Lazy lentil soup

I’ve experimented with lentil soups over the years and this is the one I always go back to because of its heartiness and versatility – and it costs a few dollars to make. I like to make this soup every few weeks and freeze portions for a rainy day. When I have absolutely no will to […]

Baked fish with spinach and tomatoes

Guaranteed to blow your mind, this is another one of my mom’s famous recipes that’s so simple to prepare, extremely healthy and packed with flavour. Whenever I bring leftovers of this dish at work for lunch, it smells so tasty (i.e. not like fish) that my colleagues never fail to ask for the recipe. A white […]

Fejão and Feijoada (Brazilian black bean stew)

Feijoada – or black bean and pork stew – is Brazil’s national dish. In many regions of Brazil, adults, children and babies eat the simpler vegetarian version of this dish, feijão, with rice on a daily basis. Black beans (or turtle beans) were also the staple food of Afro-Brazilian slaves. With the addition of pork to the stew, the […]

Mom’s spaghetti sauce

My mom’s spaghetti has been a staple food for my entire life. Almost everyone on the Québecois side of my family make some version of it. Not quite Italian, not quite French, this recipe is an adaptation of spaghetti bolognese – but with more vegetables. A steaming plate of spaghetti with mom’s sauce and grated parmesan cheese is the epitome […]

7 easy and healthy one-pot recipes

(to make on the weekend and freeze for the workweek!) These comforting stews are quick to prepare, packed with nutrients and freeze beautifully for up to 2 months. Just heat them up for quick workweek dinners! Here are some of my kid-friendly staples that I cook in a Dutch oven or any thick-bottomed pot on the […]

10 ways to hack dinner with bacon

Keeping a few strips of bacon in the fridge or freezer can go a long way. A little bacon accentuates a wide range of foods and dramatically enhances flavour –  with little effort. Just 3-4 strips of bacon can turn a boring weeknight dinner into the comfort food you crave. Most kids like bacon, so why not include […]