Recipes

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds with Fresh Lime Zest

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds, the Snack That Keeps On Givin’

No matter your age, everyone enjoys carving a pumpkin. With Halloween done and dusted, you may have saved the seeds your pumpkins so graciously sacrificed. If you didn’t, no worries, you can still make this deliciously ziggin’ snack. At least now you’ll know for next Halloween – those seeds you so readily pull out ofRead more
Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce

The time has come to pop that big ol’ bird in the oven. If the host of your dinner is anything like my Oma, they won’t let you do anything, even though you know it’s far too much for them to do on their own. Thanksgiving is all about spending time with your family andRead more
Pulled Pork and Rapini Eggs Benny

Pulled Pork and Rapini Eggs Benedict

On the weekends, we tend to go all out. Friday night we cooked pork shoulder for five hours, just to make poutine. With the leftovers, it was all about breakfast the following morning. We piled up an English muffin with pulled pork, sauteed mushrooms and rapini, a perfectly poached egg, and some golden hollandaise goodness.  KickstartRead more
Pickled red onion

Simple Pickled Red Onions

Sometimes you want a little something different to put on your sandwich which is exactly what you’ll get from pickled red onions. It’s said that people have been pickling their harvest for thousands of years. Back then, it was a matter of necessity. Today, we still pickle to preserve, however, we have a little moreRead more
Sloppy Joes with Fresh Side Salad

Sloppy Joes with Fresh Side Salad

The other day, I randomly got a hankering for sloppy joes. Neither Steve or I could remember the last time we had one, it’s literally been years. To contrast this beastly sandwich, we decided to make a fresh and simple side salad. Roll up your sleeves, this may get messy. Here are some related posts
Indian Stew

Spicy Indian Chickpea Stew

My mom came over the other night, so Steve made us this amazing Indian chickpea and vegetable stew. There’s no shortage of fibre, iron, protein, and vitamins within this hearty chickpea delight. Every bite packs a spicy and flavourful punch. There’s also enough spinach in this dish to turn you into Popeye. It’s so simple,Read more
Power-Up Smoothie

Power-Up Smoothie

If you’re feeling rough this Sunday, top up your nutrients with a quick and easy smoothie. You more than likely wouldn’t devour a bowl that solely consisted of flaxseeds and mint for breakfast, would you? Nah, I probably wouldn’t either. Which is why smoothies are the answer. They’re a convenient way to pack it all in.Read more
Dark chocolate and coconut cookies

Dark Chocolate and Coconut Cookies

Check these beauties out. The day we made them, I literally had a stomach ache because I went cookie crazy. That night, I passed out on the couch and awoke to Steve chomping on these coconut and chocolate pieces of heaven. What I’m trying to say is… they didn’t last long. Here are some relatedRead more
Cheesy Mushroom and Pea Phyllo Roll

Cheesy Mushroom and Pea Phyllo Roll

Phyllo (or filo), is the perfect way to wrap, fold, and enclose any filling. Basically, it’s a delicious and flakey vessel for stuffing yummy ingredients into your mouth and into your belly. Once you get a feel for phyllo, you will be creating all kinds of deliciously stuffed snacks, dinners, and even desserts. Here areRead more
Baked Cod Cakes

Baked Cod Cakes

Steve and I both love cod. As a kid, I went to the East Coast every summer. My dad is from Newfoundland which was once known for its plentiful cod. Steve is from England, where there are fish and chip shops on every corner. I suppose it’s an Atlantic coast thing. My mom also ownedRead more
Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade Tomato Sauce

When you feel like spaghetti and meatballs, what is the star? There’s no doubt that it’s the rich tomato sauce which hugs every strand of pasta. To be honest, pre-made sauces are no stranger to modern-day homes, they’re actually the norm. It’s time to ditch those jars, using tomatoes and other fresh ingredients. Here are some relatedRead more
Scotch bonnet mango sauce

Mango Scotch Bonnet Sauce

Scotch bonnets will most certainly awaken your taste buds – and if you’re not used to heat, well then they may temporarily paralyze them. Steve and I love spicy food so we don’t shy away. These peppers are a taste of the Caribbean, being one of the unique flavours behind one of our favourite dishes – jerkRead more
vegetable breakfast hash

Vegetable Breakfast Hash with a Bacon Crumble

The weekends are not just for sleeping in that extra hour. No, no, they’re also for big breakfasts! There is nothing like a poached egg on a Saturday morning. Steve and I love a good hash, what’s there not to love? You get to combine all kinds of ingredients, topping it off with an egg thatRead more
Tartar Sauce

Tartar Sauce

If you haven’t already, check out our cod cake recipe. If you’re like me, then you will love adding a touch of tartar sauce to every cod cake bite. Well, to be honest, I’m a touch confused now. While living in England, we obviously enjoyed a heaping portion of fish and chips now and again. Steve andRead more
Curry deviled eggs

Curry Deviled Eggs

Who doesn’t like deviled eggs? Nobody I know. There’s no doubt that they’re the perfect snack. Everything about them is perfect. Taste, presentation, and size. They truly are the best one-and-a-half bites. People were stuffing eggs back in the 13th century, obviously they thought it was a good idea as well. They were onto something backRead more
Pork Belly Sandwich with a Red Cabbage and Kale Coleslaw

Pork Belly Sandwich with a Red Cabbage and Kale Coleslaw

This is a Sunday afternoon sort of sandwich. Yes, that is thick slices of pork belly. This pork belly sandwich is accompanied by a red cabbage, kale, and carrot coleslaw, which is inspired by my beautiful Oma. She can cook with the best of ’em and has taught me so much. I had this coleslaw atRead more
Mini Lemon and Almond Pound Cake

Mini Lemon and Almond Pound Cake

Unless you have a big family, full-sized cakes aren’t always the best idea. For starters, one or two individuals generally won’t eat a cake fast enough. It simply won’t stay as fresh as it’s intended to. On the other hand, you may eat the whole thing, wishing that you hadn’t. Here are some related posts
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Berry Banana Smoothie

The sky is the limit when it comes to smoothies. Get creative. If you think you don’t like the taste of something but it’s really healthy, toss it in. I’m telling you, smoothies have a magical way of blending flavours. This berry banana smoothie is hiding kale and all kinds of goodies. Here are someRead more