Eggplant and Chicken Lasagna

I decided to learn how to cook when I was single and living with roommates.  I had a lot of cooking fails.  A particular one I remember vividly was my chicken and pasta with garlic cream sauce.  My roommate and I were at the grocery store getting all the ingredients for my pasta dish and… Continue reading Eggplant and Chicken Lasagna

Thai Red Curry Fried Rice with Chicken

Fried Rice.  Who doesn’t like fried rice?  If you don’t, well you might want to ask yourself – is it fried rice I don’t like or does fried rice not like me?  (yeah that’s my lame attempt at humour). Why do people love fried rice?  Well, first off it’s super tasty, secondly, it’s super easy… Continue reading Thai Red Curry Fried Rice with Chicken

Tuna and Egg Salad with French Vinaigrette Dressing

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.  Fish are jumpin and the cotton is high.  Any Ella Fitzgerald fans out there? I was listening to this song while typing up this post for today because summertime  living is definitely easy especially after that winter we had! Everyone is just happier  and more lighthearted with all the… Continue reading Tuna and Egg Salad with French Vinaigrette Dressing

Baked Tilapia with Pecan Rosemary Topping

As a child, tilapia was on a regular rotation in our weekly menu.  Every week, my aunt would make sure we had two or three meals with fish and veggies and the rest of the time was the usual- chicken, pork or beef.  Growing up, we only ever ate tilapia deep fried served with a… Continue reading Baked Tilapia with Pecan Rosemary Topping

Chicken Stuffed with Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Basil

These days I am all about making meals from what we already have in the fridge.  For instance, not too long ago, my family came to visit us for a few days and my mom decided to pack our fridge with giant Costco items.  She does this all the time.  She is always scared that there’s… Continue reading Chicken Stuffed with Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Basil

Haddock Topped with Crab and Wild Rice

Tuesdays in our household mean seafood for dinner.  We adhered to this weekly routine for years –  every Tuesday we had salmon or fillet of sole or shrimps or red snapper or scallops or fish sticks, you get the drift.   One fine Tuesday, we took a pass on fish and then it was followed… Continue reading Haddock Topped with Crab and Wild Rice

Meatball Sandwich with Marinara Sauce and Smoked Mozzarella

There was a point in time when Arkadi and I frequented the Italian sandwich shops in our area  to satisfy our veal or chicken or meatball sandwich cravings.  These cravings lasted a while and so once a week, for several consecutive weeks, we’d go to our local Italian sandwich shop and  get the usual order: 2… Continue reading Meatball Sandwich with Marinara Sauce and Smoked Mozzarella

Pork and Veal Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

During the week, after a long work day, it can be very difficult to summon energy to make dinner. Well, at least for me anyway. When I first got married, I went on overdrive with our week night meals.  I mean real overdrive.  I cooked all of our meals during the week and I made… Continue reading Pork and Veal Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Guinness Beef Stew

I distinctly  remember the first time I ever tried beef stew.  I was about 13 years old and new to Canada.  One night for dinner, I was given a plate of white rice topped with this wonderful, rich, home made beef stew.   I remember what a fantastic meal it was – rich broth, creamy… Continue reading Guinness Beef Stew