Category Archives: Lunch

Mushroom Risotto (Risotto ai Funghi)

A traditional northern Italian dish, mushroom risotto is the ultimate comfort food. Saucy arborio rice cooked in wine and broth until it's gone, and topped with sautéed mushrooms and parmesan, it's just the thing to warm you up on a cold winter's day.
A traditional northern Italian dish, mushroom risotto is the ultimate comfort food. Saucy arborio rice cooked in wine and broth, and topped with sautéed mushrooms and parmesan, it's just the thing to warm you up on a cold winter's day.  There is nothing so relaxing as making a big pot of risotto. Stirring that pot…Read More

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
This post has been sponsored by the Egg Farmers of Canada. All opinions are my own!  This easy Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole features fluffy Canada Grade A Eggs cooked to perfection with all your favourite ingredients! The holidays always bring with them a kind of a stress. It's a wonderful stress, though. The stress of loved…Read More

Creamy Garlic Lobster Bisque

Garlic Lobster Bisque - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourBrilliance #CollectiveBias A creamy garlic lobster bisque is just the thing to keep you warm this winter. Rich and full of flavour, it is even better the day after you make it!  Lobster Bisque is quite possibly one of…Read More

Apple Cider Bread – #appleweek

Apple Cider Bread - I Say Nomato
Apple Cider bread baked using fresh, locally brewed apple cider for a hearty loaf!  If you ever come and visit Nova Scotia, you'll notice that our winery and craft beer industry is BOOMING. Seriously. There's a listing of all the places you can go. It's called the Good Cheer Trail. There's a passport! with STAMPS!…Read More

Nightshade Free Antipasto Platter

Nightshade Free Antipasto Platter - I Say Nomato
Learn how to create a colourful, welcoming Nightshade Free Antipasto Platter that will be a hit at your next party!    Is there anything more welcoming than a platter full of your favourite foods? I don't think there is. My family tends to go all out for holidays. And I mean. All. Out. I'm part of…Read More

Roasted Beet and Feta Hummus

Roasted Beet and Feta Hummus - I Say Nomato
This Roasted Beet and Feta Hummus is a show-stopper with its beautiful pink colour and smooth, subtly sweet flavour! This is a continuation of my local Nova Scotia food series, featuring fresh, local beets! I. Hate. Beets. You heard me. I mean, just look at them: (more…)Read More

Fiddlehead Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

What better way to enjoy fiddleheads than on the barbecue in these Fiddlehead Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms?
Welcome to Week 2 of my on-going Nova Scotia Food Series! And guess what? It's another Fiddlehead Recipe: Fiddlehead Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms! The season's so short, you gotta make it count, and these definitely count. Barbecued until tender, these melts are so cheesy and garlicky it's hard to wait until they're done cooking! One of…Read More

Nightshade Free Ramen

This homemade Nightshade Free Ramen is exploding with flavour!
Here in rural Nova Scotia, it's pretty much a miracle if there's a restaurant around that's not a) Mom & Pop Fish and Chips, b) Pizza, c) Pub Style (as long as you serve fish and chips...) or d) ... I'm having a hard time thinking of a d option. But lo and behold, there…Read More

Watermelon and Strawberry Fruit Salsa

This Watermelon and Strawberry Salsa can go either sweet or savoury, and apples give it the perfect crunch!
This Watermelon and Strawberry Fruit Salsa can go either sweet or savoury, and apples give it the perfect crunch! It’s not often I have a Saturday where I can just mess around with food and try out all the ideas that have been kicking around in the ol’ noggin ('recipe development', more like 'throw things in…Read More