Parsnip Topped Vegetable Pot Pies

I first published this recipe for Parsnip Topped Vegetable Pot Pies last January but it’s too good not to share again! It’s an easy, nutrient dense way to help you incorporate vegetarian meals in your family’s diet. The filling is full of tasty vegetables and the crispy parsnip rosti topping makes these wonderful pot pies pure comfort Read More…

Pasta alla Norma With a Twist

One of my absolute favourite pasta dishes is Pasta alla Norma, a traditional Sicilian dish originally made in the city of Catania. It traditionally consists of pasta served with an eggplant and ricotta cheese sauce. The story goes that back in the 1800’s Nino Martoglio, a Sicilian writer and theatre director, was so impressed when he Read More…

Ratatouille and How To Eat

Ratatouille is so versatile. You can serve it as a side dish, as a pasta sauce, or just on it’s own with some crusty bread on the side. I’ve even served it as a pot pie. It takes a while to cook, but all the chopping and stirring can be very therapeutic in its own way. Read More…

Family Favourite Meatless Monday Recipes

Regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of Meatless Monday. This doesn’t mean that I can put my hand on my heart and swear I never eat meat on Mondays – it’s more because Meatless Monday reminds my family and I to ensure we have at least one meat free day each week. Whether it’s Read More…

Spaghetti Primavera al Limone

Spaghetti al Limone is a classic Italian dish with clean, bright flavours. The addition of fresh, lightly steamed spring vegetables in this Spaghetti Primavera al Limone elevates it to the sublime. I first learned about Spaghetti al Limone when I read Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, My Father’s Daughter (or Notes from my Kitchen Table as it was titled Read More…