Homemade Canadian Donair

Homemade Canadian Donair

These days simple do-able recipes with a high pay off have been my mainstay. Do Homemade Canadian Donair qualify? I think so. And while these sandwiches might look restaurant quality (and the idea DID come from one, Occo Kitchen & Bar, I saw on Diner’s, Drive-Ins & Dives and here’s the video) these lovely Canadian versions of the Gyro are much easier than you’d guess,. especially if you view it as a mostly a “make ahead” meal. Gotta love that!

Homemade Canadian Donair

Homemade Canadian Donair

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Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Hi guys! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Me, I’m still hanging tight and trying to spread comfort through food! I think food has become ever so more important to so many of us during this pandemic. If any of you are psychologists, feel free to comment! And part of that comfort, for me, is trying to make fun, easy things with basic ingredients that will help shake up the dinner routine. Or should that be dinner rut! That’s where the magic of this Roasted Red Pepper Sauce comes in.

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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Classic Arepas

Classic Arepas

How many of you guys have had Arepa? They’re little “buns” as best as I can describe them that originated in pre Columbian times in South America, but that doesn’t give much indication of what they taste like! They’re made out of a type of fine cornmeal, and they’re kind of like a Gordita and they’re warm and fragrant and can be filled with all kinds of things, stuffed with pretty much whatever your heart desires! Here’s my Classic Arepas, and check out this link for a list of classic fillings but fair warning; you’ll need to use your translator unless you read Spanish.

Chicken Avocado Arepas -Reina Pepiadais

Chicken Avocado Arepas – Reina Pepiadais

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Eggs Benedict Breakfast Casserole

Eggs Benedict Breakfast Casserole

My Easter this year looked quite a bit different than usual! It’s not the first time I’ve ever spent a holiday alone but it was the first time I’ve felt so isolated! That was until I realized that it was probably a pretty strange and weird holiday for most of us in the US and the world…so I know I’m not alone in this! Rather than a big ham, I had this beautiful brunch dish: Eggs Benedict Casserole. Since it was just me, I only made and photographed a small pan of it. The recipe, below, is for the full version.

Eggs Benedict Breakfast Casserole

Eggs Benedict Breakfast Casserole

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Kale Salad With Creamy Caesar

Kale Salad With Creamy Caesar

First of all, a disclaimer! This really isn’t a “Caesar” dressing in this Kale Salad With Creamy Caesar, but it IS a dressing that’s creamy and cool and punching with enough flavor to stand up to and tame any kale salad. It’s a little bold, a little brash and as the kids would say, “Gangsta.” (That’s when the kids would say, “Mom, no one says that, lol!) I don’t think there could be anything more perfect with a Kale salad than this creamy dressing.

Kale Salad With Creamy Caesar

Kale Salad With Creamy Caesar

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