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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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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 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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