Food Recipes

Stuffed Pasta Shells with Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Spinach

March 14, 2017

My mom used to make stuffed pasta shells when I was growing up, and let me tell you, I could never eat just one (or two).  So when the opportunity to participate in Vancouver’s Virtual Potluck came up, I knew what I was going to make right away – my mom’s stuffed pasta shells (with my own twist of course!).  The Virtual Potluck brings 35+ of Vancouver’s food bloggers together for one epic feast. Below you’ll see “next” and “back”…

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Heart shaped churros with two dipping sauces.

February 26, 2017

I was at a Mexican restaurant with my friend one night and we had churros for dessert. My friend suggested I make churros for this little ol’ blog, to which I said “yes, but I need to add my own spin to it.” So we thought that instead of making a traditional caramel/dulce de leche dipping sauce, I could make a nutella dipping sauce (very me). Then I was talking to another friend and she suggested I make a mascarpone…

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Arugula salad with roasted chick peas and avocado.

February 2, 2017

  Being that it’s the beginning of February, I figured I would make another salad for those of us still going strong with our New Year’s healthy eating goals. And if you’ve fallen off that wagon, no worries – that was me last year (and the year before that).  I do like to make my salads interesting though and that’s how I came up with this arugula salad with roasted chick peas and avocado. I was browsing Pinterest and saw…

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Grilled Romaine Hearts with Pancetta, Pecorino and Pine Nuts

January 9, 2017

Happy New Year! Buon Anno everyone. It feels like forever ago that I posted on le blog, and looking back, it actually WAS forever ago (butternut squash gnocchi anyone?). Excuse my radio silence everyone, life kinda gets in the way. Which is unfortunate because I really enjoy blogging. From developing recipes, to styling photos, taking pictures and watching a whole post come together, I love it all.  So given that it’s a new year, one of the few goals I…

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi.

November 11, 2016

  About a month ago, I attended Bella Cibo’s gnocchi-making class. The class was hosted by Marzia, the owner and creative mind behind Bella Cibo. She was born and raised in Italy and cooks the traditional Italian way. Handmade noodles in her lasagna? Ragu sauce from scratch? She has that covered. So when she announced that she was hosting a cooking class all about gnocchi, I knew I had to attend. I’d always been interested in making gnocchi, but found…

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