Category: Lunch

  • Pork and Chive Dumplings

    Pork and Chive Dumplings

    Whether steamed, boiled, pan-fried or deep fried, dumplings are delicious. I’ve been eating a fair amount of dim sum the past year, which has afforded me the opportunity to try lots of different dumpling textures and flavour combinations that I wasn’t previously acquainted with. This particular recipe isn’t too adventurous – I think arguably this […]

  • Squash, sage & walnut pesto pie

    Squash, sage & walnut pesto pie

    A Savoury Vegetarian Pie My dear friend Kim sent me a recipe from Oh My Veggies called Savoury Pumpkin Galette and both of us made them for our respective family Christmas dinners this year. Mine were a big hit at Christmas and I just finished making a fresh batch. I made four and froze two, […]

  • Roasted Squash and Spinach Lasagne

    Roasted Squash and Spinach Lasagne

    A simple vegetarian lasagne Last night I made Roasted Squash, Sage and Walnut Pesto Galettes, and I purposely roasted extra squash to do something with for tonight’s dinner. Prepping ingredients for two recipes at one time is a time-saving thing I like to do. I also have some spinach on hand so searched for a […]

  • Polenta Fries

    Polenta Fries

    Sometimes I cook what I want to eat. Other times I cook something because the ingredients are available. Making polenta fries was an example of the latter. I had the polenta already cooked, I had the leftover oil I’d used for frying from a couple of days earlier, so making polenta fries seemed like the natural thing […]

  • Prawn Puttanesca

    Prawn Puttanesca

    Pasta has always been a big player with our family. Whether it was egg noodles with my mom’s beef stroganoff, weekly spaghetti, or penne experimentation with my brother on Saturday mornings—we’ve always loved it. Since it’s finally summer here on the West Coast, I thought we’d try a spin on this light, Italian classic. The ingredient […]

  • Leon’s easy, “no-knead” pizza dough

    Leon’s easy, “no-knead” pizza dough

    My brother Leon was over a while ago and quickly whipped up a pizza dough that he touted as a “no-knead” pizza dough. Less work – sounds great! It was delicious so I asked him to share the recipe. I have made it a number of times since and it always turns out great. If […]

  • Zucchini, tomato and feta bake

    Zucchini, tomato and feta bake

    My favourite food as a kid was Greek food. My mother regularly incorporated Mediterranean flavours into her cooking—and she still makes some of the best spanakopita I’ve ever had. I vividly remember requesting a Greek dinner for a birthday and stealing kalamata olives from the fridge throughout the day until it came time to make […]

  • Mac and Cheese

    Mac and Cheese

    Apparently Canadians eat the most macaroni and cheese in the world. How does one measure that? By the number of boxes of KD sold? Who knows. Regardless, mac and cheese is pretty classic North American comfort food. And best of all, it’s really easy to make it pretty well. The key to this recipe is […]