Sauteed Kale with Dried Plums

My sister Alice gave me some of her dried purple plums when I was visiting Kamloops last week so I wanted to prepare a dish that would include them.  So if you like the taste of sweet and savory this dish is for you.  I made this last night for my friends Debbie and Warren […]

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Walnuts

Print Recipe Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Walnuts These steamed green beans are tossed with cherry tomatoes, onions and walnuts and can easily be made ahead of any gathering of friends and family. Course Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish Cuisine American, French, Vegan, Vegetarian Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Servings people […]

Mom’s Potato Salad with a Twist

Today Ann and I are hosting a farewell dinner for Eva who is moving to 100 Mile House next month from beautiful Canoe Pass Village here in Ladner.  For dinner we are serving fresh West Coast sockeye salmon stuffed with crab and shrimp, along with Mom’s potato salad and a green bean (Brechbohnen in German)  […]

Spicy Spoonful Lentil Stew

As the weather here in Ontario hoovers around 15 degrees Celsius and it feels more like Fall than the middle of Summer, it is time to pull out the crock pot and make some comfort food on this cold blustery day. Last week I did a big grocery trip to Owen Sound where there is […]

Summer Salsa !

It’s time again for a great summer salad that works well on it’s own or as a side for any summer meal.  Last week I had a two mangoes, an avocado and a red pepper in my fridge and needed to find a recipe that was easy to put together without the usual conveniences of […]

Tomato and Fresh Peach Salad

This recipe was given to me by my friend Ann and the combination of peaches and tomatoes is unbelievably tasty.

Sante Fe Salad

This Mexican inspired recipe can be used as a main course for lunch or a side dish for dinner or just as an appetizer with your favourite taco chips.

Sweet Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

Here is a great salad dressing recipe to make using your Tupperware Quick Shake and the Chop N’ Prep Chef. This salad dressing has a lot of garlic so if you are using this for your lunch at the office you may want to reduce the amount of garlic. But garlic is so good for you so warn you co-workers and enjoy !

Creamy Yogurt and Ricotta Whipped Topping

The creamy whipped topping is fabulous on fresh berries in place of ice cream or whipped cream. Using ricotta cheese and low fat Greek yogurt you can cut your calories and still indulge in this delicious desert. It was MTA tested tonight and he really liked it.