Tag Archives: comfort food

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

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

Easy Cream of Spinach Soup

Cream of Spinach Soup - I Say Nomato
This recipe for easy Cream of Spinach Soup is an old family favourite! Creamy, delicious, and packed full of fresh, local spinach, it is a simple staple that won't disappoint. If you had told me I would be this excited about spinach soup when I was a kid, I would have thought you were insane. I still… Read More

Sweet Potato Hodge Podge

Sweet Potato Hodge Podge - I Say Nomato
Sweet Potato Hodge Podge is a comforting, hearty dish packed with fresh summer vegetables from the garden. Boiled and with added cream, it's even better the day after you make it!  Hodge Podge is one of those classically Nova Scotia recipes that's different depending on who you talk to. Everyone's got their grandmother's recipe, bestowed upon them on… 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

Roast Chicken and Rice Soup

Roast Chicken and Rice Soup - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
One of the things that I love most about food is how it is so woven in to our sense of self. Food is not just something we eat, for many of us it is so much more than that. Every bite has a memory attached, whether it be the smell, the texture, the taste. Even… Read More

Hearty Winter Butternut Squash Soup

This Hearty Winter Butternut Squash Soup recipe will stick to your ribs! It's thick and creamy and ohhh so delicious!
There’s a picture that’s been floating around our little Maritime nook of the internet, on Facebook, on twitter. It's an infamous picture of a stack of wilted, withering cauliflower at the grocery store with a sign reading '$7.99 each' underneath it. Another picture is of cucumbers - $3 each. Lettuce, spinach, $6.00. Canada, it seems,… Read More

Sweet Potato and Leek Soup

Sweet Potato and Leek Soup - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
All right. Real talk time. November is lame. It's the February of Fall. The leaves are gone. The blue sky is gone. There’s no pretty snow to cover up the dead grass and the dead trees. It’s just a grey, dreary mess. Sure, there are some Christmas lights up, but not really enough for my liking… Read More

Sweet Potato Poutine

Sweet Potato Poutine - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
Announcing that you’re making poutine gives one of two reactions: A) SWEET! That’s my favourite! Can I help? Do you need a taste tester? How much are you making, because you’re going to need more! Or B) …. Huh? Usually people who respond with Option A are either Canadian, have travelled to Canada, or are… Read More