Calamari and Pomegranate Ceviche Salad


The dressing of this salad tastes sharp and bright like ceviche, but the fennel and pomegranate drag it far from its South and Central American roots. You could add other seafood, like thinly sliced scallops and shrimp if you like. Or if you can find really good quality white … [Read more...]

Balsamic Figs with Sheep’s Milk Cheese


The trick to this gorgeous appetizer is to find good figs. The rest is simple. But it's March! you say. Do you think a lot of figs grow in Montreal at any time of the year? My friend gets one per season, and the work she puts into burying that plant at the end of the growing … [Read more...]

Live Blog from the Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert 2015 in Montreal


More than 250 exhibitors took over Montreal’s Palais de Congrès today for day one of the annual Healthy Eating and Green Living Expo. The 18th edition of Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert has even more vendors this year selling gluten-free breads, dairy-free ice creams, vegan … [Read more...]

Spiced Orange, Fig and Toasted Sunflower Pilaf


I'm reviewing a new cookbook called The Smart Palate. It was created by the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University. It's three authors aim for easy-to-make recipes that are visually appealing and healthy. Healthy in their views means fairly low in … [Read more...]