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.

Smoked eggplant spread

Better than baba ghanoush: a versatile dip or sandwich topper! I have to confess that for many years I didn’t really like eggplant, called aubergine in some parts of the world. Too often, I found it prepared in ways that … Continue reading

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Blueberry Cardamom Popovers

A fantastically delicious and easy breakfast treat! Who says popovers (also known as Yorkshire Pudding) should only be eaten as part of a traditional roast beef dinner? These lightly sweetened, fruit-filled beauties taste very similar to crepes and are the … Continue reading

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Have you hugged a farmer lately?

Giving thanks to the hardworking people who feed us! Thanksgiving is just a few days away and like many people, I am eagerly anticipating having family and friends gather from far and wide to share a delicious feast in my … Continue reading

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Entertain with ease with fresh, tasty side dishes

The perfect plates for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike! One of the food-related questions I am asked most often is what to serve visiting vegetarians or vegans. It can be challenging today to satisfy a variety of tastes and appetites. … Continue reading

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Quinoa with roasted squash, apples and cider vinaigrette

A delicious meatless main or inventive side dish! While I created this recipe as a side dish, I’ve discovered we love it so much, it’s turned into one of our favourite meatless mains. Since quinoa’s gone mainstream in the Western … Continue reading

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Tamale pie with chive cornbread topping

A tasty twist for Taco Tuesday…or any day of the week! I recently ventured down a delicious and inspiring internet ‘rabbit hole’. After typing the following into my search engine: ‘what is the greatest recipe of all time’, I took … Continue reading

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Maple and Five Spice roasted chicken

A flavourful and aromatic dish! As an eager experimenter in the kitchen, I was really happy when my kids started to embrace a wider variety of flavour profiles. I love Asian food and now, they do as well. This dish … Continue reading

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