Category Archives: appetizer

Fast and delicious taco pizza

A party-perfect combination of two favourite foods! If your family is like mine, there is a good chance you have both tacos and pizza on the regular menu rotation. To me, both are fast, fun meal options although I do … Continue reading

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Mini pizza quiches

A tasty mashup of two favourite classics! If given a choice, the menfolk in my family would likely always choose pizza over quiche, while the ladies would most certainly vote the opposite way. To solve this tie vote, I decided … Continue reading

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Gorgeous raw root vegetable carpaccio

An attractive and delicious plate full of goodness! While I absolutely adore thinly sliced beef or salmon carpaccio – the appetizer so popular in many Italian restaurants and homes – I have long wondered what an all-vegetable version would taste … Continue reading

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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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Japanese-style seaweed salad

A make-at-home version of a restaurant favourite! It’s amazing how tastes change over time. A generation ago, you’d never have found little kids in North America devouring dried seaweed as a schoolyard snack, but it’s all the rage now. I … Continue reading

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Tuna crudo with shaved vegetables and lime vinaigrette

A flavour explosion that’s as pretty as it is delicious! Many global cuisines feature raw or barely-cured fish and while I have sampled many different varieties, I keep coming back to Italian-style crudo. This simple preparation features thinly sliced raw … 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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