Tangy, Roasted Potato and Radish

I love roasted potatoes. And sweet potatoes.  And carrots.  And squash.  So why not radishes? The peppery flavour of radishes is very unique–sadly, the peppery flavour dies during the roasting process.  The vinegar in this recipe manages to preserve the dish’s kick.  For a little more pronounced kick, try adding another teaspoonful or two after… Continue reading Tangy, Roasted Potato and Radish

Homemade Barbecue Chicken

   For the most part, I dislike barbecue sauce. It’s too…burnt flavoured, if that makes any sense.  For whatever reason, I love smoked-flavoured things, but I do not enjoy burnt flavouring. Now, trust me.  Despite the ingredients, the barbecue sauce is delicious.  Something about slowly baking it for an hour transforms it into a more-than-edible… Continue reading Homemade Barbecue Chicken

Simplicity: Pear, Peanut Butter, and Whole Wheat

Healthy snacks do not have to be exotic, complicated, or difficult. Being healthy should not be difficult, or tasteless.  This is the perfect combination for a light, quick meal, a snack, or even a dessert since it is so sweet. It’s so simple, it hardly needs a “recipe”…but I am too OCD to break the… Continue reading Simplicity: Pear, Peanut Butter, and Whole Wheat

Sage Hummus

I intended to make rosemary-flavoured hummus. Now, I love rosemary.  It has a perfect warm, comforting flavour that makes even soup worth eating.  Evidently I love rosemary a little too much, because I am out.  I actually finished the whole bottle.  This is a first for me!  I think I have now earned the right… Continue reading Sage Hummus

Healthy Peach Tart with Shortbread Crust

Shortbread: so simple, so delicious, so….fattening. Not this time! I took a very daring move.  Avocado is used as a partial-substitute for butter in some baked goods.  Usually, these baked goods are stronger flavoured things like banana bread, with some of the butter still being left in the recipe.  I decided to go all out–I… Continue reading Healthy Peach Tart with Shortbread Crust

Easy Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia

I used to never eat seafood of any kind. Not because I did not like it, but because I was scared of it.  I did not know how to cook it, what to pair it with, or how to tell when it was cooked through.  (I am also deathly afraid of food-poisoning.) This is an… Continue reading Easy Cornmeal-Crusted Tilapia

I’m Not the Only Chef…

So, I do not typically like to go on about my relationship–or my life in general–BUT, I do feel that my boyfriend does deserve to be bragged about. I’m not the only chef/baker/cooker in this relationship. Valentine’s Day was a quiet night in with a home-cooked meal (with lovely presentation), followed by a peaceful drive,… Continue reading I’m Not the Only Chef…