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…

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               …

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…

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….

Baked Salmon Patties

Most Tuna Cakes or Salmon Patty recipes I’ve used in the past have involved frying up the patties in oil on the cook-top.  Then I discovered that you could bake them – healthier for you and less chance of burning!  This is a simple and fast recipe that you can make with your choice of…