No Fuss Coconut Lemon Cream Pie

Coconut cream pie is one of my favourite (and probably only) non-chocolate desserts.  There’s something about the pairing of lemon and coconut that makes it fresh and tropical.  This dessert is so easy, I’m a bit embarrassed about sharing it. As for healthy eating tips, this dessert is best shared with a big group of… Read More

2018 Top Food Trends

2017 has been a very exciting year for foodies in terms of social awareness and availability of more products.  People are more educated on food choices and cultured in trying new things.  This excitement will continue in the year ahead and here are just a few of the numerous trends for 2018. Good Fats. It’s… Read More

Cooking a Perfect Steak Using The Sous Vide Method

Many of you who follow my food diaries know that I am a fan of steak, but more importantly, of good steak.  I won’t waste my time eating it if it’s not tender, juicy and flavourful.  I’ve been a fan of the reverse sear method, but it can be tricky if your probe doesn’t work… Read More

Artichoke Asiago and Quinoa Stuffed Button Mushroom Caps

Appetizers and desserts are my favourite part of any meal or gathering.  Since my dessert intake is somewhat restricted, apps are something I always look forward to. I try to substitute quinoa as much as possible, wherever possible.  It goes perfectly in this recipe because after cooking, the top forms a crispy, crunchy layer while… Read More

Quinoa and Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers

Seeing the coming and going of peppers in the supermarkets is bittersweet.  You wait all summer and by this time you sort of get sick of them because all you see is peppers EVERYWHERE.  But I sort of feel bad thinking that because I know that in a few months I’m going to wish I… Read More

Perfect Pasta Making

“Why waste your time making it?”, I could hear my mom telling me.  “Why don’t you just go buy it at the store?” Strange question coming from someone like my own mother, who always made everything from scratch, even chocolate chip cookies, when all we wanted were Chips Ahoy. I remember pondering the same question… Read More

Farfalle with Tuna, Tomatoes, Olives and Onions

This is another one of my super simple recipes.  I like to keep key staples in my pantry and fridge (but that’s for another blog post) and this is one of those recipes that take no time and can be done when you have no food in the house. Funny enough, I did grocery shop… Read More

Calamari Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a wonderful appetizer that is enjoyed by almost everyone.  I made this up one day while trying to think of what to bring as an appetizer to a friend’s house.  It’s super easy to make and transport, just add the toasted crostini before serving as they may get soggy after. For 4-6 people,… Read More

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just when you thought I couldn’t add quinoa to anything else… I did. These chocolate chip cookies pack a punch, being both chewy and crunchy at the same time.… Read More