Seared Scallop Pasta with Parsley & Burst Tomatoes

Lately I’m really trying to make dinner recipes that feel special. Now that I’m cooking pretty much every meal at home throughout quarantine, it’s so easy to make the same pantry meals on autopilot without putting any creativity into it. Even as someone who loves cooking, the monotony is cooking every single meal, every single…

Lemony Mussel Linguine with Garlic & Parsley

One of my food goals for 2020 is to cook with more sustainable seafood to a) get out of my comfort zone in the kitchen and b) eat a more sustainable diet  (because the planet is burning, you guys!) This Mussel Linguine is a direct result of that goal, and I’m *so* happy with how…

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.

Mafaldine Pasta in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Creamy Mushroom Mafaldine Pasta

I've been trying to make at least two meatless meals per week, and it felt like the perfect excuse to recreate this iconic Toronto dish at home. I wanted to use *slightly* less rich ingredients so that the dish would be less indulgent to enjoy at home, so I cut back on the heavy cream and butter and subbed in half and half cream and just a few table spoons of butter. You can change up the ratios if you want the sauce to be more or less creamy, but the real key to this dish is mushrooms, and a lot of them. You can sub in any you prefer, but I really love the meaty texture and deep colour of portobellos and creminis.