Roasted Vegetable Galette with Whole Wheat Flax Crust

Roasted Vegetable Galette with Whole Wheat Flax Crust | The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

Maybe it’s because I spend so much time feeding men, but I have never tried the Meatless Monday thing let alone thought of vegetarianism. Do not get me wrong, I love vegetables. Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to eat a meal without them and I have never turned back from the habit. But it is […]

Curried Scrambled Eggs with Avocado, Bacon and Goat Cheese

Curried Scramble Eggs with Bacon | The Laughing Table (1 of 1)

I love knowing what people eat for breakfast. What someone chooses to eat for the most important meal of the day is pretty telling. There are the people who wake up an hour early to make hollandaise sauce with their eggs, who eat the leftover french toast their children refused to finish before school and […]

Indonesian Gado Gado Salad with Peanut Sauce

Gado Gado Salad Close Up | The Laughing Table

For whatever reason, I always view the coming of autumn as a time of renewal and positive change. It may seem odd, but the churning of the earth as the last blooms sprout forth, when the air can no longer be warmed and thickened by the sun, marks the beginning of a season that I […]

Mexican Spiced Corn Soup

Spicy Corn Soup | The Laughing Table

It is mid-September and the weather is still breathtakingly beautiful in Victoria, BC so I made this deliciously simple Mexican spiced corn soup to celebrate the continued sunshine! It is easy to appreciate the sun at anytime but I am particularly grateful for the warmth after a long, almost entirely muggy and grey summer in […]

Smoothie Culture: Healthy Chai Chocolate Smoothie

Smoothie Culture

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like smoothies, do you? There is something indescribably satisfying about having a smoothie, particularly for breakfast when a thick cocoa flavored drink can feel as decadent as a milkshake. Smoothies are the perfect vehicle for healthy additions, spinach can be hidden amid tropical fruit and spirulina can be masked […]

Persimmon, Mint and Burrata Salad

Persimmon, Mint and Burrata Salad

It’s hard to be healthy now that we are in full on Holiday Season mode. Magazines, TV shows and grocers are teeming with Christmas influenced dinners and traditional pastries. I think my waistline expands just breathing in the nutmeg, cinnamon scent of baking confections when I enter the grocery store. For an abundance of reasons, […]

Italian Wedding Soup

Bowl of Meatball Soup

My family takes our ancestry very seriously. The Ciceri side of my family is 6th generation Canadian on my grandmother’s side and Italian on my grandfather’s. It is the Italian blood that excites us though. My uncle exclaims proudly over ever Italian trope, my mother and I have been traveling through Bologna, Tuscany, Rome and […]