a tasty mixture of creations from my cucina & inspiration for my creations

Category: Foodie Events

Friendsgiving with LCBO at Antler Kitchen Toronto

LCBO taste local

This week I was invited to attend an intimate, Friendsgiving dinner hosted by the LCBO at Antler Kitchen in Toronto. With thanksgiving (one of my favorite holidays) right around the corner it was the perfect time to be inspired by fresh, local cuisine perfectly paired with wines from within Ontario. This is the second event I have been to recently that has put an emphasis on eating local which is really great to see!

Check out my recap of the lovely evening below including the Ontario wines we had the chance to try that were paired with wonderful dishes prepared by Chef Michael Hunter!

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One Pot Pasta

one pot pasta recipe

I recently saw a quote that said ‘cook like you don’t have to clean’ which describes my style in the kitchen perfectly. I don’t know why but I always end up using what seems like every pot, pan, plate, spoon, fork, spatula and whatever else I can get my hands on! I’m sure my sister can attest to this too, we live together and since she gets to be my taste tester – her end of the deal is dishes. (Hey at least she gets the benefit of good food!!).

I knew when I discovered this one pot pasta recipe – she would be a huge fan (only one dish to clean and sooooo delicious!). So if you aren’t a fan of dish duty this Chicken Basil Rigatoni recipe is for you!

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Why Try Vegan?

why try vegan

I’ve always thought that having a Vegan diet would be impossible. Growing up, meat was always a huge part of my everyday meals. And up until last week I really thought Vegans were limited to boring old salads. BUT little did I know with some spunk, creativity and a whole lot of fresh (local) produce – Vegan is something I could try! Likely not full time but I think I could pull off some #MeatlessMondays that I always see on social media.

I recently had the chance to make some Vegan recipes at a cooking class – below I share my recipes + an AWESOME GIVEAWAY just for you!

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