Kansas City Smoked Ribs

Family Weekend Every summer, Katie’s Mom celebrates her birthday in mid July with a reunion of her side of the family that they call Family Weekend. With 7 sisters and a brother, ...

Spicy Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

Last year I visited the Urban Element on Parkdale for a cooking class called Live and Let Thai. This is awesome on multiple levels. First, it’s a Paul McCartney reference, which is ...

Sweet Potato Quinoa Breakfast Skillet

My latest kitchen weapon is a cast iron pan. I’ve wanted one for years, and just days after owning my first, I went out and bought a second in a ...

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Rustic Artisan Bread

Is there anything better than a fresh loaf of homemade bread on ...

Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

What makes a good salad? Well, first and foremost, it should be ...

Montreal-Style Bagels

Bagels. One of my worst guilty pleasures. Nothing beats a warm, soft, ...

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quinoa salad with avocado lime dressing

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing

Every Sunday night, I plan out our food for the week. I look at our hectic schedule, determine what we have in the fridge and pantry, and cross reference with any new recipes I’ve been itching to make. We typically make one or two of our “go-to” meals in a given week, and try out a few […]

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Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I’ve never been much of a pancake guy. It’s one of those foods that I just don’t get why people go crazy over them. I mean, they’re okay, I guess. There’s nothing wrong with them. I’m just not their biggest fan. If I’m out for breakfast I’m more inclined to order an omelette or crepes […]

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Chorizo Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pizza

Pizza night. Everyone’s favourite, right? This past Sunday was pizza night for us. Some friends invited us over to watch the season premiere of Mad Men. They provided incredible appetizers, and some Don Draper style drinks (Manhattan’s and Old Fashioned’s), while we decided to make a few homemade pizzas for the occasion. The first was […]

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Curry Butter Chicken with Cumin Crusted Naan Bread

I’ve been a huge fan of Indian food for quite some time. We absolutely love our curries. They are so flavourful and dynamic. The addition of certain spices can completely change and entire dish, in a good way. I’m also a sucker for naan bread. That doughy, chewy, soft goodness that you use as a […]

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Blueberry Orange Scones

Lately, Katie has been taking a stronger interest in spending some time in the kitchen. Since I am the chef of the house, she has taken on the role of baker. Over the last few months she’s tried her hand at everything from macaroons to muffins to bread to almond crescent cookies. I gotta say, […]

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BBQ Chicken & Portobello Mushroom Pizza

It’s the day after Valentine’s day. We’re exhausted. It’s been a crazy few months for us, and finally we have a weekend just to ourselves. After an incredible dinner last night at Beckta, we just wanted to lounge. House of Cards. Sweat Pants. Pizza. Pizza you say? Yes. Homemade barbecue chicken and wild mushroom pizza. […]

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Whole Wheat Six Seed Bread

I love bread. No, not the crap you find the grocery store that is pumped full of preservatives, or “vegetables” as some claim. I mean real, fresh, homemade bread, that is loaded with grains, seeds and other goodness. To get my bread fix I typically grab a fresh loaf from Bridgehead, or indulge myself in […]

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Vietnamese Chopped Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

We love Asian food – Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese – all of it. Traditionally, we make a lot of stir fries and noodle dishes. Lately, however, we’ve been looking for something a bit lighter. A bit healthier. This chopped salad is crunchy, sweet, spicy, healthy, and best of all, satisfying. Vietnamese Chopped Salad 1 head […]

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Sesame Lemon Vinaigrette

I eat salad about 8 days a week. All kinds. All the time. Everything from elaborate artisan salads that feature the latest trendy ingredients (right now, that’s probably beets) to big salads à la Elaine to side salads with whatever I’ve got in the fridge. Salads are so versatile, healthy and best of all, delicious. Typically […]

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Kale Salad with Grilled Red Onion, Cashews & Goat Cheese

Kale. Earthy, leafy, greens. Some people love it, and some people hate it. Personally I enjoy my kale in chip form, or blended into a power juice. Over the past few years kale has become somewhat trendy – in fact it’s hard to go to a restaurant and not come across it on the menu. […]

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