So when I visit my sister in Montreal, QC we always go to Olive et Gourmando which is an epic lunch spot. I alway order The Cajun Chicken: Roasted chicken with cajun spices, homemade guacamole, fresh tomatoes and, mangoes. Here’s my version, and you need excellent bread, like reallllllllly good, if you’re in Toronto go to Blackbird Baking Co.
Mint Smashed Peas + Ricotta + Poached Eggs on Toast
Such a delicious breakfast idea, had a breakfast similar to this in Barcelona at Caravelle and I just had to recreate it at home. You can really play with the herbs here, Mint & Basil…. or Dill & Parsley. You can also do Whipped Feta instead of Ricotta:) Continue Reading
THE BEST COCOA ZUCCHINI CAKE
Why would you put zucchini in a cake? Cause its the most moist & rich cake you could make and my nonna does it and you just don’t question her. haha… So this is my healthy version of it…less sugar.. whole wheat flour, and its more zucchini then any other ingredient.:)
TURKEY MEATBALLS IN TOMATO SAUCE
What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano cheese
- 1/2 cup dried bread or panko is fine
- 1/4 finely chopped onion
- 2 tablespoons of chopped basil
- 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
- 1 garlic clove finely chopped
- season with salt and pepper
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1.5 lbs of ground turkey, COLD!
- 1 egg beaten
- olive oil for searing
- 3-4 cups of tomato sauce, or crushed tomatoes blended until smooth with basil
- Combine cheese, bread crumbs, onions, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper, red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Add in ground turkey and egg and blend with your hands. Form 1 inch meatballs in diameter and keep cold.
- Use a good non-stick pan and brown the meatballs in 1-2 table spoons of olive oil. Wait until the oil is hot before putting them in. Brown all sides and transfer to plate. Do not over crowd and go in small batches until browned.
- Scrap down all the bits in the bottom of the pan and add in the tomato sauce and simmer, add in the meatballs and cook for 15-20 mins on simmer.
- Serve over Risotto with more cheese or eat them straight up!