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 [...]

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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 [...]

Peach Pie

Having a slice of good homemade pie is beyond comparison.  It's the ultimate comfort food for me - like the buttery crust and warm, goey filling are wrapping me up in a delicious pie blanket. Any pie, whether its apple, sweet potato, peach, or a Quiche all revolve around a good crust.  In my opinion, [...]

Coconut Chicken Curry

A delicious Indian style Coconut Chicken curry bursting up the wazoo with flavour.  Made from easy to find spices and ingredients that you probably already have at home. Whenever I talk about preparing curry for people, the first question I am always asked is "Is it spicy?"  Well, my response is usually the same with [...]

Nanaimo Bars

I may be the odd person out, but when I think of what Canadian culinary classics are, I think of Maple fudge, poutine and Nanaimo bars.  Some of you out there may think I am nuts, others might not even know what a Nanaimo bar is.  Well, it's the picture in this article.  But do [...]

Pan Brownies

Who doesn't love brownies?  Moist, chewy, chocolaty.... what more could any person want?  Besides a personal chef to make it for you of course.  Maybe brownies smothered in ice-cream and hot fudge? Alas, this is just the plain jane brownie, but plain jane is perfectly good on its own.  Like all my entries before this, [...]

Banana Bread

Banana Bread, the delicious saviour of far gone bananas.  This is another recipe that has been passed down to me through generations of my family which I am all too happy to share with all of you.  The soft interior crumb is encased in a crispy,  golden brown crust which is satisfyingly crunchy.  When sliced, [...]