Lemon/Soy Flank Steak

Lemon/Soy Flank Steak I officially love flank steak! This is another yummy marinade for you; it’s lemony (yum!) and has a hint of Asian flare (double yum!). Flanks steak used to be considered a cheap cut of meat but then all of a sudden people clued in to how great it is and now it’s expensive, so unfair!!! ...more

Sichuan/Szechuan Shrimp

Sichuan/Szechuan Shrimp I thought it was ‘Szechuan’ but I was wrong; it’s Sichuan, well it’s also Sichuan. This is a really spicy stirfry sauce with an awesome balance of sweet and savoury using everyday ingredients. Oh, and it comes together in minutes making this a great weeknight meal ....more

Roasted Greek Cauliflower

Roasted Greek Cauliflower I have a confession to make, I don’t like cooked cauliflower, there I said it. I’d go on about how my mother would boil it until it was smushy and how it gave off the funkiest odour when she cooked it but it would upset her, so I’ll skip that part. What I will say is roasted cauliflower coated in the marinade from my Greek Potatoes recipe (given to me by my Greek friend’s mother) is absolutely insane yummy! ...more

Creamy Pasta Primavera with Fresh Dill

Creamy Pasta Primavera with Fresh Dill This dish comes together in the time the pasta takes to cook! Also, the cream sauce is a (low fat) milk sauce in disguise. This dish tastes like spring even though the weather feels like November lately ....more

Yummy Beef Stir Fry

Yummy Beef Stir Fry I’m definitely one to embrace the bitter cold of a Canadian winter but let me clarify; I only embrace it when I get to stay in my warm home snuggled up with my family. With this in mind I tend to stock my freezer and cupboards with hibernation in my heart. With that said come Spring I really have to start clearing things out ....more

Steak and Corn Quesadilla

Steak and Corn Quesadilla This is a variation of my Chicken Quesadilla recipe, this comes together in minutes and always impresses. Feel free to experiment with the toppings and seasonings; this is just as versatile as pizza (did I mention it’s really, really yummy?). Serves 4 (as an appetizer)/Makes 2 Quesadillas 2 large whole wheat tortilla shells 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil, divided ½ Cup shredded (old) cheddar 1 Medium tomato, chopped ¼ Cup corn (frozen or fresh) 1 Small steak (about 227g), grilled and chopped Salt Pepper Pinch of Chili powder Salsa (optional) Fat free sour cream (optional) Heat a tsp of the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat; roll the pan around so the oil is evenly distributed....more

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies I almost called this recipe: ‘The Chewiest, Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookie in the World’, yup, I said it. This is without a doubt the world’s most delicious cookie. It is ....more

Teriyaki Burger

Teriyaki Burger Omg, when I say teriyaki burger, I mean teriyaki burger; not a burger topped with teriyaki sauce but the meat tastes like teriyaki! This is soooo good, you have to try it! Makes 4 Burgers 400g – 450 g extra Lean ground beef 3 Cloves garlic, grated 1 Inch ginger, grated 3 Green onions, sliced 1 (Large) egg 1 tbsp hoisin 1 tbsp sodium reduced soy sauce 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and divide into 4 portions; once the ingredients have come together stop mixing the meat to avoid making it tough ....more

Everyday Noodle Bake

Everyday Noodle Bake This is a recipe I almost didn’t write because I wasn’t sure it constituted a recipe but I have come back to it a few times lately and find myself talking about it quite a but so I figured; it’s a recipe! This is just a way to switch up everyday spaghetti and meat sauce (not there is anything wrong with that!), similar in taste to lasagna with a lot less effort. Serves 6 – 8 1 Batch of my Bolognese Sauce 1 340 g Bag of whole wheat yolk free Egg noodles 100 g light part skim mozzarella cheese, grated 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese Preheat your oven to 375 ....more

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak This winter sucked and now we have snow on Easter weekend? What is going on? We had a brief reprieve of the cold last week and my family capitalized on it and barbequed, without a parka! ...more