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  • CREAMED SALMON AND LEEKSCREAMED SALMON AND LEEKS
    It has been a while since I last did a post...we have been away on holidays.  Back to our favorite Salt Spring Island for a 5 day getaway.  DH shot this picture on the ferry over to the Island.  It was a most lovely holiday...good food, lots of rest, great weather, hikes on the beach...I ...
  • PORK CHOPS IN A BALSAMIC SAGE MUSHROOM SAUCEPORK CHOPS IN A BALSAMIC SAGE MUSHROOM SAUCE
    This was a tasty "throw together" meal we had one nite after a long day of work.  Plus it was super easy...got to love that on a busy day.  There has not been a lot of new recipes coming from my kitchen lately...but we still do our best to eat healthy and delicious!  This makes ...
  • VEGETARIAN SHEPHERDS PIEVEGETARIAN SHEPHERDS PIE
    This vegetarian shepherds pie made for a nice change, and was a good way to get in those healthy mung beans. An easy way to cook mung beans is to pour boiling water over them to cover. Lid on and allow to sit for 1 hr.  Then drain - add cold water to cover well and ...
  • MAPLE GLAZED SQUASH AND ENGLISH BANGERSMAPLE GLAZED SQUASH AND ENGLISH BANGERS
    This delicious recipe was inspired from a recipe I found in our Canadian Living Magazine.  I made a couple of changes to the original, used a different method, and absolutely had to make gravy with the pan drippings.  It was a winner! Usually, I can find gluten free Italian Sausages.  Rarely do I ever find gluten ...
  • SLOW COOKER CURRIED MUNG BEAN STEWSLOW COOKER CURRIED MUNG BEAN STEW
    We have been trying to have more Vegetarian meals in this household - we do not always succeed but tonight we did.  This curried mung bean stew was delicious.  I took some inspiration for this dish from this site.  The recipe also called for 1 can of full fat coconut milk to be added near ...
  • QUICK EASY MEXICAN LASAGNAQUICK EASY MEXICAN LASAGNA
    QUICK, EASY, GLUTEN FREE MEXICAN LASAGNA This was quick, easy, and very versatile especially for those busy days when you don't have a lot of time to be in the kitchen.  It did not take long to put together – and many of the ingredients were in the pantry and fridge.  This would be even easier ...
  • A FABULOUS MEAL WITH LEFTOVERSA FABULOUS MEAL WITH LEFTOVERS
    This is not a recipe.  Well, that is not quite true.  There are actually 4 different recipes in this meal - based on leftovers.  Normally I would not do a post like this but I just had to.  First, my dtr. would go out of her mind with this meal....(she actually makes all of these ...
  • THIRTY MINUTES OR LESS PASTATHIRTY MINUTES OR LESS PASTA
    This is the easiest, fastest, pasta dish I know how to make.  It is for those days when you have been busy all day, too tired to cook, and just need some quick comfort food.  It is also very versatile....add different fresh herbs - in the summer I use fresh tomatoes and fresh basil from ...
  • SPICY CRISPY OVEN BAKED CHICKENSPICY CRISPY OVEN BAKED CHICKEN
    Life in these neck of the woods have still been crazy busy.  I sooo want to get back into the kitchen creating....but I must confess...my work has been incredibly busy.  So simple easy meals have been gracing our plates. Here is another chicken recipe - so easy when you have a too busy day! Once again, I ...
  • GRILLED TERIYAKI CHICKEN WITH CRAB AND BERNAISE CHIVE SAUCEGRILLED TERIYAKI CHICKEN WITH CRAB AND BERNAISE CHIVE SAUCE
    My daughter and I shared this wickedly delicious meal the other night.  I have not made Bearnaise sauce in years...so good!  Ideally this is a dish that pairs wonderfully with Beef Tenderloin steaks - which we had a few nights ago.  Then my daughter arrived with Phillips Crab Claw Meat.  It is pasteurized and fully ...
  • A REVIEW: THE ZERO MILE DIET COOK BOOKA REVIEW:  THE ZERO MILE DIET COOK BOOK
    Let me start by saying I love the title of this cook book:  Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food THE ZERO-MILE DIET COOK BOOK by Carolyn Herriot. (please forgive my pictures...we do have a new camera which I have yet had the time to learn.) Carolyn Herriot is a local author from our hometown of Victoria, ...
  • CHICKEN PARMESAN CHEESE BAKECHICKEN PARMESAN CHEESE BAKE
    This chicken dish very closely resembles Chicken Cacciatore.  The process is somewhat different - as I made it into a chicken cheese bake in the oven.   We had this dish served over pasta, however, it would also be tasty served over rice. Life in my neck of the woods is getting super super busy with work.  ...
  • CREAMY CHICKEN MUSHROOM CASSEROLECREAMY CHICKEN MUSHROOM CASSEROLE
    This recipe was inspired by the Pioneer Woman's Chicken casserole recipe.  You can find Ree's recipe here. In my recipe - I made everything from scratch, my process was quite a bit different as well.  Homemade creamy mushroom soup, and homemade season salt.  And of course it is gluten free.  There were great combination flavors in ...
  • ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN IN A ROSEMARY BALSAMIC SAUCEROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN IN A ROSEMARY BALSAMIC SAUCE
    With this recipe, I decided to cook the pork tenderloin in a different way.....sooooo good!  Usually, I will make some kind of marinade or sauce to cover the pork tenderloin, then I would roast it.  This time I did it the other way around, by searing it first, then adding a marinade, then creating a ...
  • A LEFTOVER RECIPE FOR ROAST BEEF SHEPHERD'S PIEA LEFTOVER RECIPE FOR ROAST BEEF SHEPHERD'S PIE
    UPDATE:  I made this again the other night with leftover roast chicken and gravy...it was fabulous!  The only thing I did different was to add re-hydrated dry wild mushrooms to the recipe and included the liquid the mushroom re-hydrated in along with some chicken stock, and the leftover gravy.  A must try! I love Shepherd's Pie ...
