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…

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…

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    …

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…

Zucchini Fritters

Don’t knock it until you try it.  Think the ‘Big-M’ hash-browns but HEALTHY – HEALTHY – HEALTHY.  Simple and fun to prepare and work both for breakfast with maple syrup, sour cream or ketchup.  Additionally we’ve used this as a packed lunch item. Each summer, after a zucchini bake-a-thon, I shred my remaining squash into…

Cantaloupe Bowl

Breakfast can be a hard meal on weekdays.  Sometimes we find the rush of getting ready for school has us making high carb – low protein choices that make us sluggish in the morning.  This ‘fruit bowl’ is a great source of energy to start the day with and it is fun to make.  Low…

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…

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…