Toronto Eats: Kub Khao

The opening of Kub Khao Thai Eatery in Scarborough is a game changer. Before this, good Thai food used to be something we had to schlep to the downtown core for, all while suffering through interminably long subway rides, incessant track work delays or slow-moving streetcars. But not anymore! Now we get to contend with…

Easy Homemade English Muffins

Making English muffins from scratch is much easier than you think. You don’t even need an oven. There are plenty of recipes out there that look promising (each with different dough consistency, method, fermentation time, etc…), including one I’ve bookmarked in my favourite bread making book (Bread Matters by Andrew Whitley), but today I present…

Late lunch at Kadbanu

The light at Kadbanu, an Iranian café and kitchen on Dundas West, is a dream. By the time we finished our meal–lovely, hearty stews with some sharp pickles–I was determined that my own kitchen would need to have white and blue tiles. I really can’t get over how bright and fresh the space was. If you’re in the…

Quinoa Salad with Lemon and Cumin Vinaigrette

If you’re looking to practise your dicing skills, then this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink quinoa salad is a winner. Similar to a tabouleh, all the vegetables are diced as small as possible and then mixed with your favourite grain/protein and choice herbs. In this version, I’ve gone with corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes paired with mint, parsley and green…

Roberta’s Pizza Dough and a Fifteen Minutes Pizza Sauce

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the most hated ingredients can be made appealing to the pickiest of eaters on top of a pizza. That, my friends, is one of life’s greatest mysteries. For example? I spent the first twenty-two years of my life avoiding cheese, but would somehow magically eat pizza. The first…

Quick and Summery Grape Tomato and Garlic Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Grape and cherry tomatoes are in peak season in summer. They’re perfect in quick and simple summer recipes like skewers, salads and make for excellent sauces when you’ve got an excess after a barbecue (or when you’ve been rained out from one). Pasta sauces that don’t require you to stand over a hot stove are an…

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Poached Egg & Frico

One of the most beautiful things about a poached egg, or a fried egg, is its amazing ability to turn the sparest of plates into a proper meal. Your salad needs something extra? Top it with an egg. Pancakes or waffles looking a bit lonely? Fried eggs will make it better. In this case, my…

Asian Beer Can Chicken

My boyfriend wanted to make beer can chicken for our friend’s birthday barbecue. Rather than the usual barbecue rub, we went with something a bit different. But to say it’s simply “Asian” is kinda vague. It’s more of a Beer Can Chicken with a Southeast Asian Twist as the flavour profile leans towards the delicate balance of…

A few favourites for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming! I’ve dug into my old blog’s archive to find some of my favourite recipes. What will you make? Dutch Baby Pancakes: Regular pancakes are nice, but kinda boring. Change it up with an eggy German-style pancake. For a cuter presentation, make them in muffin pans for individual mini pancakes. [Recipe.] Cheesy…