What’s for Dinner: Sweet Chilli Glazed Tofu with Baby Bok Choy

When I saw Chef Michael Smith promoting his new book, he said something that I didn’t mention in the post. He said, most chefs prepare dinner via a menu which is created by them, but not changed night to night (in most cases) while most home cooks have to prepare dinner every night and keep […]

Turkish-Inspired Red Lentil Soup

Red lentils are huge on middle eastern tables – they show up in a lot of different dishes. But here in North America, red lentils are only starting to get into people’s grocery carts and mouths. They are inexpensive and these lentils (like most) are truly amazing because they cook really fast and they are so […]

Leek, Mushroom and Lemon Risotto

On my last visit to the Woodbridge Farmer’s Market, I picked up some leeks. We are a leek loving family. I wanted to make something that featured the leeks because their flavour, unless you use a lot of them, can get lost in other, more pungent, flavours. The leeks sat in my fridge leaving a […]

Dinner a la Michael Smith’s Fast Flavours

Last week I attended an evening with, who I called Canada’s Chef, Michael Smith. Part of our swag bag included a signed copy of his new book. I promised to make a dinner from his new recipes and the other day, I did. He doesn’t include a vegetarian section of the book, but there are […]

Step-by-Step: Minestrone Soup

Two things have changed overnight for us. First, where we live, it suddenly became fall and second, our daughter discovered a loose tooth. This may not seem significant to many people, however, to us it means she’s growing up. It also seems that our daughter, who is usually very well-adjusted, can’t seem to stop complaining […]