Orange Goat Cheese Salad

Why is it that a smell can trigger a memory? Like the smell of chlorine and suddenly you’re back at the public pool soaking up the summer rays. Or a whiff of freshly baked apple pie transports you to your grandmothers kitchen, even the scent of cologne on a complete stranger walking by gives you…

Mash with Mushroom Gravy

The humble potato. “It isn’t a meal unless there’s potato” is something many believe. It can be the star of the show, or a back up dancer. They’re warm and comforting, creamy, and sometimes satisfyingly crispy. But I’m pretty sure I’ve shared with all of you that I’m not really a big fan. Why you…

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

What is it about Italy that we love so much? Is it the salty cheese, the straight outta Nonna’s garden tomatoes, maybe the bellissimo eye candy?! I was lucky enough to visit the homeland (I’m 1/4 Italian…actually Sicilian but who’s counting), and let me be the first to say that these people do not mess around when it…

Boxing Day Bliss

Traditions… Every families got them, but I find when it comes to the holidays we’re less likely to “try new” ESPECIALLY when it comes to food. For as long as I can remember our Christmas menu hasn’t changed, but there’s a good reason for that. Our feast with all the “traditional” fixings is BOMB A$$. I know the…

Indian Curries

How does that saying go? You are what you eat?! So as a kid I would have been a pizza bun, or a chicken finger, possibly a KD box…OH maybe even Chef Boyardee beefaroni. Use to slap that stuff in between two pieces of white bread and call it a day. Fast forward to present…

Float Therapy

Hey, I have a question for you… Why is it that we often link relaxation to the feeling of floating?! Does sound nice though, turning off your mind and escaping to never never land, completely weightless. Well, what if I told you that I could do you one better??? That relaxation AND floating on water is…

Stuffed Squash

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. KIDDING!!! I think I’d like to bask a little bit longer in all the fall colours, mind you I could do with just a little less rain. I feel like I’m back in the UK, all that’s missing is the bangers and mash. But seriously how great…

Flavour Town Lettuce Wraps

Wine tasting. I’ve only done it twice, and the reason is that I don’t get to sample many…only one really. I’m a total lightweight which quickly leads to drunk Alexis, but if you ask best friend Trish drunk Alexis is so much more fun. My first experience “tasting” was in Napa which obviously was amaze balls,…

Thanksgiving Pie Party

You know fall is here once pumpkin flavoured everything is upon us, and this year I am ready to jump in head first. BRING ON THE PUMPKIN!!! There was a time back in my youth when I would have considered the flavour of pumpkin an old person dessert, but then something changed. Not sure what it…

Chocolate Chip Brownies

I think by now you’ve all managed to figure out that I haven’t always been the poster child of health, and up until about 9 years ago I hated (actually hate may be too strong of a word) I disliked beans. Now that being said, there are a few instances where beans belong: in my…

Birthday Breaded Chicken

Growing up there was always one thing I looked forward to – BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Candles on the cake, games galore, party favours, or as we liked to call them “loot bags”. But as we age, the classic birthday party rituals slowly start shifting focus to booze. Personally I’d rather go back for seconds possibly even…

Green Bean Goodness

Get ready because today’s story-time features yet another “I can’t believe Alexis use to eat THAT!” blog entry. CANNED VEGETABLES! Yep! I ate them! Well, I ate them when my mother succeeded with her mind games, because unless it looked like a chicken finger or a pizza bun….I would have needed a Wendy’s frosty promised…