Shepard’s Pie Peppers

This is a fun and easy recipe to add more veggies into your diet. Its also a great way to serve Shepard’s Pie to kids (and adults). Begin by prepping the veggies. You will need 5 peppers, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion, 1 tsp minced garlic and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Add…

Bacon Carrots and Roasted Cauliflower

There has been a couple of bacon recipes on this food blog but I could not get enough of these bacon wrapped carrots. Along with the carrots, I made some roasted cauliflower. They work well together because they cook at the same time. Prepare your carrots by peeling them. I left a bit of the…

Roasted Parmesan Fennel

Fennel is such a wonderful vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. This is an easy way to prepare fennel and makes a perfect side dish for your dinner. To make this dish, take a fennel bulb and slice it. Coat the slices with a good amount of olive oil and a dash of…

Fennel and Fava Beans

I have been experimenting with new veggies for the past couple of weeks. This time I had fava beans and fennel. I thought I would make a simple salad with these two items. Fennel has a mild licorice taste that adds some dimension to a salad and fava beans give the salad a different texture…

Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

I love pancakes but sometimes I am lazy and hate to make them.  I also love popovers.  I found the perfect combination, dutch baby pancakes!  Dutch babies taste like if pancakes and popovers had babies. Before you start, preheat oven and cast iron or muffin tin to 450 Degrees.  You need some butter. I cut…

Swiss Chard Wraps

I love trying new things and making them fun to eat. I’ve always had a fascination with Swiss Chard but I never really liked the taste. Swiss Chard, for me, was bland and needed spices and flavour to make it tasty. I decided to use it in a wrap similar to a “lettuce wrap” you…

Side Ideas: Kohlrabi Mash, Roasted Mushrooms and Sauteed Kale

Sometimes its hard to think of ideas for side dishes. Here are a couple of recipes that are easy to modify and go well with a variety of mains. Side idea 1: Kohlrabi Mash This year I subscribed to a veggie box from Odyssey Market Garden. Its a great way to try different vegetables that…

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato and Bacon

I’ve been trying to get more vegetables into my diet especially squashes. They are loaded with vitamins. This is my take on spaghetti. Start with baking the spaghetti squash. You will need to cut the squash in half, remove the seeds and then smother it with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and then bake for…

Fluffy Pancakes with Sugared Bananas

The weekends are my favourite because I get to wake up and make pancakes. These pancakes do take a bit of time but it is worth the extra effort. Prepare this pancake mix by measuring out the dry ingredients. In a bowl, mix together 3/4 cup of flour, 2 Tbsp of powdered sugar and 1…

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

Easy recipes are my favourite recipes. I love that this recipe is simple, quick and requires few ingredients. To make this recipe, you will need half a package of bacon, steak spice and pork loin. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.  Line a baking tray with aluminum foil  and generously sprinkle steak spice over…

Oven Baked Lemon Chicken

I love the feeling of eating comfort foods. It makes you warm and fuzzy. I discovered this recipe when I was searching for a baked chicken recipe and now I can’t stop making it. Begin by brining a whole chicken for at least 1 day. Learn more about brining by checking out this recipe on…

Sneaky Shepard’s Pie

If you’re finding it hard to add more vegetables to you meals, then you came to the right place. This is a sneaky shepard’s pie with cauliflower mashed potatoes. Cauliflower mashed potatoes sounds like a weird combination but some how cauliflower makes the mashed potatoes just that much better. Most people won’t realize that they…