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Cheeseburger Burrito Wraps

These cheeseburger burrito wraps will satisfy your craving for a burger and Mexican food, all in one pocket of deliciousness. This weeknight meal is easy and quick to prepare and is sure to be a staple in your recipe repertoire. There’s a long story behind the creation of these cheeseburger burritos wraps, but I’ll try …

Caprese Avocado Rice Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese salads spell S-U-M-M-E-R. Not literally, of course. Fresh hand-picked basil and tomatoes from the garden, and morsels of mozzarella cheese make this Italian-inspired dish a light and refreshing, yet satisfying summer meal. My love for mozzarella di bufala all started in Molise years ago, when my husband’s relatives introduced me to REAL mozzarella, not the shredded, …

Vegan Cauliflower Black Bean Chili

There’s nothing like the aroma of a pot of hearty, earthy chili simmering on the stove on a cool autumn day. This vegan cauliflower black bean chili is a healthy and just-as-hearty rendition of traditional chili, made with cauliflower, sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, and protein-packed black beans, seasoned with earthy cumin, cayenne, chili powder. My …

Eggplant Meatballs

These hearty eggplant meatballs are the perfect finger food to serve to babies and toddlers, and they’re a healthy dinner menu item for moms and dads too. Serve to the family for a hearty meatless Monday meal or as a unique, vegetarian-friendly appetizer for dinners guests. Eggplant is the meatiest of vegetables and is the perfect …

Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Loaded with protein, healthy grains, and veggies, these southwestern quinoa stuffed peppers are a healthy balanced meal for the family. A delicious meal made with fresh red bell peppers stuffed with protein-packed quinoa, fiber-rich black beans, combined with a southwestern-style blend of spiced and herbs, and topped with creamy mozzarella cheese. I grew up on …

Roasted Bruschetta Eggplant

There are certain recipes that just call out my name in the summertime, especially when I have fresh, organic produce at the tips of my fingers. Take for example, this fresh roasted bruschetta eggplant. A gluten-free twist on the traditional recipe, but just as flavourful. Over the years I’ve come to realize how beneficial it …

Greek Farro Salad

Farro is a staple in Italian cooking and the foundation of many recipes, such as risotto, cold salads, soups and stews. This Greek farro salad brings together two flavour profiles, Italian and Greek, with such traditional ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, oregano, and feta cheese. Farro has a delicious, nutty flavour and a distinctive chewy texture. Although I’ve eaten farro in the …

Tex-Mex Risotto

The flavours of southwestern cooking come together with classic Italian risotto in this hearty tex-mex risotto. The fusion of flavours-sweet tomatoes, earthy spices, and fresh beans and corn, in this one-pot meal make for a delicious, bold, flavourful risotto. Garnish options for this tex-mex risotto are endless. We love adding Greek yogurt and avocado as garnishes …

Sausage and Mushroom Penne

This hearty, sausage and mushroom penne is a typical Italian comfort food and an easy variation of simple tomato sauce. The slightly spicy sausage adds bite to the sweet tomato sauce and the mushrooms add texture and an earthy flavour. There are a ton of traditional pasta recipes in my repertoire-Bolognese Sauce,  Sweet Basil Pesto, Creamy Carbonara …