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…

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…

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…

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….