Creamy Garlicky Kale & Mushroom Pasta (Vegan)

Main Dishes, Vegan

Creamy Vegan Kale and Mushroom Pasta

There is simply nothing that says comfort food better than pasta.  Even in these warm summer months I find myself craving a dish of pasta every now and then, and of course once September hits it’s game on! We grew up having mushrooms in nearly every second dish.  It’s funny how mushrooms can be so polarizing, either you love them … View The Post

Lime Capellini with Seared Scallops

Main Dishes, Sides

I was thrilled to do a cooking demo at the Okanagan Eats Food Show today, and decided to make this 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).

Green Goddess Avocado Pasta (vegan)

Main Dishes, Vegan

This has to be one of my favourite pasta dishes on earth! Brimming with flavour from fresh garlic, mounds of fresh basil, lemon juice and zest in a base of healthy avocados all from Nature’s Fare Markets, this vegan sauce is velvety rich without the guilt.

Butternut Squash Carbonara

Main Dishes

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

Rustic Italian Lasagne

Main Dishes

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

Garden Italian Meat Sauce

Main Dishes

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