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…

Hunter’s Empanadas

Throughout my adult years I have had many jobs and have been exposed to a variety of industries. You name it, I’ve done it…well almost everything. I have working in the Retail world serving customers in various types of stores from grocery stores to gift shops. I have working in the theatre and film industry…

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…

Roasted Vegetables and Short Beef Ribs

 Over the last several weeks I have been slowly going through my Nutrafarms order. Dish after dish I am very pleased with the quality of the meats Nutrafarms produces. The other night, I decided to try the Short Beef Ribs that came in my Beef package. Since we had ordered the sampler package I didn’t…

A Peruvian Lunch for Hubby

Last month, my husband had his 42nd birthday and to celebrate we went to a Peruvian restaurant in Toronto. Our usual choice for Peruvian food is Paracas on St.Clair because of the inviting hospitality of the owner and the delicious food. This time we decide to try El Fogon again. The last time we tried to get a…

Homestyle Ramon

Every year around this time I become nostalgic for my life in Japan. Several years ago now I had the rare opportunity to teach and live in Takamatsu, Japan. While I was there living in this island country I tried to embrace everything Japanese. I took Japanese lessons at the community centre every Wednesday. I…

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken Every now and then I like to try my hand at a cuisine that is foreign to me such as Indian food. I love the combination of spices that go into a masala mix and the creaminess of many dishes. When I go to an Indian Restaurant one of my go to menu items…

Indian Inspired Lentils

Indian Inspired Lentils Lentils are the most versatile legumes. Almost every culture has their own variation on how to prepare lentils. Other people make them into a soup, some make them so that they have a thicker consistency to be paired with rice and some make a refreshing salad. However you decide to prepare these…