Zucchini, potato and cilantro soup

Zucchini potato and cilantro soup

  This zucchini, potato and cilantro soup is a delicious and comforting starter now that the weather has gotten colder. The texture is velvety and creamy, even though there is no cream in the soup.  A final drizzle of olive oil, lime and cilantro really finishes the soup and makes a beautiful presentation. You could […]

Roasted butternut squash

Roasted butternut squash by Bake Bellissima

Roasted butternut squash is such an easy side dish to prepare, especially when you buy it in bite-size cubes available at Costco (from Los Angeles Salad Company). All that is left for you to do is toss with seasonings and roast in the oven! Have I spoken to you about my love of Costco before? […]

Eggplant caponata

Eggplant caponata by Bake Bellissima

This eggplant caponata is one of my favorite recipes and I have been making it for years. I discovered this recipe in the Panache cookbook,  a beautiful collection of recipes put together to benefit the Montreal Jewish General Hospital in 2005. Although no longer in print, you can find a second hand copy here. It […]

Portobello Pizza

Portobello pizza by Bakebellissima.com

This portobello pizza is such an easy, guilt free lunch idea! Since I watch carbs as much as possible, pizza is not something I eat very often, and I miss it. Which is why I try to make lunches for myself that have the same cheesy taste without the dough element. Enter the portobello mushroom: […]

Tzatziki with seasoned pita chips

Tzatziki with seasoned pita chips by Bake Belissima

We are huge tzatziki fans in our house, my kids especially. My daughter loves the dip with baby carrots and cucumber sticks or her favorite, pita chips. I often cut up day old pita bread and season with oregano and olive oil, and bake for a few minutes. It is a great snack that I […]

Grilled zucchini and eggplant with cilantro vinaigrette

Grilled zucchini and eggplant with cilantro vinaigrette by Bake Bellissima

  We are half way through summer, and August is already around the corner. To me, August is synonymous with back to school shopping, trying to find the perfect lunch boxes and schoolbags, and glossy magazines full of fall fashion. For this reason, I want to make sure I share my favorite summer dinner ideas […]

Salmon with lemon pepper sauce and roasted brussel sprouts

Salmon with lemon pepper sauce by Bake Bellissima

This salmon with lemon pepper  and roasted brussel sprouts is an easy weeknight dinner idea that can also be used for entertaining, especially in the summer. I have made this salmon many times and it is a real crowd-pleaser. I found it on Epicurious on their top rated salmon recipes list, one of my favourite sites to […]

Cheese Straws a la Puttanesca

Cheese Straws a la Puttanesca by BakeBellissima.com

These cheese straws remind me of the parties my mother would frequently throw when I was a young girl. Her tables were sumptuous and she would always set up an aperitif bar in the living room for guests to nibble as they sipped their co

Aioli with vegetables

Aioli with Vegetables

Aren’t we ready for Spring? Trees will only start to blossom here around April and there is still plenty of snow on the ground, which is why in the meantime, I try to bring Spring indoors with bright colours and pretty vegetables.