MAPLE BALSAMIC GLAZED PORK CHOPS

These maple balsamic glazed pork chops are ready in LESS than 30 minutes, which makes them perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!  They’re also fancy and gourmet tasting enough to serve to guests! Now that the holidays are approaching, (so quickly!!), I think it’s important to have a great arsenal of amazing meals that you […]

roasted veggie pitas with avocado dip

Top o’ the Roasted Veggie Pita with Avocado Dip Monday to ya! Bleh. Do you just want to kick me sometimes? There is only one reason that it is a Top O’ The Monday kind of morning, and it is not the fact that I’m battling a throat-attacking cold, or the fact that we are […]

BROCCOLI QUINOA CASSEROLE

I love quinoa. I have been experimenting with it not only for savory dishes like this Broccoli quinoa casserole but for sweet dishes as well. I have a lot of recipes I want to experiment with using quinoa. I love this ingredient and because it is so versatile, healthy and easy to prepare, it has […]

SMOKY TEMPEH VEGETABLE AND RICE BOWL

Smoky tempeh with fresh vegetables and sprouts over rice and topped with an egg makes for a healthy, and delicious meal. No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you: today’s recipe sounds like a healthy dish, looks like a healthy dish (and tastes fabulous), right smack in the middle of December, with Christmas hot on […]

CRISPY PEANUT TOFU & CAULIFLOWER RICE STIR FRY

One bite in and I knew I hit the jackpot with this one. If you’ve been in search of the perfect crispy, baked tofu recipe, this is the one for you! I’m so excited to share this with you guys I can hardly stand it. Let’s do this! For starters, this dish is served over […]

creamy spinach sweet potato noodles with cashew sauce

Stop right there. Sweet potato noodles? CASHEW SAUCE? First of all, y-u-m. Secondly, it’s true. I’m going fake-vegan-rogue on you today. In terms of actual real life serious commitments, I’m not a vegan or a vegetarian. But I am a person who likes to try new things and sometimes I get lazy about cooking meat, […]

simple mushroom penne with walnut pesto

Some of you good people who are on this website right now are looking at this picture and just KNOWING. You’re knowing that you and me and those buttery-soaked mushrooms on pasta with a heaping spoonful of flavor-packed earthy-vibed walnut pesto – all of us, we just belong to each other. Kumbaya forever. Some of […]

Sage and Maple-Roasted Chickpeas with Crispy Kale and Sweet Potato Mash

Make sure your chickpeas and onions are tossed well with the olive oil/maple syrup/sage mixture before they go into the oven. This will help the chickpeas crisp and caramelize. Before you add the kale, the chickpeas should be a little crispy, and the onions should be soft. When you mix the kale in, the baking […]

CREAMY LEMON PARMESAN CHICKEN (PICCATA)

The ultimate in gourmet comfort food with a twist. Dredging the chicken in finely grated parmesan cheese and adding parmesan and extra garlic into the creamy lemon sauce for added flavour, this Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken Piccata is out of this world. This Easter weekend, we served our creamy chicken over pasta, but a Piccata […]

BUFFALO CHICKEN BAKED ZIT

Well it’s that time of year again. Hardly no sun and lots of clouds, which makes it hard to photograph. *sigh. It was cloudy everyday this week until now. At least it hasn’t snowed yet. There’s no chance of snow in the 2 week forecast according to weather.com. Yay! I’ve been inspired by all those […]