Plum, Thyme & Gouda Pizza

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Plum, Thyme & Gouda Pizza

Pizza is our ABSOLUTE favourite food for entertaining guests – you simply can’t be uptight with pizza on the menu! We usually prepare a number of different toppings and everyone takes their turn creating their own unique pizza for the group to share (and vote for of course, we’re a competitive bunch)!

Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

Appies & Snacks, Main Dishes, Recipes

Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

I’ve been eyeing up tomato tarts on Pinterest for some time now.  But I will admit, the thought of making my own pastry is just too much for this busy mom to handle some days, especially something as delicate as puff pastry.  I’ve reached the conclusion that life is simply too short for somethings; like making my own puff pastry!

Portabella Freekeh Veggie Burgers

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Portabella Freekeh Veggie Burgers

I strongly debated whether or not to include the ingredient ‘freekeh’ in the title of this post.  It’s not exactly a mainstream ingredient, and I’m embarrassed to say that I actually just learned how to pronounce it, let alone cook with it!  I decided to throw caution to the wind and throw it in there.  What a rebel.

Honey Lime Salmon

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Honey Lime Salmon

We’ve heard it since we were young: eat more fish.  The notion that fish is healthy for us isn’t new.  But accomplishing this isn’t always easy, especially if you don’t live near the ‘source’. Living only four hours away from the ocean, you would think that we would have amazing access to fresh fish in our local stores.  But that … View The Post

Crispy Tofu Spring Rolls

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Crispy tofu spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce

Spring has sprung, and I am SO looking forward to the lighter food and fresh produce that warmer weather brings.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and I wanted to make something that tasted like summer.  I had just finished a shopping spree at Nature’s Fare Market (a health-foodie’s dream), and with a package of tofu and a pile of … View The Post

Wild Mushroom Ragu with Creamy Parmesan Polenta

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Wild Mushroom Ragu with Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Growing up in a Ukrainian family, I had no choice but to love mushrooms.  My grandma is so passionate about mushrooms, I swear I would be kicked out of the clan if I didn’t like them! Of course, my granny also used to cook them with a heap of butter and a pint of whipping cream, turning them into a serious … View The Post

Fish Tacos with Apple Cilantro Slaw

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Fish Tacos with Apple Cilantro Slaw

Tacos. Are they not the perfect food? We eat tacos on a weekly basis, and there’s always some new variation thrown into the mix. I would venture to say that our household has become somewhat taco aficionados. Practice makes perfect;)

Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

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Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

I love salads, but I will admit, sometimes I’m left wanting more substance to my meal. Which is why I am head-over-heals for this hearty Falafel Salad!  This salad combines the best of both worlds: heaps of vegetables, piles of healthy Mediterranean flavours, and perfectly cooked crunchy falafels that are so satisfying! 

Mexican Chilli

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mexican chilli in white bowl

I love Mexican food, but we can only eat so many tacos. Which is a lot, just for the record.  To switch it up we make this Mexican Chilli that is perfect for a cozy evening or to feed a hungry crew for New Years Eve!