Yakhni West Point Grey Pilau in the Rice Cooker

Yakhni West Point Grey Pilau in the Rice Cooker

I’m staying with my friends Rob and Annabel for a few weeks this summer, the why of this is a long story involving kids that were not actually supposed to be home for the summer, love you babies ;). Anyway, both Rob and Annabel love…

Annabel’s Chicken Thighs on Fennel Pillows avec Ratatouille a la Rob

Annabel’s Chicken Thighs on Fennel Pillows avec Ratatouille a la Rob

Roast chicken thighs and fennel are natural friends. I’m very lucky to have friends who are generous with both their spare rooms and their culinary talents. This particular evening I arrived at their place to find a full on Cordon Bleu adventure taking place.

Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce and Coconut Rice Infused with Lemon Grass and Kafir Lime Leaves

Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce and Coconut Rice Infused with Lemon Grass and Kafir Lime Leaves

The original recipe is from Simplysated.com. I made a couple minor changes here and there. It was delicious!

Socca aka Chickpea Pancakes

Socca aka Chickpea Pancakes

This Socca chickpea pancake recipe is based on David Lebovitz’s Socca Recipe. Ingredients 1 C chickpea flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill chickpea and fava flour 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground tumeric 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper 4…

Honey Balsamic Pork Loin Chops in the Slow Cooker

Honey Balsamic Pork Loin Chops in the Slow Cooker

When I go the to grocery store (or the butcher shop) the only plan I go with is to see what’s on sale and figure out what to cook from there. Meat is expensive these days! This time, when I arrived at Jackson’s Meats in…

Beef Empanada Pie with Gluten Free Dough

Beef Empanada Pie with Gluten Free Dough

I started out making this recipe with beef empanadas for a picnic in mind. However, gluten free dough is a little trickier to work with than I bargained for. I made three little ones, cursed (a lot), and then rolled the remaining dough into a…

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Meatballs

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Meatballs

Continuing on down the gluten-free, dairy-free road I decided to have a go at remaking the meatballs that my kids love. As it turned out this was going to be a tall order because normally I just use Lipton’s onion soup mix, bread crumbs, milk…

Gluten-free Lasagna (Italissima test-drive)

Gluten-free Lasagna (Italissima test-drive)

I decided to try out Italissima Gluten-Free oven ready Lasagna noodles. You need to make the sauce a bit watery to soften the noodles. I ended up with two extra sheet noodles. Ingredients 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion diced 2 medium carrots grated…

Carolina Style Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

Carolina Style Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

Cool drizzly weekends call for comfort food and this weekend that means Carolina Style Pulled Pork. Drizzly weekends also call for cozy blankets, a good book, and not spending hours in the kitchen, so I pulled out the slow cooker and went in search of…

Slap Dash Aloo Gobi

Slap Dash Aloo Gobi

I felt like I hadn’t cooked a proper meal in ages (and I hadn’t), so it was time. A lack of cooking also meant a lack of grocery shopping so it was a foraging kind of meal. I had onions, potatoes, garlic, ginger, a couple…