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, ...

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 ...

Montreal-Style Bagels

Bagels. One of my worst guilty pleasures. Nothing beats a warm, soft, chewy, fresh bagel on a cold morning. When I used to work in the Glebe, my office was ...

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Blueberry Orange Scones

Lately, Katie has been taking a stronger interest in spending some time ...

BBQ Chicken & Portobello Mushroom Pizza

It’s the day after Valentine’s day. We’re exhausted. It’s been a crazy ...

Whole Wheat Six Seed Bread

I love bread. No, not the crap you find the grocery store ...

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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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Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

Winter is here. There’s no denying it anymore. Get ready for sub zero, windy, frigid days for the next 3 months. Honestly, I don’t really have any issue with winter. I love the snow and especially winter sports. One of the best parts about winter is the comfort food. After a long day skating on […]

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Crab Cakes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

-22.7° celsius. That’s how cold it got this past weekend. I know, we live in Canada. But it’s still November, and that bone chilling cold isn’t supposed to show its ugly face until at least the new year, right? So what do you do when it’s that cold. Bundle up? Stay inside? I typically cook. […]

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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Fall is here. The air is crisp, the NHL season is in full swing, and Thanksgiving has just come and gone. This year we headed up to the cottage to get a break from our hectic schedule that has us managing work and about a dozen weddings. Katie’s cottage is currently being renovated (including a brand new […]

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Homemade Pizza Dough

So you want to make your pizza pie? Good for you. Pizza dough is really easy, and is crazy delicious. We’ve really gotten into making our pizzas and we love it. You can really start to experiment with toppings and different types of pizzas – and even calzones. Here is my fool-proof pizza dough recipe […]

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Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Steak. What do you think of? Maybe a nice big t-bone or juicy tenderloin. Perhaps a filet mignon. Probably accommodated with a baked potato and some garlic mushrooms. Classic right? While I love the classics, I always enjoy stepping a bit outside the box and trying something a bit different. A lot of people are […]

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Nora’s Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

Let me introduce you to Nora. Nora is my sister (in-law) and the love of my brother’s life. She’s a German, world travelling, yoga instructing, coffee addicted, amateur magician. Oh and she’s an incredible chef. I could go on an on about how amazing she is, but to truly understand how sweet, loving, smart and hilarious she […]

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Shredded Chipotle Beef Tacos

At the beginning of the summer a new restaurant opened on Elgin called El Camino. They’re all about tacos, tequila and raw bar. I wrote about them in a previous post and how they’ve inspired me to up my own taco game. In that post I wrote about the crispy fish tacos, pico de gallo, […]

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