Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

Gluten-Free, Holiday Dishes, Sides, Vegan

Gluten Free Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf

This gluten-free dish is packed with earthy flavours and is perfect for the holiday table!  A couple of our family members can’t eat gluten, so we are ALWAYS on the hunt for dishes that we can easily whip together that everyone will love!  Because who wants to cook two separate meals?  I mean, putting on a holiday spread is a … View The Post

Okanagan Wine Pairing Menu

Appies & Snacks, Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Sides

Okanagan wine pairing with Sandhill wines by Tori Wesszer from Fraiche Nutrition, including Salmon Cakes, Peach Chèvre Crostini and Creamy Mushroom Ragu

I can’t believe that we’re in the back half of August, someone please tell me where the summer has gone! That being said, there are still many days ahead to soak up this beautiful weather and enjoy cool beverages, flowy dresses and delicious fresh summer food. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Sandhill wines for this … View The Post

Lime Capellini with Seared Scallops

Main Dishes, Recipes, Sides

Lime Capellini with Seared Scallops

I was thrilled to do a cooking demo at the Okanagan Eats Food Show today, and decided to make this lime capellini pasta for the crowd.  It was hard to settle on what to make but I chose this dish as it embraces a lot of what I ‘stand’ for: moderation and balance (among other things).

Sautéed Kale & White Beans

Gluten-Free, Recipes, Sides

Sautéed Kale & White Beans

We eat our weight in greens in the form of salads around here.  But seriously, with weather like this, who’s craving a salad?  I don’t know about you, but I’ll be wanting something warm on my plate until I see a tulip or two poking through the ground.

Parmesan Roasted Carrots

Holiday Dishes, Recipes, Sides

Parmesan Roasted Carrots

If you’re as tired of boiled carrots at the holiday dinner table as we are, these roasted carrots will be a welcome change of pace! Fresh carrots get dressed up with a healthy drizzle of olive oil and a yummy crispy layer of melted parmesan cheese.

Crispy Oven Fries Two-Ways

Appies & Snacks, Gluten-Free, Recipes, Sides

Crispy Oven Fries Two-Ways

Like any mere-mortal, I love fries.  I mean, who doesn’t?  But traditional fries aren’t exactly what we call ‘health food’.  I’ve tried to make oven fries a number of times, but due to a lack of knowledge or patience (or both), my efforts have resulted in limp, soggy fries that hardly resemble their ‘fried’ counterparts.

Irish Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Breakfast, Desserts & Baking, Recipes, Sides

Irish Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits have to be one of my top comfort foods.  Growing up we had these fresh from the oven and served with a warm bowl of soup or stew.  I recently made this version of buttermilk buiscuits to go with a big batch of Broccoli Potato Soup on a Sunday afternoon and both were a hit.

Heart-Shaped Rosemary Oven Fries

Breakfast, Holiday Dishes, Recipes, Sides

Heart-Shaped Rosemary Oven Fries

Who doesn’t love fries?  Tossed in sea salt and rosemary, these perfectly crispy oven fries will MAKE your Valentine’s meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner! Serve them as hash browns to compliment your eggs, as a side for your dinner, or just on their own as an adorable little snack.