Bruschetta Pizza with Balsamic Glaze

Since posting about the almighty green pizza last summer, I've been on the hunt for a reliable dough that settles my pizza satisfaction and costs less than buying pre-made flatbreads or dough from the grocery store. Pizza is like a chef's playground--there's too many options for ingredients that will make the perfect pie, yet also [...]

Filet Mignon with Peppercorn Cream Sauce

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 10: An evening winter grill, anyone? I got really luxe with my lobster fettuccine earlier this week, but I also figured it's pretty fair to share a luxe 'turf' option too. In my boyfriend's opinion? That always means FILET + since I'm the 'mastermind behind flavour' according to [...]

Lobster Fettuccine

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 8: Hey guys, I know I am 1 day behind on my 8th day of Christmas (so sorry!) but I'm back! Sometimes you need a a tiny break when you're go-go-go all the time, (I'm human!!) , but I hope you'll forgive me because I have a really [...]

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 [...]

Baked Citrus Salmon with Avocado Salsa

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 4: Winter dishes are usually portrayed as hearty stews, comforting casseroles, or meat-heavy classics.... but I'm here to expand your perspective my friends! Salmon is a delicious fish that's just as adaptable for winter-eating as us Canadians are throughout the seasons. Salmon has this richness from all of [...]

“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. [...]

Lemon Barley Risotto

Is there anything as indulgent as a healthy serving of fresh risotto? Comforting Italian food meets fine-dining, at least according to today's restaurant scene. You tend to see luxurious ingredients in risotto -- truffles, asiago, white asparagus, lobster, saffron... oh sorry, are you drooling? Should I stop? But we're forgetting that risotto is made from [...]

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 [...]

Sweet, Smoky & Sticky Ribs

We're celebrating the last day of August with some good ol' ribs. If COVID hadn't hijacked summer events and festivals, I would be feasting at the Capital Ribfest immediantly. My family and I have definitely attended a few different rib festivals in the past and it's always a treat to walk around, taste-test the different [...]