Welcome to Canadian Cooking Adventures
Hi I’m Jacqueline, the creator of Canadian Cooking Adventures. I handle all the recipe development, photography, creative design, content, and technical elements behind Canadian Cooking Adventures. Here is where you will find hundreds of diverse recipes, restaurant reviews, travel information and personal quotes to inspire you. It brings me joy to share this all with you! Here on my website you’ll see my obsession for cooking diverse foods, nature, travel, my animals and quite simply – ALL THINGS Canadian. I hope you find your time here interesting, delicious and inspiring. Thanks for stopping by…and enjoy!
Why Canadian Cooking Adventures?
When I first started this space it was a way to share my two main passions… Cooking + Adventure. Being a proud Canadian, I thought the name was perfect. So what is Canadian cuisine? Well Canadian cuisine has varied from region to region over the past century, being the earliest cuisines of Canada having come from First Nations, English, Scottish and French roots. Today “Canadian” cuisine is more difficult to define and is more of a smorgasbord of cuisines.
As a Canadian, I know all too well how hard it is to cook from scratch these days. Our fast paced lifestyles has most of us opting for takeout on more occasions than one. However, I believe what most of us are really craving is real home cooking, with fresh ingredients right? And if we could learn to cook healthy meals in less time, and even be able to meal prep some of them for the week ahead, then most of us would. I’ve spent the better part of the last decade learning to cook diverse meals from scratch, it’s my passion. Now I’m sharing what I have learned with you here. Here you will find an every evolving collection of tried and true recipes on this site; some traditional and others with a twist.
With my easy-to-follow instructions, I believe anyone can can learn to master just about any dish. So skip the take out or those, quick-to-make, processed meals and lets get back to some real home cooking!
Okay, so what is here for YOU?
So, you want to know a little more about me, eh?
Okay… let’s go! Well, I’m a thirty something year old, coffee addict, thrill seeker, huge outdoor enthusiast and animal lover, not to mention a passionate traveler who is always looking forward to my next adventure.
If there was one thing I could not live without it would be my morning coffees. Which I drink religiously every day, I’ve just got to have my “double-double” in the mornings or I’m really not that nice of a person. During the summer months, I’m known to be drinking absurd amounts of iced lattes. I make these at home, in a large jug, to last me through the week. Being a huge foodie, I like to go out to eat a couple times per month. However the majority of the time I’m home cooking diverse meals from scratch to share with those I love. All my recipes are triple tested by the “Canadian Cooking Adventures” team.
Those who know me personally know that I love animals. And have dedicated most of my life to caring for our domesticated ones or advocating for them. In fact there has not been a time in my life that I have not owned and or fostered. And have always said that if ever I win the lotto, I will have a farm no doubt!! I reside with my wonderful, supportive and handsome taste testing partner Jason, and our fur kids who truly are a big part of making our house more of a home.
“Life was made for good food, great friends & grand Adventures”
Whale Watching 🐋 off the Vancouver Coast ⚓ 🍁Adventure of a lifetime 🚢
What’s my food preference? Well if I could eat any cuisine for the rest of my life, it would be Chinese, Thai or Indian. Of course that’s not 100% true, I’m pretty addicted to Mexican foods these days too. Oh and anything that has Curry in it, I just can’t get enough of all those Spices. Not to mention, I do love Greek, Italian and French foods too, oh and if there are any desserts that are “frozen desserts“, that includes, ice cream, frozen yogurt and frozen cheesecake then I’m all in. I just can’t choose can I?
One of my favorite Italian dishes = Spicy Tuscan Salmon
One of my favorite Asian dishes = Black Pepper Chicken Stir fry
One of my favorite No Bake Cheesecakes = Key Lime Cheesecake
What is my food philosophy? Everything in moderation, with a strong emphasis on real food, by eating less processed foods. With that being said I also like to balance that with eating a vegetarian diet at least 3 times a week and limiting my red meat consumption. Also I like to do a full body cleanse four times a year, anywhere from 3-7 days. If you can’t handle four per year, you can do at least two in the fall and spring. Cleansing gives the body a chance to naturally detox itself without causing harm.
My favorite Snack food = Cabbage Pico De Gallo
Thanks for stopping by, and taking the time to visit my site!
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