out from whatever rock you’ve been living under and get with the program, man. Over […]

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 […]

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 […]