Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

There are days where we want a hearty meal, but don’t want it to be carb heavy. A healthy alternative is to stuff vegetables and trust me, it will fill you up a lot more than you think! I had all these bell peppers in my refrigerator and decided to stuff them with quinoa rather […]

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Barley Risotto

I love risotto! It’s one of those dishes that sound so sophisticated yet easier to make than you think. If you want to look like a pro at your next get together, risotto is the way to go! The term risotto really refers to the cooking technique. The rice is cooked in a broth forming […]

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Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower is a weekly dish in our household. It’s a healthy alternative as a main dish, but let’s face it, it’s no plate of pasta. I don’t mind cauliflower. It’s not my favourite vegetable, but it’s so good for you that I find ways to enjoy it. Isn’t that the beauty of cooking? Turning something […]

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

This year on Valentine’s Day it wasn’t just about romance and love. The holiday was also shared with the first day of Lent. This a Christian time of observance that traditionally  lasts for 40 days, the amount of time Jesus spent wandering in the desert, fighting temptation. (My very quick definition, but not the whole […]

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Cipollata with Fresh Cod

Last night’s dinner was an ode to my childhood. Growing up, I hated cod. I always thought of it as the fishy fish, you know the fish that really smells like fish? As an adult, I love cooking with it, so many possibilities! For dinner, I decided to go with a very traditional dish, la […]

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Juicy Turkey Meatballs

Growing up my mother made the best meatballs, hands down. I know I am biased because she is my mother, but feelings aside, I cannot find anyone else who can make a more softer and tastier meatball than her. My mother has always been the type to mix minced meat to get the best flavours. […]

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Pumpkin And Zucchini Farro Risotto

Farro literally translates to ‘grain’ in Italian. This healthy alternative to white rice is an ancient grain that dates back thousands of years and a staple in my kitchen. I love farro, not only for it’s nutritional value, but also it’s chewy texture when cooked. It is very similar to barley, another nutritious ancient grain. […]

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Sautéed Cauliflower and Potato

Cauliflower, we meet again. If you’ve read my last post on cauliflower then you will know it is not my favourite vegetable. Growing up it was one of those dishes, alongside beans, that if I didn’t eat it I couldn’t have homemade sausages (my mother was very strategic in her meal planning). And if you’ve […]

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Roasted Pepper and Squash Soup

The weather in the city has changed dramatically overnight. That’s one of the things about Canada, you can be wearing shorts one day and the next you need to dig out your parka. I really love our four seasons. I know a lot of people can’t stand the cold, but I embrace it. While others […]

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Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry

Growing up the only spaghetti I consumed was that made by my mother. In an Italian-Canadian household, you did not dare say you could make spaghetti out of squash (my parents still are getting used to zoodles). Living with first-generation immigrants has its pros and cons. Pros: a lot of good food! Cons: eating heavily […]

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