Falafel Salad with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing

Main Dishes, Salads

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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! It’s a great recipe for the month of … View The Post

Mexican Chilli

Main Dishes

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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!

Chicken Paprikash

Main Dishes

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Chicken Paprikash was a dish that my husband Charles learned at an early age from his parents.  Sadly they are no longer with us, but Charles and I had the privilege of travelling to Hungary on our honeymoon to visit his relatives and had quite the foodie adventure!  Nobody spoke English, and the food was incredibly authentic (sometimes a bit … View The Post

Greek Roasted Chicken & Potatoes

Main Dishes

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I’ve always been in awe of those ridiculously flavourful Greek potatoes that I get when I eat at those authentic restaurants, so decided that it was my turn to try to re-create it.

Gouda, Thyme & Apple Grilled Cheese

Main Dishes

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I picked up some local Gouda cheese at a local market the one day on a whim. I had no clue what I was going to do with it. But it was Gouda, so I couldn’t imagine it going to waste. That was one smart move Tori.

Butternut Squash Carbonara

Main Dishes

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Pasta – it has to be the ultimate comfort food. It was rather fitting that National Pasta Day fell on a bit of a dreary day, perfect for a warm wool blanket and a bowl of cozy noodles. I’ve always loved a good Carbonara: such simplicity.  But also SO many calories.  I stumbled upon a recipe on the Bon Appétit … View The Post

Mushroom & Thyme Pizzetta

Main Dishes

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Pizzettas (or mini pizzas) are the perfect food for casual entertaining. It is by far our favourite meal to prepare for guests, so laid-back, and who doesn’t like pizza?  You can use a prepared store-bought crust if you are pressed for time; there are some great ones out there. I recommend putting out all of the ingredients and let our … View The Post

Charles’ Chicken Parmesan

Main Dishes

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I’m an 80:20 kind of gal. In fact, I think there are a lot of things in life that this ‘rule’ can apply to; eating is one of them. I’m the first one to take an extra helping of kale, but there are times when I give myself some slack and dig my fork into something slightly more decadent. The … View The Post

Prawn Tacos with Avocado Crema

Main Dishes


Hot weather makes me crave Mexican food.  I’ve only been to Mexico once, so I can’t say that there’s any good reason for this association, it just happens. So when summer hits in the Okanagan like a ton of inferno bricks, out comes the BBQ and a truck load of cilantro.  I eat cilantro like it is salad, seriously!