Whole Roast Chicken with Garlic Thyme Butter

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 5: I will be the first to admit that my first roast chicken experience was a complete failure. What day did it happen on, you ask? Why, only Thanksgiving! (Yes, I made chicken instead of turkey on Turkey Day since it was a humble company of two). I [...]

“Coq Au Vin” Meatball Stew

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 3: If you were hoping that I was going to share some winter comfort food, then you came to the right place. Traditionally coq au vin is one of those prestigious French dishes that people hear about but mostly feel intimated when they think about executing the dish. [...]

The BEST Bolognese

The classic meat-based tomato sauce for all your pasta nights just got an edit!! (Hint: it includes cooking with wine, like all good things should!!) INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil1 package of lean ground beef1 medium white onion, diced 5-6 large cloves of garlic, finely minced 2 cans of tomato paste 1 cup of beef [...]

Creamy Butter Chicken

I'll be honest here, I have been holding off on sharing my rendition of butter chicken for three reasons. 1) I know it's not super authentic but that's the miracle of cooking at home!! 2) my mom gave me the original bones from this recipe from a 1998 Chatelaine magazine so I know it's a [...]

Shish Taouk Kebabs

Okay, quick story time. One of my brother's friends, Rabha, is literally the queen of Middle Eastern cooking. Every time she visits, she will without a doubt bring food...and I'm not not talking a cute veggie tray or bakery rolls. I'm talking homemade from the heart food -- savoury pastries, the greatest toum to ever [...]

Pineapple Cilantro Salsa with Grilled Chicken

Plain grilled chicken: Plain grilled chicken with pineapple cilantro salsa: For the days when we can't be whisked away to a tropical island, this fun and vibrant pineapple salsa really does the trick. Salsa is meant to generate flavour and freshen an otherwise bland or boring meal. Salsas are super easy to make IMO, and [...]

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

The other day, I was watching Diners, Drive Ins & Dives on Food Network and it was an episode exclusively on chicken wings...and yes, it was indeed the inspiration I needed to tell myself "Hey, those look easy!". Why have I never noticed how inexpensive chicken wings are??? I managed to score a pack of [...]