South Of the Border Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Yesterday, I had a craving for meat sauce and pasta because its one of my go-to comfort food dishes. I love the meaty texture of the ground meat and the neutral flavour of the pasta that picks of the savoury red sauce with each bite. There is nothing more satisfying than a steaming plate of…

Last Minute Chocolate Cake

Good day and Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I decided to start my cooking journey of exploring Ruth Reichl’s recipes from the book Garlic and Sapphires. I was given this book by a good friend for Christmas and enjoyed every page of this delightful story of food critic Ruth Reichl. Although this book is an autobiography…

Sweet Potato and Black Eye Pea Chili

One of my favourite dishes to prepare is Chili because it is versatile and very satisfying. Over the years I have experimented with a variety of ingredients to change-up one of my faves. I have made Chili using ground beef, chicken and turkey. I have substituted the original kidney beans with other legumes such as…

Tuna Rice Salad

Several years ago, when I started investing in cookbooks I purchased one that was full of Low Fat Recipes. The name of the cookbook eludes me now but one of the recipes I got from this cookbook has not. For many years I have made this refreshing, healthy and delicious Tuna Rice Salad on various…

Spicy Avocado Chicken Burger

Every¬†once in a while I like to give myself a bit of a break from cooking elaborate dinners because I’m too busy or because I’m too tired. Last week I was both too busy and too tired so I decided to make dinner a diner experience with Chicken Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries. Although the…

What’s your favourite Chili Recipe?

One of my favourite dishes is Chili because it is so versatile. I like experiment with a variety of beans and other ingredients like different proteins and vegetable combinations. Each time I make Chili the classic dish is always transformed slightly to make mealtime exciting. Here is my latest creation. Black Eye Bean Chili. 2…

Chocolate Chili Pulled Pork Sandwiches

There is something satisfying about biting into a sandwich that leaves you wanting more. One of my favourite sandwiches is the Pulled Pork Sandwich because of the texture of the slow cooked pork and the flavourful sauce that the shredded pork bathes in before being placed in a buttered bun and topped with cheddar cheese…