Roasted Japanese Sweet Potato w/ Cilantro-Herb Sauce

I took Monday off from posting to celebrate Victoria Day. This Canadian holiday marks the unofficial start of summer. I’m excited about all the sunny days ahead! Something else I am very excited about though is today’s recipe. I have only ever had regular sweet potatoes (orange inside), so I was looking forward to expanding…

Wine Braised Artichokes with Fresh Herbs

Artichokes are one of those foods that can seem very intimidating if you don’t know how to clean them up. I had cooked with them a while ago but they are not something I cook with frequently because they are so much work. But this recipe came up in the Brave New Meal cookbook and…

Recipe #71: Green Goddess Hummus

Between the yum & yummer book before and the love real food book now, I’ve made lots of bean-based dips. My fave from yum & yummer was the sweet potato and white bean dip (link here). It had some classic flavours but the sweet potato gave a nice twist. This hummus today also had some…

Recipe #95: Honey Mustard & Herb Roasted Chicken

The cookbook says this chicken is finger lickin’ good and I think I agree. All the honey, lots of dijon mustard and herbs (I used dried) in the marinade gave the chicken such a nice flavour. I also really liked the addition of lemon in the marinade and the slices that cooked along with the…