Valentine's Day dinner

Valentine’s Day dinner

 

Valentine’s day is just a couple of days away now and I’m working on my menu for the evening.  My husband and I don’t usually go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day. Instead, we’ll go out for dinner on a different ...

Tequila Lime Prawns with Southwest Salad

 

Have you heard the saying “when it rains, it pours”? That’s what this past week as been like for me. All in a good way, but chaotic none the less. There’s a few reasons why it’s been chaotic, some of which ...

Turkey Brine

Apple and Sage Brined Turkey

With Christmas just around the corner, I spent some time this past weekend working on my menu for Christmas dinner. This is an event all on it’s own for me and it’s where my inner food geek ...

Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry

 

Happy Meatless Monday!

We try to eat a vegetarian dinner at our house at least twice a week, although not usually on Monday. Most of the time I’m not organized enough for that. Typically our Meatless Monday ...

Greek Meatball Pitas with Mint Yogurt Sauce

I was reading an article the other day that said “Studies show that kids who eat the same meals as their parents are healthier”. It makes sense. Generally, when we prepare typical “kid-friendly” foods we sacrifice nutrition (chicken strips, hot dogs, macaroni ...

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup

Last week we were away in Disneyland. It was so much fun and so exhausting. There was also so much to eat. From the candy and treats to the gigantic smoked turkey legs to the character dinners, food was everywhere. Well, some ...

Turkey Meatloaf with Cranberry Sauce

With American Thanksgiving next week and Christmas just 5 weeks away (Yikes!), I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes lately to celebrate the season. I thought it was a perfect time to start working on some of the recipes I’ll be preparing this ...

Healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich

Let me start by saying that this post is not about a humble chicken salad sandwich as much as it is about my love of food,  and all things that have to do with food. A month or so ago I was ...

Seared Scallops with Orange and Avocado

I love seared scallops. They seem so impressive, yet are really very simple to  prepare.  I usually make them to go along with a bowl of risotto (or two, but who’s counting). This time, however, I decided to take a different approach ...

French Onion Soup

I’ve been making a lot of soups lately and comfort food, in general. It’s been cold and rainy outside and I’ve been huddled up inside wandering around my kitchen. It’s my favourite place to be and is the centre of our home. ...

Blueberry Pizza

This is one of my favourite summertime recipes. I suppose it could be made all year long, but I always save it for summer when the local blueberries become available. To some people (specifically a couple of my friends), the idea of blueberries ...

Lentil Tacos

Lentil Tacos

 

We have tacos of one kind or another at our house almost every week, usually fish or black bean.   They’re delicious and can be really healthy if you load them up with the right things. Plus, the kids love them because they can ...