Recipe: Endurance Crackers

The best thing about these crackers – other than the fact that my gluten-free friends can eat them and my gluten-loving friends actually love the taste too – is that the recipe is so easy you can pretty much memorize it after attempting it once. It basically just includes a half cup of four types of seeds […]

Power Balls (and fun with food processors)

Since starting P90X (and figuring out I was allergic to whey protein powder) I’ve been looking for whey-free ways (ha!)  to get my protein into my diet. Since Clif bars have about 10g of protein per bar I had been eating them obsessively – not the most frugal obsession (they’re cheapest at Costco if you […]

Curried Lentil Poutine

Lentils are a much-overlooked food that, prior to trying them, I had relegated to the land of hippies and vegans (is there a difference?). Now that I’ve offended a few people let me say that I firmly believe lentils are the perfect food. The astounding percentage of protein in these pulses make them a cheap […]

Spanish Night: Chorizo & Chicken Paella

Though neither Steph or I have actually been to Spain (soon to change!) we decided to have Spanish night. We started out with a Paella (pronounced Pie-eh-ah – like tortilla!). Paella is a traditional Spanish dish originating from Valencia which consists of rice, vegetables and a mix of meats or seafood. Seafood is usually a […]

Recipe: Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza (not the drink!) was named after Margherita of Savoy in 1889 and is the Italian word for daisy. The red tomatoes, green basil and white mozzarella represent the colours of the Italian flag! The most important thing to know, though, is it makes a tasty combination! Read full post… For the dough recipe […]

Marvelous Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella – My mom makes this for company – so excellent – I had to try it for myself. The recipe is from the Silver Palate which was apparently the book (and store) that sparked the Mediterranean cooking movement in the 70s & 80s. The second book was called The Silver Palate Good Times […]

Revelry and Risotto

Risotto always seems to be served in fancy restaurants and has a reputation for being time consuming (so much stirring!) however it’s actually fairly easy. I followed Jamie Oliver’s suggestions for the most part: Jamie Oliver Risotto except omitted the celery and added flat-leafed parsley. Below is my risotto at the sauté stage. Jamie suggests […]


A favourite childhood recipe of mine is Greek Spanokapita (even though my family is not Greek whatsoever). Begin by spreading butter over a layer of phyllo pastry. We used a spatula  but it is much easier to use a brush if you are endowed with such a well-stocked kitchen. Keep layering the pastry with butter […]