Toasted Coconut Pumpkin Oatmeal Porridge

If there’s one thing I know for sure about oatmeal, it’s that it carries with it high standards. We’ve all tasted our fair share of boring and flavourless brands of Quaker oats and brown sugar: so when a blog tells me that I’m going to want to eat this all the time, I’m skeptical. But…

Norwegian Porridge

If there’s a way of describing how incredibly delicious and satisfying Norwegian porridge is in one word, I would choose to use that word here. In the process of making the yummy split pea soup from last week, I was tempted (oh so tempted) to eat something thick and warm. Cue porridge. Porridge is incredible….

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Turkey and Brownies

Sometimes, I’m social and do dinner with friends. Surprise. Shock. Awe. I know! Me?! Social and doing things outside of my comfort zone on occasion. It’s enough to make anyone have a minor heart attack. Though then again, this “dinner” was with one friend, and we sat around drinking wine while I enjoyed myself cooking……

Ground Turkey and Mushroom-Pine Nuts

Ground Turkey Couscous & Mushrooms with Pine Nuts In lieu of my usually horridly unhealthy baking post of the week, I though I’d share with you two of my more recent weekly dinner meals. Normally I try to aim for something mildly healthy – with a good mix of starch, vegetables and protein. The first…

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones There is practically more pure and innocent in this world better than the wafting small of freshly baked scones in the oven while you sip on cinnamon-nutmeg flavoured tea. Practically Nothing. The one thing better may be sitting in in a large oversized sweater while feeling the chocolate chips melt in your…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Before getting all emotional about Thanksgiving and how it’s the most wonderful time of the year, I want to start by talking about how much I love banana bread. Perhaps more than my country, perhaps more than the people in my family – all in all, it’s number one on my list of favorite baked…

Coconut Curry

You’re all thinking it… I can see it in your eyes. Yes. I used pre-cooked chicken for my curry last week (don’t kill me?). Even now, looking at the delicious results of curry paste and coconut milk – I can’t bring myself to feel too shamed. Normally, I love cooking chicken from the raw state,…

Two Days Before the Apocalypse

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s two days before the US election… and there’s some mild panic around the Internet, within my own country and abroad. Will Hillary Clinton trounce Donald Trump, or are well all fated to face World War 3 in the next four years? I’m trying not to stress about it too…

(A Decade Later) – It’s Autumn!

That’s right, you heard it here first – it’s fall, autumn, the time of colorful leaves falling, pumpkins, pumpkin-spice lattes, hayrides, scarves, sweaters, cozy reading nooks and halloween. You could say I’ve been waiting for this season since the last time it bade us farewell and you’d be right. Autumn is by far my favorite…

Snickerdoodles

Do you ever just get the urge to make something sweet? That rush of sugary goodness when you taste a piece of your dough and go… holy hell, that was awesome…? Well, if you haven’t felt that… I really don’t know why you’re here (please leave and find another blog to follow). Let’s just say…

Chicken Brussel Sprouts Lunch

Part of me doesn’t even think this recipe deserves to be called that: recipe. Chicken and brussel sprouts for lunch? That’s just a couple ingredients thrown together and voila: something nutritious and forbiddingly yummy emerges. I’ve been making bowls like this, though, for quite some time and it didn’t hit me until a couple weeks…

Double Whammy: Chicken and Lamb Skewers

Like it says in the description… this is a double whammy. Last weekend, I had the one of my favorite pleasures: cooking with my cousin up in New York. We always have such a lovely time together that when we add cooking (and he’s a pro-chef, so we always do) – I can barely wait…