Bacon & Eggs on Udon Noodles

Bacon and Eggs On Udon | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

A few weeks ago I was talking about working with a very limited pantry and sparsely equipped kitchen while housesitting for a friend.  Even so, I still managed to piece together a delicious and fragrant Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken dish. But, that was just one evening out of many that I had to pull together something to eat without having access to a lot of stuff.

Pantry Challenged Lemon Baked Chicken Thighs

Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

Nothing forces you to be creative like having next to nothing. When you create on demand for a living there’s days where you just want to bang your head against your desk and will a great idea into your brain.  But that doesn’t really work. Trust me – I’ve tried it.  Many times.  All that happens is a bruised forehead – and a headache. So

The Art of the Leftovers: Turkey Pot Pie

About 5 years ago, when I worked in an office, we were situated across the street from a Save On Foods (for those outside of western Canada, they’re a grocery store chain).  They had an ok deli.  An ok deli with a stellar chicken pot pie. I’m not kidding.  This was comfort food as good as it comes served piping hot.  It wasn’t unusual to

The Best Chicken Salad Recipe

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Chicken Salad is one of the things I do really well.  I have a few “solid” recipes up my sleeve that I can cook anywhere, anytime, no recipe required.  Lasagna is one, chicken salad is another.  Chicken salad sandwiches… they’re light and refreshing in summer and comforting in winter. When I was 16, it was time to get a summer job that didn’t involve babysitting

Zucchini (Courgette) Goat Cheese Tart

Zucchini Goat Cheese Tart |

I bought zucchini in August.  That’s right.  I bought it. Who does that???  Well, apparently, I do. This is the time of year when people are overrun with zucchini and it’s not unusual to find yourself with a few left on your doorstep courtesy of a desperate gardening neighbour who has taken to dropping off buckets full in the middle of the night! But, while

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Every semester I guest lecture to Media Arts students at one of my alma maters, BCIT. They’re closing in on graduation and getting ready to start their careers and I come in and tell them all about what it’s like to be a freelancer in the real world – not the one they learn about in their small business class.

Heirloom Tomatoes, Chicken and Eggs

I spent a really fun day at Granville Island Market with my “food hubby” Sean last week.  There’s more coming on that in a later post but, while I was there I bought a bag of beautiful heirloom tomatoes that cost me a fortune but I just couldn’t resist.  You see, one of the sad things about my summer is…the tomato situation. That’s right… we

Pork Tenderloin Saltimbocca & Apple Sandwich

Pork Tenderloin Saltimbocca and Apple Sandwich

Do you remember the show Friends?  And Joey and his obsession with sandwiches?  Ok, well I totally get where Joey was coming from.  Sandwiches, or sammiches as I refer to them, are the best. thing. ever. Even better than cookies. I know! Better than cookies! Now if that’s not a statement, I don’t know what is. A few weeks ago I posted about the Whitewater

Tomato, Sausage and Goat Cheese Tart

If you follow this blog with any kind of regularity, then you know that I have a love/hate relationship with pastry. Love eating it. Hate making it. I’m a decent baker but pie crust eludes me completely.  So, I buy it.  The two shell yellow box from Tenderflake.  It’s fast, easy and has never failed me. Until now. I think I got ambitious and greedy