Ayaka’s Gluten-Free Quinoa Salad Recipe

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa was one of those ingredients on our list of things we didn’t cook with and couldn’t pronounce. Turns out, this grain-like edible seed packs quite the nutritional punch. Full of protein, fibre, iron and calcium, quinoa is great for gluten-free diets, vegetarians and those who are lactose intolerant.

Ayaka managed to avoid quinoa her entire life. That is until her brother had to adopt a gluten-free diet. She was pushed out of her culinary comfort zone and had to work with this unfamiliar ingredient. The resulting experiment turned out to be a delicious one. Continue reading

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We Review Sunday Brunch: Simple, Delicious Recipes for Leisurely Mornings

Sunday Brunch

Brunch is a beautiful thing. It’a a laid-back feast combining the very best of two meals. Brunch bends all the culinary rules. You can enjoy the artery clogging goodness of breakfast alongside other unconventional early morning fare like meat roasts, seafood and desserts…simultaneously. Where it’s perfectly acceptable to indulge in a few cocktails with your meal and the need to get up early is eliminated entirely. Add a few hungry guests and you have the perfect meal. What’s not to love?

When we received an entire cookbook dedicated to this wonderful occasion, Sunday Brunch: Simple, Delicious Recipes for Leisurely Mornings, we took it as a sign from above that is was time to mix up a few Caesars. Continue reading

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