The 15 minute Pan Steak

Growing up I used to love BBQ.  How can any meat-loving person not love the smell of searing meat wafting into the fresh, warm air?  Well, since moving into an apartment I haven't been able to bust out a BBQ due to condo rules and regulations so I've had to adapt to the situation and learn [...]

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Lemon-Pesto Pasta with Chicken

You may have noticed that I have a few pasta dishes in this blog.  That's because they are inherently easy to make and can be dressed up in so many different ways.  Pesto is one of the sauces (condiment?) that I usually always have in my fridge.  It keeps for a really long time and [...]

Burritos

In my home city, it seems that everyone is obsessed with burritos. Friendly discussions turn into heated debates as self-proclaimed foodies rant and rave about who makes the best Burritos in town. As most people are quite aware, the Burrito is an iconic staple in Mexican-American cuisine.  Where it originated is not entirely known, with stories of its [...]

Le CarPeaCho Cookies

This is my take on the SumB*tch cookies from the How I Met Your Mother series.  Taking the classic elements of Caramel, Peanut butter and Chocolate, mixing them together and reveling at the results. What I love about these, is that the "cookie" part of this creation is pretty much a brownie.  A fudgy and [...]

Coconut Lime Bars

This past weekend I was updating my summer playlist when I came across an older song that I hadn't heard in years.  The song was Coconut by Harry Nilsson - "You put the lime in the coconut and drink them both down."  I began to immediately sing along to the catchy lyrics, putting the song [...]

Chicken Curry

Curry is my ultimate comfort food.  Its delicious, simple, nutritious and I simply love the aroma as it cooks.  The blend of spices wafting through the air of my tiny apartment will bring an instant smile to my face. As with my previous curry recipe, I make a distinction between flavour and heat when I [...]

Opera Cake

My favourite cake to make is Opera Cake.  Made with coffee flavoured buttercream and dense, rich ganache all beautifully layered between coffee soaked torte.  It looks super elegant and very sophisticated, but underneath all that glam is some straightforward, delicious goodness.  If you're hankering for a mocha fix, this recipe has got you covered. Now, [...]

Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I've seen many recipes on the internet for a Chocolate Avocado Mousse.  However, all of them use agave or maple syrup to make them.  If you have access to these sweeteners, checking out those recipes might be worth your while.  At this current time, I don't have either of those, and I don't particularly want [...]

Latvian Piragi!

With Easter upon us, I thought I would share with you all my families Piragi recipe.  Growing up, this delicious bread pocket, filled with bacon, ham and onion would make an appearance at any family gathering.  I would always love helping my mother, and grandmother make them a few days before easter.  The smell of [...]

One-pot Tomato Mac’n Cheese bake

I think a lot of people have a love-hate relationship with pasta - especially any pasta that involves cheese.  However, every once in a while, especially if it is relatively healthy it's nice to enjoy some good old fashion carbs. Like the majority of my recipes, there is plenty of room for some added individual [...]