Kitchen Treats with Anna Olson

Get in the kitchen and learn how to make the quickest easiest kitchen treats with Anna Olson.

Under 60 mins

South West Black Bean Veggie Burger

Black beans and quinoa make up the base for this veggie burger and the flavor and texture are satisfying with their Southwest style. For a vegan version, simple ensure that the bun and breadcrumbs are vegan.

Sesame Crusted Salmon with Cucumber and Raspberry Salsa

I actually like to make this dish in winter, when I crave a little colour on my plate. The pepper salsa replaces a tomato salsa, which in winter is hard to make taste like it’s summertime ripe-tomato partner.
Under 60 mins

Chocolate Almond Toffee Bars

This dessert is just right if you have a sweet tooth. This easy 8-ingredient recipe makes 25 ooey-gooey indulgence bars, and is one of my most requested recipes.

Mushroom Potato Brie Tarts

These tarts make a lovely side dish as part of an entrée, or can be a light lunch with a side salad.

Coconut Cashew Rice Pudding

This no-bake, vegan dessert is incredibly easy to make! This recipe includes making your own cashew milk, a rich and tasty alternative to almond milk. Should raw cashews not be available, you can use the same measure of unsweetened almond milk.

Tandoori Baked Chicken Thighs

Indian spices and yogurt make a simple and quick marinade for chicken, making this a weeknight supper entrée, whether the marinade is prepared a day ahead or the day you wish to serve it.

Asparagus Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Tarragon is a natural herb to use in spring dishes, since it is a perennial herb and one of the first to peek out of your garden. If tarragon is not to your taste, it can be easily replaced with chives or dill in the same measure.
Under 30 mins

Pappardelle Pasta with Squash, Ricotta and Sage

Beautifully simple and fresh, this pappardelle pasta dish makes use of butternut squash and can be made in a snap. A sophisticated pasta dish, perfect for supper!

Virtuous Chocolate Date Cake

My very first visit to Reykjavik, Iceland was short. But it was certainly memorable and delicious. While most cafes and casual restaurants had carrot cake on the menu, chocolate date cake was also a staple dessert. Serve this simple, one-layer cake with a coffee or tea. You can also add a little whipped cream or berry compote to dress it up.
Under 30 mins

White Chocolate Black Pepper Scones

These scones are made to be served with homemade jam. But you can still enjoy them with your favorite jam. They can even double as shortcake biscuits to serve with fresh berries and whipped cream.

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