Crispy, fresh and healthy, this Apple Fennel Salad is so flavourful and fast, it’s showing up at our table regularly. It is early January as I write this and I, like many are craving salads after the rich foods of the holidays and I think this is the perfect salad. These fruits and veggies are readily available throughout the year and keep well in the crisper if you’re trying not to hit the grocery store too often.
THE best and easiest, whole ingredient Seafood Alfredo Pasta recipe that is perfect for Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Alfredo itself isn’t particularly festive but when you load it up with fresh, marinated seafood, it is elevated to Christmas Eve dinner status. The creaminess of this wholesome alfredo (splurge on the real Parmesan for this one!) lets this seafood shine and you get to skip the fuss of shelling and prepping. A luxurious, restaurant worthy recipe, easily made at home? I promise!
I love radicchio and as we move into fall, the cooler temperatures produce a more sweet and mild flavor (though still pleasantly bitter) as opposed to the stronger flavor in summer. Radicchio is a member of the chicory family and a traditional Italian ingredient. It is crunchy and refreshing, full of bold flavor, very colorful and makes a beautiful addition to a fall or winter menu.
I love dip. I mean, who doesn’t? It’s easy, I can make it ahead and it’s always a crowd pleaser. This caramelized onion and blue cheese dip recipe is the adult version of French onion dip. Made with crumbled blue cheese, a splash of white wine, caramelized Spanish sweet onions and a sour cream (or yogurt) base.
You all know by now that I love wild mushrooms and have quite a few mushroom recipes on here already. Today’s recipe, Chanterelle Mushroom Croustade, is one I’ve made quite a few times over the last few years but for some reason, it never lasted long enough to photograph! (PS. Read through to the end for the exciting launch of my new home wares shop- www.westcoastkitchengarden.com
As fall begins, my family is craving heartier meals and honestly, I am too. Pasta is always a winner and Chicken and Sun Dried Tomato Fettuccine is a regular on our weekly roster. Sliced chicken thighs, wild mushrooms and tender, sweet sun dried tomatoes come together in this pasta recipe for the perfect balance of healthy, hearty, sweet and savory.
Have you had roasted red pepper soup before? The first time I had this sweet, slightly smoky soup, I was hooked. It is a relatively simple soup and roasting the peppers gives a sweetness and depth of flavour you just can’t get anywhere else. Vegetarian and easily made vegan, this is the best, really quick recipe. Use Sardo Fire Roasted Sweet Peppers to make this in under 30 minute
Orange vinaigrette is my favourite light citrus salad dressing recipe and it goes so well on a garden salad. And by garden, I mean any little bits of fresh greens or veggies you find growing in your yard as you prepare dinner. One of my favourite salads because often, especially early in the year, I only have a little bit of this and that and the sweet tartness of orange brings everything together beautifully.
This tender, moist and healthy zucchini muffin recipe is a family friendly winner. I have paired spelt flour with regular all purpose flour for added depth of flavour, fiber and minerals. Yogurt and eggs boost richness, protein and moisture making these a nutritious muffin for snacking. These are delicious with or without the 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or 1 cup of finely diced apple to the batter but adding bursts of sweetness really make this muffin stand out.