Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms

Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms can be served as a main or side dish. Large portabello mushrooms can be used as a main dish, and can be accompanied by a side salad. Smaller portabello mushrooms can be used as a side dish, and can be served with any meat or fish. These stuffed portabello mushrooms are full…

Pumpkin Pasta

This Pumpkin Pasta dish is simple to make, yet delicious and great for any day of the week. Pasta can be made for lunch or dinner and can be enjoyed as leftovers too. This Pumpkin Pasta can be made with canned pumpkin purée or you can roast your own pumpkin or squash instead. It is…

Super Moist Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that is a family favourite. MOIST Meatloaf is key to making this dish a hit in your family! It can be made ahead of time, frozen or enjoyed hot out of the oven. When making meatloaf, you can really use any meat. I often use ground beef, but feel…

Kale Pesto Pasta

  Learn how to make this Kale Pesto Pasta in minutes for your family any day of the week!   Kale is well known as a nutrient dense cruciferous vegetable. Other cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussel sprouts. It is known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory related health benefits and is enjoyed both…

Perfect Roast Turkey

I love roast turkey and I make it often, not just for Christmas and Thanksgiving. I think that people struggle with making a delicious whole roasted turkey. Because it is big, they are afraid of under cooking, and what to do with leftovers. Most turkeys that I have had are usually overcooked and under seasoned….

Stuffed Peppers

The season is now fall and we are looking forward to the seasonal fall colours that will soon surround us. While peppers can be enjoyed year round as Stuffed Peppers or simply raw in a salad, right now they are in season in Ontario and they are abundant and flavourful! One of the greatest things…

Turkish Eggplant and Beef

Last summer I traveled to Europe and was inspired to make Turkish Eggplant and Beef. I saw this dish prepared on a Turkish cooking show.  The show was all spoken in Turkish, which I do not understand, but the chef was using some of my favourite ingredients.  This dish is very inexpensive and always a…

Baked Zucchini and Cheese Parcels

I always talk about cooking seasonally. Why is this? When vegetables are in season and in their prime they taste better as they are grown locally, picked at their prime and in local farmer markets and grocery stores within hours of being picked, and they are at their lowest cost. Here is an easy reipe…

Traditional French Cassoulet with a Serbian Twist

Cassoulet is a traditional french dish made with dried beans, smoked meats, sausages and is a very hearty meal. Every country has a version of a bean casserole or stew like Cassoulet.   This recipe is my version of French Cassoulet, Serbian style.   Ingredients: 2 cups dried romano beans, boiled for 5 mins and…

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Siracha Aioli and Cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS 5 sweet potatoes – washed cut into 1″ cubes 4-5 tbsp Oil 1/4 Mayonnaise 2 tbsp Siracha (to taste) 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro INSTRUCTIONS In a baking pan add potatoes, salt, pepper to taste and oil Mix thoroughly Bake at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes flip occasionally Cook until sweet potatoes are brown…