A straightforward kid-friendly meal that comes together quickly and features 100% Canadian AAA Angus Beef Strip Loin from Walmart Canada.
This post is sponsored by Mushrooms Canada. My Kitchen Love has been compensated monetarily, although all opinions and love expressed for this vegetable are my own.
I’m so very pleased to be partnering with Mushrooms Canada to bring you one of my favourite ways to cook with mushrooms, Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto. I adore making risotto. Contrary to popular belief, it’s quite easy to make and whatever stirring I chose to do relaxes me. And mushrooms!! The perfect ingredient to extend a meal without adding tons of meat. In this risotto I used White Button, Shiitake and Oyster making a mix of the mushrooms, playing off their unique textures and flavours. Mushrooms are a great way to fit in additional Vitamin D and fibre into everyday meals.
There’s something about cracking that outer hard shell of a boiled egg to reveal a perfectly oozy yolk. When done properly, a soft-boiled egg can feel perfectly indulgent while being completely healthy. Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs with Thyme and Parmesan Soldiers eats like a major treat, but really it’s made in under 15 minutes making a perfect breakfast dish any day of the week. Pair with a smoothie or fresh fruit (or even this citrus forward Winter Fruit Salad) for a total winner of a meal.
This post is sponsored by Love Child Organics. My Kitchen Love has been compensated monetarily and with product although all opinions remain my own.
These Mini Blueberry Buckwheat Muffins are supposed to be for babies and kids, but in addition to my kids addiction to them, I too have one. They’re moist, light, and have a sweet bran muffin-like flavour, without much sugar and are gluten-free! I love that they’re perfect snack-size for the kids and I have zero guilt sending them off to preschool as they are completely nut-free and abundant in key nutritional elements like iron and Vitamin C.
I’m teaming up with some Canadian Food Bloggers again, but this time for 12 Healthy Weeknight Dinners. A solid roundup that will take you through at least 2 weeks of weeknight meals. And, they all look amazing! Special thanks to my friend Melanie at The Refreshanista for hosting this month’s collaboration! This recipe is something that I’ve been trying to get to you all for some time. Juicy chicken thighs, whole grain barley and seasonal vegetables are a perfect fit in this healthy One Pot Chicken, Barley and Vegetables.
One of the greatest discoveries in the carb department with my kids was how much they love couscous. Potatoes are still mostly a no go. Squash basically gets laughed at unless I purée it into the best carbonara sauce ever (like in this recipe). My husband is a more difficult sell for couscous, but my kids will always say “this is a yummy supper mama” when couscous is on the table. I often serve it with lamb or chicken, but here I have it with a quick cooking broiled salmon recipe and a get on the table stat salad.
My favourite pre-dinner cocktail has to be a French 75. I love the lemon flavours, the bitterness of the gin and of course, bubbles. Who can resist? Around the holidays I up the ante with infusing the drink with cranberry simple syrup for a festive spin on things. I almost always offer the simple syrup and gin at our annual holiday party so I can serve these Cranberry 75s on repeat for our guests.
One fish, two fish … just kidding. This is all about halibut, capital H, the big guy in my opinion. Living in Vancouver, Canada and being spoiled with having salmon regularly, halibut is a treat for us. It’s a thick meaty fish with some good flavour behind it that can hold it’s own with other bold flavours. Since it can handle big flavour pairings I thought what could knock my socks off? Enter Blackened Harissa Halibut Burgers on a Brioche Bun with a Garlic Lemon Yogurt.
The brioche buns are not mandatory by any means, but man oh man do they send this burger over the edge. A good burger can be ruined by horrible bread in my opinion brioche buns do not disappoint. I haven’t worked up the courage (or found the time) to make my own, but most bakeries that sell brioche buns can be relied upon from my experience. We have a tiny bakery in our local mall here in Lynn Valley called Westlynn Bakery and it has so many perfectly baked breads, but these Brioche Buns have to be my new favourite.
The sauce is 100% required. The yogurt with lemon and garlic enhance and compliment the harissa flavouring like nobody’s business. The yogurt also cools the spice of the harissa down. I don’t know about your family, but sauce always makes dinner easier over here. One of my twins would drink the sauce at dinner if I let her. I routinely ask her what her favourite part of dinner was and she’ll point to the bottle of ketchup and say “that one”. Solid dose of humility right there.
Switch up the burger routine with a Blackened Halibut Burger on a brioche bun with garlic lemon yogurt.
10 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
For me, nothing can be as basic AND delicious as pasta. It doesn’t take much for pasta to be turned into a wholesome and fantastic meal. Head on over to Peaks and Harbours for the full recipe and ingredient for this luscious Pasta with Peas.
For a brief period of time I had to cut out dairy in my diet due to the needs of our newest baby’s (Lucy) sensitive tummy troubles. Problem resolved and I am back on the dairy train, but I wanted to share this recipe as I loved it’s flavours. To fulfill my daily requirement of chocolate and sweets I had to come up with some dairy alternate recipes to compensate. Enter a Vegan Chocolate and Pomegranate Mousse Tart.
The base of this tart is Oreo cookie crumbs. After much research through my friend “Google” it appears that the jury is out as to whether or not Oreos are actually vegan. What I do know is that I can eat them freely as they are Baby Lucy friendly. If you’re a strict vegan go with a vegan brand of chocolate cookies.
These cute little tarts are filled with yummy pomegranate flavour, the comforts of chocolate cookie crumbs, and drippy chocolate.
Comforts of chocolate cookie, bright pomegranate flavour and drippy chocolaty goodness.
20 minPrep Time
20 minTotal Time