Japanese Ginger-Carrot Salad

Pardon me for my hiatus from food blogging. It has been a busy past couple months, and I’ve recently finished my undergraduate at the University of Toronto! Although I have been cooking and accumulating a great deal of photos to post, I haven’t quite gotten to the computer to document the magic. I’ve been cooking…

Braised Chicken Breast stuffed with Feta & Sundried Tomato

(Did I mention its wrapped in bacon and served with roasted potatoes and Hazelnut Crusted Brussels Sprouts) Mmm. I love braised chicken, its always a go to. Ever since I met Chicken Cacciatorie I’ve been in love. Bone-in chicken always does quite well with braising, but why not jazz up chicken breast for this easy…

Mofongo Relleno with Lime-infused Black Beans and Rice

It was a Friday night and the ladies stayed in, taking pictures of food, making chocolate molten cakes with ice cream and watching bad romantic comedies. So much food. To start the day off right, I decided to cook up these black beans that had been sitting around for a while that needed to be…

Salvadorian Breakfast Cakes

…They’re so good. I’ve been oogling over this recipe for quite some time and decided to make them today for my Birthday. This is a lightly adapted recipe that I found on Food52, I just tried to make it a little more healthy. Seems to have worked out pretty well- these little cakes are still…

Maple-Pumpkin-Cheese cake-Pie

Mmmm Hmm! Everyone seemed to really like this. It’s the best of all worlds…kind of cheese-cake, kind of pie, kind of pumpkin, kind of maple syrup… In total, its warm and happy and sure to put a smile on your face for next Thursday. Or today. Whatever you chose. You’ll need: 1 1/2 cups pumpkin…

Salted Carmel Whipped Cream

It’s a hit, and perhaps sounds a bit weird, but you are bound to Love it. You’ll need… For the Caramel Sauce you’ll need: 3 T  butter (salted or unsalted), cubed 1/2  c sugar 1/4 c heavy cream 1 t vanilla (optional) For the whipped cream, you’ll need: 4 tablespoons of the caramel you’ve mad…

Apple-Cinamon Galette & Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

You may not know, dear American readers, that here in Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the first Monday of October? So, perhaps all these Thanksgiving-themed recipes are coming at you much earlier than expected, but they will fit the season in any case! I made three pies/galettes for a thanksgiving potluck at my darling friend…

Lizzy’s Surprise and More from Nuit Blanche!

This year for Nuit Blanche, my roommates and I had a fabulous idea… sell cookies, on our bikes. It made total sense, the entire city of Toronto would be out and about searching for art, and all the restaurants would be full, and there we’d be, on our bikes with hundreds of cookies at our…

Spätzle with Beer-Cheese Sauce and Sauteed Onions

This is for my darling Aunt Rhoda. Hope you enjoy the recipe! Spätzle, [sh-pay-tzel] is a dish that was introduced to me when I was four or five years old from my German AuPair Tanja when she was living with us. Essentially, spätzle is a soft dough pasta, similar to the Italian gnocchi but made from…