Fiery Spaghetti with Plenty of Garlic, Fresh Herbs, and Parmesan

This recipe has many, many┬ávariations but the basic idea is always the same: heaps of fiery chilies, bright greenery, enough garlic to offend anyone within close range, and some sort of satisfying umami element to bring it all together. You could go ahead and use any type of pasta you prefer, but there’s something very…

Spiced Chickpea Stew with Butternut Squash & Spinach

A can of chickpeas, an onion, and some garlic make up the most unassuming of all blank canvases for a meal.┬áThese three homely ingredients become something special when combined, add in other pantry staples and spices and a meal worthy of casual company can come together quickly and without fuss. For this Spiced Chickpea Stew…

Marinated Olives with Orange and Rosemary

Do you need a quick, dare I say effortless, appetizer for your next gathering? Something less formal and more of a help-yourself-my-lovely-friends ordeal, but still sophisticated enough that it looks elegant decanted into a few pretty dishes? Look no further dear reader, this bright little recipe lets the olives do the work with the help…

Ridiculously Simple and Creamy Eggplant Dip (Vegan, Too!)

I’ve had the pleasure of cooking for my London, Ontario family this past week which has been extra pleasurable because I’ve been able to do it in a proper backyard with a barbecue and copious glasses of wine and gin and tonics (oof, my liver will need a break after this vacation). I made this…