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…

Honey Garlic Soy Chicken Veggie Bowl

Alright, so this isn’t a quick dish but it isn’t terribly difficult either and the results are SO GOOD. Planning to wow your special someone with a delicious dinner, or having people over for a meal?  This glazed chicken and veggie bowl is so good they won’t believe you made it. (Seriously…you’ll have some convincing…

12 Days of Breakfast

The thing about the 12 Days of Breakfast is that they will all make awesome dishes for any day, but New Years Day in particular. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for something light, something heavy, something packed with meat or vegetarian. 12 Days of Breakfast was an awesome success, you can check out…

The Finale: Breakfast Falafel

For the big Day 12 Finale, I wanted to do something completely different so, breakfast falafels it is!  We love eating falafel for dinner but they actually make a great breakfast and a delicious combo with the egg. It’s not hard to make, and it is awesome for any vegetarian friends. INGREDIENTS:  Eggs 2 cups…

Day 11: Breakfast Bagel Bar

Sometimes the best breakfasts are ones you don’t actually have to do any cooking for. The bagel bar is the perfect holiday breakfast for large crowds, or exhausted hosts.  Just grab a bunch of different (delicious) bagels and put our a spread of toppings. I like to offer up smoked salmon, fresh tomatoes, avocado, and…