Meatless Monday No. 15 - A New Cookbook

Yesterday, after treating myself to a solitary brunch at Starbucks (my favourite Bacon & Gouda Breakfast Sandwich accompanied by a piping hot Caffè Americano), I wandered over to the cookbook section of the adjacent Chapters, birthday gift card in hand, on a quest for an inspirational cookbook to simplif ...more

Tzatziki Chicken Salad

 Like I mentioned earlier this week, I received the newest Cooking Light Magazine, and this issue has so many delicious looking recipes.  I made the Tzatziki chicken salad in this issue, and it was pretty delicious. ...more

Eggplant Red Pepper Quiche

Oprah's Fan Club says "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." Empowered Women Montreal Groups says "What is intoxicating in your life? Sometimes we are happy about that for the adrenaline rush, but what is intoxicating is toxic...We can all get addicted to something". Hmmm..It seems that each point is valid, although diametrically opposed. So, which one is true?...more

Spicy Jalapeno and Corn Scones

With the weather getting cooler, Cece is beginning to cook some more warming recipes.  Lately she had had a hankering for corn bread and she has pulled out her recipes to hunt for her favorite recipe from Cooking Light.  This is a savory corn bread scone that is spicy and robust and hits the spot on a cool morning for breakfast!  Use real butter for this recipe....more

Looking for Ways to Prepare Asparagus?

It’s almost Spring, and one of my favorite vegetables is making an appearance in the supermarket at a price I can afford to pay. Asparagus!What a versatile, colorful, and tasty veggie. It doesn’t take long for asparagus to be the first to disappear from a vegetable platter filled with carrots, celery, tomatoes.Asparagus is best when it’s simply steamed, and served lightly dusted with a little kosher salt and some cracked black pepper....more

Need to Feed a Crowd? Try These Terrific Chicken Recipes

I love feeding a crowd of hungry family and friends. Long before the designated day, I pour through cookbooks and my favorite recipe blogs, looking for the perfect recipe.Then comes shopping for all those great ingredients. I wander down the isles, challenging myself to keep the budget down. This, of course, never happens.For days before, I start chopping and prepping. Pulling out all my party gear, and torturing my husband with requests to clean this, or pick up that....more

Fresh Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad

You’ve heard me say it before, and I’ll say it again. Quinoa is tops on my list of grains. Except, it’s really not a grain according to the world’s healthiest foods “Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. It is a recently rediscovered ancient “grain” once considered “the gold of the Incas.”...more

Gingery Teriyaki Salmon with Stir-fried Broccoli Florets

I can’t say I’m not sorry to see things getting back to normal after all the holiday fun, or what passes as normal in my house.Healthy eating feels good too. All the cookies and treats are gone, and the dining out and dinner parties over for awhile....more

Crisp Fennel and Cabbage Slaw

Yesterday I posted the best recipe for a light and crunchy breaded shrimp. The shrimp could have stood by itself as an appetizer, but we wanted a meal....more