Tomato and Olive Tapenade

The moment I felt the sweet kiss of pinot grigio, my toes curled, my eyelids got heavy and my knees got weak. I was smitten by the aromatic and the bitter side of grigio. It was like my interpretation of fifty shades of grey if I read the book or saw the movie. On a serious…

Kale, Radicchio, Grapefruit Salad

This weather sucks and feels like winter is lasting forever. Working night shifts can influence your eating habits. I am in an office with 3 or 4 guys that order pizza, offer me cookies and chocolate during my shift which I politely decline although my palate is craving otherwise. I am on a journey of…

Baked Arancini di Leftover Risotto

I cannot hide my cravings for the life of me. This week I was seriously craving for some flavor packed arancini on a bed of authentic Italian Tomato sauce. With a bit of determination, elbow grease and some love in the kitchen, I was able to satisfy my appetite. I don’t know about you but…

Cauliflower Crust

Cauliflower Crust for Pizza and PIE! I have tried this recipe for a few years now and I must say, wing it. This is not a standard recipe that will be a success the first time you try it. Maybe you may think it tastes to eggy, or veggie or maybe it is lacking in…

Meeting Michaell Jaramillo

 This is not a restaurant review nor is it a critique of a menu. Showcasing my first Mindful and Fresh Interview with passionate cook, Michaell Jaramillo. Currently working at Jatoba in the business district of Old Downtown Montreal. Although this restaurant holds a great standard of quality, Jaramillo’s artistic intellect have only proven to be…

Red Pepper and Tomato Chutney

Red Pepper & Tomato Chutney I have always been a fan of food coming from countries I only dream to visit. The word “chutney” is derived from the Hindi word chatṭnī, meaning to lick. Trust me, I chutneyed the crap out of that ceramic decorative plate in the picture. Chutneys are preserved condiments. It can be…