Taco Chicken

Oct 18, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: Chicken Breast (1 per serving) 1 pkg Taco seasoning 1 jar Salsa 1 cup shredded cheese (for approx. 4 chicken breasts) 1 cup of cooked rice (per serving)   Preparation: Coat chicken breasts in Taco seasoning and place in baking dish. Pour Salsa ove

Turkey isn’t how you spell thanks

Oct 8, 2011 / 5:00 am

  Photo: Contributed   She says: It is not only the harvest season but also that time of year when we are reminded to give thanks for all that we have. Most of us will be enjoying a turkey feast this weekend as part of the celebrations. However, with al

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies

Oct 1, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup white sugar or 1/4 cup agave nectar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg   Preparation: Cream the peanut butter and sugar in a bowl. Beat in the baking powder. Add the egg. Mix until it is all well combined. The

French Bread Pizza

Sep 29, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: Handful fresh chopped, basil Fresh loaf French bread 2 cloves Minced garlic Thinly sliced pepperoni Sliced black olives Chopped green bell pepper Chopped onion Chopped fresh Roma tomatoes Crushed red pepper Sliced ho

Pork Jam

Sep 24, 2011 / 5:00 am

  As I write this, Martin is boiling fifteen kilos of plums on our stove… how could I not be inspired? You see, we have a plum tree in our yard that deserves attention, not just because it is loaded with fruit, but because it is a unique fruit that creates the most wonderful jam.

Moonshadows and Squash Blossoms

Sep 17, 2011 / 5:00 am

  Photo: Contributed - (Flickr user, paulmoody)   I have sat on my deck every evening for the last week, enjoying the moon as it rose in the sky. It has been so bright it casts shadows on my deck and in the garden below. Sitting out there on a sultry Septem

Sustenance for the Soul

Aug 27, 2011 / 5:00 am

  A few years ago I wrote a column called “Soul Food”, about friends I have that sustain me, and how interestingly enough, food is an integral part of each friendship. I was struck again this week at the passing of a birthday how much food and friends are such an important pa

Homemade Iced Tea

Aug 23, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 8 tea bags 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice   Preparation: Bring a large pot of water to boil (dutch oven size pot). Remove from heat and put in the 8 teabags. Let steep until really dark in color. Pour into a large jug that has the sugar an

Summer Rainbows

Aug 20, 2011 / 5:00 am

  Doesn’t it seem like you have a better chance of getting lucky in the summer? I know Christmas comes in winter, and my birthday is in that season too, but in summer the magic seems to be more just “in the air”. So, this week I thought I would share a few of my magical

Six of One, Half Dozen of the other

Aug 6, 2011 / 5:00 am

  Photo: Contributed   Every once in a while someone will look at me funny – first I wonder if I have something on my shirt or a cowlick in my hair, but then I realize it’s because I have uttered one of those expressions that puzzle people. I gr

All Fired Up

Jul 30, 2011 / 5:00 am

  Photo: Contributed - (Flickr user, bbqjunkie)   The August long weekend seems to be the quintessential weekend of summer. It’s the one that is almost guaranteed to be a scorcher, with everyone taking the best advantage of the season – on the b

OK, now it feels like summer

Jul 23, 2011 / 5:00 am

  When you’re used to living in Paradise, days of wind and rain just don’t seem like they belong. When you hear of everywhere else getting the heat and you’re still putting on a sweater and not sitting on the deck at night, well that just seems unfair. Finally though, d

Fruit Salad with Honey Sauce

Jul 19, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: diced fruit of your choice, approx. 4 cups (eg. strawberries, apples, bananas, grapes, pitted cherries) 1 cup of plain yoghurt 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 3 tablespoons of raw honey (liquid works best for me) 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon

Coming of age

Jul 16, 2011 / 5:00 am

  This past week my stepdaughter, Chloae, turned 18, thus officially becoming an adult in many ways. As I pondered the poignancy of that it occurred to me that as young people come of age, food is something that tends to change too. Is there such a thing as adult food? I guess you co

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Jul 9, 2011 / 5:00 am

  She says: Food has become a trendy topic. We have a TV network dedicated to it. Dining is trendy too, with endless possibilities for table décor and ambience, whether you eat in or out. There truly is something for everybody. Of course, like most things, we tend to all jump

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Jul 7, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch slices 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 6 cups canned fat free chicken broth 1 (16-ounce) jar salsa 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons

Roasted Green Chili Corn Chowder

Jul 6, 2011 / 5:00 am

¸Ingredients: ½ cup butter (1stick) 2 potatoes, diced 1 onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 quart low sodium chicken stock Corn sliced o

As Canadian as . . .

Jul 2, 2011 / 5:00 am

Sitting on the edge of summer with our national day of pride upon us, I am reminded of that phrase our neighbours to the south use: “As American as hot dogs and apple pie”. It doesn’t sound like much of a meal, and I am not sure where they cornered the market on apples being Ame

Curried Quinoa Salad

Jun 22, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients:   1 cup quinoa (can be found with grains/nuts in most bulk food sections) 2.5 cups of water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 cup of minced fresh herbs - add one or all of fresh parsley, cilantro,

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Jun 21, 2011 / 5:00 am

Ingredients: 1 1/2 C flour (I used whole wheat) 1/2 C sugar (any kind) 3 TBSP cocoa 1 TBSP baking powder 1 TSP baking soda 1/2 TSP salt   Preparation: Stir and combine all the above cake ingredients. Make well in centre and pour in: