Spicy Tofu with a Noodle Salad

It is finally here, perfected and ready to share with everyone! Full disclosure, I had a challenging time getting the creative juices flowing to write this one up for you all. For me, this time of year is when I become weirdly obsessed with eating salads, and all the fresh local produce I can. I…

Sea Salt, Vinegar and Rosemary Beet Chips.

Eating seasonal in the winter time seems like a BIG challenge, almost impossible. But it really is not that hard. There are lots of options: Apples, artichoke, barley, bok choi, beets, broccoli, broccolini, brussel sprouts, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chard, crimini mushrooms, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, micro greens, oats, onions, oyster mushrooms, pea shoots, portabello…

Turkey Noodle Soup

This Christmas has been pretty great. Not only has it been the first time in many, many years that I have actually had Christmas Eve, Christmas day and Boxing Day off. But pretty much my entire direct family was in town, so that was pretty cool seeing everyone so close to Christmas. But now that…

Just In Time For Christmas- Amaretto Pudding

HELLO!!! I am back from my three months hiatus from my cooking blog. WOW, what a whirlwind of the three months it has been. Honestly, I haven’t had time to reflect yet, but it was a roller coaster of a ride, and I came out of it feeling like I can conquer anything. I learned…

Peach Panzanella Salad

Millions of Peaches, peaches for me. Millions of peaches, peaches for free? Well not quite. Kodi went to the Okanagan for the August long weekend and came home with 20 pounds of peaches.  YES, TWENTY POUNDS! WTF (sorry language) am I suppose to do with 20 pounds of peaches?!?!? Besides making my usual suspects (keep…

Summer Pasta Salad

I have been making this salad for as long as I can remember, and I have been eating it even longer. This pasta salad was my only request during the summertime, and eventually, my mom gave up and just taught me how to make it.  I make it for every bbq I go to, every…

Cast Iron Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

I am sitting here, writing this post in my office, surrounded by empty bookcases, boxes of alcohol and piles of games and cookbooks because we are in the middle of a kitchen mini-reno. I say mini reno because it pretty much is just painting. But it has swirled my life into chaos, and I am…

No Machine Strawberry and Chocolate Icecream

I love ice cream. It does not matter what time of year it is if someone asks if I want ice cream I will say yes.  A long time ago, I had an ice cream machine, and a few years back I got rid of it, now I am regretting that decision. But it has…

Coconut Strawberry Muffins

One of my fondest memories growing up is going to U-pick strawberries with my mom and eating more off the plants than what would end up in my basket. While I would be loaded up on strawberries, we would go home and make some strawberry jam. Now whenever it is strawberry season, I stock up…

Zucchini & Feta Salad

Believe it or not, growing up I used to DESPISE zucchini. Today, I am an advocate for the cliché “your taste buds will change” because really, it is not a cliché; it is the truth (science!). I won’t get into all the science of taste buds changing; I will leave that up to you. But…