‘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…

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…

Chayote with Onions

Cha’what’?  Chayote was our market find of the week. (Apparently in the USA they are called Mirliton Pears) The squash was marked down because of one bad spot on one of these little guys – so were just 40 cents (Canadian) a piece. Darling daughter and I decided we would try them this week.  There are…

No-Bake Energy Bites

I love to cook but baking is another story.  Hubby thinks that I am too creative and love to bend the rules and because of that the accuracy of baking becomes flawed. Ask me about the lace cookies that became flakes of oatmeal on a baking sheet. Oh dear. So when a no-bake ‘snack’ comes…

Rainbow Stirfry

This is a simple, make ahead and TOTALLY HEALTHY LOADED lunch that is my go to for protein, energy and comfort food.  By making it ahead and freezing in zip-lock bags, I can grab it from the fridge and cook it up on a lunch break.  You can individualize this with many varieties of vegetables….

Cucumber Turkey ‘Sandwiches’

I’ve never really had a taste for store bought bread.  Bakeries can bring my inner bread-a-holic out, but luckily I live rurally and have never caught on to baking my own.  As a result – the sandwich idea for lunch (either for Darling Daughter or myself) never really took hold in this house.  One of the…

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Darling Daughter’s turn to post.  I chose a recipe with fresh herbs and green and yellow beans – although it is winter and they are from the freezer.  I can’t wait ’til summer and they are fresh from the garden.  Add mini shrimp and garlic.  This smells amazing in the kitchen and it is just…