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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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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Potato Bacon Feta Breakfast Frittata

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 0 0

I love breakfast. How can you not?! Any excuse to eat bacon or douse my plate in maple syrup! It’s my favourite meal – I could eat breakfast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

J and I love making yummy breakfasts at home on the weekends, but we often fall into making the same things – usually poached eggs, waffles, or french toast. The other weekend we decided to shake things up – I had just purchased a cast iron pan (!!!) and we’d bookmarked a frittata recipe in the Smitten Kitchen cookbook. Since I can never follow a recipe, we made a few tweaks (if I’m being perfectly honest, J made the majority of this breakfast while I practiced yoga on our roof! A good man he is!) The result was absolutely delicious – if a little more labour-intensive than just boiling water for a poached egg ;)

If you’ve got some extra time, or are making brunch for friends, this frittata is worth it!

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Cocktail: Rosemary Bourbon Citrus Fizz

Monday, September 1, 2014 2 2

Happy Labour Day! I can’t believe it’s already the 1st of September – and already the weather feels more like Fall! There’s a cool breeze in the air and I’m wearing a cozy sweater.

This Rosemary Bourbon cocktail is perfect for ushering in Fall. The hint of Rosemary adds a lovely herb flavour while not overpowering the delicate lemon and bourbon flavours.

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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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