Archive for the ‘Main Course’ Category

A Lack of Colour

I’ve been feeling heavily uninspired in the kitchen lately. We’ve been eating a lot of pasta, a lot of Marcella Hazan’s 3 ingredient tomato sauce on top of said pasta, a lot of bread-based meals and boring grains. Whether it’s the grey cast days we’ve been having lately or the general lack of colour in […]

Crispy Carnita Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins with Salsa Verde and Manchego

Fall has barely arrived here in Ottawa and I’m already buried in succulent braises, creamy, gut-hugging soups, slow roasted veggies and way too many apple-cinnamon dessert (if that’s possible?). These incredibly tasty stuffed sweet potato skins throw a nod to my favourite taco fillings from the summer while embracing the slow, hearty flavours that the […]

Heartfelt Food

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws and Zehrs. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m a sucker for big family dinners, I always have been. The hustle and bustle of a house filled with fast-moving bodies, laughter, pots clanging as the smell of something wonderful fills the air, gathering together […]

In Season: Spiced Lamb Rack with Green Olive Pistachio & Orange Gremolata

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. There was a time when Ontario lamb was most commonly sold in the spring, signalling the return of warmer days ahead. Nowadays, they are raised year round so there is no reason you can’t cook up […]

In Season: Sockeye Salmon

I find myself saying, “we need to eat more seafood” far too much these days. On the odd occasion that I do find myself in the seafood section of the grocery store/market, I always end up bringing something, whatever is ethical and in season, home with me and vowing to do it more often as […]

In Season: Fiddlehead {sponsored}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Loblaws Companies Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometime around mid-late April, the fronds of the Wild Ostrich Fern start to unfurl from beneath swamps, marshes and forests around New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec and make their way into the hands of keen foragers. […]

life is good, I am happy

Sweet jeeze and peas. I’m back…. or am I? It’s been a long time. After my last post, as I struggled my way through post-partum depression/anxiety, I realized I needed to put all my focus on my family and my health and let everything else fall to the wayside. It’s been hard finding my way […]

Guadalajara, Dawgs!

I have a lot to be thankful for when Father’s Day rolls around. Between my Dad, Allan’s Dad, my Step-Father and soon enough (!!!) Allan, there is certainly no shortage of fatherly love, advice, caring and support. To my dad, the man who taught me to be brave and kind, get dirty (as long as […]

Turkey For Every Occasion

Someone told me that Spring was here….but I’m not so sure I believe them just yet. We had snow last week in Ottawa. Not a lot, but enough to make your heart sink a little deeper in your chest. Especially after a few days of stunning, sunny weather had us believing that it had finally […]

Blend + Extend Campaign [SPONSORED]

I’ve been working with Mushrooms Canada for a few years now, and every time they approach me with a new campaign, I’m always inspired to get in the kitchen. Anytime we can save a few dollars in the kitchen I’m thrilled. I love stretching food as far as I can for meals during the week […]