{Combating stress with a four course dinner for one}

This week at work has been a busy one (and it’s only TUESDAY!?). In stressful times like these, I like to do one of two things: sweat it out at the gym or cook at home Today was my rest day, so cooking won 🙂 I had no idea what I was going to make, … Continue reading

{Winter Worthy Eats: Italian Pancetta Confetti Risotto and the best winter soup ever – Potimarron Soup}

This was my at home remake of one of my favourite things I made in my Paris Market cooking class here (chestnut squash soup).

{Dining in: Potato “risotto” part deux and double chocolate zucchini bread}

TGIF everyone! Remember that potato risotto I made last night. Well, I was craving it AGAIN, so I made another batch with some white potatoes that needed to be used up. This time with some plump button mushrooms… They didn’t break down as much as the starchy russet potatoes like last night and kept their shape, but … Continue reading

{Dining in: Caramelized brussel sprouts w/ beef bacon and toasted walnuts and truffled potato leek â€śrisotto”}

So I haven’t posted a meal in the past couple days since I was recovering from a dinner at Bolero, a brazilian BBQ steakhouse on Macleod Trail South. If you’ve eaten there, you know what I mean. It’s that feeling like you need to be wheelbarreled out cause you’re so full (like after a hearty christmas … Continue reading

{Dining in: Ramsay inspired risotto and race training begins}

Tonight for dinner, I pulled some inspiration from one of my cookbooks… I loosely based my recipe on his baked zucchini and mushroom risotto. My take on it: Baked zucchini risotto w/ garlic scape pesto, sautĂ©ed mushrooms and Alberta beef bacon. First, thinly slice 2 zucchini lengthwise and place them on a baking sheet. Lightly … Continue reading