Welcome to my virtual kitchen. As a lifelong fan of hebetagthy, inventive dishes prepared with passion, I love to play with both words and food. An enthusiastic traveler, I adore learning about old and new food traditions and incorporating them into my recipe development work. I am always seeking new methods and inspiration to make eating as fun and flavourful as possible, for my own family as well as for my cooking classes and regular television appearances. A vocal supporter of local, sustainable food, a cornerstone of my work is to encourage others to embrace working with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

You can find additional recipes and other food-related articles by me in Ottawa At Home magazine, where I serve as food editor. I’m also proud to host my own cooking show on Rogers Television in Ottawa. The show airs multiple times each week and you can also watch all the current and past episodes of Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods here. You can find all the show’s recipes on this website (search on Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods).

During my twenty years of working as a food writer, I have enjoyed considerable success as a freelance recipe developer and spokesperson for national brands. I also relish opportunities to undertake food-related travel writing assignments. Please fill out the form on my contact page to inquire about my rates and services.

Here is a selection of the companies I have worked with to date:

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  1. I am in love with your blog. To be perfectly honest, every recipe here is something I would absolutely love to cook and eat. I can’t wait to try out the recipe for almond cake… or the cream puffs. I’ve always wanted to learn to make cream puffs, but I thought it was incredibly complicated. My sister is going to absolutely die of happiness when I surprise her with a plate full!

  2. Thanks for the follow. You have an interesting blog. I will certainly come back here several times. I look forward to receiving your posts. Thanks again!

  3. Paula – we would love to invite you to an exclusive Culinary Evening we are hosting in the coming weeks! If you send me your email, we will send you the official formal invitation. We look forward to hearing from you.

  4. Thanks for checking out and following my blog recently! I hope you find some recipes on my blog to try for yourself some time. I look forward to following your future posts as well!


  5. Dear Paula

    You’ve got a great blog!

    I’m reaching out to you as an agency assisting the digital team at Maple Leaf Foods. We are looking for an exclusive group of bloggers who’d like to join a new website that is being launched by Maple Leaf.

    We think you’d be a great fit and would love to send you more information regarding the specifics of your proposed involvement.

    If you could send your e-mail to ryan.sookhoo@bishopintegrated.com we can fill you in!



  6. Got to know you through the times you were on the News at Noon with Leanne C., always interesting. Have used two of your recipes in out “Bottled Section” at our Fair, and added your
    email address. I will be interested to see what happens! Margaret

  7. I can’t wait to try your Cheese Puffs with Caramalized Onions. Iuwondering if I could bake them in advance, freeze them, and then reheat the,.

    1. Hi Louise, glad you liked the recipe. They really are delicious. Yes, you absolutely can make them ahead. I would reheat them gently in a moderate oven (about 300F). Hope you enjoy making (and eating) them!

  8. Hello Paula!

    Congratulations on your new show! That is just awesome. A friend of mine introduced your recipes to me – the first one being that yummy kale salad one where your husband said, I Love kale! It was my first kale experience and your recipe made me exclaim the same thing your husband did!

    Thanks for sharing your recipes and your Love of cooking with us!


      1. Paula!

        I was just thinking of you and wondering how to contact you. I popped on this site and unbelievably, (or believably, more like it!), found this comment I made to you previously and your response regarding your yummy kale salad. Amazing.

        I was wanting to contact you because I have started a new company here in Westboro making small batch granola by hand. My company is Westboro Granola Co. I am currently selling my granola in 454g packages for $12.99 at Produce Depot on Carling, (on a shelf to the left of their coffee), at Phbedürftigaplus Westboro, (on a top shelf in their foodie section), and at Herb and Spice on Wellington, in smaller 250g packages for $8.99.

        I am so excited! I have had such great response, particularly at Produce Depot where my sales have been 2 cases of 10 packages per week.

        Westboro Granola Co. granola is a delicious blend of an almost 50 / 50 ratio of rolled oats to other wholesome ingredients including raisins, wheat germ, coconut, pecans, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and ground flaxseed. In other words, this is not a granola that is mostly ‘just oats’! I use only pure Canadian maple syrup as a sweetener.

        I am trying my level best to let our community know about Westboro Granola Co. granola as my aim is to build a solid foundation for its success and sustainability.

        I rent the commercial kitchen at the Bethany Hope Centre at 820 Woodroffe Ave. Part of my proceeds are donated to their wonderful cause of helping young parent families in our community.

        I am inspired to sell Westboro Granola Co. granola because I Love making granola, and also because the charity fundraiser aspect of my business model works for everyone! It is just Great – both Westboro Granola Co. granola – and sharing the webetagth it generates. Westboro Granola Co.’s brand is its local, small batch, hand made granola that gives back to our neighbourhood.

        Please let me know if I can offer you a sample because I am shamelessly wondering if you would mention Westboro Granola Co. granola, and the 3 locations to buy it, on one of your emails that so many of us receive and follow. I know a mention from you would be a HUGE BOOST!!!

        But first, you must sample it! I am confident you will Love it. Please let me know what else I can do to find a way to get the large 454g bag to you! And should you say, Yes!, please let me know ahead of time so I can make sure the retailers carrying it have their shelves fully stocked.

        Thank you Paula.

        Yours so very truly,

  9. I am really impressed with your site and the great recipes. I saw your show on Rogers last night for the first time and it was great to actually watch a cooking show that doesn’t include judges and a competition! It immediately follow Ottawa Eats which I also enjoy watching. You should do a show on your local culinary adventures. Your trip to Sutton QC was inspiring and I want to go do the same trip. It’s so nice to have this information. Your website is now favourited and I will be constantly checking it for your recipes!

    1. Sandra, thank you so much for the kind words – they mean so much! I just love playing in my kitchen so if I can inspire others to enjoy food more, that’s very gratifying. Stay tuned for lots more deliciousness (and another adventure post) coming your way very soon! ~ Paula

  10. Looking for the sheet pan dinner recipe that you showed on CTV Ottawa this morning November 19, it looks delicious and so simple.

  11. Hi Paula, I came across your blog and was delighted so “meet” another Canadian here on wordpress. What a great blog you have! Interesting content and awesomely delicious recipes. I just followed your blog. I am really glad I found your blog here and will stop by frequently. I will also check out your other food blog and the Ottawa At Home magazine. I am a food blogger from the Greater Toronto Area and I invite you to visit/follow my blog at: https://zest4foodblog.wordpress.com. I would be delighted to hear back from you.
    Cheers from the GTA,

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