Tag Archives: Main Courses

Mixed Paella

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I’m back with another post from my Spain trip back in November (yes, I know it has been six months…).

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Swedish Turkey Meatballs

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I’m back! I’ve been busy this past month attending two international conferences, one held in my hometown, and another in Madrid this past week, where I presented some work. It was really exciting, and Madrid was such a lovely city. And then there was also Canadian Thanksgiving in between, which was fun to do.

IMG_2475I’m hoping I can be more active, but at least I’m trying! I will try to blog about my travels this past summer as well, because…there was just so much good food to be eaten!
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Turkey Meatball Curry

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Sometimes I struggle knowing what to make for my work lunches for the week. I had been thinking about what I should do with the ground turkey I had bought. There was the dumplings, or use it as stuffing for acorn squash, and of course just making meatballs for pasta. It seemed boring to use it for pasta, which is then I thought – why not make it into a curry?

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Egg Yolk Ravioli

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No, this isn’t vegan. It’s definitely a special occasion type of dish. For brunch. And it’s well worth the time and effort! Continue reading Egg Yolk Ravioli

Crispy Baked Chicken Strips

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I ate a lot of chicken nuggets growing up. It was a staple, and when we were looking for something quick, we’d use the frozen variety. Of course, this is no longer something I do, because it’s so much easier (and MUCH better) to make your own. Continue reading Crispy Baked Chicken Strips

Maple Miso & Dijon Salmon

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Sorry for the lack of updates lately, I’ve been keeping busy, taking up new projects at work and not having had any time or inspiration to cook up some new recipes!

I can’t believe it’s already April, and here Easter is just around the corner. Time is definitely flying. I’m definitely grateful for this long Easter weekend to just relax. Continue reading Maple Miso & Dijon Salmon

Rustic Beet Pasta

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Fresh pasta. Why haven’t I discovered you before? And no, I’m not talking about the fresh pasta you can find in a refrigerated section of a grocery store. I’m talking about the real deal. That’s right – making it from scratch!

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Mushroom Basil Risotto

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I know people are getting ready to take their partners out, or wanting to impress them with a nice home cooked meal (which I think is much more romantic than going out!).

Enter creamy mushroom risotto. Why not impress the person you’re seeing with this delicious meal. With a glass of wine, and a nice chocolatey dessert, I think your night will be set. Continue reading Mushroom Basil Risotto

Homemade Perogies

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I don’t know about you, but growing up, I loved eating perogies. I would eat them all the time, taking them to school for lunches and the like. My mom would make them really crispy (frozen ones, of course), and added fried onions, chilli flakes (because we liked them spicy), and doused it in ketchup and mayo (I know, not the traditional sour cream); it was SO good. Continue reading Homemade Perogies

Spicy Fish Cakes

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I really love Thai food. Every last two weeks of January here in Vancouver, we have a Dine Out festival with participating restaurants releasing a 3-5 course menu for three different tiers of pricing, depending on how fancy the restaurant is. It’s a great way to be able to try more expensive restaurants for a fraction of the cost. Recently, I went to a more upscale Thai place and tried out their menu. I have got to say, it was the best Thai meal I’ve had, even if it may have been somewhat fusion. The used the freshest ingredients, sometimes locally sourced, and organic.

Thai food is always so rich and flavourful. The combination of the different spices, the sweet, the sour – it all melds together. I always try to pick out the flavours I’m eating. I’d like to think my palate is good, but it’s difficult sometimes! Continue reading Spicy Fish Cakes