Restaurant Review: Horn of Africa

When visiting Ottawa one night we met some friends at an Ethiopian restaurant – Horn of Africa – close to the Byward Market. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into but it is not typical Western dining. I kind of expected the restaurant to North-America-fy the food by giving us, you know, […]

Recipe: Cranberry Rhubarb Almond Tart

In my quest to find Rhubarb recipes a Polish friend suggested an Cranberry-Rhubarb almond tart. You will have to google-translate the recipe and take some creative licence but it’s easy enough to follow and easy enough to make. The recipe calls for flour but I’ve tried a almond-flour only method and it also works for […]

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 […]

Quinoa Risotto

Inspired by Food & Drink Magazine I set on making quinoa risotto. Quinoa, if you didn’t know, originates from South America and is a seed that’s very high in protein. You can cook it like rice but unlike rice it has great nutritional value. Apparently quinoa requires very little pesticides because it has a very […]

Restaurant Review: Aquaterra

Aquaterra is located in the Kingston Radisson – just stroll into the parking garage to find the entrance. Even though it suffers from an unfortunate front entrance the food is the best in Kingston, the service is always amazing and the prices are on the pricey side but extremely reasonable for “casual fine dining”.  Upon […]

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 […]