Brown Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms and Thyme

  Hello Everyone, In the height of the summer, John and I are taking advantage of the nice weather with lots of grilling and BBQing. In predictable gender defined roles, John takes care of the grilling and I handle the sides. For my sides, I usually alternate between something potato, bean or rice related, depending … Continue reading

Crunchy Japanese Ramen Noodle Coleslaw

Hello everyone, As spring heats up we’re all feeling the urge to get out and fire up the grill. And what better to accompany whatever you may be throwing on said grill then coleslaw! Ok, ok. I know coleslaw may seem anticlimactic for my first nice weather BBQ post of the year. But I kid … Continue reading

Freezer Friendly Meals

Hello everyone, I apologize for the lack of recipes lately. John and I have been renovating our house over the last couple of months and my kitchen situation has not been conducive to cooking. I have a stove that is sometimes plugged in, a refrigerator that migrates around the floor, a sink in the basement, several … Continue reading

Cheesy Squash and Barley Bake

Hello everyone, I decided one day that barley goes really nicely with melted cheese. Given that it’s fall and squash is in season, I thought it would be a nice idea to create a dish with squash and barley and cheese all together as one happy family! This recipe is basically mac n’ cheese where … Continue reading

Chana Masala (Chickpea Curry)

Hi everyone, Here in Edmonton, Alberta, we are currently experiencing some unfortunate weather. Yes, we get long winters here, but it is unusual for us to have snow this early in October. With freezing temperatures and several centimeters of snow on the ground, the future looks bleak for all. The good news is that there … Continue reading