Curried Scallops and Snow Peas

We discovered quickly, when our daughter was in kindergarten that she did NOT like sandwiches. So the experiments began.  Her god-mother gave her a book with seasonal recipes and she helped me in the kitchen often.  We discovered bento boxes and from there the ability to ‘individualize’ her lunches began.  WE also were able to…

Spring Strawberry Chicken (or not) Salad

I guess I could have called this Spring Strawberry Chicken Pecan Balsamic Feta Salad … but that title was too long.  There are so many great ingredients in this dish and each bite is super flavourful.  I made this two ways – with the chicken and without, the first as an entrée and the second…

Cornbread but NOT Cornbread

For 2018 I gave up bread.  For the most part I do not miss it – until the Darling Daughter asked for cornbread with supper.  I was at a loss until I found a recipe for Cornbread that was not Cornbread.  Follow along with me – it tastes amazing and satisfied the craving while being…

Tortellini Meatball Soup

Winter has been a season for warm comfort foods.  Soup is a go to but many times we want to have a soup with some ‘balls’.  Meatballs that is!  Full of healthy veggies meaty and satisfying – everyone in our home loves this one. Prep Time: 20 minutes               …

1970’s Fruit Bowl

It has been awhile but I have many new recipes to include here.  2018 is a big year for and my health.  I will be eating to lose over a 100lbs and aiming to reverse type II Diabetes.  The family is all in and supportive and I’m already 30lbs in! Big Changes?? Oh Yes. I have…

Nutty Pasta ~ Naked or Saucy

The name of this concoction is worth a giggle… the recipe I followed was simply called Creamy Tomato Pasta … but nutty, naked and saucy all apply.  It is a simple and very healthy (and filling) meal.  It is a hit in our house. Prep Time: 20 minutes      Serves: 4      …

Personal Pizza Pita (Perfection)

My daughter despises pizza.  It devastated us at first… Friday’s ‘family night’ saw no more cheesy, bready, meaty, saucy goodness.  Then we realized there might be a better pizza way?  Homemade ~ with foods we like personalized.  Pizza Perfection!  The following is our favourite Pita Pizza but the sky is the limit when you put…

Cumin & Colour

Pretty colours. I love beautiful aesthetics and what is more wonderful than a colourful and healthy fresh lunch? This meal can be made for the meal at home or on the go. Easy, quick and healthy! Prep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 Serving Size: 3/4 cup Ingredients: • 1 avocado          …

Mean Green Mason Jar

I am back at it.  It has been some time but I’ve changed my life around a lot to focus on health, the wealth of my family love and growing, preparing and savouring healthy food choices.  I am excited! We are camping this weekend and do not have a lot of time to prepare meals;…

‘More Than Just’ Lentil Soup

The cold season is here and warm and healthy are the goals of our meals.  When I thought of making lentil soup, I envisioned lentils with some onion and broth.  Luckily I came across an old ‘Company’s Coming’ Diabetic Cookbook in a local thrift store.  For $0.50, I am excited to try to alter some…

Cucumber Snack Bites

Snacking.  It is so easy to grab chips or crackers, a pudding, fruit snacks, cookies or granola.  We have tried to reshape our mindset in this house into snacks that provide a protein content and yet are sweet and or savoury to help please the ‘want for food’ outside of a planned meal.  This snack…

Turkey Shepherd Pie

Hubby was raised on meat and potatoes.  One of the common meals at his house was ground beef with peas and mashed potatoes on the side covered in copious amounts of ketchup.  Pleasing my husband as we explore healthy foods is something I consider.  Too many ‘food experiments’ in a row and he is running…