Appetizers

Pumpkin Beer Cheese

Did you miss out on Oktoberfest festivities this year? Are you slightly jealous after seeing all of those pictures on social media of your friends clanging steins of beer together and eating sausages on a bun? Have no fear – with this beer cheese recipe, you can feel part of the party in no time […]

Red Beet Soup with Mushroom Dumplings // Barszcz Czerwony i Uszka

🎅 LG,BE’s 12 Days of Christmas🎅 DAY 9 A common soup made many different ways depending on where you live in Europe. In Polish? we call it BARSZCZ, say it with me guys! Baaaaa-rsh-ch. A very clean soup packed with layers of flavour and featuring a mighty, yet humble veg: beets. Barszcz was another staple […]

Seared Scallops with Brown Butter

🎁 LG,BE’s 12 Days of Christmas🎁 DAY 4 Last year for 12 Days of LG,BE, I sprinkled in a few different fancy schmancy proteins since it is after all the holidays…but also because I just love trying new seafood dishes and this one has become very popular for me at home as of late. We […]

Potato, Gruyere & Thyme Tart

🎅LG,BE’s 12 Days of Christmas🎅 DAY 3 Does anybody else get super excited when they see something with puff pastry? Or is that just me? Puff pastry makes me think of fine-dining restaurants or super chic brunches with the girls. It adds an element of sophistication and really is not too hard of a product […]

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 […]

Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad

If you’ve never grilled a fruit before….I think you need to start this summer. Grilled fruit hits different — it’s a mixture of that char smoky flavour, paired with a naturally sweet bite, and to throw in an even different flavour profile … throw a little sea salt in there too. *chef’s kiss* and if […]

Homemade Caesar Dressing

I know it’s easier to just buy Caesar dressing but my goodness, this version from scratch tastes noooothing like store-bought, and it really doesn’t take that much effort to make either. Highly recommend as a dressing, but also works as a french fry dip, or a sandwich spread (omg, just thought of that and died […]

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 […]

Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder

ONE ORDER OF CHOWDA, COMIN’ RIGHT UP! (I really really really miss Boston and can’t wait until we can all travel again and fulfill our upset little travel bug hearts) INGREDIENTS 4 – 5 slices of bacon, cut into small chunks** 2 tbsp of unsalted butter 1 yellow onion, diced** 2 cloves of garlic, minced** […]

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 […]

Creamy Hummus

I am no hummus expert and I don’t plan on being one, but I will gladly smother this stuff on anything. Can you be an expert on that? Cookie + Kate’s recipe for the best hummus has so much wonderful information already set up that I 100% recommend going to her blog to follow the […]

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 […]

Spiced Chips

Let’s make this simple, guys. INGREDIENTS Pita, naan, crackers? All good options. (PC mini naan work beautifully) Spices — paprika, garlic powder, cumin, chilli powder, dash of cayenne, onion powder, salt + pepper Olive oil Set your oven to 400°F. Place your “chips” on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle […]