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  • SUCCULENT LAMB MEDALLIONS IN RED WINE SAUCE
    Ohhhhh ...... Mama, do I get excited about food!!  You might hear me say this a lot....sorry,  just can't help myself. Lord have mercy.....this was an unbelievable dish.  My kitchen was singing tonight! Normally, I will go out of my way to buy local, fresh and organic.  In this case, (before we had a local butcher buying ...
  • VEGETARIAN ADZUKI BEAN STEWVEGETARIAN ADZUKI BEAN STEW
    We have had very strange weather….sunny and warm, veggies are planted, then the very next day Cold, Grey, and Rainy….hope my garden does not drown!  So with this weather, came a craving for a vegetarian stew. This is a nutrient packed, hearty, and tasty vegetarian stew.  In researching the nutrient value of the lovely Adzuki Bean, ...
  • CHICKEN BASIL PASTACHICKEN BASIL PASTA
    A Chicken Recipe....and an UPDATE...some more information.  I went to our local all Natural, Farm Raised, Free Range, Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meat Market.  That was a mouthful!  I had previously bought their Pork Roasts, Pork Chops, Ground Turkey, and Ground Pork.  Love, Love these meats!   Today, I bought chicken pieces.  Then I told ...
  • VEGETARIAN LENTIL RICE BURGERSVEGETARIAN LENTIL RICE BURGERS
    Trial and Error, and then some success: A few years ago, when our son Jarrod was visiting, he cooked up some vegetarian cheese burgers for us one night.  Those were the best Vegetarian burgers I have ever tasted!  I remember him using a few simple ingredients: leftover cooked brown rice, cooked lentils, 1 grated carrot, sauted ...
  • BEEF IN A CREAMY PASTA SAUCEBEEF IN A CREAMY PASTA SAUCE
    I have never eaten beef in a creamy pasta before.  Having made this the other night, I realized what we had been missing!  So, so, good! As you have probably noticed by now, I often cook with wine.  This is purely optional...we just like the rich flavor that wine brings out in a meal.  I also ...
  • SHEPHERD'S PIE
    The weather here had been lovely, then a few days ago, it turned cold, and wet…so we got the fireplace good and toasty, and had comforting yummy Shepherd’s pie.  Then the day after it got  sunny and warm - I'm all about sunny and warm!   Because I had ground turkey on hand, this ...
  • PIZZA - A RECIPE REVIEW
    This discovery was sooooo exciting…… the best pizza I have EVER had.  Even pre-gluten  free days.   By far, nothing I have ever tasted is as good in the form of Pizza as this has.  Please check out GLUTEN FREE COOKING SCHOOL – for Mary Francis’s Pizza Recipe.  Now, I realize, I am somewhat ...
  • MARINATED STUFFED CHICKEN BREASTS
    Between March through to May, we have 4 birthdays in this house.  Even though our kids are grown, they still like to pick what they want for their Birthday Dinner and Dessert.  So I emailed my son, asking what would he like for dinner.  He responded by saying, "Mom, I like everything you cook, can ...
  • CHICKEN CURRY
    Usually when I make a chicken curry I use my own blend of curry seasonings – garham masala, tumeric, coriander, cumin, fresh ginger – and they taste great.  Then, my sister in law introduced me to this:   Cartwrights Original Blend Curry Powder. Wow…..the best curry seasonings I have ever tasted!  Depending how hot you like ...
  • VERY VEGGIE LAMB STEW
    Usually with this stew I keep it fairly simple…..there were extra vegetables in the fridge that needed to be used….so glad they were added here…..this was delicious, hearty and healthy! 1 lb. Lamb stew meat (chicken, beef, or pork would work nicely too) 2 Tblsp. Olive oil 1 large minced onion 5 minced garlic cloves 2 celery ribs roughly chopped 2 ...
  • BEEF STRIP STIR FRY
    BEEF STRIPS STIR FRY - Recipe Inspiration -...this was inspired by the cook book  Jamie's Food Revolution There is a chapter dedicated to stir fries.....I think we will be eating more stir fries in this house. This was sooo good.  I used my ginger/soy/sesame marinade – but made a couple of changes.  I also used hormone free ...
  • Spaghetti and MeatballsSpaghetti and Meatballs
    GLUTEN FREE SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS One of our favorite foods in this house is pasta - and we have always had great success with Tinkyada pasta.    There will be more pasta recipes to come! 1 pkg. Tinkyada spaghetti noodles, brown or white 1 lb. Ground turkey - or a mix of turkey and pork or beef is ...
  • CHICKEN GINGER LIME SESAME STIRFRY
    Ohhh……Mama!!!  People, I get excited about food!  Especially when you try a new ingredient…..throw some things together……and it works….wonderfully! Now..... I am also a Ginger freak…..my husband, not so much.  He likes it, but minimally.  So you decide how much to use…adjust to your taste.  And Toasted Sesame oil???? I have never cooked with it before…….so ...
  • MIDDLE EASTERN - JEHDRAMIDDLE EASTERN - JEHDRA
    LENTILS AND RICE - JEHDRA This was a hard picture to take!!  One of these days we will get a new camera, but until then....we will have to make do! My friend George gave me this recipe, one he grew up having.  It is delicious, a great side dish, or on it’s own served with a salad.  ...
