Mediterranean Quesadilla

  What’s stranger than a Frenchman overcooking a steak? An Italian making a quesadilla. Well, I’m only half Italian, but I have never made a quesadilla before. I’m probably pronouncing the word wrong in my head right now. For all of the haters who are thinking, “Haha, you don’t pronounce the Ls!” I reply, “You…

Grilled Mushroom Paninis

My friend, Alice, has a love for trivia, which can be annoying. I’m sorry, Alice. I know you are reading this. Don’t get me wrong; I love random facts. Did you know sharks have no bones? Instead, they have cartilage for their skeletal system. Also, were you aware that Christopher Columbus was not Spanish, rather…

Spicy Burrito Bowl

When you order a burrito at your local fast food chain, you are well-aware that you are blowing off your diet. I’m not saying that is a bad thing; maybe it’s your birthday or any happy occasion, or you’ve had a really stressful week and in the mood for Mexican comfort food. I’m all for…

Cinnamon Shakshuka

The first time I ordered shakshuka, I had no idea what I would be served. ‘Shakshuka’ ambiguously means ‘mixture’ or ‘to shake’ in Arabic, but I am not fluent in Arabic, and my friend wouldn’t tell me anything more than, “Just order it; it’s good.” The waitress was of the same opinion, so I took…

Butternut Squash Poutine

“You’re from Canada? Do you live in an igloo? And see penguins?” “Yeah. I ride my pet polar bear to school every day.” I replied to my new camp friend. “Really?” She said, eyes wide. “No… Do you seriously think we live in igloos? Those are Eskimos in Alaska, Americans, by the way. Plus penguins don’t live…

Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry

There are three main reasons people travel: To see new sights To meet new people To taste new food *Note: I am using the word ‘travel,’ not ‘vacation,’ which is need to escape your current situation for a period of time. Vacation is about the escape. Travel is about the new. Since this is a…

10-Minute Skillet Pizza

Question: Who doesn’t love a slice of pizza? Answer: Only a person whom pizza does not love back. You know who you are. Homemade pizza is in its own class of delicious. Some people don’t have the time or effort to bake it since it entails kneading, rising, rolling, and baking; especially while a savoury pie…

Vegan Eggplant Lasagna

There are two types of people in this world when it comes to spelling: the Linguistic Savvy Perfectionists and the Wuzzup Bros. The Linguistic Savvy Perfectionists generally use a high vocabulary, probably from reading. There are four ways you can spot one of these people: If they use a large word in the correct context…

Sesame Glazed Salmon

The kitchen can be a very scary place. Imagine a person from another realm, where food materializes from nothing, walks into a kitchen for the first time. He will be horrified. First, he sees the knives. Knives are crucial for almost any recipe. You need a long serrated knife to cut bread and cakes, a…

Walnut Pesto with Spaghetti Squash

Have you been unfortunate enough to converse with a liar? The person says something you know is completely false and no matter how much you disprove his comment, he won’t admit he lied. Your typical emotional response would range from a violent impulse to shake the liar’s shoulders until he sees reason or to scream…

Savory Eggplant Toast

We all love bread, but choosing a healthy brand can be tricky. Multigrain bread doesn’t guarantee that the bakers used whole grain. Whole wheat bread can become problematic for those who suffer from inflammation and gluten sensitivity. Even gluten-free options are dizzying, and manufacturers often slip nasty ingredients into the dough. Therefore, there is no…