Recipes

Garganelli with Spicy Sausage and Dandelion

Garganelli with Spicy Sausage and Dandelion

If ever there were a perfect pasta… Who am I kidding, I could ever choose just one. This garganelli dish is the kind of pasta you make when you want to impress guests (or yourself for that matter) without having to put in a lot […]

Crispy Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Parmesan & Sage

Crispy Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Parmesan & Sage

My favourite way to make and consume gnocchi is to pan fry it. The combination of the crispy exterior with the signature tender and chewy center is heavenly, especially when accompanied by roasted butternut squash, fresh sage, and Parmesan cheese. This is a side dish […]

Bacon-wrapped Potatoes with Herb Dip

Bacon-wrapped Potatoes with Herb Dip

When you’re entertaining around the holidays and serving cocktails, it’s important to also serve some substantial bites of food to go with it. It really doesn’t get more “substantial” or stick-to-your-ribs than potatoes and with a little jacket of crispy bacon and an herb-y sour […]

Brie Brulé Crostini

Brie Brulé Crostini

Confession: I don’t think it’s fair for me to call this a “recipe” – it’s more of a thoughtful arrangement of delicious things. When you’ve got great ingredients like brie, good quality baguette, and fresh herbs you’re already winning. All you need is a touch […]

Raspberry Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Cream

Raspberry Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Cream

This has to be my favourite thing to whip up for brunch at home. It’s easy to prepare and makes you look like a brunch superstar when you place it on the table in front of guests. Don’t have raspberries on hand? Feel free to […]

Blackberry pumpkin baked oatmeal

Blackberry pumpkin baked oatmeal

Some mornings are easier than others to put a hearty and nutritious breakfast on the table. To make things easier for people like myself who struggle to function most mornings, I’m a fan of any dish that can be made in advance. My baked oatmeal […]

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN PARFAITS

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN PARFAITS

Instead of using pumpkin puree to create the seasonally ubiquitous pumpkin pie, I just had to think outside the box and create something different for you all. Sure, the spicy sweet flavours we all know and love about pumpkin desserts go great with flaky pastry, […]

SPICED TAMARIND POTATOES

SPICED TAMARIND POTATOES

I think that sometimes we get stuck in what I’d like to call a “potato rut” and forget that these tubers pair so well with big, bold flavours and spices. Preparing potatoes with tamarind is common in India and some parts of the Middle East. […]

Bright and crisp sautéed greens

Bright and crisp sautéed greens

Notice how I didn’t specify which green veggies you can use for this recipe? Well, that was intentional because the truth is that this recipe applies to a bunch of green things: snow peas, sugar snap peas, rapini, broccolini, asparagus, green beans… Did I miss […]

Pumpkin and Porcini Risotto with Scallops

Pumpkin and Porcini Risotto with Scallops

The thing about making risotto – and what keeps most people from attempting it themselves at home – is the TLC that’s required to turn the raw rice into it’s characteristic creamy, unctuous texture.  Yes, my recipe does require a good amount of stirring as […]