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
Tomorrow (or I guess today once this post is published), I will be making my way to New York for the first time, where I will most certainly be enjoying a slice of pizza or two! In the spirit of New York and pizza, I felt this recipe that has been hanging out in my blog archives for quite some time needed to be shared!
This awesome pizza uses Jim Lahey’s amazing “no-knead” pizza dough, making it ridiculously easy to make! You basically just put everything in a bowl the night before, and voila, the next day it has become an amazing pizza dough! Now that’s my kind of recipe! Of course, I had to add a little bit extra to it, because following a recipe to the tee is never as much fun!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Pizza
Tagged dough, easy, Goat Cheese, homemade, jim lahey, mushroom, no-knead, pizza, recipe, spinach, thin crust
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I had become intrigued by the idea of “One Pot Pasta” after watching an episode of Bon Appetempt, so here it is! I tossed this recipe together with what I had on hand, hoped for the best and was rewarded with a delicious dinner! I’m not a fan of heavily sauced pasta dishes, especially now that we finally have some nice weather in Saskatoon, so this hit the spot perfectly! A light, fresh pasta dish that doesn’t leave you feeling like you just ate a brick!
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Turkey
Tagged easy, ground turkey, how to make one pot pasta, meatball, one pot pasta, parmesan, pasta, recipe, spaghetti, spinach, summer, tomato, turkey meatballs
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
Baked eggs have been on my food bucket list for quite some time now, although I don’t actually have a food bucket list (it’s more just a mental list). Maybe I should start one and share it with you guys? We can eat our way through it together! Now i’m on to something…
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Egg, Give Away, Lunch
Tagged baked, baked egg cups, breakfast, brunch, easy, egg, egg farmers of canada, get cracking, giveaway, Goat Cheese, group, ham, oven, recipe, spinach
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and so is another BS’ in the Kitchen CTV Morning Live – Saskatoon appearance! This time, we have settled on the theme of “Breakfast in Bed” for our Mother’s Day special! After discussing it with Carlene, we decided crepes would be the way to go. They are easy to make, very versatile, and will impress that hard working mother in your life! Carlene is going to be cooking up some sweet red velvet crepes, and since not all mothers have a breakfast sweet tooth, I decided to make a savoury crepe recipe!
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Lunch, pancake
Tagged Bacon, cheese, crepe, french, green onion, julia child, mothers day, mushroom, parmesan, recipe, ricotta, savoury, spinach
In pursuit of all things cheesy, Spanakopita was one of the many things that came to mind. Not only does it contain one of my favourite ingredient pairings (spinach, garlic, and onions), it contains not one, but TWO types of cheese, feta and ricotta! It’s hard to beat all these things combined into beautifully flaky phyllo dough. BUT in the name of gourmet grilled cheese, I scrapped that flaky phyllo for buttery, crunchy, toasted bread, and created the Spanakopita Grilled Cheese! A creamy, garlicy, spinachy, salty, crunchy piece of heaven worthy of the pallette of Poseidon (why is there no Greek God of Spanakopita?!?)!
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, appetizer, april, dough, Feta, greek, national grilled cheese month, phyllo, recipe, ricotta, spanakopita, spinach
Rather than try and combine both posts into one, I decided to create another one, as some people might be turned off by the idea of deep fried ravioli, and not notice that you can boil these into healthier, delicious ravioli!
Start off by making this Spinach Pasta Dough, once that is made proceed to the recipe.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Lunch, Pasta, Vegetable
Tagged boiled, dough, fresh, homemade, pasta, ravioli, ricotta, spinach, spinach pasta, tomato sauce
In a continuation of the delicious spinach pasta dough I made, here is another great use for it! To make the pasta, check out the Spinach Pasta Dough post. Once you have made the dough follow these instructions:
Check out this video for a visual on how to quickly cut your pasta into fettuccine!
Posted in Dinner, Pasta, Vegetable
Tagged dough, fettuccine, fresh, frozen spinach, homemade, parmesan, pasta, sauce, spicy, spinach, tomato
A Kevin O’Leary inspired recipe, a strange thing you might think? Turns out he provided great inspiration for this tasty dish!
This is what we know about Kevin.
- He can be a little full of himself from time to time…
- He certainly “brings the heat” to hopeful entrepreneurs
- He is all about the “green” (a.k.a $$$$)
- His favourite restaurant in Toronto serves Italian food
- He is a wine connoisseur
Well it’s obvious isn’t it?! We need to make an appetizer that’s full of itself, can handle the heat, is green, perhaps Italian, and maybe even has some wine in it! So it came to be, The Kevin O’Leary, a.k.a Deep Fried Ravioli Stuffed with Spinach & Ricotta, served with a Spicy Tomato Sauce!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Pasta
Tagged boiled, cookin' greens, deep fried, dough, dragons den, Fried, frozen spinach, homemade, kevin o'leary, parmesan, pasta, ravioli, ricotta, spicy, spinach, tomato sauce