Chicken Cacciatore by Pioneer Woman

So the other day, I was at lunch with my old school friends and they said to me, “oh! I didn’t know you were into cooking/food blogging,” and I reminded one of them that she had actually eaten my cooking once ten years ago. It was a dish from the book I had blogged about before,…

Shrimp Lo Mein

Whenever I attempted Lo Mein in the past, it always turned out too dry and the noodles would end up sticking together. I could never figure out why until I tried this recipe — its about the sauce! Most recipes skimp on the sauce, and that means once the noodles are added to the veggies in…

Pesto Chicken With Fresh Linguine

So, here’s the thing. I love to eat, and I also enjoy making my own food, but the thought of making elaborate meals is very daunting to me. What can I say? I’m a capricious gal, who suddenly decides what she wants to eat (much to my mother’s chagrin) and prefer recipes that require few ingredients…

Homemade Four-Cheese Mushroom Ravioli

Homemade pasta seems like a daunting task, but it should be pretty easy for any cook — even the one you employ at home. I sound very non-chalant, but I only got the guts to do it myself after Farzana’s blog post on the Recipe Center recently. OK I lied — I’ve made homemade ravioli once before,…

Shrimp and Calamari in Red Sauce with Bow-Tie Pasta

The best meals (to me, at least) are the ones that are simple – with a few ingredients that are fresh and packed with flavour and then prepared with love. For the second installment of the Succulent Ape & Cosmic Chef’s Cookups, we prepared a divinely delicious meal of Pasta with Shrimp and Calamari in…