Author Archives: Paula Roy

About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.

Lightened up Piña colada

A low-calorie cocktail that doesn’t skimp on flavour! Summertime is finally here and I just want to eat all the fruit and vegetables in the world. I crave things that are light and refreshing when it’s hot outside, and that … Continue reading

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Homemade back bacon

A truly Canadian breakfast or brunch treat! I remember the first time I tasted back bacon as a kid. I loved that it was so much less salty than ‘regular’ bacon though I couldn’t understand why it was also known … Continue reading

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Maple iced coffee popsicles

Beat the heat with this deliciously cool caffeine fix When I was a kid, my mom typically made us popsicles out of Kool-Aid. Sometimes she’d get all fancy and add a little Jello powder to the mixture, which gave them … Continue reading

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Summertime snacks, salads and sippers

Easy treats for casual entertaining Who’s ready for summer? I sure am! Although developing flavourful new dishes is definitely my favourite food-related activity (other than eating, of course!),  I also really enjoy the process of crafting easy-to-follow recipes and sharing … Continue reading

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Tex-Mex style steak and cheese sandwiches

All the flavours of fajitas – on a bun! My menfolk had requested Philly cheesesteak sandwiches a week or so ago, but I just couldn’t oblige. I didn’t want anything to do with the state of Pennsylvania after the Pittsburgh … Continue reading

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Grown up floats with vodka coolers and gelato

A perfect summertime drink and dessert in one! My two favourite flavours of floats when I was a kid were orange soda with vanilla ice cream and root beer with chocolate. I know the latter combo might sound a little … Continue reading

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Grilled asparagus with za’atar and creamy harissa sauce

Three cheers for asparagus season! I’m always thinking about new ways to serve vegetables because I find switching things up usually means I can often get my family to eat more of them. We love grilled asparagus and typically I … Continue reading

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