Butternut Squash Carbonara

Main Dishes, Recipes

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, Recipes

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, Recipes

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, Recipes

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!

Gluten-Free Veggie Burgers

Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Recipes

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

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

Rustic Italian Lasagne

Main Dishes, Recipes

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

Coconut Curry Mussels

Appies & Snacks, Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Recipes

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

Asian Sesame Hoisin Chicken or Tofu

Main Dishes, Recipes

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

Garden Italian Meat Sauce

Main Dishes, Recipes

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