Zucchinis…you either love or hate them…or rather, you love them but then hate them because you have so many at the end of the gardening season that you can’t possibly fathom eating another one of those massive green squashes.
Yeah that sounds about right.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Pizza, Vegetable
Tagged basil, cheese, healthy, healthy alternative, low carb, pepperoni, pizza, Roasted, squash, vegetable, zucchini
Today I realized I hadn’t posted anything on this blog for the last month and a half…since starting this blog over three years ago, it’s been updated fairly regularly, and while there have been slow months, there has always been a few new recipes each month…until now…almost. Coming to that realization, I knew I needed to take some time today and at least post one thing, because I feel really bad about how neglected this blog has become.
For those who have been sticking around, I thank you! I definitely don’t want to neglect the blog, and have no plans to stop blogging, it’s just been a very busy several months. All though things are quite busy, it’s awesome and a blessing when starting your own business! Although I have been away from the blog, I’ve been doing plenty of food related work. I’ve continued shooting recipe videos and blogging for tablespoon.com, creating and managing a visual marketing campaign for Ayden Kitchen & Bar (Top Chef Canada winner Dale MacKay’s new restaurant), and more recently becoming the video editor for a hunting TV show! It’s been a busy few months, and I don’t see it slowing down, but i’m learning a ton, and getting better at managing several projects at once!
Posted in breakfast, Dinner, Egg, Healthy, Vegetable
Tagged breakfast, breakfast squash, dinner, egg, healthy, low carb, pasta alternative, spaghetti squash
Here is a recipe that just makes sense! Taking traditional spaghetti and meat sauce, but swapping the pasta for squash. I apologize in advance to those who like very specific recipes. I made meat sauce the previous night and used the leftover sauce when making this, so i’m estimating the measurements, but hey! It’s a meat sauce. If you are measuring everything you’re doing it wrong! It’s all about adding in the main component, adding a dash of this, a dash of that, tasting, adjusting, and enjoying!
Posted in Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Healthy, Pasta, Roast
Tagged baked, fall recipe, ground beef, healthy, low carb, meat sauce, pasta substitute, recipe, Roasted, spaghetti, spaghetti squash, squash, tomato
It’s that time of the year… Squash season!
Thanks to my mother planting copious amount of spaghetti squash this year, I have been racking my brain, trying to think of different ways to use that delicious vegetable! In the past, I have always kept it quite simple, roasting the spaghetti squash, then mixing in some diced tomato and onion, which makes a perfectly delicious meal. But this time I wanted to really take advantage of the squash and the fact that it makes a perfect little boat for other ingredients when cut in half.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Roast, Vegetable
Tagged baked, basil, dinner, easy, Goat Cheese, healthy, low carb, onion, recipe, Roasted, spaghetti, spaghetti squash, spinach, squash, tomato
I must say September was a pretty pitiful month for blogging and I apologize for that! It’s not that I haven’t been cooking anything, I just haven’t been taking the time to edit the images, and write up a blog post. I’ve got a few recipes that are quite timely for this fall season, so you can expect a little more blogging this month!
Let’s start with this delicious meal featuring some wonderful ingredients from my mothers garden! The stars of the dish are delicious onions that have been drizzled with balsamic vinegar and roasted, as well as a hearty pork chop finished with chive butter. My house smelled so good after making this, it was a low level of torture, having to wait to eat this while smelling it and taking pictures.
Posted in Dinner, Fresh herbs, Pork, Roast, Side
Tagged Balsamic, balsamic vinegar, chive butter, comfort food, dinner, fall, pan roasted, Pork, pork chop, red onion, Roast, roast onions, winter
It’s hard to believe fall is already here with the trees transforming into hues of golden yellow, burnt red and rusted orange. While fall leaves some feeling a bit blue, knowing that summer is ending and winter is only around the corner, but for me – I LOVE it! Cool but still warm temperatures, the ability to relish in the last moments of the summer sun, the fashion (boots, boots, boots! Can’t forget the cozy scarves and sweaters) and not to mention great fishing, and something new for me this year – hunting! Another fall bonus is the harvest season – veggies and fruits galore!!! This year a friend shared some beautiful Saskatchewan grown apples with me, along with an apple pie and crisp that she and her mom made (This crisp was probably the best crisp I’ve ever had. The caramel like coated apples had me at first bite). You seriously can’t get a person that’s more kind and generous as she is! These apples deserved to be transformed into something delicious and this is where this recipe comes in, so let’s get to it.. Continue reading
Posted in Canning, Fruit
Tagged allspice, Apple, apples, canned, canning, Chutney, Garlic, ginger, indian, Mustard, saskatchewan, spice
I have been the fortunate recipient of a very large box of crab apples…
Unfortunately most of them aren’t ripe…
Having been picked a couple weeks too early, they are quite sour. In my efforts to use them up, I have been cooking the apples to sweeten them and using them as an oatmeal topping. As I was cooking the apples, it dawned on me “why am I not posting this on the blog?”. Of course, once that crossed my mind, I grabbed my camera and took a few shots so I could share it with all of you wonderful people!
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Fruit, Pie
Tagged Apple, apple pie, apple pie oatmeal, apple pie spice, breakfast, crab apples, oatmeal, quick oats, recipe
I’ve been all about making food with fun names these days. Blueberry Cla-foo-tee, chicken catch-a-tory, they are fun to say and even more fun to eat! As part of our back-to-school special for CTV Morning Live, Carlene and I were tasked with making easy, budget friendly meals for students. Carlene settled on making the always tasty Vietnamese cold rolls; an easy to make, inexpensive, and light meal. Taking the alternate route, I went with a comfort classic that’s easy to make and easy on the budget!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Pasta
Tagged budget, budget friendly, cheap, Chicken, chicken cacciatore, chicken thighs, comfort food, dinner, italian, pasta, recipe, student
I can’t believe it’s September already. Where did this summer go? I’m not sure if it was having the snow stay into early May or just being so busy, but this summer seemed to wiz right by. With September here in full force, so is school. Yup that’s right – back to the books, the late night studies, copious amounts of coffee and the ever growing wealth of knowledge. When CTV Morning Live contacted us about doing another segment, this time anchored around budget and student friendly meals, Bob and I agreed to the challenge (the video of the segment is posted below – tune in to see who received the “dunce” cap). Bob made some flavour packed chicken cacciatore and my rival dish was one of my favourite foods: Vietnamese cold rolls. Let’s get to my recipe (which by the way costs an average of $2.49 CAD for a serving of four cold rolls).
Posted in Appetizer, Easy, Healthy
Tagged appetizer, budget, Chicken, cold, dinner, easy, Fast, fresh, friendly, lunch, meal, Pork, quick, roll, snack, spring, student, vegetable, Vietnamese
I think i’m gonna start baking this dessert just so I can keep saying “and for dessert we have a delicious Cla-foo-teeee”. It just sounds so fancy! Not to mention it’s super delicious and easy to make.
Posted in breakfast, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, pancake
Tagged blueberry, breakfast, clafoutis, dessert, easy, french, pancake, recipe, summer