  • BACON CHEESE VEGETABLE QUICHEBACON CHEESE VEGETABLE QUICHE
    We love Quiche in this household. If you read my blog, you will see a few yummy Quiche recipes.  You can not go wrong with bacon and cheese, in a homemade gluten free pastry crust - so decadent.  So, I decided to add extra veggies to the mix - to perhaps not ...
  • CURRY BEEF STEWCURRY BEEF STEW
    We love stews of any kind in this household.  Especially on cold cold winter nights.  I have posted a number of different stews on this blog, but have never made an East Indian Curry Beef Stew before.  And winter is my favorite time of year for a good curry, so this recipe was perfect for ...
  • CHICKEN WITH BEETS AND CABBAGE - A RECIPE REIVEWCHICKEN WITH BEETS AND CABBAGE - A RECIPE REIVEW
    This delectable dinner was served with many thanks to Katie, from Thyme for Cooking.  If you love beets, chicken, red wine and balsamic vinegar...this is a meal for you. The only changes I made to Katie's recipe was to use fresh beets, which I cooked, fresh sage and I doubled the recipe in terms of the ...
  • ANOTHER CHICKEN CORDON BLUEANOTHER CHICKEN CORDON BLUE
    This is sort of like Chicken Cordon Blue, but different. Another "different" Cordon Bleu Chicken Recipe.  I always have to play around...can't help myself.  This will serve two, so just increase amounts if you have more mouths to feed. 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 dozen seasoned, baked cherry tomatoes (recipe below) Basil, Fennel, and I used ...
  • SCRUMPTIOUS TURKEY STEWSCRUMPTIOUS TURKEY STEW
    This leftover turkey stew was to die for!...Now you are probably thinking... really??  Yes really.  This was out of the ordinary in terms of leftover turkey stew for a few reasons.  First, I always use fresh herbs - makes a huge difference.  Secondly, (and by all means you do not have to do this for ...
  • CHRISTMAS 2012CHRISTMAS 2012
    Happy Christmas everyone!  This year we will be having a quiet Christmas. We will be having the traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixin's on Christmas Eve....or more commonly known in our household as "Danish Christmas".  Family will arrive for the day and evening - one of my favorite times of the year. I wanted to recap ...
  • PIZZA SAUCE MEATLOAFPIZZA SAUCE MEATLOAF
    I know I have said this before, but I have to say it again...there are two things in this household we love to eat:  Meatloaf and Meatballs.  So we are game to try just about any flavor combination.  This was mighty tasty, and super moist.  Using a homemade pizza sauce will give you the best ...
  • GREEN THAI CURRY CHICKEN DINNERGREEN THAI CURRY CHICKEN DINNER
    I just could not resist another chicken recipe.  I know, I know,  I have posted many chicken recipes on this blog.  This one is from Jamie's Meals in Minutes - so delicious.  The added bonus:  many of Jamie's meals are naturally gluten free/or very easily convert to Gluten Free.  I have made 3 or 4 ...
  • CREAMY BACON LEEK THREE CHEESE LASAGNACREAMY BACON LEEK THREE CHEESE LASAGNA
    Well, for those of you counting calories...this one will be way over the top!  I do not count calories, however, I am careful of excess fats and sugar.  Once in a while I will make SCD Cream.  When I do, I make a one liter amount so there is whip cream for a dessert, and ...
  • A GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST CASSEROLEA GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
    Have you ever made a breakfast casserole?  I can not believe this is the very first breakfast casserole I have ever made.  How yummy, hearty and delicious it is too.  There are some mornings where one just needs a big hearty breakfast to get you through a busy day. This is also a casserole that could ...
  • SLOW COOKER ORANGE TARRAGON CHICKENSLOW COOKER ORANGE TARRAGON CHICKEN
    So far, this is our favorite slow cooker recipe.  It was so flavorful and the chicken was super moist....not what I expected from a slow cooker, let me tell you! I took some inspiration for this recipe from here and made a number of changes.  Such a great make ahead meal! 2 large chicken thighs, skin on ...
  • SAVORY STUFFED WINTER SQUASHSAVORY STUFFED WINTER SQUASH
    Is this winter squash not the cutest squash you ever did see?  I have no idea what kind of squash it is...but it was mighty tasty!  In this recipe most winter squashes would work well.  I love winter squash of all kinds - and the bright orange color is like a ray of sunshine on ...
  • GARLIC SAGE DIJON PORK TENDERLOINGARLIC SAGE DIJON PORK TENDERLOIN
    If you read my blog, you will know life around this neck of the woods has been somewhat crazy hectic busy....and any other words that fit that description.  Here it is 7 weeks later, after buying my new company.  I love it...craziness, business and all that goes with it. Finally, came a Sunday - I needed ...
  • BACON MEATBALLS IN A MUSHROOM SAUCEBACON MEATBALLS IN A MUSHROOM SAUCE
    This is a household that loves it's meatballs.  This is a house that will try just about any flavor combination when it comes to meatballs.  Dang this was good.  I have made a similar dish you can see here.  But this one?  With bacon, a mushroom sauce, made without cream - it turned out better ...
  • CHICKEN VEGETABLE RICE CASSEROLECHICKEN VEGETABLE RICE CASSEROLE
    This is comfort food at it's best. Lately, I seem to be making dishes with a roux.  Not sure why...maybe it is because our weather has suddenly turned.  Turned gray, wet, windy, and cold.  Comfort food always tastes better if there is nasty weather about, don't you think? In this dish, because the rice is precooked, the ...
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