Roasted Bussel Sprouts

Everything is yummy cooked in bacon and onions….EVERYTHING!! One of my New Years resolutions for 2013 was to try foods I have always claimed to not like.  I have never been a really picky eater (does being gluten free, dairy free and mostly sugar free count as picky?  I think not) but there were a […]

Vegetable Stock and Curry Sweet Potato Soup

We have now come out the other end of ‘tag you’re it’ stomach flu.  I always think I have somehow managed to avoid what ever the kids have brought home but oh how the mighty do fall. Auto-immune diseases and all I actually fared pretty well.  Everyone else in the family spent at least 12 […]

Chicken Marbella with a Twist

I have started to attempt to add small scale catering to my resume.  Crazy I know but with everything else that I am doing it makes some sense. And in truth, I have had some requests. So I thought I would try it.  I am probably more stupid than brave but then you are here […]

Pad Thai

My life is getting in the way of my life again.  I know I say this every couple of months, like I am surprised, and like I should’ve gotten it all under-control since the last time I felt it but the fact of the matter is……..it isn’t a matter of control but a matter of […]

Creamy Zucchini Soup

The weather is getting cold, the seasonal vegetables have changed and the budget is thin.  After beautiful summer weather all through September, Fall rolled in with a vengeance.  It got cool fast and everyone got sick.  The last week has been cool rainy days that are overcast and dark.  My least favourite kind of weather.  […]

Low-Grain Granola

I have been slowly reading and ‘digesting’ (see what I did there?) more and more of Wheat Belly and the concepts behind the Paleo Diet, GAPS diet (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) and SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet).  The need to go gluten free first opened my eyes to diets beyond Atkins and low-cal to ones that […]

Chili con Carne

The weather has just started to change here. The evenings are getting cooler and some days aren’t that hot.  Even when I was a student, and this weather meant the impending doom of school starting, I liked it.  I like that the hot days end with a reprieve of cool open window sleep weather.  I […]

Fresh Tomato Pasta

We are currently overwhelmed with tomatoes from the garden.  They aren’t any of the great canning varieties and in some cases not even sliced on a sammy types.  They are from the littlest of little to a larger cherry tomato size.  We have had some strange success from these larger yellow guys that we have […]

Experimenting with Shrimp Curry

I am thankful every day that my kids will eat spicy food….not too spicy but they will eat a good curry…and life just isn’t worth living without curry. We have had some record breaking heat.  With the humidity it has been more like late July.  When it is hot like this no one wants to […]

Healthy Dinner in 20 Minutes

Dear Me, I usually get mad at me for cutting it so close.  I shake my fist at the sky and curse (or feel cursed) for having days with ‘to do lists’ this long (I wanted to get all the outside gardening etc done today because tomorrow is suppose to be a ‘frog strangler’) ….today […]