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…

‘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…

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…

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    …

Homemade Mac ‘n Cheese

Box of Kraft Dinner.  The first thing hubby learned to cook.  The simple meal that seems cheap and easy to prepare for lunch, supper …. sometime breakfast.  But a hidden den of ‘unnatural’ and unhealthy foods: which yes is my self-educated opinion.  I wrote about it – see here:  The Low Down on KD. And…

Chicken Cordon-Bleu

This…. this is the meal that hit the spot.  Beautiful, flavourful, comfort food.  Hubby was over the moon and daughter enjoyed this.  I had never made it before becuase of the ‘fancy name’  — french must mean complicated right?  Over the years I’ve learned that European food, more often than not, is simple and based…

Italian Baked Chicken

So simple.  This recipe is quick, healthy and family pleasing.  Just 4 ingredients and minutes to make.  Plus (for those aesthetically driven) it is pleasant to look at. Servings – Make to suit                     Preparation Time:    5 minutes    Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes Ingredients 1…

Bunless Cheese-Burgs

Married me a farm boy.   ‘What are we having for supper…’ loosely translates to ‘what can we make quickly and does it have meat in it?’  This fast food impersonator  is simple, quick and filling – without the carb-heavy white buns and additives other burgers have in them.  Great source of protein and energy….

Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls

We’ve had great success in growing cabbage the past few years and have found ways to include it not only in salads but into ‘traditional’ recipes such as lasagna and cabbage rolls.  This recipe is simple to assemble, healthy and is ready in the slow cooker when you arrive home. Warm comfort food on a…

Mozz-stuffed Meatloaf

Meat.  The staple in my husbands ‘diet’.  We have our own beef, pork, chicken, lamb and turkey grown on the family farm.  Knowing the quality of your meat is so important as you can eliminate antibiotic use, grain feeding and animals are treated respectfully.  With that said, this recipe hits all the high notes for…