Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad

Lunch, Salads, Sides, Vegan

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad with a vegan and nut free option!

I’ve had a tub of pesto staring at me in my fridge for the past week and I finally decided its fate yesterday. I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to grocery shopping, and love buying all sorts of things that I really have no plan for.  Pesto fell into that category… and so was born this Creamy … View The Post

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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).

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Green Goddess Avocado Pasta (vegan)

Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegan

Vegan Green Goddess Avocado Pasta

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 avocado pasta sauce is velvety rich without the guilt.

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Razor Clam Lemon Capellini

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Razor Clam Lemon Capellini

Never heard of razor clams?  Neither had I prior to ordering them through Haida Wild.  And am I ever happy I did! In truth, I didn’t grow up with a lot of seafood.  After all, I spent the first part of my life in northern Alberta.  Beyond locally caught walleye fish, there wasn’t a lot of fresh seafood to go around.

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Butternut Squash Carbonara

Main Dishes, Recipes

Butternut squash carbonara

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

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Rustic Italian Lasagne

Main Dishes, Recipes

Rustic Italia Lasagne

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

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Garden Italian Meat Sauce

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Garden Italian Meat Sauce on rotini

My aunty Becky once told me that there are some things you don’t mess with (ok, she put it a bit more colourfully), 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

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