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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Sesame Maple Glazed Salmon

This week I am feeling a little patriotic in my dishes as we approach Canada’s 150th birthday. I have decided to pay homage to our country and create Canadian infused dishes. I decided to begin with maple syrup, there isn’t anything more Canadian than that! Let’s face it, maple syrup is just plain delicious and […]

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