Butternut Squash Risotto with Crispy Pancetta & Goat Cheese

I'm sure I've said about 1000 times already that nothing screams comfort food quite like the start of autumn ... but when that slight chill in the evenings starts, you better believe I am running over every recipe I can think of trying to cram them into my agenda for the next few months. Risotto [...]

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 [...]

Tomato Flatbread

During the winter, I couldn't care less about using fresh tomatoes in cooking. But the second the sun starts to shine a little brighter and the produce starts to look 1000x better than it did in November, I always gravitate towards tomatoes. And the funny thing is, tomatoes aren't even in season yet! But after [...]

Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

A crisp wedge makes everything better. Skip the frying process though -- in the end, you can still achieve a great crisp by baking potatoes and you can skip the extra grease. The trick? Cornstarch, my friends. INGREDIENTS 3 large sweet potatoes1/2 tbsp of paprika1/2 tbsp of onion powder1/2 tbsp of garlic powder1/2 tsp of [...]

Parmesan & Black Pepper Roasted Asparagus

I, Little Girl, Big Eats, do solemnly swear, to coat my asparagus in nothing but parmesan cheese and an aggressive amount of black pepper until the day I die, or so help me god. Black pepper itself is 100% an overrated spice. When used sparingly, it seasons food in the most basic way. However, if [...]

Spiced Sweet Potato Rounds

Here I go again adding one more roasted vegetable to my list of recipes, but it is honestly the most comforting thing to eat in the winter -- plus... it's a healthier starch... right? These little round chips will cook faster than chunks of sweet potato and are able to achieve a crispy exterior with [...]

Fiery Roasted Cabbage

I know what you're thinking okay...cabbage is not a sexy thing to cook. Hear me out: I was eating at a restaurant in downtown Toronto and ordered an entree that had grilled cabbage, among other beautiful components like seared scallops and butter-roasted potatoes. I had every intention of scraping that cabbage to the side of [...]

Roasted Fall Vegetables

I totally get that you can roast vegetables any time of year, but once fall hits, it's like some spirit takes over my body and says, "roast them, roast them all" with no mercy. Roasting brings out such a unique flavour profile to vegetables. Some will take on the taste of sweetness as they caramelize [...]