Curried Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

I love a squash soup when the weather starts to get colder - it’s the ultimate cozy food. I’ve made a few different variations in the past, but sometimes the ultra-smooth texture can have me feeling like I’m eating baby food, which is the total opposite of what I’m craving. The spiciness of the Thai…

Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells

Lately I've been trying to incorporate more vegetarian recipes into my roster, and to me, the best veggie recipes are when they're so delicious that I forget they're meatless. These cheesy stuffed pasta shells seriously deliver, and I love that I get some additional greens in with the spinach (plus, the colour on the dish…

Simplified Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

I love french onion soup, but I've always been intimidated to make it at home because I don't have the proper bowls or ramekins to serve it in, which I thought was an essential to get that perfect cheesy, bready crust on top. My kitchen is pretty tiny, and the last thing I need are…

Cast Iron Skillet Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie is one of my ultimate comfort foods. I have so many fond memories of my mom making a huge casserole dish of it it after Thanksgiving or Christmas, when she had lots of creamy leftover mashed potatoes to use up. Since it's neither Thanksgiving or Christmas and tragically, I don't have any leftover mashed potatoes, I made this smaller scale version to fit my cast iron skillet. The lazy cook in me loves that I can cook almost the entire meal in the skillet (except for the mashed potatoes), and honestly, I just love the way food looks in my skillet.

Spicy Sausage & Wild Mushroom Pappardelle

Mushroom pasta is one of my all-time favourites (see: my creamy mushroom mafaldine), but sometimes when I’m craving that earthy mushroom flavour without all the heavy cream, I make this herby mushroom and sausage balsamic ragu. It’s loaded with all off my favourite herbs, and big splashes of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil for a lighter, more summery version of my favourite pasta.

Rainbow Veggie Jap Chae

Jap Chae is one of the first Korean dishes I learned how to make - it’s something I had at restaurants countless times (I’m obsessed with the chewy texture of the noodles!) but it had never occurred to me to try making it at home until I scrolled past a homemade recipe for it on my IG feed. Beyond the noodles, jap chae is really just a stir fry recipe at its core, and it’s surprisingly easy to make at home.