Kale, apple and pecan salad with maple dressing

Kale, apple and pecan salad by Bake Bellissima

I love a good fall salad, and this kale, apple, and pecan salad with maple dressing has it all! This recipe is adapted from Once Upon a Chef, an amazing site full of great recipes and ideas. These kinds of hearty salads, full of colorful ingredients, make me crave vegetables, which I admit is not […]

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 […]

Romaine wedge with Joe’s dressing

This delicious salad is inspired by a favorite at Joe’s Stone Crab in South Beach, Florida. The dressing is slightly sweet and the colorful veggies make it appealing to the eye. You could serve this on any type of lettuce wedge for a fabulous appetizer course. Enjoy! Romaine wedge with Joe’s dressing   Print The […]

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.

Quick Pickled Red Onions

Until a few weeks ago, I always declined any food that contained raw onions.  When cooked, these bulbous root vegetables have miraculous, transformative powers that can liven up the blandest ingredients, but eating them raw always left me feeling remorseful. That is until I discovered how to quick pickle red onions! It really was life […]

Lemon Confit

Confit, or preserved lemons, are simply fresh lemons that have been jarred with generous quantities of salt for at least two weeks. In that time, the lemon loses some acidity and develops a very deep fragrant flavor instead. My grandmother kept large jars of preserved lemons in the refrigerator and used them in many dishes, […]