Bacon-Wrapped Salmon with Pineapple Pabanero Sauce; Seasonal Stir Fry and Rice

The heat of summer brings bold flavours, lighter menus, and the use of all the fresh, seasonal ingredients available in Ontario right now.  Asparagus is in season right now, so I try to use it as much as possible. I also managed to get my hands on some Canadian limes recently (thank you, global warming!), […]

Gorgeous, Elongated Silhouettes and Colour Blocking at Martin Lim

Martin Lim, a designing duo consisting of Danielle Martin and Pao Lim was the winner of the Mercedes-Benz Startup project presented their first full collection at Toronto Fashion Week. Though this was a fall collection, there were many elements that screamed out warmer weather.  Lavender was one of the key colours, as was magenta and […]

Valentine’s Day Solo: Treat Yourself to Salmon, Spinach and Bulgur

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and for those of us who’re staying in, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate, even if you don’t have a date!  Forget take-out or ice cream!  Love yourself and treat yourself to a nice, quick healthy meal. This one pot dinner with salmon, bulgur and spinach […]

How to Create Perfect Pasta Side Dishes

The key to an amazing meal is simple. Start with good, high quality ingredients, and make sure to include all the elements of a complete dish: a protein, some vegetables, a starch (such as pasta, potatoes, rice, etc.), and a sauce.  To the average person, this may seem like an obscure equation for creating the […]

Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Beurre Blanc and Pan Roasted Tomatoes

Summertime is a culinary gold mine; all the fresh local produce that’s available this time of year inspires cooks to create colourful, seasonal dishes that are healthy and flavourful.  As summer approaches, it is a good idea to start thinking towards lighter, healthier meal options that are packed full of local fruits and vegetables. After […]

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