Chicken Paprikash

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Chicken Paprikash

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

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Greek Roasted Chicken & Potatoes

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 them.

Gouda, Thyme & Apple Grilled Cheese

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Gouda, Thyme & Apple Grilled Cheese

I picked up some local Gouda cheese at a local market 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

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Butternut squash carbonara

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

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Mushroom thyme pizzetta from Fraiche Nutrition

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

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Charles' chicken parmesan on white plate

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, like … View The Post

Prawn Tacos with Avocado Crema

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Prawn tacos with avocado crema

Hot weather makes me crave Mexican food like these prawn tacos.  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 … View The Post

Gluten-Free Veggie Burgers

Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Recipes

Gluten-free veggie burger

I wasn’t sure how my husband, a complete carnivore, would react to me telling him I was making veggie burgers for his birthday barbecue.  I mean, I can’t blame him for being a little miffed.  After all, it’s HIS birthday, right?  So we settled on a compromise with veggie burgers being just one of the options and he was back … View The Post

Mexican Chipotle Sauce

Main Dishes, Recipes, Sides

Mexican chipolte sauce

You know those meals that you cook ALL THE TIME….?  Tacos are that meal for us.  Now, we’re not talking any regular taco here.  We’ve been married for six years now, and seriously, it has taken us that long to perfect this dish (I guess that’s what you can expect when a Hungarian and a Ukrainian set out to ‘master’ … View The Post