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  • LEFTOVER TURKEY PASTALEFTOVER TURKEY PASTA
    Recently we had a family reunion/gathering in our household.  We had cousins arrive from our homeland in Denmark...family we have never met before.  I fell in love with these far away cousins and it was an amazing, lovely, gathering of the clan. Everyone brought something food wise to the table this day.  Our cousins brought Danish ...
  • GOOD, NUTRITIOUS, GLUTEN FREE FOODGOOD, NUTRITIOUS, GLUTEN FREE FOOD
    This is a post that finally came down to the result of a whole lot of frustration.  I would like to show case wonderful, delicious, food that is GLUTEN FREE.  Most of it, GLUTEN FREE NATURALLY. There is so much negative hype/nastiness out there these days about Gluten Free this, Gluten Free that, Gluten Free being ...
  • LEFTOVER ROAST BEEF GINGER RICE STIRFRYLEFTOVER ROAST BEEF GINGER RICE STIRFRY
    We had the most tender, flavorful sirloin tip roast beef the other day, with quite a bit leftover and this dish was a great way to use it up.  (plus a number of tasty sandwiches for lunch too) If you do not have left over roast beef, using fresh beef strips would be delicious as would ...
  • CHICKEN SHNITZELCHICKEN SHNITZEL
    For some reason we rarely ever see fresh Veal in our grocery stores, however, using chicken in this dish was wonderful.  This would also be lovely with boneless pork chops too. This was such a quick easy meal to prepare - great for those busy days.  Just steam up some veggies, potatoes, toss together a salad, ...
  • GLUTEN FREE BLACK BEAN VEGETABLE ENCHILADASGLUTEN FREE BLACK BEAN VEGETABLE ENCHILADAS
    Years ago, there used to be a cafe/restaurant in town that served the most heavenly gluten free Mexican Pie.  We didn't get to that part of town very often, but when we did this would be our lunch.  Basically, it was an Enchilada - but the corn tortillas were stacked on top of one another, ...
  • REPOSTED TOMATO RICE SOUPREPOSTED TOMATO RICE SOUP
    This has to be one of my all time favorite soup recipes.  It was one of my first soup recipe posts from 2010 and one I make time and time again. Back in the day....I am talking wayyy back in the day, as a teenager I loved the tomato rice soup that came in a can.  ...
  • GLUTEN FREE CHICKEN CHOW MIEN - Re-posted with ChangesGLUTEN FREE CHICKEN CHOW MIEN - Re-posted with Changes
    Lately these days, there does not seem to be enough time in my day to make new recipe creations or for any Internet blog surfing come to that.  However, I did click onto Linda's blog, Boeddhamum Gluten Free and read that she was in the process of re-posting some of her favorite recipes that have ...
  • SLOW COOKER CHILI CON CARNESLOW COOKER CHILI CON CARNE
    On our recent trip away, we went to a restaurant that has been around for years and years.  On the menu's back pages, they listed various meals that were made from yesteryear - one of them being a piping hot bowl of chili con carne served with a bun for $1.50.  Coffee was 10 cents ...
  • BRAISED ITALIAN SAUSAGES - A NEW WAYBRAISED ITALIAN SAUSAGES - A NEW WAY
    So, here it is:  Swiss style Italian Sausages.  I know....strange yes?  But it worked!  We had Italian sausages defrosted in the fridge and ready to go.  Well, that afternoon I had the most intense craving for Swiss Steak. I  have been wanting to make Swiss Steak for ages now and kept forgetting.  Swiss style Italian ...
  • CHICKEN AND LEEKS IN A CREAMY MUSHROOM SAGE SAUCECHICKEN AND LEEKS IN A CREAMY MUSHROOM SAGE SAUCE
    We have had a week of freezing temperatures, and now there is snow on the ground.  The weather reports say rain is coming, but in the meantime it has been mighty cold.   Time for comfort food. This was an easy mid week meal, yet elegant enough to serve if you have company coming.  If you want ...
  • JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN A RECIPE REVIEWJAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN A RECIPE REVIEW
    I have never had Jamaican Jerk Chicken before.   My daughter recently returned from a vacation to Jamaica and she raved about the BBQ Jerk Chicken she had there.  She also went crazy over their curries.  So another recipe is in the works for down the road....I just need to find Tamarind paste....so far no ...
  • LASAGNA: A NEW TAKE ON AN OLD TIME FAVORITELASAGNA: A NEW TAKE ON AN OLD TIME FAVORITE
    We have had endless days of rain in our neck of the woods which always leads me to comfort food.  Lasagna being a family favorite.  There are a number of different lasagna recipes on my blog and while this is somewhat of a traditional lasagna there are a few new ingredients as well as a ...
  • CROCK POT VEGETARIAN CHILICROCK POT VEGETARIAN CHILI
    This was a recipe that was recently printed in our local newspaper.  I made some changes to the original - and we were delighted with the results.  Slow cooking with a crock pot has always been a little bit of a hit and miss result with me in terms of flavor.  Usually I have found ...
  • VEGETARIAN PAELLAVEGETARIAN PAELLA
    As mentioned in previous posts, I have been cooking Vegetarian meals about twice sometimes three times a week.  Recently, we found this at our local grocery store: No paid advertisement here....just wanting to share something yummy - a lovely basmati rice/quiona blend vegetarian meal. Next to dried pasta, this is the only thing in my pantry ...
  • PORK CHOPS IN A SHALLOT MUSHROOM SAUCEPORK CHOPS IN A SHALLOT MUSHROOM SAUCE
    What is not to love about shallots?  They are in my humble opinion much more flavorful than any onion - hands down.  They are also more of a "killer" on the eyes in terms of their sting! Regardless, they are my favorite in the Allium family.  So much flavor - and a flavor that retains itself ...
  • CREAM OF LEEK AND KALE SOUPCREAM OF LEEK AND KALE SOUP
    Please excuse the picture quality here...very bad lighting! It has been freezing in our neck of the woods.  When it gets to 4 degrees below zero, that is cold!  And unreasonably so for our area.  All I can think about is a lovely hot bowl of soup with warm Gluten Free French Bread.  Mind you, I ...
  • CHEDDAR KALE POTATO CAKES WITH A LEMON DILL SAUCECHEDDAR KALE POTATO CAKES WITH A LEMON DILL SAUCE
    We had these lovely Cheddar Kale Potato Cakes for lunch one day, however, they would be great as a side dish to any main, as well as a yummy Vegetarian main dish served with roasted squash and a salad.  Easy to make and tasty! LEMON DILL SAUCE: 5 Tblsp. mayonnaise juice of 1/2 a small lemon 1 tsp. Dijon ...
  • TUESDAYS ORGANIC VEGGIE DELIVERY AND A VERY VEGETABLE NOURISHING SOUPTUESDAYS ORGANIC VEGGIE DELIVERY AND A VERY VEGETABLE NOURISHING SOUP
    I have fallen in love with Tuesdays.  Once our summer Organic Local Farm Market closed for the season in the first week of October, it used to be that that was it for farm fresh organic veggies until next year.  Happily that is not so any longer.  I joined one of our favorite local Weekly ...
  • RECIPE REVIEW: BEET PESTO PIZZA WITH KALE AND GOAT CHEESERECIPE REVIEW: BEET PESTO PIZZA WITH KALE AND GOAT CHEESE
    Wanna bite?  Trust me....yes you do.  Oh.  My. Goodness.  This was a most delicious pizza.  Who would ever have thought that beet pesto could be so delicious?  Then add kale and goat cheese?  This is truly a marriage made in heaven.  This lovely recipe came from THE ROASTED ROOT.  Please check out this blog for ...
  • A FLAVORFUL VEGETARIAN SHEPHERDS PIEA FLAVORFUL VEGETARIAN SHEPHERDS PIE
    Tonight we had a different version of Vegetarian Shepherds pie.  Although this did not photo well, it was darn tasty!  When it comes to a dish like this, I found that using a little more seasonings, the better the taste. While I did not really measure out a whole lot of the ingredients, I will give ...
