Recreating the Gusto 101 Cavolo Nero Salad

I love making salads at home because it’s a super easy way to get vegetables into my diet and for me, a good salad with a side of protein is the perfect meal.  But who can eat the same salad every day right? Gusto 101 is one of my favourite restaurants in the city and…

Cook It Meal Kits

You guys know that I’ve started cooking a lot more at home.  It’s an easy way to stay healthy, save money and appreciate the joy of cooking.  Living in the city gives you so many options for take-out and dining but sometimes you just want a nice home cooked meal. In the last few years…

Mushroom Risotto

Risotto might actually be one of my favourite foods.  Mushroom risotto to be specific.  There’s just something about the creamy, peppery, earthy flavours that makes it the perfect comfort food.  It’s no coincidence that you will find risotto in my regular dinner rotation this season especially with these sub-zero temperatures. I first tried this recipe…

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Tis the season friends! Holiday lights are up, Christmas décor is out and my waistline is expanding daily with an increased intake of sugar and cheese.  But who can complain right? Today I’m sharing one of my favourite cookie recipes with you guys.  I actually fell in love with this cookie at Starbucks and the…

Spicy Chili Garlic Tofu

Another busy week means another quick and easy recipe.  This one has actually been on my “to try” list for a really long time so I’m really glad that I finally got around to making it.  This will be in a regular rotation FOR SURE.  I often struggle with vegetarian recipes since I often miss…

One Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken & Rice

I haven’t done a recipe post in a while and seeing as this is the 2nd time I am making this particular dish, it felt like a good time to share it with all of you.  I guess you can say I live the quintessential downtown life – I work, I socialize and probably spend…

Chef’s Plate vs Hello Fresh

Life gets busy, I get it.  One of my favourite things to do when I need to just slow down and focus on something aside from work or life is cooking.  I am by no means a master chef and frankly I learn something new every day about how to prepare and cook the foods…

Better For You Balls

Can you smell it? Spring is in the air!  It’s hard to believe after what feels like years in a cold vortex, but warmer weather is right around the corner.  Most folks are getting ready for a heavy dose of spring cleaning or getting their finances sorted after RRSP and tax season and if you’re…