Archive | October, 2013

Pumpkin pecan cheesecake

31 Oct

Fall baking is perfection.  It makes the house smell so cozy and creates wonderfully deep flavoured comforting treats that are permeated with fragrant spices and gushing with all kinds of luscious textures. Oh how I love this season! Thinking about making a delicious creamy cheesecake? What about something pumpkin-y?    Better yet, how about pecan pie?  Oh decisions decisions! […]

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Green Devil Dressing

20 Oct

“Mmmmm wow what is this? It has so much flavour!  It is so tasty and feels so healthy!”  This was Gary’s response when he first tried the green devil dressing – he was having it as a dip for his steak. I always press Gary to be completely honest with me when I try to create a new […]

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A Fall Salad – Grilled Halloumi, Fig + Toasted Almond

13 Oct

Many times after a long day, my “go to” dinner is a salad.  I find this really helps keep my weight in check and it just makes me feel good.  I would never be able to follow a diet that eliminates carbohydrates all together (and I do not think that is healthy, either), but I […]

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Inspired to re-Create: Mushroom + Walnut Miso Soup

7 Oct

It’s mushroom season!  When I walked into Fallon & Byrne last week I saw tons of mushrooms as far as my eyes could see (which isn’t really saying much, but anyway), all different shapes, sizes, and colours. Tons of variety right there at my fingertips. Immediately, I knew I had to make something starring mushrooms […]

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Butternut Squash + Leek Soup …………on a Chilly Eve in Ireland

6 Oct

A piping hot bowl of smooth delicious soup has always been one of my favourites.  But living in Ireland has really reinvigorated this love affair! Let me tell you, I have a whole new appreciation for soup now.  After all, what better cure is there for the wet and windy weather?  When your clothes are soaked, your cheeks blushed from being […]

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