Tuna Ceviche

    Ceviche is a dish made with raw fish that is marinated in citrus juice. This fish is not cooked so you need to use fish that has been properly frozen to prevent parasites. Any white fish in the store is something that you can use at your own risk. (I have had bad…

Cheesy Savory Shortbread

I got this idea because my son loves shortbread cookies. I looked up a couple recipes but I wanted to make it simple and slightly healthier. To start, grate 2 cups of Cheddar cheese and 1 cup of butter cubed. Mix together the flour and the butter. Cut up the butter until you get coarse…

Seafood Paella

This was one of my first attempts to make paella. I wouldn’t say it was perfect but it does require a couple tries to get it right. Here is my recipe and tips for a good crust. I started by cleaning the shrimp. Choose whole shrimp with the shells. The shrimp heads will be saved…

Quinoa Bean and Corn Salad

This salad is simple, easy and delicious. I created this because I was trying to include more whole foods in my diet. Start by cooking the quinoa. I cooked my quinoa in my rice cooker! It was easy. Portion out 1 cup of quinoa and add 2 cups of water. You can add or reduce…

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

I created this dish for a special birthday meal and it was inspired by The Keg’s Mushroom Neptune. Although this does not compare to the taste, it was something that was easy to whip up. For this recipe, I used portobello mushrooms but any mushroom caps will work. Remove the stems on the mushrooms. I…

Cashew Cream Cheese

Cutting out cheese and dairy has been really tough but creating alternatives that work is easier than you think. This is a simple Cashew Cream Cheese that still has the creamy taste you want. It doesn’t replace cream cheese but satisfies your craving. Start by soaking your cashews for at least 3 hours. Overnight is…

Hummus

I started buying hummus for wraps for lunch but I realized that I could easily make my own. When you look up ingredients and recipes, you wouldn’t believe that it was that easy. There are a variety of different hummus flavours and recipes online. This is a simple cilantro hummus. To make this hummus you…

Pickled Red Onion

Sometimes it is hard being a mom. You don’t often get much time to make fancy meals and sometimes a sandwich for dinner will have to do.  I recently came across a recipe that is really simple to make and can add a little something to your sandwiches and burgers. Take about three red onions…

Lemon Roasted Artichokes

Artichokes are strange and foreign to a lot of people. I love them but they are expensive for the amount of stuff you get. Artichoke hearts are the meatiest and the most delicious part of the vegetable. Here is a simple way to cook them. Begin by prepping the artichokes for roasting. Cut them in…

Chinese Eggplant and Bean Stir Fry

Eggplant is a hard vegetable to cook. Its not great if its undercooked but gains a ton of flavour when its cooked just right. Here is a simple Chinese inspired eggplant dish. To prepare your eggplants, slice them up and sprinkle it with salt. Let them sit for at least 1 hour. This process will…

Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple

Have you every wanted Chinese food but not wanting the order it from a restaurant? This is a recipe that satisfies the fast Chinese food that I craved. Its a versatile dish that you can change the meats and veggies. Give it a try! Start by mixing up the sauce. You will need 1/2 cup…

Kabocha Squash Pasta Sauce

This is my attempt at reducing dairy from my diet. My eczema started flaring up and I had to go back to a more strict diet that did not include a lot of dairy. For this recipe, I used a kabocha squash. It has an earthy sweet taste and is perfect for thick sauces. I…