I picked up a few travel tips on my recent trip to Mexico! Read on to find out what I learned. If you read the story in my pico de gallo post, then you already know that my trip to Mexico this year did not go well. The experience we had at the airport, and at the Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort,… View Post
This post is sponsored by Maple Leaf Foods. Unlike tomato-based chilis, white chilis are mild in flavour and are generally made with poultry, instead of red meat. The chili maintains a white/light colour because there are no tomatoes or red chilis to colour the sauce. Instead, green chilis are added for flavour.
Chicken Tinga is a Mexican dish of shredded poached chicken in a spicy tomato chipotle sauce. While the chicken is usually served on a tortilla, it also makes a delicious sandwich!
Chipotle chilies are dried, smoked jalapenos that have a smoky sweet flavour. I’ve only seen them sold in cans with adobo sauce (a tangy red sauce), but apparently, they can also be found dried or pickled.
Pico de Gallo is a fresh, no-cook salsa that is delicious with corn chips, or as a topping on fish, meat or poultry. On my recent trip to Mexico, I tried freshly made pico de gallo for the first time and fell in love with the bright flavours. Luckily, this no-cook recipe is a cinch to make!
This red quinoa and kale salad with blackberries is so good for you, and it tastes great too! The secret is in the tangy dressing. Once in a while, I feel like the universe just sends me what I need. Like the motivation to quit a terrible job, or an unexpected resource to help get me through a tough situation…. View Post
Tender-crisp asparagus puts a fresh twist on the classic Eggs Benedict recipe. Eggs Benedict has always been one of those dishes that I thought was too fussy to make at home. It was a special treat that I reserved for fancy brunches at restaurants, like the Windsor Arms Sunday brunch, and quite frankly it looked like too much work for… View Post
Trinidad macaroni pie is a comfort food dish. It’s similar to a baked macaroni and cheese casserole, but the cheese isn’t melted down into a sauce before baking. This post about for Trinidad macaroni pie has inadvertently become the perfect follow up to my last post, where I discussed cooking other people’s food. Macaroni pie is a popular Trinidadian baked pasta dish that… View Post
Miso soup is a Japanese dish, which is traditionally made with a stock called dashi. If you don’t have dashi, and don’t want to make your own, that’s ok! Keep reading to learn how to make a tasty miso soup without dashi.
There are not many places in the world that I’ve been able to visit more than once. For a while, I had only ever visited Winnipeg, Manitoba and Detroit, Michigan on more than one occasion – and that was just because my family would take road trips to visit our relatives there. Now, I can happily add Montreal, Quebec to that list…. View Post
I like making this salad with potatoes. In fact, it’s my favourite part of the dish! I love how the dressing soaks into them, and the soft creamy texture is a nice contrast to all of those crisp veggies. It also makes the salad more filling, which is great if I’m going to be eating it as a main dish.
These pumpkin pie crepes, with chocolate syrup and toasted pecans, are a great way to end your Thanksgiving dinner. The best part is that you can make this all on your stovetop – leaving the oven free for your turkey! As much as I love classic pumpkin pie, sometimes it just doesn’t feel very exciting. I mean, there’s nothing wrong… View Post