On a recent trip with friends, I was introduced to the adult version of ramen at an amazing restaurant in the city. When we landed home, I immediately went online to find a recipe that could help guide my very own ramen bowls. I was hit with post after post of ramen recipes; I guess I’m quite late to the game! I think the last time I had a bowl of ramen was the infamous packaged variety when I was in university - such a stereotypical story, isn’t it? I looked at a couple o
We have some mint growing in our back yard, just one small part of an herb garden that we use daily during the summers months to add flavour and freshness to meals. There’s something so satisfying having the ability to gather fresh herbs from you own backyard, turning a standard dish into something worth talking about. We are big smoothie drinkers in my household, for many many reasons. A good smoothie is easy, tasty, nutritious, and most importantly in my world right now, ki
Stir-fries of all kinds have a place in my home, I don’t discriminate. They’re quick, easy, inexpensive, balanced and so flavourful. Admittedly, I’m usually not a recipe follower and most of my stir-fries are created by first taking a look in the fridge, freezer and pantry for my 4 stir-fry components (meat/meat alternatives, vegetables, grains and flavour). A typical weeknight stir-fry might have frozen shelled edamame, frozen veggie mix, leftover frozen rice (oh yes, you
I’m going to go ahead and say it…sometimes I secretly think salsa should have its very own food group - I love the stuff that much! Using salsa in recipes is a wonderful (and easy) way to bring life to an otherwise ordinary dish.
I’ll admit, this recipe was one of those ‘fire it together and see what happens’ kitchen moments. With one too many jars of opened salsa in my fridge (like I said before; I may have a slight salsa problem), I was looking to prepare something quick,
If you’re new to the world of lentils, this is definitely the post for you. Lentils can be used in a wide variety of dishes and are packed in protein and fibre (which helps to keep us feeling fuller, longer). Some use lentils to fully replace meat in dishes, while others like to simply “stretch” costly meat in a recipe (think ½ ground beef and ½ lentils in a spaghetti sauce). Lentils are an important staple in Lebanese cooking and I grew up eating them, a lot. My grandmothe
After enjoying so many sunny and warm days this spring, I actually welcomed the rainy weather last weekend. Rainy days provide me with the excuse to tend to my introverted side, which is usually done by putting on some music and getting creative in the kitchen. A rainy Sunday was in the forecast; I knew it was just what I needed to boost my energy for the week ahead. A few months ago, I stumbled upon a new bread recipe online and tried it out a few times. The original reci