Chicken Caesar Salad

I made this Chicken Caesar Salad last night after I found a head of iceberg lettuce leftover from a delicious taco dinner we had on the weekend. During the summer months our adult children love to come to the cottage on the weekends.  Fortunately for M and I, they don’t come empty handed and bring […]

Portobello Mushroom Soup !

Ever since the temperature dropped this week, all I can think of is soup!  To make this delicious soup all you need is two large portobello mushrooms, a handful of cremini or white mushrooms, onion, coconut milk and stock. Save time by chopping the vegetable coarsely and don’t over cook them since they will be […]

Chocolate Almond Smoothie

For me when the temperature drops making a frosty smoothie is the farthest thing from my mind.  But this creamy chocolate smoothie is just right for these colder days and is full of healthy antioxidants and vitamins.  Adding ice cubes is optional and will make the smoothie a bit colder but not frosty. What a […]

Roasted Veggie Whole Grain Sorghum Salad

Make this easy whole grain sorghum salad for your summer family barbeque and because it’s gluten-free you won’t have to worry about your guests not being able to eat it.  Or if you don’t want to cook every night then prep this salad at the beginning of the week and store in the fridge for […]

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Wondering what to have for breakfast today but have no time to sit down for a meal ?   I love my steel cut oats for breakfast especially when it’s cold outside but in Florida I prefer a smoothie that I can take on the go.   My personal preference is a thick creamy smoothie that resembles and tastes […]

Kale Salad

Our first winter in Florida has been a busy one with our home renovations so to create some balance in our lives, we decided to explore our creative side and become members of the Morean Art Center where they offer a variety of classes in glass, clay, painting, jewelry, metal and photography and much, much more.  What’s so […]

Raw Nutty Energy Balls

These energy balls are quick and easy to make and are a great snack anytime you need a sweet treat or with your favourite cup of tea.  Store in a Tupperware container in your refrigerator for up to a week or freeze and take a few to work and they will be ready to eat […]

Kale and Artichoke Dip

My food choices have been less than stellar in 2014 so I decided to start the new year off with healthy, clean eating and made a commitment to myself to make more vegan and vegetarian meals.   Don’t tell M. as I will be slipping these in and hope he doesn’t notice ! LOL ! […]

No-Knead Whole Wheat Bread

Being a baker’s daughter had it’s benefits when I was growing up.  Anytime we needed bread, donuts, cookies or pastries, Mom would call Dad at the bakery or let him know the night before what we needed the next day.   When Dad was the baker, we never baked at home and that was our reality. […]

Curried Turkey Patties

What to do with your leftover turkey, sweet potatoes and gravy ?  Why not make these yummy patties.  If you have a lot of turkey leftover then make another batch with regular mashed potatoes too and see which one your family likes best.   Both potatoes work well with this recipe.    Don’t forget to bring out […]