Seared Tuna Tacos with Corn Salsa

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 2 0

I made a deal with myself that when the blog reached a certain number of page views I would go public with the lovely. By which I mean actually tell people. Right now I have all you lovely readers, but I don’t ever mention that I’m a food blogger in conversation. It’s been a passion project and I wanted to keep it quiet while the blog was still small. Well, the lovely just put on her big girl pants!

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to share these Seared Tuna Tacos with Corn Salsa. J and I LOVE.THEM. Love is not even a strong enough word. I lust after these tacos. We eat them at least once a week in the summer and often in the winter – they are the perfect blend of creamy and spicy and who doesn’t love seared tuna?! I could eat seared tuna for days.

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Simple Creamy Butter Lettuce Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

Sunday, December 28, 2014 0 0

This Creamy Butter Lettuce Salad is wonderfully light and simple – perfect to bring in the new year. I don’t know about you, but I’ve eaten my share of sweets over the holidays!

 Toasted Pine Nuts

J and I served this salad as part of my mom’s birthday dinner over the holidays – we treated her to a homemade dinner where she didn’t have to lift a finger! It was J and my first time cooking dinner for 11 people, and it went off without a hitch! This Simple Creamy Butter Lettuce salad was an easy contributor to the success of the meal – it pairs well with just about any dish! We served it with Chicken Marbella and Roasted Maple Carrots (recipes to come!).

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African Sweet Potato Peanut Soup {vegan}

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 2 0

You know when you’re at the hair salon and they’re shampooing your hair and they give you a scalp massage and you feel like your brain is melting?

Well, I was at the salon a couple weeks ago and I got thinking about what a real full-body massage would be like. Have you ever had a real full-body massage? I hadn’t. I know. So I looked up a nearby reputable massage studio and booked one pronto.

Let me tell you – I don’t understand why I’d waited 29 years to have a massage. They are amazing. AMAZING. I left feeling like jelly – the best, most wobbly, melted jelly in the whole entire world. And now I’m hooked. A version of this African Sweet Potato Peanut Soup was posted on my massage studio’s blog a while ago – out of a cookbook from a vegetarian restaurant in my hometown, Victoria, BC.

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Penne with Prosciutto, Sage, and Mushrooms

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1 0

I have given up on trying to fight with J over pasta. In his ideal world, he would eat pasta 3x a week or more, and I would rather eat some veggies and not a meal full of carbs. I used to dig in my heels and not cook pasta ever (I have the power since I plan our meals!), and then I realised this made him a grumpycat and really – is eating pasta every once in a while worse than having a grumpycat boyfriend? I think not.

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Farmhouse Potato Leek Soup

Thursday, October 16, 2014 0 0

This Potato Leek Soup has been keeping me warm for many winters! I started making it in 2009 when I was living in Montreal and facing my first ominous, snow-up-to-my-waist, don’t-leave-the-house, -40 Celcius wind-chill winter. Luckily my little studio apartment was a block away from the neighbourhood corner grocery store, and I was able to march through the snow, wearing my much-hated snow boots, with my jacket zipped up to my ears, to buy the few ingredients needed for this soup.

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Creamy Chicken Penne with Sundried Tomatoes, Pesto, and Goat Cheese

Thursday, August 28, 2014 2 1

This creamy pesto pasta recipe is one of our “staples.” In fact, it’s our only staple pasta recipe. J loves pasta, while I feel sluggish and heavy after eating a pasta dinner, and so because I plan our meals, we hardly ever eat pasta. ;) J gets unhappy when we don’t have his beloved pasta for weeks on end, so whenever he starts getting cranky, I’ll appease him with this pesto pasta!

It’s a quick recipe to make – all you have to do is fry the chicken, add everything else to the same pan, and you have a delicious, creamy pasta sauce. Which makes this a great week-night meal. If you want to feel sluggish afterward, that is ;)

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