Sweet & Smoky Slow Cooker Ribs with Featherlight Wasabi Mash & Wilted Chard

Sweet & Smoky Slow Cooker Ribs with Featherlight Wasabi Whipped Mash & Wilted Chard

Yikes, that title is a mouthful. Usually I try to steer clear of overly wordy recipe titles- one thing at a time, don’t gild the lily! Make no mistake, the ribs are the star of this meal. I was tempted to just call this “Sweet and Smoky Slow Cooker Ribs” but then… well, the sides… 

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Energy Bars with Cranberries & Oats

Until recently I've been using a small, 4-cup food processor - similar to a Magic Bullet - for all my processing needs. This was mainly because 1) I'm cheap and 2) the space in my tiny kitchen is limited. This mini-appliance was working quite well for me (other than having to constantly make things in small batches) until one day I tried to pulse … [Read More...]

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Spicy Bok Choy Ramen with Pork

There's nothing quite as comforting as a hot, spicy bowl of ramen. It's one of those incredibly versatile dishes that's just as perfect to eat on a cold winter day as it is on a hot summer's eve. When I was in elementary school, those Ichiban ramen noodles were a hot commodity. All the cool kids had them for lunch, which meant, of course, that I … [Read More...]

Corner Deli Sandwich

Italian Corner Deli Sandwich

I have been fantasizing about this sandwich since July. Every long weekend during the summer, I try and escape to The Interior (for those of you unfamiliar with British Columbia, it is colloquially divided up into The Gulf Islands, The Rock, The Lower Mainland, Northern BC and The Interior). The Interior is just a few hours away by car, so … [Read More...]

Blueberry Grunt

Blueberry Grunt

If television taught me anything growing up, it's that you're supposed to hate your in laws- especially your mother-in-law. I mean seriously, how many American sitcoms have episodes where the mother-in-law (MIL) shows up and the husband or wife (or both) go nuts as she criticizes her way through the episode- with wacky and hilaaaarious … [Read More...]

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Ferrero Rocher Cookies

I often suffer from bouts of insufferable insomnia. It's usually caused by something, of course, like stress or excitement or restlessness. Sometimes it's just a random night, other times it lasts for a couple of weeks. Last night I got a total of four hours of sleep, which for me is unheard of. I normally need a good eight hours just to … [Read More...]

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Bailey’s Milkshake

For someone who co-runs a food blog, I am really no whiz in the kitchen. Some of the things I make are just awful. Tasteless, maybe, or just plain ugly. Those things don't get posted, obviously, but gosh… It's hard work to make something taste delicious, let alone stage it, light it, and take a flavourful photo. If it wasn't for Finn, I probably … [Read More...]

Flourless Guinness Chocolate Cake with Whiskey Whipped Cream

Flourless Guinness Chocolate Cake with Whiskey Whipped Cream

Finn is posting a cake. A chocolate cake, at that. The world has officially gone mad. Usually I leave the sweets to Chelsea, since I'm really more of a fat tooth kind of gal, but even so... sometimes a lady just needs a slice of cake, amirite? A cake involving beer. And whiskey. As I've mentioned in recent posts, life has been whizzing past … [Read More...]

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Limoncello Mojitos

Life threw me a couple of lemons over the weekend. There's not much to do but trudge ahead and stay positive, because hey, what's a few lemons when your life is normally a bushel of oranges (or whatever the metaphorical opposite of lemons may be)? Everyone goes through ups and downs, has good and bad days, gets up on the right side of the bed or … [Read More...]

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Honey Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

Next month hosts a pretty scary date for me: my first birthday to carry me into my late twenties. It feels so strange saying that, let alone imagining myself as really being twenty-six and quite possibly all grown up. High school graduation was eight years ago? How'd that happen? Does that mean it's time to throw away my Cookie Monster slippers? … [Read More...]

Alpine Tea - For Stress Relief & Balance

Alpine Tea

My sister, Megan, and I are best friends. We have had an unwaveringly strong connection ever since my parents first told me I would be gaining a little brother. Oh right- I should back up- they didn't find out the official sex of my younger sibling because it was the 80's and that wasn't really a popular practice yet. My parents were nonetheless … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Valentine’s Day Recipes

We both agree: roses are overrated. The way to our hearts is through FOOD. Whether you're a fan of Valentine's Day or not, you can't deny it's a great excuse to make and eat a bunch of yummy treats. We've compiled a list of our favourite recipes that will impress your special someone, whether it be a date, a friend, or yourself! PS - we strongly … [Read More...]

Roasted Vegetable Jalfrezi

Roasted Vegetable Jalfrezi

There is something so deeply comforting about Indian food. I think it must be all those warming spices, they hug you from the inside. Of course, if you're used to restaurant take-away Indian food, rich and thick with butter and cream then, well, of course it's comforting- what about delicious creamy buttery sauce over rice isn't comforting?! Add … [Read More...]

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Quinoa Bake with Crispy Bacon

Today is Family Day here in BC, and what a glorious day it is. A few years ago it was decided that we needed another stat holiday to break up the long stretch between Christmas and Easter, and thus, Family Day was born. There's something about sleeping in on a Monday that's just so fantastic. I think the plan for today is to spend some quality … [Read More...]

Peach Julep

Peach Juleps

Last week I felt like I was on auto-pilot- work, gym, blog, work, gym, blog. Because January is dark and the days are short, I felt like my weeks were whipping past at breakneck speed with nothing of real substance to take away from them. We all have periods of time like this, when you wake up and all of a sudden it's February and you think- where … [Read More...]