Sauces + Condiments

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 […]

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 […]

Lemon Thyme Gravy from Scratch

12 Days of Christmas with LG,BE Day 5: Also known as your roast chicken dinner‘s very best bud. If you ever throw out the drippings from any roast turkey, chicken, beef, pork dish, whatever it may be — you will forever be on my naughty list. First of all… how could you? Second…. you get […]

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 […]

The BEST Bolognese

The classic meat-based tomato sauce for all your pasta nights just got an edit!! (Hint: it includes cooking with wine, like all good things should!!) INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp olive oil 1 package of lean ground beef 1 medium white onion, diced 5-6 large cloves of garlic, finely minced 2 cans of tomato paste 1 cup […]

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 […]

Lemon Aioli

This aioli is g l o r i u s. It’s great on burgers, it’s great with grilled vegetables, it’s great with seafood or grilled shrimps, and it is absolutely perfect as a sandwich sauce too. Yup.. I went there. INGREDIENTS juice of half a lemon 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 cup of mayo […]

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 […]

Apple + Shallot Compote

As much as I love homemade cranberry sauce during the holidays, I can’t resist trying out twists on highly esteemed classics, and though some may think, “BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE AWAY THE CRANBERRIES,” I assure you with this recipe? You will not miss them. This fruit compote goes well with leaner cuts of protein such […]

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” […]