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!
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
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
There are a million ways to make lasagne, and everybody thinks theirs is the best (of course). Well, I guess I’m as guilty as the next guy! I ADORE Italian flavours. Basil, tomatoes, cheese… I mean, what is there not to love? Pour me a glass of wine, put on some Dean Martin and I’m in heaven! Now, this may not be … View The Post
The older and busier I get, the less time I want to spend in the kitchen slaving away for hours while everyone else relaxes and visits. Call me cranky, but I just want to have a good time! I’ve always marvelled at steamed mussels (when done right), but am embarrassed to say that I have never cooked them as I … View The Post
There is an emerging trend in nutrition called ‘flexitarianism’ that I must say, I’m rather drawn to. I’m a big supporter of a vegetarian diet for the obvious reasons that it is great for our personal health and the environment. However, many people shy away from the idea of forever abandoning that steak or grilled chicken. The concept of ‘flexitarian’ … View The Post
My aunty Becky once told me that there are some things you don’t mess with (ok, she put it a bit more colorfully), and for me, a meat sauce is one of them. I like it to taste like I just stepped into Italy and load it up with heaps of fresh basil from the garden and a healthy dose … View The Post
One of my all-time favourite summer meals! These lettuce wraps are packed with flavour, fresh veges and protein: really a perfect lunch or light dinner, and so easy to make. Here’s how you do it: Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken, turkey or pork 1/2 chopped small yellow onion 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp. grated ginger 2 tbsp. soy sauce … View The Post