Braised Mushrooms

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Herman’s Hermits – There’s A Kind of Hush There will be a hush over your house while you enjoy this wonderful side dish. It is easy to make and yet so flavourful and aromatic. Ingredients: 200 g fresh small mushrooms (whole) – if using larger mushrooms, then quarter them 1…

Braised beef short ribs & Mujadara

Time: 4 hours While a dish that takes a while to make, you will fall for this recipe in a large way. It is bursting with flavour and is not only delicious, it is very healthy! Mujadara is normally a vegetarian dish, so you can also make it without the beef ribs, but we think…

Sauteed Green Beans

Time: 20 minutes Now green beans may not be your favourite vegetable (yet), but on the next rainy night when you want some delicious, aromatic comfort food, try these delicious sauteed green beans. You can play with the toppings to get different flavours! Enjoy your rainy night and your green beans! Music Selection: Eddie Rabbitt…

Red Cabbage Slaw

Time: 15 minutes This is a super fast, super healthy and super delicious side dish for schnitzel, but it also is a great topper for pulled pork sandwiches – it is so fast to make you will have time to yourself – maybe to daydream? Music Selection: Monkees – Day Dream Believer Ingredients: ½ head…

Dolmades

Time: 2 hours It is fall, and that means fall food. I made these delicious dolmades to accompany moussaka. A great greek dish that is comforting and makes you want to dance. Get up and dance! Music Selection: Hosapiko Ingredients: 8 oz jar grape vine leaves in brine 2/3 cup arborio rice 1 1/3 cup…

Old Smokey Cucumber & Radish Salad

Time: 15 minutes In a pandemic, we need a miracle… I’m pairing Smokey R & The Miracles with this amazing, unique (made up myself recipe) salad! It is full of super-foods (microgreens & red onions), super easy and super smoked paprika delicious. I made this a few days ago for my family and we had…

Alive Again Salsa

Time: 1 hour; makes about 8 small jars Ok – it is week 5 of social distancing, isolation and quarantine due to the worldwide pandemic. To keep busy this week, my 15 YO daughter and I decided to make home made salsa. We even canned it. It is also Easter week and because we won’t…

Fresh Herb & Mushroom Pasta

Time: 30 minutes This recipe is definite soul and comfort food. It is like eating fresh mushroom soup pasta. While you can make this with dried herbs, it is soooo much better if you can get fresh herbs and use heavy, rich cream. I’ve paired it with Angels, as this type of food truly mixes…

Ricotta Stuffed Pasta (Conchiglie)

Time: 35 minutes This recipe will give you a “reason to believe” you too can be a gourmet chef. Simple, tasty, fast, hearty…. yummy! Believe. Music Selection: Rod Stewart – Reason to Believe ¼ cup Basil pesto 24 oz Marinara Sauce or 4 Cheese Pasta Sauce 350g Conchiglie pasta 87/b (about 2 1/2 inches long)…

Irish Mashed Potatoes & Cabbage (Colcannon)

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: The Rumjacks – Home This Irish mashed potato recipe is one that is comfort food. It is often served at pubs. I like it as a twist on our regular mashed potatoes, as it is tasty and adds some extra vegetables into it. It is great as a side dish…