Mussels with a White Wine & Fennel Cream Sauce

Enjoy a bowl of Mussels with a White Wine & Fennel Cream Sauce this weekend !

Enjoy a bowl of Mussels with a White Wine & Fennel Cream Sauce this weekend !

Being from Nova-Scotia, loving shell fish like lobster, scallops and mussels is practically in my DNA.  I recently returned from a blissful vacation back home on the East Coast, where we indulged in all of my favorites.  … 

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French Onion Soup

Silky caramelized onions, nutty gruyere, red wine and a rich flavorful broth. Mmmm I like that. What more could you want? Get yourself together, you’re drooling. I see you!… 

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Classic Basil Pesto

Classic Basil Pesto is my all time favorite recipe!

Classic Basil Pesto is my all time favorite recipe!

If you were to ask what food I could eat for the rest of my life, I would most definitely cut you off by saying ‘anything pesto!’. I’m OBSESSED and don’t foresee this changing anytime soon. I love classic basil pesto sooo much that when I get a dog, I’m going to name him pesto! Cute right? You must have a seriously good personality to rock a name like Pesto!… 

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Edamame & Arugula Spread

Edamame & Arugula Spread is a great alternative to the popular Bruschetta

Edamame & Arugula Spread is a great alternative to the popular Bruschetta

Crostini has always been one of my favorite go to appetizers. They’re easy & quick to make and are a heartier cocktail hour food. If you’re coming over to my house odds are there will be some cocktails or wine involved. I always want to have some appetizers on hand to soak up the alcohol. Don’t judge! I confess that normally I make my heirloom tomato bruschetta but I felt like switching things up. This Edamame & Arugula Spread was the perfect option!

Your edamame should look like this before adding to the food processor. Remember to remove the beans from the shells!

Your edamame should look like this before adding to the food processor. Remember to remove the beans from the shells!

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Olive Tapenade with Rosemary & Basil

Olive Tapenade with Rosemary & Basil. A simply addicting appetizer!

Olive Tapenade with Rosemary & Basil. A simply addicting appetizer!

YUM! This olive tapenade makes me want to dance. It’s so freaking good! I just can’t deal. This is DELISH served on Baked Parmesan Crisps, alongside a cheese platter, slathered on crusty bread or on slices of cucumber for a healthier approach. I made this the other night to have with a cheese platter and it was just as good as I remembered…. 

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Mushroom & Arugula Fusili with Pistachio Mint Pesto

Mushroom & Arugula Fusili with Pistachio Mint Pesto

Mushroom & Arugula Fusili with Pistachio Mint Pesto

This addicting recipe transpired when I had a craving for pesto pasta but didn’t have any basil at home. My basil obsession prevailed and we ate our entire supply. I’m still impatiently waiting on a new batch to flourish. In the mean time, what could I make that would satisfy my craving?… 

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Lemony Orzo Salad With Asparagus & Shrimp

Lemony Orzo With Asparagus & Shrimp

Bring this to a BBQ or Potluck this summer!

This flavorful cold salad is a perfect option for dinner on a hot summer evening or to pack along with you on a picnic. Its filling enough to stand alone as a main or can be served as a side dish. This is a great salad to bring with you to a potluck or BBQ. It will definitely be stand out among the usual macaroni, bean and potato salads…. 

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Rustic Pasta with fresh Bread Crumbs

THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE WOULD CALL A 'PANTRY PASTA'

THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE WOULD CALL A ‘PANTRY PASTA

Wondering what to do with that day old baguette? This pasta totally transpired on a whim because I was absolutely sick of throwing things away!!! I feel like every week I’m throwing out veggies or leftovers we thought we would eat. It really irritates me. This year I’m really trying to use what I have, with efforts to reduce the amount of waste I produce on a daily basis. I’m making a conscious effort to think of ways to use… 

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Garlicky Dilly Pickles

FARMERS MARKET DILL PICKLE INSPIRATION

FARMERS MARKET DILL PICKLE INSPIRATION

Crunchy Dill Pickles are in my opinion the best snack ever created! They’ve been my #1 snack since I was a toddler and I still pack them in my lunch kit when I’m away flying. Their crunchy texture, vinegary taste and low calorie count, make for a healthier snack option.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO CRUSH THE CUCUMBERS WHEN PUTTING THEM IN THE JAR

BE CAREFUL NOT TO CRUSH THE CUCUMBERS WHEN PUTTING THEM IN THE JAR

When my fiancé and I first met, we immediately bonded over our shared love of the German soccer team, olives and DILL PICKLES! So random, right? As you can see, we really fell in love over intelligent conversations. We’ve been lucky… 

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Simple Pesto Pasta with Peas

OFTEN TIMES, SIMPLICITY IS BEST.

OFTEN TIMES, SIMPLICITY IS BEST.

This is hands down the recipe I’ve made the most in my kitchen. It has few ingredients, not a lot of preparation and is very simple to execute well. I have made this so many times; I could make it in my sleep. This simple recipe is consistently delicious. I’m never disappointed when I make this for lunch or dinner.

This is one of those recipes that is so quick to produce but tastes like you’ve been cooking all day. It makes … 

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