DIY Shrimp Cocktail

❄LG,BE's 12 Days of Christmas❄ DAY 2 For as long as I can remember, we almost always had a shrimp ring for an appetizer as part of my family's meatless Christmas Eve feast. An odd choice some may say, but for kids who were quickly learning how addicted we were to seafood at a young [...]

A Mozzarella & Garlic Bread Christmas Tree

🎄LG,BE's 12 Days of Christmas🎄 DAY 1 It's tiiiiiiime. DECEMBER! IT'S HERE. & it's go time. There was no way I wasn't going to start with this appetizer because let me tell you right now, you will be making it more than once. If you're like my friends and family, then you also love snacky [...]

Coconut Chicken Curry

I don't know why it took me so long to give into the flavour of curry but I'm glad I did. Growing up in my household, and for the most part all of our family friends' households, curry was not a spice or a dish that was ever served. Poles are not really into using [...]

Penne alla Vodka

Who is looking for comfort food right about now? Something in a bowl, something easy to curl up on the couch with, something that isn't complicated but yields the most delicious results... listen, I hear you. Last year I shared two of my all-time favourites; the BEST Bolognese and Creamy Butter Chicken. Thiiiis year, my [...]

Homemade Pie Crust

Fun fact; I learned how to make pie crust in my grade 10 culinary class (yes, my school had one of those). We did a LOT of baking in that class - it required patience and technique to know exactly when to move onto the next step of the recipe and my teacher was all [...]

Mini Pumpkin Spice Tarts

Hi friends! In just a few short days, we will be at the end of pumpkin month. That sadly means no more Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew, no more pumpkin spice smelling soap, no more pumpkin spice latte coffee creamer to latch onto. These are the saddest days of the season. HOWEVER, if you're like [...]

Sausage and Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash

Thanksgiving is over but autumn continues on in this kitchen. I go through these phases of eating too much butternut squash in early September and then I have to put it away for a while because I know that I'll want it all over again closer to Thanksgiving....and what do you know, I haven't changed [...]

Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule

Slowly, very slowly, I'm appreciating the taste for ginger beer more than I thought I would. Although I love using fresh ginger in stir frys, homemade pho, or when making butter chicken...I wasn't a huge fan of this fizzy/spicy pop-like soda at first. But now????? Obsessed. It goes perfectly with notes of crisp apple and [...]

Spicy Chicken Couscous Bowl

Ahhh, it's that time of year where I want to indulge on heavy comfort food as soon as the weather dips below 20 degrees! But, that doesn't mean that I can't find a dinner option that will keep me nourished and satisfied by using a lot of clean ingredients and is yet, still considered a [...]

Pumpkin Crumble Muffins

I'm sure a lot of people are internally thinking, "YES! Time for pumpkin-flavoured EVERYTHING" as soon as Starbucks starts to debut their new seasonal drinks in late August. My only gripe with pumpkin flavoured anything is that it tends to be so cloyingly sweet that I can only muster a few bites or sips of [...]