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 Pickled Beets

  I’ve always loved getting roasted beets from restaurants and I didn’t realize how easy it was. Start with cleaning and slicing your beets. You want to remove the outer skin which can get a bit tough.   The beets that I had was a candy cane beet. They had a wonderful and gorgeous look…

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…

Carrot and Ginger Salad Dressing

I love going to Japanese restaurants and getting salad with carrot and ginger dressing. Sometimes I crave this dressing at home.  I decided to try to make my own version.  After looking at a couple recipes, I found one that looked fairly easy. Make the dressing by taking 3 medium carrots and coarsely chop them….

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…

Tonic Coffee

When I saw this on Pinterest, I had to try it.  It looked so interesting.  You only need two ingredients, tonic water and espresso.  But since I don’t have an espresso machine, I decided to use cold brew coffee instead. If you want to know how I made my cold brew coffee, check out the…

Banofee Pie

Banofee Pie is an English pie filled with banana, toffee and cream. Here is my version of the pie which includes instant pudding, bananas, dulce de leche and store bought pie crusts. Its a pretty easy pie but can be time consuming if you are making everything from scratch. I usually use packaged vanilla pudding….

Easy Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche is sweetened milk cooked for several hours to make a creamy caramel sauce. This version cuts the cooking time to only 2.5 hours!! It is really simple and easy to make. When I make this recipes, I make a couple cans and save them for later use. They store well in the…

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…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Canada day is coming up and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting to be exact!  What is more Canadian than maple syrup. The vanilla cupcakes are easy to make. You just need flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, milk, oil, vanilla extract and water.  Cream the sugar…

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…

Roasted Radishes and Turnips

This year I wanted to be more adventurous with what I ate so I decided to purchase a veggie box with Odyssey Market Garden in Surrey, BC. My first box came with some radishes and turnips. At first I didn’t know what to do with them but I did some research and found a recipe…