I always find weeknight dinners a struggle. We normally don’t get home from work until 6:00 at the earliest, and by that time I’m getting pretty hangry. I need to know what I’m going to make well ahead of time, otherwise when we get off the bus and wander into the supermarket, there’s a good chance I’m going to snap into a hangry rage.
The weather has been rather miserable the past few weeks. The rain hasn’t seemed to stop for more than the occasional half hour, and even when it does, they sky is still grey and dreary. So naturally all I have been waiting to do is curl up inside with a blanket and eat nothing but soups and stews for dinner.
Earlier this spring I planted an abundance of radish seeds, expecting that most of them wouldn’t sprout. Lo and behold they all sprouted, so we have been eating radishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for two weeks now. The latest radish dish I concocted was this potato salad.
For some reason, I always thought that making home made macaroni and cheese was really complicated and time consuming. Now that I know otherwise, I have to actively restrain myself from making and eating this every single day.
This week I was feeling a little under the weather, so I decided to make a big pot of my favourite Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup! I discovered the recipe for this soup a couple of years ago, and it has since become a staple of mine to help me make it through the cold and flu season.
I think split pea and ham soup might just be my favourite soup. It’s not a particularly pretty soup, but it’s packed with flavour and doesn’t require a bunch of fancy or complicated ingredients.
One of the best things about winter time is making big pots of hearty soups and stews. This beef stew is one of my absolute favourites. To maximize its deliciousness, it does require a little bit of extra love and effort, but it’s not particularly difficult, and it is definitely worth it.
While visiting my family over thanksgiving weekend, a lovely friend of ours gave us a heap of vegetables fresh from her garden including some leeks, a big bag of potatoes, squash, eggplant and some fresh bay leaves. The first thing I made with them was this creamy potato leek soup with bacon.
This hearty hamburger soup is the ultimate comfort food. It’s simple, easy to make, and a perfect way to warm up on a chilly fall day. I didn’t even know hamburger soup was a thing until I tried it at my in-laws for the first time.
This is one of those recipes that I raised my eyebrows at the first time I heard about it. I like watermelon. I like mint. I like feta. I would not have ever put them together, yet as soon as I tried this, it quickly became one of my favourites.