In the kitchen with Le Creuset

As you all know we have partnered up with Le Creuset moving into the new year to share some of our favourite recipes and show you how we use their amazing line of products in our kitchen. We have been Le Creuset fans for years, I mean I am pretty sure my entire wedding registry was made up of every colour under the rainbow in their dutch ovens of every size…I mean why not right!? We are so honoured to be working with them and over the next 3 months we will have some delish mouth watering recipes for you to try at home or we wishfully can give you some inspiration to get creative in the kitchen using some timeless cookware.

I spent most of autumn in the kitchen and yes, I speak of autumn like it was long ago because it is currently snowing AGAIN here in Ontario, Canada…I think it’s the 12th time now? Our week is looking like all flurries and I was craving some hearty seafood dishes! When living in New Zealand cooking with friends was a regular thing, we would all get together and go down to the ocean, pick our own mussels and a few of the boys would go fishing for Snapper. We all drank wine and cooked together afterwards while enjoying our favourite music and sharing laughs – I always remember those times. The kitchen has always been the heart of the home to me, every one comes together at the start and the end of the day in the kitchen. I LOVE cooking and baking, I honestly wish I had more time to just float in the kitchen and be creative. Lately it’s been hard to do that, it’s been such a busy year really for every one! I am hoping for things to slow down over the holidays and I can try out more recipes and test some of my own ideas.

Most recently we were sent a couple of items from the Le Creuset Stainless Steel line to try out in the kitchen and both Craig and I were so impressed with our new pieces, we generally use mostly cast iron and these 2 pots we were sent have been used SO much since we got them!!! We were sent the stainless steel pasta pot with the colander insert {found here} and the stainless steel stock pot with the steamer insert {found here}. The pasta colander is my favourite, so much easier than dumping out a pot into the colander in the sink! And the stock post is perfect for this mussels recipe found at the end of this post! They are so convenient for so many meals and clean like a charm, ahem they are also dishwasher friendly so you can do your happy dance now lol. I feel like Le Creuset items are for the serious cook as they would say, they are especially perfect for slow cooking those delish traditional French recipes I adore so much! Using these stainless steel pieces make me appreciate the art in cooking so much more, from steaming to searing, braising or simmering. The construction of the Le Creuset stainless steel collection is quite impressive as well with its exterior layers being infused with titanium so it will resist discolouration after the years & years of yummy meals you will make with it. I swear they are so shiny I could do my mascara in front of them and the flawless aluminum core allows for quick heating and
consistent heat distribution to master any of your favourite cooking techniques! With the holidays around the corner and so many amazing sales now is such a great time to grab a Le Creuset timeless cookware piece for the loved chef in your family. You could even grab your favourite cook book and store in inside with some dry ingredients and wrap it all in a bow!? We now have our eyes on the saucier pan to add to our collection, it’s a favourite in many kitchens! Do you have any Le Creuset pieces on your Christmas list? Stay tuned here on the blog for some exciting giveaways coming up this month!

Le Creuset Stainless Steel


Our stainless steel has a full aluminum core bonded between two outer layers of professional-grade stainless steel. The induction-compatible exterior is infused with titanium to prevent scorching and discoloration over time.


All vessels have a precision-pour rim for clean, dripless pouring from the pan. The rim is rolled, sealed and polished to protect the internal aluminum layer.


Patented ergonomic handles are hollow to minimize heat transfer and provide a comfortable grip. Interior capacity markings allow for quick and easy reference with liquid measurements.

Lemon & Basil Steamed Mussels

Here is one of our favourite easy & yummy mussel recipes the entire family enjoys!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 Cup Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Whole Onion, Sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes, Sliced
  • 1/2 Lemon, Sliced
  • 1 Bundle of Basil
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, Chopped
  • 1 pinch Oregano Spice
  • 2 Cups Organic Mussels


  1. - Rinse Mussels

    - Warm your broth on low heat

    - Add half of your onion, garlic & tomato to the colander

    - Once broth is warmed, add your mussels into the colander

    - Layer the rest of your onion, tomato & garlic on the mussels

    - Tuck in your slices of lemon & basil leaves in with the mussels 

    - Sprinkle on your oregano spice

    - Put the lid on and steam for 5 minutes or until all mussels have opened

    - Serve & Enjoy 

Lemon Parmesan Scallops & Pasta

Because seafood & pasta is always a good idea! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/4 Cup Organic Butter
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Lemon, Sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Parmesan
  • 6-8 Large Scallops
  • 1 Package Colourful Spaghetti
  • 1 Pinch Salt & Pepper (Optional)


  1. - Rinse your scallops & set aside

    - Preheat oven to 400F

    - Boil pasta water

    - Cook & Drain Pasta 

    - Oil or butter your pasta and set aside in cooking pot to keep warm

    - Dice your garlic and slice lemon

    - Melt Butter in your pan and add in garlic and scallops 

    - Add your pinch of salt & pepper if if you wish

    - Sear scallops for 1 minute on each side, make sure they are away from each other

    - Place your pan of scallops into the preheated oven (if oven safe) for 2 minutes

    - Lightly squeeze lemon juice on the scallops after removing them from the oven

    - Serve your seared scallops on a bed of colourful spaghetti and garnish with lemon, fresh herbs & parmesan

This blog post was made in collaboration with Le Creuset Canada, all opinions as always – are my own.

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