Noodle Nirvana: Pad Thai

There is something so intoxicating about Pad Thai. The perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy. The aromas of fresh herbs and veggies juxtaposed against the pungent odors of fermented sauces. Or that droplet of perspiration that tickles the brow before it tumbles down your pulsating jaw as you chew. Ah yes, Pad Thai … Continue reading Noodle Nirvana: Pad Thai

Hungary for Something Warm?

Goulash & Saffron Spätzle This isn't exactly a "rev up for summer" sorta dish, but when you live in Northern Europe you just gotta have a warm comforting recipe in your back pocket for those (un)expected cold rainy days. And this week is no exception. Goulash is just the type of dish that wards off … Continue reading Hungary for Something Warm?

Using Your Noodle

Cold Ramen Salad & Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Anybody who has ever had a great bowl of ramen knows how addictive it can be. In most of the western world ramen is nothing more than cheap dry noodles and a packet of sodium rich flavoring. Nowhere in the vicinity of true Japanese ramen. So for anyone … Continue reading Using Your Noodle

Big In Japan

Ramen Noodles & Teriyaki What started as a culinary curiosity, grew into an unstoppable obsession. Nearly a year ago I set out to make my own ramen noodles from scratch, but little did I know, after producing an upwards of a hundred bowls of mush, making Asian noodles took a fair amount of practice and … Continue reading Big In Japan

Blast From the Pasta

Lasagne This day was bound to come. When I first thought about blogging comfort food, I considered some of my favorite dishes. Among them were the typical, burger and fries, pizza, ice cream, poutine, etc. On that list was also my favorite childhood comfort food, lasagne.  There's something about trying to replicate a favorite dish … Continue reading Blast From the Pasta

Presto Pesto

Pesto and Chicken Caesar Meatballs Here are two simple recipes that can be made for the same dish - pesto and meatballs. This is a dish I make once a week for my family. It's quick, it's easy, and it tastes as if you've spent hours making it. Of course if you ground your own … Continue reading Presto Pesto

Return To Innocence

Tuna Noodle Casserole To most North Americans, tuna noodle casserole is not a foreign concept. In fact, it's actually a classic much like macaroni and cheese, or meatloaf. This recipe is not a reinvention of the classic dish ...a great classic dish, but rather the unabridged version. Most busy moms opt for the can of … Continue reading Return To Innocence

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Macaroni & Cheese A well made, creamy Mac and Cheese dish ranks high on my list all year through, but on that one special day at Christmas, this dish is just that extra bit special. Over this past week, as I've run through some of my Christmas Eve favorites. Mac & Cheese is one dish … Continue reading Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Spaghetti & Meatballs? …Kinda

Tagliatelle with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Italian Sausage Though certainly a comfort food, this pasta al pomodoro is a refined version of the classic childhood favorite, Spaghetti and Meatballs, a dish I'll revisit at a later time. For now, let's take a look at a dish that takes simplicity to a whole new level. From … Continue reading Spaghetti & Meatballs? …Kinda