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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Pesto Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye Salmon is considered the ‘salmon-iest’ of all salmons! Why? because of its rich colour and flavour you won’t find in the traditional king salmon fish we consume. Its’ season is usually around the summer time and the grocery stores are flooded with this deep red fish. I try and find a decent price, buy […]

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Cauliflower Stir-Fry

It’s been quite a week here at home! It was a long weekend here in Toronto, which included my mother’s and my own birthday. Let’s just say I indulged waaaaayyyy more than I should have. Oh well!!!!! You only live once, so eat all the donuts, cake and other junk you want!! BUT, once the […]

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When life gives you Zucchinis…

In the garden this year, zucchinis are one of the few items that have actually been flourishing. Thus, my kitchen is stocked with big, juicy zucchinis! Did you know that zucchinis are considered a fruit, but we cook it like a vegetable? There are a number of benefits as to why we should be consuming […]

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 Sesame Maple Glazed Halibut with Peameal Bacon

My third Canadian inspired dish this week features peameal bacon! Or as everyone else calls it, Canadian Bacon! I am ok if the rest of the world calls it Canadian bacon, as I am proud to represent a more flavourful and healthier  alternative than the bacon we normally use. Now what is better than fried […]

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