My Favourite Things: January

As part of a new series this year, or perhaps because I’ve been watching too many Oprah reruns, I will be presenting to you some of my favourite things each month. Except these are not diamond-encrusted watches or the latest gadgets (I wish.) Instead. they’re the staples of my kitchen; foods that I turn to … Continue reading

Dessert for Breakfast: Baked Pumpkin Custard

Friends, I’m about to take you a mythical land. A land where sugar plum fairies dance on clouds of cotton candy, where snowmen skate on pools of frozen chocolate, and…where you can eat dessert for breakfast. Yes, I am well aware that the most unbelievable part of that sentence is dessert. for. breakfast! Given my … Continue reading

Hot and Sour Shrimp Wonton Soup

Friends, I’m sad to say it, but winter is already here. Yesterday, preparing for a crisp fall walk through the leaves, I opened the door and was promptly hit with a blustery chill wind that made my eyes water and my ears freeze. I mean, I know I complained a little this year, but seriously? … Continue reading

Wholesome Banana Pecan Chocolate Bites

  A few weeks ago, I tweeted out a call for a healthy cookie recipe. I wanted to give delicious thank-yous to some of the amazing people I’ve been connecting with recently, and I thought, what better way than healthy, home-baked goodness?  I didn’t have high hopes, though – as I’ve said, my adventures in … Continue reading

Rosemary Marmalade Chicken

  I am always hesitant to make chicken recipes because although that’s what the majority of the population eats most weeknights, I find it incredibly bland and boring. I am too lazy and last-minute to ever marinate the chicken, and whatever sauces or rubs I brush on top of it never seem to penetrate into … Continue reading

Creamy Barley with Tomatoes and Greens

It takes a lot for a recipe to make it into my regular repertoire. As the years go by, it seems that there are more and more hurdles a dish has to jump over before I’ll make it on a consistent basis. In grad school, my criteria were delicious, quick and easy (though during exam … Continue reading

Creamy Amaranth Porridge

I’m of the opinion that if you live in Canada, you have two choices. You can bitch and moan about how hot it is in summer, or you can bitch and moan about how cold it is in winter (I guess a third choice would be not to bitch and moan about the weather at … Continue reading

Slow Roasted Tomato Basil Spaghetti

I’ve always wanted to be in an infomercial. In fact, I’ve always wanted to host an infomercial. I’d like to be one of those women with the mousy hair and button down shirts that follows the ‘chef’ around as he whips up creations with his latest gadget, exclaiming, ‘Oooh! My kids would go crazy for … Continue reading

Supermarket Snack Hacks – Plain Yogurt

As I promised in this post, I am back with a list of ideas on how to add some snazz to your plain yogurt.  Since most flavoured yogurts include sugar and fillers, a much better option is to buy plain yogurt that you doctor up yourself. It may may seem as dull as mud, but the … Continue reading

Beet Walnut Pesto Rotini

Friends, I had high hopes this week. In my continuing quest to keep the baby, but lose the weight, I committed to find that perfect healthy baked good. I went to great lengths. Squares, bars, muffins. Whole wheat flour, spelt flour, rice flour. Chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds. I am sorry to report that … Continue reading