  • GLUTEN FREE BUTTERNUT SQUASH SKILLET LASAGNAGLUTEN FREE BUTTERNUT SQUASH SKILLET LASAGNA
    The inspiration for this recipe came from a Magazine called "TASTE MAGAZINE" that our B.C. Liquor Stores put out quarterly, I believe. You can see a copy of the magazine here.  While the magazine's focus is on wine and spirit pairings with food, it also showcases the new releases of wines and spirits.  It is a ...
  • HOW TO BAKE (AND FREEZE) A PERFECT WHOLE SALMONHOW TO BAKE (AND FREEZE) A PERFECT WHOLE SALMON
    This year, I have endeavored to buy whole fresh salmon - enough to have 7 or 8 in the freezer.  Usually, I will buy pink salmon - I somehow missed my favorite salmon this year which is CoHo. (in the picture above, we love to serve salmon with organic garlic scape pesto which I make every ...
  • ITALIAN STUFFED SWISS CHARDITALIAN STUFFED SWISS CHARD
    We have diligently been trying to eat a Vegetarian dinner in this household at least twice a week.  For me personally, I would never give up meat.  However, it does feel good to cut back a few times a week.  When it comes to eating Vegetarian - it needs to be hearty!  Plus, I am ...
  • BAKED STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMSBAKED STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS
    Finally with somewhat cooler temperatures, I was able to use my oven without fear of our house becoming an inferno! These stuffed portobello mushrooms make a lovely lunch or even a main dinner served with a fresh salad.  Easy to make...the only part of the recipe that takes time is to drip the yogurt for 48 ...
  • GARLIC SCAPE HAM AND PESTO PASTA SALADGARLIC SCAPE HAM AND PESTO PASTA SALAD
    Garlic scapes are such a delicious addition to foods whether in stir frys, pesto, or salads they are bound to be tasty!  They do have a short window however, so luckily this year I was  able to get 5- 6 lbs most of which was turned into Garlic Scape Pesto - recipe can be found ...
  • ITALIAN TOMATO AND SPINACH SOUPITALIAN TOMATO AND SPINACH SOUP
    There are I believe, 2 or 3 tomato soup recipes on this blog....one of my favorite soups! Recently we had dinner at a local gluten free restaurant that served one of the best Italian tomato soups I have ever had.  It was rich, full of flavor, and tasted almost like an Italian marinara soup.  I started ...
  • PAN FRIED WHITE FISH WITH A TARRAGON PARSLEY WHITE WINE SAUCEPAN FRIED WHITE FISH WITH A TARRAGON PARSLEY WHITE WINE SAUCE
    This easy pan fried fresh gray cod was a lovely dinner enhanced by a tasty Tarragon Parsley White Wine Sauce.  When using a white fish such as cod, halibut, or snapper just about any herb sauce will enhance the delicate flavors of the fish. (make the Tarragon Parsley White Wine Sauce first, and keep on ...
  • TURKEY PESTO MEATBALLSTURKEY PESTO MEATBALLS
    If you read my blog, you will have read many a time that we do love meatballs of any kind in this household.  You could use ground chicken or ground beef in this recipe - we like to use ground turkey when we can get it.  It makes for a nice change, and is not ...
  • HERB MARINATED PORK LOIN ROASTHERB MARINATED PORK LOIN ROAST
    This recipe is a slight variation from the pork loin roasts I usually make, so thought I would do this new post.  Rosemary is such a lovely herb with pork...but add in some fresh Sage and it creates another dimension of flavor - yum!  Once again, I forgot to take a picture when it came ...
  • BAKED STUFFED HEIRLOOM TOMATOESBAKED STUFFED HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
    This recipe was inspired by my friend George's recipe for Middle Eastern Jhedra (lentils and rice). DH had gone to our Saturday Farmer's Market and came home with "heirloom baking tomatoes". We take turns going to our Saturday Farmer's Market - especially when I have to work...bless his heart.   I had never heard of these ...
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