Tag Archives: Tomato

Roasted Garlic & Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and grilled cheese. Is there a better comfort food combination? The answer is “no”. There’s just something about dunking a crispy, cheesy sandwich into a big old bowl of tomato soup that is like a big warm hug. Instead of grabbing a can of Campbell’s from the store, treat yourself to this homemade […]

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Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

What makes a good salad? Well, first and foremost, it should be delicious. What’s the point of eating something that doesn’t taste good? Secondly, it also helps if it is healthy. I’ve never understood the “salads” that feature pathetic, wilted lettuce covered in creamy sauces, cheese and bacon. Sure, I love cheese and bacon too, […]

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Tomato Jalapeño Enchilada Sauce

What is your favourite food? People often ask me what my favourite food or dish is. That’s an impossible question. It all depends on what I’m in the mood for, or what is in season at that given time. However, lately Katie and I have been on quite the enchilada kick. They are so amazingly […]

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Chicken Andouille Shrimp Jambalaya

I’ve always been fascinated with the city of New Orleans. The diverse culture, the beautiful architecture, the passionate sports fans, the birthplace of jazz, and the food – oh, the food. The Big Easy’s traditional dishes combine a unique blend of Creole, French, Spanish, African and Cuban flavours to create a truly distinct Louisiana taste. So here’s […]

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Balsamic Glazed Steak

Balsamic Glazed Steak

Nothing says summer like steak on the BBQ. Unfortunately, my landlord doesn’t allow barbecues on our balconies, so I’ve had to resort to creating my favourite summer dishes on the stove top or in the oven. When it comes to steak, I’ve had better success cooking it in the oven rather than in a skillet. […]

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Sun Dried Tomato, Basil & Brie Spread

I heard a great quote recently. “Age is of no importance, unless you are a cheese”. Well said. With that, I’d had my eye on this recipe for some time not only becuase of the spectacular combination of ingredients that go into it, but the simplicity and crowd pleasing aspect of it. So when Katie […]

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Lately I’ve been really trying to make everything from scratch. Everything from salsas to BBQ sauces to salad dressings. The less store bought, pre-made stuff I cook with, the better. That’s my mentality at least. As you may know, Katie and I are in the midst of training for our first half marathon. Since we’ve […]

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Mango Avocado Salsa

Summer is right around the corner. You know what that means? We say so long to the wintery comfort foods like French Onion Soup and Lasagna for a few months, and welcome the fresh, light flavours of summer. Entert Mango Salsa. This is always a hit, no matter where I bring it. It’s great with […]

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Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Bruschetta makes a great snack or a tasty side to any dish. I usually make this recipe for potlucks or as an appetizer, but last night I made it alongside some spinach and goat cheese ravioli. Many people buy pre-made bruschetta mix in the store, but it is so much better when you make it […]

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Lasagne Bolognese

Every six months my family has what we call “Cookfest”. Basically, we all get together and spend the entire day cooking, eating and listening to music. There may be a glass or two of wine in there as well.  Previous Cookfests have featured chili, fondue, soups, etc. This weekend we spent the day making 6 […]

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