Dad’s Famous Pancakes (or, as he calls them, “Dadcakes”): Whole Wheat Pancake Mix, Stuffed with Fresh Blueberries, Pecan Pieces and Light Brown Sugar, Topped with Whipped Cream and Maple Syrup

My family has come a LONG way in our pancake game – for many years, we used the “shake” containers and just added water. In the past few years though, along with a change in eating habits and food preferences in general, we started experimenting. Especially my Dad. I rarely order pancakes out (I don’t…

Decadent Chocolate Strawberry Crepes: Thin Whole Wheat Cocoa Crepes, Stuffed with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and Fresh Strawberries, Topped with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Drizzle

What’s more romantic than French cuisine on Valentine’s Day? Probably very few things. And these crepes are just the ticket. I always felt that crepes would be something I would “definitely have to order out” because they looked so complicated to make. But they are, in fact, entirely possible to make at home. And, actually,…

Savory Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict: Fresh Parsley, Black Pepper, Creamy Hollandaise Sauce, Poached Eggs, Thin Slices of Smoked Salmon, All on a Toasted Honey Whole Wheat English Muffin

Eggs benedict is my FAVORITE thing to order when I go out for brunch! It’s so good, and each restaurant does it a little differently. I love any eggs benedict with seafood incorporated into the recipe – my favorite EVER was at a small café in Nova Scotia that server lobster eggs benedict. It was…

Unique Meat, Grain, Cheese and Vegetable Dinner: Pesto Pearled Couscous, Served with a Variety of Baked Vegetables, Topped with Fried Halloumi Cheese and Crisped Prosciutto Slices

I am ALL ABOUT creating restaurant-worthy meals at home. Yes, it is definitely super nice to go out to eat (don’t get me wrong). No trips to the grocery store, time spent preparing food, no mountains of dishes and a nice change of scenery. But, sometimes, cooking in your pajamas with a glass of wine that…

Simple, Flavorful and Filling Vegan Pad Thai: Spaghetti Squash and Carrot Noodles, Paired with Cubed Tofu and Sweet Peppers, Sprinkled with Sesame Seeds, Raw Cashews and Spring Onion, Spritzed with Lime

Nothing beats a great Pad Thai, especially when you add a really fantastic mix of vegetables into the recipe. I originally created this recipe during the summer, when my garden was OVERFLOWING with spaghetti squash and I had to get creative on how to change it up so I could eat and enjoy it all. I…