Warm Rapini and Fig Salad

Not sure whether I should call this a fail or not… I mean, it was good, but… BUT! That but alone is enough to make me want to call this a fail. However, the fact that it was still good makes me want to record the recipe in this very journal, for future reference. So […]

Refreshing Papaya Millet Salad

I had half a papaya left from the other day and needed to find a way to use it. I liked the quinoa salad that I had made so much that I decided to revisit it, while making a few minor changes. I thought coconut would be a great addition, as well as dried figs. […]

Red Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Pizza

I saw my brother last Friday and he gave me the most awesome birthday present : this absolutely gorgeous olive oil and this superb white wine vinegar. The timing was absolutely perfect, for I had pizza on the menu for the week-end, which I was planning on topping with a handful of arugula slightly dressed with… […]

Sweet Potato Oven Baked Frittata

I know, I know, this was not part of my menu plan of the week. But I didn’t expect to be cooking for 5 in the middle of the week and on real short notice. I had to think fast and make do with what I had on hand! Frittatas are always a good alternative […]

Taco Style Salad in a Tortilla Bowl

Another birthday come and gone! So I am now 38. Great! Glad it’s over, really; I don’t care much about my birthday… I used to, but not anymore. Been disappointed way too many times, so I learned to treat it as “just another day”. Nothing special about it, at least not as far as the […]

Fall Colours Stuffed Loaf

This would be one of my daughter’s favourite dishes. Oddly enough, she doesn’t care for bell peppers and this recipe calls for A LOT of bell peppers. In fact, I would say bell peppers make this dish. Along with the parsley, it would be the only ingredient that you cannot substitute for something else. I […]

Ginger Shrimp Fried Rice

This was my first experience making fried rice with brown basmati rice. Since I’ve always used white in the past (I still have about a hundred pounds of the stuff left in my cupboard), I’m not extremely familiar with the brown version, but from what I’ve seen, I feel it tends to be stickier and […]