Fried Rice – Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe

Vegetarian Fried Rice

Fried rice is such a simple, but versatile dish. I love making it at home because I get to control the amount of fat and other ingredients, plus I can load it up with all kinds of vegetables. Most of all, fried rice is a perfect way to turn last night’s leftovers into a brandRead more

Farro Salad – Farro, Pomegranate, Belgium Endive Salad

Farro salad

This Farro Salad has a lot going on. Which, is how it should be, in every salad. A great salad has all of the flavour elements, sweet, bitter, sour, salty and umami. (Umami is best described as a savory, meaty taste. Food examples of umami are mushrooms, soy sauce, miso, or Parmesan cheese). And thisRead more

Mustikkapiirakka – Finnish Blueberry Pie

Mustikkapiirakka - Finnish Blueberry Pie

Mustikkapiirakka. Does the name of this recipe throw you off?  Don’t worry, you don’t have to be able to pronounce it to make and enjoy Mustikkapiirakka, or Finnish Blueberry Pie. The Finnish language, after all, is not an easy one for we English speakers to master. In fact, this may be the only Finnish wordRead more

Chili Chocolate Brownies – Spicy Chocolate Brownies

Chili Chocolate Brownies

Chili Chocolate Brownies are a deliciously spicy treat. When you combine chocolate with a subtle hint of chili heat, the result is just pure divine. And, chili and chocolate are a perfect pair for Valentines Day, or any day. These Chili Chocolate Brownies bring both chili heat and silky chocolate together in the most deliciousRead more

Chili Lime Spiced Nuts

Chili Lime Spiced Nuts

Spiced Nuts are delicious snacks, and they also make great gifts. Edible, homemade gifts are always universally welcomed. I love to have these spicy snacks on hand to put out when there is a party or gathering. They’re perfect as a coffee table offering with cocktails or wine & cheese. Nibbling on nuts will helpRead more