Beet Tartare

Beet Tartare

Beet Tartare, not Beef Tartare. While I haven’t turned into a vegetarian, we could all use more vegetables in our diet. This is a fun way to enjoy some – on a salad, as toast or as a spread. It has the visual appeal of 

Miso Green Beans

Miso Green Beans

I love Asian cooked green beans because they are always cooked with a ton of flavor, no blanching in an Asians kitchen, thus, Miso Green Beans! With the earthy base of miso and spicy kick, you’ll enjoy these and be cooking this again! Best thing 

Korean Grilled Squid Rings

Korean Grilled Squid Rings

Squid is deceivingly easy to grill and for a simple flavor twist, Korean Grilled Squid Rings hit the spot. Starting the grill with aromatics – onion and scallions will perfume the air to get your mouth watering. The sweet caramelization of the onions balances the 

Canadian Caesar Salad

Canadian Caesar Salad

Happy Canada Day! What says, “Canadian” in a cool summer meal on Canada’s birthday? Caesar in a Caesar salad. When Walter Chell developed a custom cocktail for a restaurant opening, he likely didn’t consider this would be an iconic Canadian drink. This savory cocktail with 

Cauliflower Greek Salad

Cauliflower Greek Salad

When the weather is warm, I love enjoying meals outside. Cauliflower Greek Salad is the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats! The brine of olives and feta cheese cuts through the rich sizzle of crispy and juicy chicken. So so so delicious! I truthfully can’t say 

Grilled Mushroom Pesto Toast

Grilled Mushroom Pesto Toast

Avocado Toast was all the rage for a while; so that got me thinking, what about a Grilled Mushroom Pesto Toast? A hint of smoke, an herb garlic spread and flavor all the way! With this week’s Supper Challenge listed as “pesto,” pasta was not 

Crab(less) Tofu Cakes

Crab(less) Tofu Cakes

When you’re >1000 km from the closest ocean, Crab(less) Tofu Cakes can substitute.  What do you know?  They’re vegetarian and perfect for Meatless Mondays too! On a serious note, I’m clearly a carnivore at heart, so when it comes to any sort of cooking, the 

Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach

Deliciously rich and creamy, this restaurant style, Creamed Spinach can be made in your own home. Plus, who doesn’t love the antioxidants, iron content and the health benefits of spinach? This recipe is a keeper! Creamed spinach is an excellent side dish to steak, chicken, 

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Its a household treat at Thanksgiving for Sweet Potato Casserole, but for “Easter” Supper Challenge, I wanted to enjoy a more savory version of this root vegetable. I wanted to use fresh herbs with a flavorful umami base. I think this casserole is just that! 

Osaka Style Okonomiyaki

Osaka Style Okonomiyaki

This Japanese street food is an Asian cross between a cabbage based pizza and a pancake.  A cooked cabbage patty with delicious toppings like bacon, shrimp, squid or octopus can be enjoyed. In North America, an okonomiyaki sounds a little odd, but don’t judge it