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…

Lentil Salad with Salmon

Healthy sources of protein are essential to keeping meals healthy. We often orientate towards carbs in our western culture when we have many great options available which allow our bodies energy without the added sugars (which carbs are broken down into). Full of flavour, this simple lunch is colourful and packs a punch when it comes to protein….

Chicken Guacamole Salad

It has been a while since my last post – but we are still planning our meals and cooking healthy.  I have had to resort to preparing and freezing some meals so that we are not eating out but when I have the time I still prefer to prepare fresh meals using fresh ingredients as…

Easy Broccoli Soup

The weather has turned a bit colder and tonight was time to make soup.  This soup was ready in 30minutes and was full of goodness.       A dollop of sour cream gives a little kick to an otherwise smooth and satisfying taste.  Great source of Vitamin C Prep Time: 30 minutes    …

Lilac Jam

That spring smell:  it hits me in the face when I walk out the door as the lilacs, in their various shades of purple and white, are bursting into bloom.  Their intoxicating fragrance seems ‘drinkable’ and indeed years ago, while looking into items I could locally forage, I came across a recipe for LILAC JAM….

Five Spice Basa

I had never heard of ‘five spice’.  I learned that it was a VERY common mixture used in Chinese cooking but also found in other Asian and Arabian dishes. An interesting history tidbit:  although you would think that the name 5-spice comes from the number of ingredients it is actually a reference to the five…