Dahlia on Daybreak: Coziness, Tomato Sauce, Hot Pot, and a Lightning Round

Hi friends! Here’s my first CBC Daybreak segment of 2017, aired on January 9th. It’s basically just host Mike Finnerty and I chatting about ways to stay cozy and comfortable in the winter- making some tomato sauce, eating at Mongolian Hot Pot restaurants, and keeping a full belly. I was a little sick when I was on the show this time around, and you can hear … Continue reading Dahlia on Daybreak: Coziness, Tomato Sauce, Hot Pot, and a Lightning Round

Sweet Potato, Squash & Ginger Soup with Pickled Onion, Cilantro, and Lime

It’s been an extremely busy couple of weeks. I’ve been working on some big life Next Steps, working my two jobs, seeing and skyping friends as often as possible, and trying to walk through the snow, slush, and ice without wiping out (I’m 3 falls in, so far)- it’s been more than a little exhausting. Meal planning is extra tough when things get so busy, but … Continue reading Sweet Potato, Squash & Ginger Soup with Pickled Onion, Cilantro, and Lime

How to Throw a Lasagna Party

Lasagna is one of my favourite foods to cook and to eat. When lasagna, this cheesy, bubbling rectangle of glory, emerges from the oven, you just know that it’s a special day. You can either eat a huge portion yourself and then freeze the rest in squares, ready to be reheated for breakfast, lunch, or dinner- or you can have all your friends over for dinner and … Continue reading How to Throw a Lasagna Party

Coffee Blondies That Will Improve Any Situation on Earth

I got the flu last week. In a matter of hours, the little scratch in my throat turned into pain, and my whole body became achy, worse than if I’d run a marathon (probably- I assure you, I’ve never run a marathon). It hurt to do anything, and I was coughing, chilly and miserable. I felt my internal monologue shifting towards the dramatic: “I should have listened … Continue reading Coffee Blondies That Will Improve Any Situation on Earth

Dahlia on Daybreak: Appetizers, Oysters, Chuck Hughes, and a Lightning Round

Hello friends! I finally got the recordings of my last few segments on CBC Radio Daybreak and I’m very excited to share them with you. This segment, from early November, was hosted by Ainslie MacLellan because Daybreak host Mike Finnerty was on vacation. We had a great time chatting about my afternoon with Chuck Hughes and about my method for going out for a frugal night of … Continue reading Dahlia on Daybreak: Appetizers, Oysters, Chuck Hughes, and a Lightning Round

40+ Healthyish Meal Ideas

  As I’ve mentioned before, even for someone who loves to cook, it’s not easy to actually get in the habit of cooking for yourself every day. Planning, shopping, prepping, and cooking all take plenty of time, but I swear it’s a habit that’s worth developing. The reasons for this are threefold: 1. You’ll save so much money by not buying mediocre food for lunch at work. … Continue reading 40+ Healthyish Meal Ideas

Au Pied de Cochon, a Montreal Food-Lover’s Rite of Passage

Last month, I went to Au Pied de Cochon with three of my friends. It was a foodie pilgrimage that was a long time coming- my wonderful friend Zoë and I had been talking about going ever since we were in Rez in 2011. We had a carefully-crafted plan that involved going in a group, sharing every plate, and resisting the pull of the wine … Continue reading Au Pied de Cochon, a Montreal Food-Lover’s Rite of Passage