Baked Garlic and Lemon Chicken Breasts with Vegi's

Dinner in our house is sometimes a bit of a struggle.  My son is a red meat and potatoes kid, no sauces and no seasonings.  Up until recently I've basically been making two meals at dinner.  This has stopped, I just couldn't do it any more. Tonight he is being introduced to my Garlic and Lemon Baked Chicken.  Normally I don't do a lot of chicken, it's not one of my favorites.  I would never go to a restaurant and order chicken, nope not gonna happen....more

Chickpea and Portobello “Meat”loaf

Last week I went with my class to the Hamilton Farmers Market. Whenever I visit the market I make a point of visiting a little old Jamaican lady that sells the BEST Jamaican curry powder in the city. This little woman is a real firecracker and if you ponder over her wares but don’t move along quickly, she will be sure to shoo you away from her beans quickly as to not block the view of the on coming shoppers....more

#Tuna #Burger? Why not!

Tuna is good, fresh and delicious but can be boring sometimes. Burgers are an all time favorite but you cannot eat meat for dinner every night of the week, so why not combine the two and come up with an interesting mid-week dinner fix. Tuna burger with french beans, red onions and sun-dried tomato, all topped up with a generous dollop of home-made mayo in a soft sesame bun....more

4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Hello Fresh

Recently, I tried a food/recipe delivery service called Hello Fresh. You pay a fee to have three recipes' worth of food delivered straight to your house. We love it because the recipes are easy to follow, they give me something different to add to my dinner rotation, and it's a fun way to try something new without the commitment of wandering through the grocery store looking for ingredients I've never used before....more

"The fresh vegetables are blanketed in the béchamel sauce and noodles!"

Squash Layered Lasagna with Fresh Mushrooms and BéchamelINGREDIENTS:9-12 lasagna noodles1 lb. ground beef, turkey or lamb (optional)1 medium onion, chopped...more

Sweet Potato Cakes with Spicy Cilantro Sauce

Do you remember this post about 10 cookbooks you should have in your kitchen? One of the books we featured was "Plenty More", the little brother to "Plenty". I said that "Plenty" is one of the best cookbooks I ever owned....more

No Fail No-bake cookies

So, I had a major no-bake cookie fail. It was a sad situation. After following a recipe, I ended up with a dry, crumbly mess. Of course, I turned to my Facebook peeps for help with a special plea to my mom. I learned I had probably boiled the chocolate mixture too long. And I used the wrong kind of oats....more

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

When it comes to Reese's peanut butter cups, I have zero self-restraint. When we lived in Costa Rica I bought packages in bulk whenever I left the country and at my request, Jeff kept my supply secured with a padlock in a suitcase on the top shelf of the closet. Now that we live in LA where Reese's are staring at me from the shelves of every grocery store,  pharmacy and gas station, it's time to address my addiction....more

Thursday night #Chinese dinner!

We love chinese food, I am not going to to deny it. The mix of ingredients in this cuisine is amazing and some of the dishes can be easily replicated at home with an amazing result. Tonight is a perfect example!We had Chicken with chinese mushroom and oyster sauce, accompanied with some stir-fry noodles with vegetables and a lovely Chinese steamed bread. ...more

The Best Basic Cream Cheese Icing

You know what makes me angry? People who buy icing....more