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…

Breakfast Burgers

I tend to wake up late on weekends and find it difficult to figure out what to eat. I love breakfast foods but by the time I wake up its closer to noon than it is to breakfast. This is a great way to make breakfast and lunch work! A breakfast burger! One of my…

Vintage Cauliflower Meatloaf Recipe

So I have been looking at vintage recipes on Pinterest.  I think some of them are so wacky but still interesting.  I ran across this special one. It looked easy and tasty and I really wanted to try it. You can modify this recipe by using your favorite meatloaf recipe. Start by steaming the cauliflower…

Salmon Poke Bowl

Poke bowls are one of my favourite summer dishes on a hot day. They are really easy to prepare and to make. They are also very versatile. Start by buying ingredients you want in your bowl. I chose masago, pea shoots, seaweed salad, cucumber and furikake (a japanese seasoning). Some of my other favorite toppings…

Three Ingredient Banana Cookies

Well it is that time of year again. BACK TO SCHOOL.  To make it a little more bearable why not make some yummy treat to take to school?  I ran across this recipe and wanted to try it out.  It sounds super easy and doable. All you need are bananas, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Not…

Jamaican Beef Patties

I have always enjoyed these Jamaican patties from the Patty Shop and have always wanted to recreate them.  Well this is my first attempt at making them. They turned out alright but not the same as the store bought ones.  I will probably have to try to make them again. The first thing that you…

Leftover Congee

Whenever I have bones or leftover meat, I like making congee. Its a really simple and easy thing to do to get the most of something. Start with a cup of rice in 10 cups of water. You can substitute the water with chicken stock. Add the bones or leftover meat. Boil the rice and…