My Favourite Penne Alla Vodka Recipe

My Favourite Penne Alla Vodka Recipe

When I was a kid, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to eat at fancier Italian restaurants.  My father, like myself, enjoys really good food.  I remember looking at a menu at one of those Italian restaurants and choosing to try Penne Alla Vodka because I had...
Pasta with Chickpeas (Pasta con Ceci)

Pasta with Chickpeas (Pasta con Ceci)

I’ve been wanting to share this quick, healthy and easy family recipe for a long time now. This is a special recipe from my Father, Eric.  I finally got his famous recipe for Pasta with Chickpeas (in Italian it’s called “Pasta con Ceci”).  It is one...
Beef & Portobello Tacos With Cotija Crema #Blendandextend

Beef & Portobello Tacos With Cotija Crema #Blendandextend

Being an ethical omnivore is how I simplify food and cooking.  We can’t know everything about everything, but a few helpful tips and facts help propel us in an ethical direction so we can feel good about what we eat and what we feed our friends and families. A few...
Bacalhau com Batatas (Portuguese Cod Bake with Potatoes)

Bacalhau com Batatas (Portuguese Cod Bake with Potatoes)

I made this as an Easter weekend brunch dish, and I completely forgot about how delicious it is!!  So, I wanted to share it with you all.  This is one of those dishes I would’ve never eaten as a young person.  But now, I really appreciate a traditional...
BLT Panzanella Lettuce Cups

BLT Panzanella Lettuce Cups

April is BLT Month!  To celebrate, I’ve partnered with duBreton®, the all-Canadian farming trailblazer and North America’s number one producer of Certified Humane Raised and Handled® pork, to transform the classic BLT sandwich into a delicious elevated masterpiece!...
Easy Stuffed Eggplants

Easy Stuffed Eggplants

I grew up an Italian household and stuffed eggplants were one of my favourite dishes growing up.  As part of our ‘special occasion’ menu or as a side dish to a simple pasta meal, whenever my mother made her stuffed eggplants, you were quick to take your...