watermelon and basil salad

I have a love/hate relationship with summer.  I hate the hot, humid days of summer, but I love all the fresh produce summer offers like plump, sweet Ontario strawberries, luscious, ripe peaches and of course, juicy, sweet watermelons! You know it’s summer in Toronto when you see bins of watermelon in your local grocery store… Continue reading watermelon and basil salad

thai red curry chicken lettuce wraps

Thai food has so many flavours combined to make a simple dish complex in taste. And because we were eating Thai food twice a day while living in Thailand, we now really crave those complex flavours.   One dish we tried to make in Chiang Mai was  Thai red curry chicken lettuce wraps and it’s perfect… Continue reading thai red curry chicken lettuce wraps

Thai Green Mango Salad (Som Tum Mamuang)

  Most Thai restaurants in Toronto have green mango salad in their menu as their Thai salad option. So when we first visited Thailand 5 years ago, we were surprised to find out that most restaurants here don’t actually have mango salad as an option.  Here in Thailand, they love their green papaya salad.  You… Continue reading Thai Green Mango Salad (Som Tum Mamuang)

Pulled Pork with Mango Barbeque Sauce Empanadas

Empanadas should really be called YUMpanadas because they are so yummy!   I’ve tried a variety of empanadas over the years and my top three favorites are Argentinian empanadas, Pilipino chicken empanadas and Colombian chicken and beef empanadas.   Apparently empanadas have been in cookbooks since 1520. That’s 400+ years! And it’s easy to understand… Continue reading Pulled Pork with Mango Barbeque Sauce Empanadas

Cheesy Kale Chips

I looooooove chips! I can skip any meal and eat chips instead, but my better half keeps me from doing just that!  I would go in spurts obsessing over a flavour and lately, I’m hooked on President’s Choice poutine chips! Here’s the thing though, I know chips, chocolate, candy and all are supposed to be… Continue reading Cheesy Kale Chips

Baked Asparagus Fries

One topic that most of us Canadians love to talk about is the weather. It’s true. No exaggeration here.  To prove it to you, here’s what I found googling Canadians and weather: “there are only three networks in the world dedicated to weather and two of them are in Canada.” If you need more proof, just… Continue reading Baked Asparagus Fries