Naked Latkes

Wanna make a friend for life? Make this for the mascot. He will follow you home and never leave. Seriously. Naked Latkes Grate 1 potato. Place in a paper towel-lined colander and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Preheat 1 tsp oil in a small skillet. When hot, spread grated potato evenly over entire…

Summer Veggie Bake

Last night, I ate what I consider one of my iconic summer dishes: zucchini, peppers, onions and tomatoes layered with fresh basil, thyme and plenty of garlic. It’s so easy that it doesn’t even require a recipe. Simply slice everything thin and create layers of goodness; repeating until you run out of ingredients. Then, cover…

Beet and Chevre Salad

I heart salads. I really do. It’s rare that a day goes by without me shoving some form of salad into my face. (Especially if you count my penchant for over-stuffed, double-veggie veggie subs from Subway!) My salads are usually on the big side, with lots of lettuce and a crazy jumble of vegetables on…

Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash

stuffed acorn squash Originally uploaded by zenbecca I rarely leave a dinner at my dad’s empty-handed. My step-mother always has a little “something” for me to take home. I left their house the other night with a container of wild rice and cranberry salad that an aunt had made for a dinner the previous night….

Green Beans with Chutney

I have it on pretty good authority that there are people, ahem, who hate green beans. I just don’t get that. I would never go so far as to choose a favourite vegetable, but I have to say that green beans are up in my top 5. Right now I am loving the long, skinny…

Carrot and White Bean Puree

You heard it here first – Beans are the new potato! I am always looking for new things to serve “on the side” and last night I whipped up a carrot and white bean puree that was out of this world….and it was as easy as opening a can. Well, almost. It’s my own spin…

Braised Lentils de Puy

This weekend is all about the flavours of France. Last night we had a very lovely dinner of chicken with Herbes de Provence and braised lentils. I have had a bag of Lentils de Puy in my pantry for a couple weeks and I finally had a chance to use them. I couldn’t find a…