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
Anybody else out there enjoy the awkward and hilarious online cooking show made by food blog Bon Appetempt? About two months ago, I was going on a 3AM Vimeo food video binge when I came across Bon Appetempt’s “30-Minute Meal?” video. Shortly after discovering Bon Appetempt, I began watching their videos and not so shortly after, I had finished all of them. They are awesome. Go see for yourself!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Healthy, Turkey
Tagged alternative, Bacon, dinner, ground turkey, healthy, meatballs, onion, Panko, recipe, spinach, turkey, turkey meatballs
Yesterday I posted a simple Roasted Cauliflower recipe, and today I am following it up with this delicious roasted cauliflower mash! Given how impressed I was with the flavour of the roasted cauliflower, I was even more impressed with these faux mashed potatoes! They were awesome!
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Side, Vegetable
Tagged alternative, Cauliflower, comfort food, easy, gravy, healthy, mash, mashed, mashed potatoes, olive oil, oven, Potato, recipe, Roasted, side, snack
Let’s start by saying I don’t really like cauliflower, but I bought some because it was on sale…story of my life. I had high hopes for this head of cauliflower, but I felt the light fading as it sat in my fridge for one month…and then another month…
Yeah. Two months.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Vegetable
Tagged alternative, Cauliflower, easy, healthy, olive oil, oven, Potato, recipe, Roasted, side, snack
In a continuation of my previous post for Baked French Fries I present to you the always delicious Poutine! This is super easy to make, and I know some of you will shame me for not using REAL gravy, but I gotta say, that salty, delicious instant gravy tastes wonderful on these fries. Guilty pleasure? Maybe.
Anyways, you can’t beat the speed of this one. Baked french fries to Poutine in like 5 minutes! Sounds good to me!
This is more of a guideline than a recipe, because well, who am I to tell you how much gravy and cheese curds you should be putting on your fries!
Bake some fries first, and proceed to recipe!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Potato, Side, Snack, Snack
Tagged Bacon, baked, cheese, cheese curds, curds, easy, french fries, french fry, green onion, healthy, montreal, poutine, recipe
Anyone who buys those bags of frozen french fries is just cheating themselves. Especially if you have potatoes in your cupboard. These things are so simple, so delicious, and just look at how beautiful they are! Your frozen potato sticks don’t come close! Grab a russet potato, slice it up, bake it and feel the guilt wash away as you eat these non-deep fried homemade beauties (and then feel guilty as you realize you just ate a ton…oops!). Stay tuned for a much less guilt-free recipe coming in the next day or two using these tasty things! (can you guess what it might be??)
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Healthy, Potato, Side
Tagged alternative, baked, crispy, crunchy, easy, french fries, fries, healthy, homemade, oven, Potato, recipe, russet
I’m slightly addicted to Pinterest (no, that’s a lie. I’m addicted….) and I kept on seeing pins with cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower bites, cauliflower imitating bread everywhere! After seeing so many of these pins I thought I’d put one to the test and landed on a recipe for Cauliflower Garlic Cheese “Bread” Sticks that looked pretty good so I gave it a whirl. Continue reading
Posted in Bread, Easy, Gluten Free, Vegetable
Tagged bread, Cauliflower, cheese, egg, free, Garlic, gluten, healthy, recipe, sticks, vegetables
Sorry for being a bit absent on the blog lately and an even bigger thanks to Bob for carrying things along and posting some really delicious recipes. Last night I was pretty hungry and after avoiding groceries for the past three weeks, the only thing I really had in my fridge was celery… yup you heard me… boring ol’ celery. So I chopped a bunch up and just started creating and this is what I came up with. It was a great little soup that would best be served as a side soup or an appetizer to a great sandwich (perhaps one of Bob’s fabulous grilled cheeses). Let’s continue to the recipe. Continue reading
Posted in Easy, soup, Vegetable
Tagged appetizer, celery, easy, Fast, healthy, lentil, quick, Quinoa, recipe, side, soup