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 [...]

Old Bay Grilled Shrimp

Seafood + Old Bay =Happy LG,BE. 🙂 A match made in heaven. It makes me dream about sitting somewhere in the hazy New Orleans heat on a picnic bench. Simple brown paper rolled across the top as our tablecloth, lemon halves scattered across the mound of seafood boil that's been dumped on your table for [...]

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 [...]

The Green Pizza

Ah pizza, a quarantine essential. Layered with gooey cheese, crisp pepperoni, and dunked crusts in garlic sauce, right? Sorry to disappoint guys, but I'm actually sharing a "healthier" pizza with you today, 'cause your girl is tired of carby-pizza sweats. When it comes to pizza, I'm a sucker for vegetarian options honestly, but I also [...]

Roast Pork Tenderloin + Herby Pan Gravy

My rule when it comes to big family gatherings is that until I'm the one who will be hosting everyone, I will only then worry that I have never cooked a whole turkey or a honey glazed ham, or anything significant like that in my life. And I don't plan on doing it..."just for fun" [...]

Mediterranean Turkey + Spinach Meatballs

My fondest memory of eating Greek brings me back to my first year of university. Whenever my friends and I decided to stay in residence and have a girl's night, we ended up ordering the most inauthentic chicken souvlaki meal you could imagine. We sprawled out around my dorm room to talk about our lives [...]

Wine Braised Short Ribs

I'm bringing it back with a recipe that never fails me. Wine Braised Short Ribs -- and not just any short ribs...I'm talking Gordon Ramsay's ode to earth in the form of rich, velvety, braised short ribs. Or at least, my version of Gordon's version. I posted this my first time around on the blog [...]