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).

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.

Parmesan Garlic Acorn Squash

Gluten-Free, Recipes, Sides

Parmesan Garlic Acorn Squash

I had this squash sitting on my cupboard for a while, knowing that time was on my side (they take forever to spoil, my kinda veggie).  My go-to for acorn squash typically involves throwing a dab of butter, brown sugar and salt into the middle of each half and roasting until done.  Now, there’s nothing wrong with that (highly recommended … View The Post

Charles’ Chicken Parmesan

Main Dishes, Recipes

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

Parmesan Lemon Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Holiday Dishes, Recipes, Sides

Parmesan Lemon Brussel Sprouts

You either love them or hate them. Yes, I’m talking about brussels sprouts. And I confess, until recently I was in the ‘hate them’ group. I had been subjected to years of the mushy cold version (aren’t all veggies cold on the Christmas table by the time we get to them?), so I really had no clue how yummy these … View The Post

Potato Leek Soup & Parmesan Thyme Croutons

Recipes, Soups

Potato Leek Soup on silver tray

I simply love making soup. They are such a great way to get vegetables into your diet and are really super easy (I confess, I love that they taste even better the next day – yay leftovers!). Potato Leek soup is a classic French soup called “Potage Parmentier” perfected by who other than Julia Child. The name seems daunting but the … View The Post