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Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto

Dinner Fish Seafood

Risotto can take some patience and some elbow grease to make, but when you pair it with wine and some good chatter, nothing can be better than making risotto. A little a stir here, a little sip there, next thing you know your boyfriend/SO/hubby…

October 21, 2017

Salmon Nicoise Salad

Dinner Lunch Salad Seafood

The first time I had a Nicoise Salad was five years ago in Oman. I remember the experience so clearly because not only was the scenery so beautiful – I was sitting on a patio, looking out to the blue water filled with yachts…

August 9, 2017

Beef and Barley Soup

Dinner Soup Stew

I was honestly not sure if I should call this recipe a soup or a stew because it’s not as thick as a stew… it’s not as thin as a soup… it’s kind of in between. I know some people would call it a…

February 25, 2017

Baked Italian Meatballs

Dinner

Meatballs are one of the most flavourful and versatile protein balls that you can eat with and on pretty much A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G. They can be made with a variety of types and cuts of meat (or no meat at all), herbs, spices, and can be…

January 23, 2017
Homemade linguine and clams with creamy white wine sauce and garlic toast

Linguine with Clams in Creamy White Wine Sauce

Dinner Pasta Seafood

YAAASSSSSS! Linguine and clams. What more can I say? If you love seafood and you love pasta, then this perfect combination is a marriage made in pasta heaven. The seafood flavour is so subtle that even those who aren’t fans of seafood would love…

July 3, 2016
Braised Pork Ragu Papardelle with Parmesan

Pappardelle with Braised Pork and Sausage Ragu

Dinner Pasta

I don’t know about you guys but I am so stoked to finally own a cast iron dutch oven! For years I’ve always wanted one because it’s versatile, durable, built to last and simply amazing. With a dutch oven, your meal options are endless.…

April 26, 2016

Nikujaga

Asian Dinner Japanese

If you were to ask me what my favourite winter dish was growing up, I would definitely say nikujaga (肉じゃが). Nikujaga (meat and potatoes in Japanese) is a homey dish made of simmered potatoes, onion, shirataki, and surprisingly just a bit of meat for…

December 16, 2015
Scotch eggs with pickles and a drink of Scotch

Scotch Eggs

Dinner Snack

I like to describe Scotch eggs as little protein balls filled with yummy goodness. They are typically deep fried, but since I like to keep things a bit healthier I bake mine. The results are the same, however baked Scotch eggs will typically have…

December 7, 2015

Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki

Dinner Japanese

Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) is a savoury Japanese pancake that is an instant favourite with anyone who eats it. It consists mainly of batter, lots and lots of shredded cabbage, and a multitude of additional ingredients which suits its name perfectly – “grilled as you like…

November 14, 2015