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.

Curried Coconut Lentil Soup Mix

An attractive and practical edible gift! I love gifting treats from my kitchen to friends and family. Some of my favourites include roasted spiced nuts, salted caramel pretzel bark  and flavourful caramel-apple jelly. You can find loads more edible gift … Continue reading

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Herb and garlic infused red wine vinegar

A pantry staple that makes a great gift! Ever wonder why dishes typically taste so much better in restaurants? No, it’s not just because you didn’t have to do the shopping, cooking or cleanup…it’s because pro chefs are masterful at … Continue reading

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Hearty seafood and chickpea stew

A Mediterranean-inspired winter warmer! I adore this dish because it’s so easy to prepare and absolutely packed with flavour. The tomatoes and herbs are what predominate, rather than the mild-tasting haddock and shrimp. Leftovers reheat beautifully so you might even … Continue reading

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Buttery almond cookies  

An easy sweet treat with great flavour and texture I am often asked which of my cookie recipes is my favourite, and it’s a question I truly cannot answer as I have to many from which to choose and I … Continue reading

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Chocolate Balsamic Sauce

A versatile treat that’s great for gifting! This thick, rich sauce is ideal as a glaze for roasted meats and great as a drizzle over ice cream or sliced fruit such as strawberries or pears. You can also make amazing … Continue reading

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Peppermint meringues

Easy dairy-free, gluten-free treats! Little meringues are the perfect sweet treat to have on hand, especially during the holiday season. They store well for weeks if placed in an airtight container, and their delicate texture and flavour make them a … Continue reading

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Mixed mushroom risotto with caramelized squash

A hearty, warming bowl of goodness! Meaty, flavourful mushrooms and sweet, caramelized butternut squash are the perfect sidekicks in a warm bowl of cheese-topped risotto. I used to be intimidated about preparing risotto, yet I’ve learned it’s not as tricky … Continue reading

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