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Fish en papillote with fennel and orange
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Fish en Papillote with Fennel and Orange

I can’t recall when or where the first time I had fish en papillote was. But, it’s a dish that stuck out in my mind because of its presentation and ingenuity. It’s not only a healthy way to cook your fish, since the fish steams inside the parchment paper, but it’s also super fancayyy! It’s the type of thing you’d want to serve your guests, if you were having a dinner party! There’s just something so adorable about receiving your own little parcel on a plate, and then opening it up to a surprise of perfectly steamed fish! It’s also…

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This winter has been incredibly unpredictable. Seems like one day we’re hovering between 3-5 degrees Celsius, and the next day, we’re back down to negative 15! But the one thing that remains constant during these winter months is our desire for comfort foods! To me, winter just screams oversized, comfy sweaters and meals that soothe the soul! So today, I’ve rounded up 7 winter recipes you’re going to want to check out for those winter nights, when all you want to do is stay in and hibernate! My last recipe round-up was way back in the summer, so I thought…

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Hands up if you love braised beef! *Raises both hands way up in the air* Braised beef is one of my favourite things to eat. In fact, if I ever see it on a restaurant menu, my choice is already made for me! Braised beef cheek, braised short rib, braised beef shoulder – give it allllll to me!!! But, if you’re anything like me, you might initially feel intimidated to attempt to make it at home. However, making braised beef at home is  surprisingly simple! You can do it with a slow-cooker or a French oven (which is an enamel-covered…

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My first recipe post of 2018 is now here AND it includes my first ever YouTube video!!! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen that I finally took the plunge into the world of video this week! But in fact, I put this recipe together, styled, photographed, and filmed it since October of last year. So, what took me so long to post it? Well, let me briefly explain… I’ve been wanting to start a YouTube channel for a really long time. But, I let fear and analysis paralysis get in the way. When I finally mustered up…

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With winter finally rearing its ugly head and the holiday rush being done in less than a week, full on hibernation mode will be ensuing very soon! I can picture it now: me, swaddled tightly in a blanket, like a newborn, on my couch with my husband watching Netflix, without a care in the world. Ahhhh, it will be so sweet! And what better comfort food to enjoy while so doing? Well, a warm, hearty homemade soup immediately comes to mind! A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a holiday dinner with The Feed Feed and Vitamix,…

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Savoury Mexican Popcorn

One of the best parts about the holidays is gathering around with family to watch the Christmas classics. My absolute favourite movie of all time is A Christmas Story, and Christmas doesn’t feel the same each year, unless I’ve watched it at least once. And since movies and snacks pretty much go hand in hand, I decided to create a new snack recipe for the blog, for my family and me to enjoy over the holidays. It’s my own twist on a classic snack: popcorn, using Orville Redenbacher’s microwave popcorn. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I…

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My husband and I kick-started the holiday season by throwing a little party with a couple of our closest friends last weekend. We love spending quality time with our friends during the holidays, but it can be difficult to get everyone together closer to Christmas. So, we figured we’d start a bit early, and with the help of the PC Insiders Collection it was a total breeze from start to finish! If you’ve never heard of it before, the PC Insiders Collection is basically a lifesaver! It has pretty much every thing you ever needed to throw a party, from…

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I can’t believe it’s already the end of October and the holidays are just around the corner! However, it feels like anything but outside, since we’ve been enjoying an unusually warm autumn in Toronto (no complaints about it, whatsoever, though!). Many days start off chilly, and by the afternoon, the temperature’s in the double-digits. So it’s no wonder we are all feeling a bit weather confused these days! It’s also left me feeling the same way in the kitchen. The weather had me craving ice cream for Thanksgiving, and now, these balmy temps aren’t exactly inspiring me to start preparing recipes for…

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Oeufs en Cocotte (Eggs en Cocotte)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And what would a good breakfast be without the eggs?! But, I don’t know about you, I often get sick of eating the same old omelettes, sunny side up, hard boiled and scrambled eggs. I like to mix it up and find interesting ways to cook my eggs. I picked up a few cocottes a couple months ago while shopping at the St. Lawrence Market (what else is new?!). They’re these cute, little black dishes that look like miniature Dutch ovens. I originally got them for my Brussels sprout mac and…

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One of my fondest childhood memories is of my mother’s homemade coconut ice cream. Mmmmmmm. She would make it for special occasions, like the holidays, and even my cousins would put in requests for it whenever they visited. But while I loved my mother’s homemade ice cream, I absolutely haaattteddd the process of making it. Whisking the ingredients, then warming the milk, then tempering, then thickening, then chilling, then churning, then freezing, and then finally serving! It just seemed like such a laborious task involving an inordinate amount of steps. I couldn’t stand waiting for the end product, not to…

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