  • DANISH FRIKADELLER
    DANISH FRIKADELLER (MEATBALLS) This is a mainstay in many Danish households.  Growing up, we usually had these tasty morsels at least once a week.  There are many different variations to this recipe….some use a combination of ground sirloin beef with ground pork, some only use ground pork, and many of the recipes contain cubed bread soaked ...
  • TENDERIZED ROUND STEAK
    As previously mentioned ……  (this is a bit of a recap)  I have not eaten or cooked beef of any kind in close to 14 –15 years.   Way back in the day, I used to cook the traditional Roast Beef dinners on Sunday, as well as using hamburger meat in a variety of ways.  Over ...
  • SALMON CAKESSALMON CAKES
    In the summer I  always use fresh salmon for this dish….we are not quite there yet….so canned salmon it is.  Served with Pesto/Mayonnaise, Pesto Pasta and fresh veggies…..reminds me that summer is not too too far away.  I needed to finish up  the last of  my homemade pesto from basil I grew last summer,  which ...
  • Day Two of Our Great Getaway
    This was the view outside of our Chalet!  The sun was just coming out after having rained....and after that we had sunshine for the rest of our trip! Now for a New Recipe - and that dreaded dang darn warped frying pan! MARINATED CHICKEN BREASTS You can’t go wrong with Marinated Chicken Breasts!  This was the 2nd dinner  ...
  • Our Great Getaway
    We had a lovely 4 day getaway that I wanted to share.....sights, food, (I hope sound, if my DH can make that happen?) oh....and one very embarrassing moment!  (if I have the guts to spill it!) Will do a post for each day. Always when we travel, we rent accommodations that provide a kitchen.  I have ...
  • YOGURT DILL BAKED SNAPPERYOGURT DILL BAKED SNAPPER
    Living on the Westcoast gives us the opportunity to have seafood through out the year.  I try to cook at least one fish or seafood dish each week.  Of course, saving Fresh Wild Salmon for the summer months.  This is an easy, quick,  light, dish, and any white fish would work well. 4-5 snapper fillets washed ...
  • MARINATED ROAST CHICKEN
    Recently we had a 4 day "get-away".    As usual, I pack as much food from home as I can....will do a travel post down the road.  I had thrown together some ingredients to make a marinade for chicken breasts which I brought along with us. This turned out soooo good, I thought why not use ...
  • MEAT LOAF - RECIPE INSPIRATION
    BACON AND CHEESE MEATLOAF This is a delicious recipe I  first saw on the Paula Dean show -   Her recipe is called Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf.  You can check her original recipe via the Food Network .  The changes I made was to use ground turkey, and ground pork, as well as using less bacon  than ...
  • SHRIMP AND CALICO SCALLOP ALFREDO PASTASHRIMP AND CALICO SCALLOP ALFREDO PASTA
    This recipe turned out soooo good.  It is based on my tomato, bacon, mushroom pasta – and I thought why not make this with SCD whip cream and seafood??? Check my previous post, My Family's Favorite Pie to link onto Karen's site and  get the recipe for SCD Whip Cream. Plus I have recently began using  a ...
  • CHICKEN AND ITALIAN SAUSAGE YUMMINESS
    CHICKEN AND ITALIAN SAUSAGE YUMMINESS This recipe was inspired by Cooking with Jamie At Home Series.  His show was on T.V. a while back…I remembered the episode,  but did not remember the recipe entirely….turned out really good anyways!  This is a recipe I make often...it is so good!  And with leftovers.....there are endless possibilities! 8 chicken legs ...
  • TOMATO-BACON-COLLARD-PASTATOMATO-BACON-COLLARD-PASTA
    TOMATO/BACON/COLLARD/PASTA This was really simple and oh soooo good!   The levels of flavour really stood out.  The smokiness of the bacon, the meaty richness of the mushrooms, the 2 cheeses, the mellowness of the greens and the brightness of the tomatoes and herbs…delicious!  And added bonus:  this would also be great on Spaghetti squash for those ...
  • SAVOURY PORK CHOPS
    Our town now has a meat market that sells  all natural, hormone free pork, beef, bison, chicken and lamb!  What a difference in flavor and even the texture!  It is a little more costly, but not horrendously so.....and although I can't always buy my meat there, I  do buy  pork and beef  from them.  Perhaps, ...
  • Zucchini Cakes and Rosemary Roasted Yams and PotatoesZucchini Cakes and Rosemary Roasted Yams and Potatoes
    ZUCCHINI CAKES I was craving summer fresh vegetables.  So, with this recipe I used my garden frozen fresh zucchini. I did not measure these ingredients, so they are only estimations.  The measurements are equivalent to the size of the zucchini.  In this case, I probably had about 2 cups of shredded, defrosted zucchini. 2-3 cups grated zucchini  Line ...
  • Pan Seared Snapper With Lemon Caper SaucePan Seared Snapper With Lemon Caper Sauce
    The inspiration for this dish came from the book The Flavor Bible, by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg.  As well, Jamie Oliver - one of his recommended pantry items is capers.  I have to say - this was delicious!  I was surprised as I had never cooked with capers before.  This was easy, and fairly ...
  • Hello world! Hi Quiche!Hello world! Hi Quiche!
    I introduce my first post with "Daniel's Quiche".  My son is in the film industry.  When he lived at home, we hardly saw him.  He would often work 17 hour days, living his passion, filming.  One day, I saw him come down the driveway with all of his gear, carrying an extra bag, dragging his ...
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