Risotto with Tomato & Saucisson Sec

Risotto with Tomato & Saucisson Sec

This risotto is a great cold-weather dish. Filling, flavourful, and incredibly easy to prepare, it pairs just as well with a roast as with a salad. This recipe really comes down to the tomatoes. I recommend using a mix of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh tomatoes for the best flavour-texture combination, but you could certainly just … Continue reading

Braised Chickpeas with Leeks

Braised Chickpeas with Leeks

The depth of flavours in braised food never ceases to amaze me. Braised meat is great, but as this recipe shows, legumes and vegetables work just as well. Healthy, flavourful, and shockingly easy, the only catch to this recipe is the time involved. I adapted Sweet Sugarbean’s recipe considerably to the contents of my pantry … Continue reading

Acorn Squash & Bell Pepper Soup

Acorn Squash & Bell Pepper Soup

My mother always told me that the best way to ward off sickness was to eat colourful food and get enough sleep. If you’re a student like me, colourful vegetables are probably easier to come by in November than plentiful sleep. Even if you can’t combine this soup with eight hours of slumber, you have … Continue reading

Pumpkin & Black Bean Casserole

Pumpkin & Black Bean Casserole

From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin pie, October is the month of the pumpkin. If you find yourself faced with extra pumpkin puree after making one of these dishes, this recipe may provide a solution. A hearty bean base, rays of pumpkin flavour and a hint of spice combine for a perfect dish to combat … Continue reading