Easy Valentine Apps for the Kitchen Challenged

So you want to impress your Valentine with some snacks and drinks this weekend, but you’re a mess in the kitchen?  NEVER FEAR! These two recipes require ALMOST no cooking, taste fresh and amazing and look great.  You may want to purchase a pack of gum if you have lots of smooching planned, these apps…

Fried Cauliflower Rice with BBQ Pork

I have to admit I did not know how substituting cauliflower for rice would go. Straight up,  I was full on prepared to hate it.  So I was super excited when it turned out so so good, and I have to say…less fuss than rice. It’s SUPER easy, all you need is a food processor…

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cake

  I have always wanted to make a flourless chocolate cake and when I finally did I didn’t have enough eggs! I was following this epicurious recipe and made some substitutions that made the cake extra awesome. This took no time at all to make and it was so good and so moist.  Perfect for…

Rainbow Carrot Cake

Sunday mornings are for coffee, snuggles in bed and if you’re lucky some homemade carrot loaf.  Now I don’t make mine with frosting because it’s perfect the way it is, served with a bit of butter. But if you’re looking to frost check out this recipe from Canadian Living. This is not a crazy sweet…

Balsamic Chicken Nicoise

So I’ve never actually ordered a nicoise salad when I’ve been out, but I always think they look beautiful when they arrive at the table!  I’m not a HUGE fish fan so I decided to take on the nicoise salad with chicken and it turned out AMAZING. This is what I like to call a…

1 Potato 2 Potato Gnocchi

So we started getting a weekly delivery from Durham Organics, which is awesome. The produce is so good and so fresh and it challenges us to think of different things to make!  Case and point this sweet potato, potato gnocchi. Despite what you might think it’s not actually DIFFICULT to make gnocchi, it just takes…

Zucchini Asparagus Pasta+ Sriracha Fried Egg

This pasta dish was so quick and easy, it made the perfect Friday night dinner and it was SO GOOD.  You can add more or less veggies as you like but we like A LOT. INGREDIENTS: Whole wheat spaghetti 1 bunch thin asparagus, bottoms chopped off 2 zucchinis, sliced into this strips with mandolin 1…

Granadora’s PEI Chowder

The best recipes are the ones that have been passed down from generation to generation, and I’m the luckiest person in the world because my brother is engaged to marry my best friend Megan, who comes from PEI.  This makes me lucky for a lot of reasons, mainly that I have this big amazing family on…

Poppers be Poppin’

OMG I love jalapeño poppers. Last weekend we put a little twist on ours and they turned out GREAT. INGREDIENTS: jalapeños (as many as you’re making) regular cream cheese mozzarella cheese bacon, cooked and cut into small strips spring roll wrappers INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat your oven to 425, and wash your peppers. Half your jalapeños and remove…

You Jerk! Chicken Soup

This Jerk Chicken soup is UNREAL and it’s the perfect, colourful way to spice up a freezing winter night. INGREDIENTS: 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts jerk chicken rub (I love Grace in mild or hot) 3 peppers, chopped (I like to use a mix of colours!) 2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 3 cups chicken broth…