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Warm Garlicky Kale & Quinoa Salad

Warm Garlicky Kale & Quinoa Salad

Me: “Kevin did I put enough garlic for you?” Kevin (my brother): “No. You can never have too much garlic.”   That is pretty much every conversation that involves food with garlic and my brother – and why on National Garlic Day (TODAY!) I am […]

Celiac Disease and Reovirus: A link in the chain to celiac development

Celiac Disease and Reovirus: A link in the chain to celiac development

So I may have dragged my feet a bit on getting the Science Bite page of The Beader Chef going – but it has come to an end, starting with celiac disease and reovirus! YAY! Hopefully, as readers, you find these science bite posts just […]

Skillet Hash & Eggs

Skillet Hash & Eggs

So this skillet hash and eggs recipe?…     AWESOME! Just look at the heat escaping from the skillet above!     Not just for breakfast though! I like to think of it as an anytime meal, perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. It […]

Baked Mac & Cheese for Two

Baked Mac & Cheese for Two

I was never a fan of homemade baked mac and cheese – GASP! Let me explain, sometimes it was made ahead and the macaroni was overcooked and mushy, or sometimes it didn’t taste like it was flavoured with anything. Nonetheless, one morning I woke up […]

Fricasséed Chicken with Bay Leaves

Fricasséed Chicken with Bay Leaves

In my family recipes come and go and what we consider staple recipes may change from month to month, but there is one recipe that has stood the test of time: this fricasséed chicken with bay leaf recipe that was adapted from and found on […]

Savory Dutch Baby

Savory Dutch Baby

Months ago I came across a couple recipes for making sweet and savory dutch babies and I thought to myself: “this needs to get up on the blog” – but I never got around to it and then in january (I think) a whole slew […]

Homemade Pop-Tarts

Homemade Pop-Tarts

Say WHAT?!… Yup, that’s right, you read the title of this post right! I made homemade pop-tarts recently and they were delish; or as my boyfriend would say: “stupid good” and “epic”. Now these epic pop-tarts and the recipe would not come to be if […]

Simple & Easy Beef Stew

Simple & Easy Beef Stew

Hey everyone, it was St, Patrick’s Day yesterday! You might be thinking your ‘stew recipe is a day late’, but in fact for Montrealers it’s not! This will be a great recipe to make Sunday night after the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Also, as an added […]

Porchetta Sandwiches

Porchetta Sandwiches

Maybe this is too much information, but anyways… Lately I have found that after eating cold cuts/deli meats, that I have a quite upset stomach and release CO2. It could be the nitrates, or my self-diagnosed lactose intolerance, but all-in-all I am quite uncomfortable about […]

Blueberry-Lemon Yogurt Loaf

Blueberry-Lemon Yogurt Loaf

Happy Wednesday everyone!!! Hope you are having a fabulous week. Last week’s warmer weather in Montreal inspired me to make something fresh and tasty (while testing out some photography skills of course!) so I decided to try this very yummy Blueberry-Lemon Yogurt Loaf. Now as […]

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Who doesn’t love the fresh flavours of tomato, onion, serrano chillies, lime and coriander?!!! Or is it cilantro??? OMG! Which is it? Are they interchangeable? Have I been using the wrong one? … I think I’m having an internal crisis! &npsb;   So yes, people […]

Fluffy Pancakes

Fluffy Pancakes

It’s Pancake Tuesday!! Also known as: Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day…. and I’m sure there are many others! To be quite honest I always have made pancakes from a box mix. Quick and easy, I’d never have to pull out all my […]

Bok Choy & Wonton Soup

Bok Choy & Wonton Soup

Yes, yes, yes… I know I posted this bok choy and wonton soup recipe already, back in the TBC early days… Well, I think we can consider now the early days too since it has been less than a year! Nonetheless, with finding inspiration to […]

Rapini & Chickpeas

Rapini & Chickpeas

In keeping with the bitter greens theme from two weeks ago, this week’s wednesday recipe involves rapini! Rapini is definitely growing in popularity, I’ve seen it as a side for many dishes in various restaurants or as a component to a yummy pasta dish.   […]

Escarole & Cannellini Bean Soup

Escarole & Cannellini Bean Soup

ESCAROLEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Escarole has by far become a new favourite of mine, but what is escarole exactly? Escarole is a variety of endive that closely resembles radicchio in look and is slightly less bitter in taste. In terms of nutrition, it is high in folic acid, fiber and […]

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Buffalo Sauce

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings with Buffalo Sauce

Sunday, February 5, 2017 the game to end all games; the Super Bowl to decide which team is the victor of the 2016-2017 NFL season!!! I might be biased towards one team over the other, but my lips are sealed since I want to keep […]

Beef & Vegetable Soup

Beef & Vegetable Soup

Yes… Yet again a quick and easy soup! This beef and vegetable soup is sure to become one of your weekday work horses and it’s a great recipe for all of you who have meal prep Sundays making quick, healthy, hearty and easy to grab meals […]