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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Recipe - Classic Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil

Sometimes the best things in life are the most simple and this recipe shows how to make one of the most basic yet authentic of pasta dishes. Commonly found across all of Italy, spaghetti aglio e olio (garlic and oil) creates a glistening sauce from just 2 simple things – extra virgin olive oil and pasta… Read More »

Classic Baked Custard

The steps taken to ensure baked custard’s smooth and silky texture are simple and will leave you with very few dishes to clean. Yet for all their simplicity, the few instructions behind this creamy dessert are vital. For the glossiest consistency, the mixture goes first through a coarse strainer and then your finest. And the… Read More »

Chinese Congee (Rice Porridge)

Chinese Congee Recipe - a classic, comforting rice porridge with all of the traditional accompaniments

Congee (also known as jook) is the ultimate Chinese comfort food, an everyday rice porridge often eating at breakfast but also served to people when they are ill. Warm, comforting, and filling, the core of congee comes from humble origins as it was intended to make a little bit go a long way. Just 1… Read More »

Winter Kale Salad with Kombucha Vinaigrette

Winter Kale Salad with Kombucha Vinaigrette - a healthy winter salad with roasted root vegetables, fennel, apples, and a tangy dressing

As a Canadian I’m obligated to love winter, and believe me, I do, but at some point after the holidays are over I get tired of heavy flavous, braises and stews. I developed this recipe to brighten up my winter culinary vernacular and to showcase one of my favourite new beveragess, kombucha. Kombucha is a… Read More »

Quick Kumquat Honey Marmalade

Quick Kumquat Honey Marmalade Recipe

This year, we’re all about giving the gift of handmade goods. Whether bought or purchased, locally made (as local as your kitchen) gifts made with love are so much better than anything you can buy at a big box store. You might have friends who are canning connoisseurs but if you don’t want to go… Read More »

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Maple Sauce

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Bourbon Maple Sauce

With all of the hubbub around the turkey and side dishes for Thanksgiving, let’s not forget about one of the most important parts – dessert! This rich, decadent, warming bread pudding from Toronto-based Chef Christine Moody is perfect comforting hug you need on a cool evening. After making a few loaves of her easy spiced pumpkin… Read More »

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

As the air starts to cool down outside, we’re firing up our ovens for some serious holiday baking. Even if you’re not up for the not-so-daunting task of making your own bread from scratch, a quick bread recipe like this one is within arm’s reach. By mixing together a simple batter with pumpkin puree (fresh… Read More »

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what’s going on the dinner table.  And a dish that can’t be missing is the cranberry sauce. A Thanksgiving staple since—well ever—a good cranberry sauce recipe is a must have this holiday season. With a kick most recipes lack, this Spiced Cranberry Sauce… Read More »

Pecan Pie Magic Cake Bars

Pecan Pie Magic Cake Bars

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’ve got pie on our minds. If you don’t want to go through the challenge of making your own pecan pie from scratch, these bars are for you as they’re much easier to put together and the magic happens in the oven while you wait. As the batter bakes, it… Read More »

Simple Roasted Beet Borscht

Roasted Beet Borscht Recipe

Traditional borscht is a hearty Eastern European stew typically made with beets, cabbage and potatoes for a tasty way to warm up on blistering winter days. Courtney swaps the starch and cabbage for just a sprig of fresh dill to highlight and compliment slow roasted beets. Roasting the beets is  another great twist to the… Read More »

Whole Wheat Honey Bread

Whole Wheat Honey Bread

There are certain foods for which the difference between homemade and store-bought is huge, and bread falls into this category. There’s nothing quite like opening up the oven to (and then slicing into) a warm, freshly risen loaf of bread that you made yourself… not to mention, for those who have yet to try this… Read More »

9 Vegetarian Taco Recipes for Meatless Monday

9 Vegetarian Taco Recipes for Meatless Monday

Who says that taco night has to be relinquished to only Tuesday? Today, we’re celebrating the meatless side of the taco world with these 9 recipes for vegetarian taco recipes that’ll satisfy even the pickiest carnivore in your household. The trick to making “meaty” meatless tacos is to pick filling ingredients that are deep and… Read More »

9 Gluten Free “Pasta” Recipes using Spaghetti Squash

9 Gluten Free "Pasta" Recipes Using Spaghetti Squash

As Fall rolls around, so does the abundance of squash and pumpkins appearing at the market. Zucchini and summer squash go away and instead, we have mound of butternut squash, acorn squash, delicata squash, and pumpkins. Today, we’re going to focus on a favorite ingredient in a gluten free kitchen’s repertoire – spaghetti squash! The… Read More »

3-Ingredient Butterfinger Bars

3 Ingredient DIY Butterfinger Bars

Don’t you hate when you don’t get what you want when trick or treating? Maybe it’s too many caramel candies, too little chocolate or, heaven forbid, healthy snacks! Well, Amy’s here to help if you’ve got an overabundance of unwanted candy corn. Tiny and addictive, candy corn is a divisive substance- you either love it… Read More »