Chilled Cucumber Soup

When it is really warm outside, all I seem to crave is something cold and refreshing. This cucumber soup is no cook, easy, refreshing and incredibly delicious. Growing up, my mother would make this every summer when it got really warm outside. She would serve it to guests and they would always be blown away…

Pineapple Shrimp Stir Fry

Pineapple shrimp is a delicious combination of sweet pineapple, red peppers and broccoli. This dish is light, sweet, healthy and very quick to make. I am constantly trying to find something that my whole family will enjoy, but that is also easy to prepare. This is always a hit as a weeknight meal or when…

Eggroll in a bowl

I love chinese takeout but it’s not always the healthiest option. This eggroll in a bowl is a low fat way to enjoy your favorite Chinese takeout without the guilt. It has the flavors of an eggroll, without the deep fried wrapper. This light, quick, one pan meal is one that you will want to…

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an herb based condiment that originated in Argentina. A traditional Argentinian chimichurri is made with only parsley and dry oregano, but I love the addition of fresh cilantro. It is usually served alongside grilled proteins, such as steak, chicken and pork. I also like to serve it with grilled fish. It is incredibly…

Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

This oven roasted eggplant recipe is quick, easy and full of flavor. Roasting eggplant is a great way to get tender delicious eggplant, without the extra calories and mess of frying it. I like to use fresh mozzarella, but you can try it with any soft cheese. I suggest serving this immediately out of the…

Arugula and Strawberry Salad

Fruit on a salad seems to scream warm weather is here! Light and fresh, this salad is perfect on its own, or topped with any grilled protein. This salad is great to serve as a lighter side during BBQ season and is definitely a crowd pleaser. If you don’t have pine nuts, feel free to…

Sweet Potato Toasts

Who needs bread when you can have sweet potato toast! It’s very simple to make and can be topped with virtually anything you like. This is my favorite combination of flavors but the sky’s the limit when it comes to sweet potato toast. They are healthy and delicious and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch…

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Everyone has a box of their favorite pancake mix in their pantry. It is easy and quick, which is why people tend to use that instead of making their own pancake batter. What people don’t necessarily know, is how easy it is to make a fluffy, golden, restaurant quality pancake. These buttermilk pancakes are super…

Lemon Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

These heart shaped cookies are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. There are two layers of buttery lemon shortbread, filled with sweet raspberry jam, topped with white chocolate. This combination of sweet and tart cannot be beat. These cookies may look hard to make, but are super easy. You can also just make the lemon shortbread…

Roasted Cauliflower with Harissa Sauce

Cauliflower has always been a difficult vegetable to cook in my house. I am literally the only one who would eat it, until now. I made this cauliflower, and showed it to my husband. Needless to say he was less than enthused to see a large bowl of cauliflower. I asked him to try one…

Drop Biscuits with Honey Butter

Mix, drop, bake. That is literally all you have to do to have buttery delicious biscuits ready in 15 minutes. Since moving to the south, biscuits have become a food that I never knew I needed in my life. I had tried biscuits before, but never a true southern biscuit. The biscuits here are a…

Mini Frittata

Delicious, easy and healthy. These mini frittatas are one of my favorite things to make for breakfast. You can literally fill them with anything you have in the fridge. I like to stick to veggies and cheese, but you can add a protein, like bacon or sausage. The possibilities are endless. These frittatas can be…

Orzo Salad

If you are looking for something quick and delicious, then this orzo salad is for you. It is perfect to make year- round. Full of flavor, fresh and light, it is great as a side with any protein or as a meal on its own. Feel free to add more cranberries and feta if you…

Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

Every holiday season I find myself eating copious amounts of cookies. From the cookie exchange parties to the tins left on my doorstep by loving friends, there is an intense amount of cookies consumed in a short period of time. My go-to cookie this time of year is a chewy gingerbread cookie. I seem to…

Maple Bourbon Bacon Wrapped Apricot Jalapeno Bites

These little bites are packed with flavor. The sweet apricot pairs beautifully with the salty bacon, and the touch of heat from the jalapeno is an unexpected surprise. You can serve them without the glaze, but I love the maple bourbon taste, as well as the shiny finish that the glaze gives the bites. This…

Cranberry Salsa

Living in Texas, salsa is always a must. This holiday version is fresh and delicious. It can be served with crackers or tortilla chips as an appetizer or right along with the turkey as part of the main meal. I like to serve it as is, but it is also delicious served over a block…

Cranberry Rosemary Mule

If I could put the flavor of the holiday season into a cocktail, this would be it. The cranberry, rosemary simple syrup together with the ginger beer and lime give this a sweet, refreshing flavor that is perfect for the season. I like to freeze some cranberries to throw in along with a sprig of…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

If you are looking for the ultimate party dip, look no further! This is a dip that everyone seems to love. It is rich, creamy, cheesy and has a bit of kick at the end. It is incredibly easy to make, just mix it all together and bake! I find that using marinated artichokes gives…

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is perfect for fall and winter. It is full of protein and veggies. It is warm and full of flavor. I make this soup once a week. It is so quick to prepare and is perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner. You can top it with shredded cheese, sour cream , cilantro…

The Best Coleslaw Ever!

The Best Coleslaw Ever! That is a bold statement, but in this case, an accurate one. This is the best coleslaw you will ever have, I promise. Everytime friends invite us over for dinner, they ask me to bring the coleslaw. It is incredibly easy to make. I like to make it in advance and…

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad Wraps

I often have leftover cooked chicken. This salad wrap might be my favorite thing to make with it. It is sweet, salty and colorful, making it perfect for lunch. You can also cut it into spirals for entertaining. It is delicious as a wrap but equally delicious served as a salad. Just add more arugula…

Ginger and Honey Glazed Carrots

Growing up, my grandmother would make honey glazed carrots for every holiday. I used to love these sticky, sweet treats and could not believe I was “eating my vegetables”. Then my mother began making them, but with her own personal flair. She added ginger. The combination of ginger, and honey, along with orange juice, gave…

Jalapeño Cheddar Corn Muffins

Another wonderful thing I have discovered since moving to the South is cornbread. I absolutely love cornbread! I love to eat it warm with butter. I love the crispy edges on the outside, and the buttery, tender texture inside. The addition of cheese and jalapeños give this sweet bread just the right amount of saltiness…

Jalapeno Avocado Ranch Dip

When I moved to Texas I had a list of food that I had to try. On the list was both Chuy’s jalapeno ranch dip and the Chick fillet chicken wrap with avocado ranch dressing. The flavours of both these dips/dressings was so good that I just had to try to make a lower calorie…

Cucumber, Tomato, Feta and Pickled Onion Salad

During the summer months, I try to eat a lot of salads and lighter fare. Now, during our time in quarantine, I have found that I keep making the same recipes over and over again. One of my all time favourite salads is a simple greek salad, but I make it often. I needed to…

Nanaimo Bars

  The Nanaimo bar is a dessert of Canadian origin that requires no baking and is named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. It is made up of three layers, each one rich, buttery and delicious. Traditionally, these bars are made with walnuts, but I prefer to use pecans. Since moving…

Best Quick Pickled Onions

I absolutely love pickled onions! They are a great way to add a burst of flavour to any meal. I usually have a jar in my fridge, ready to go at any time. I add them to salads, tacos, sandwiches, hamburgers, or on the side with a protein. The possibilities are endless. They take about…

Herb de Provence Focaccia

No one can resist a warm, herb topped focaccia. My favourite way to serve it is with some good quality olive oil for dipping. This bread is my daughter’s favourite to eat and make. She loves to kneed the dough and is always amazed when it rises and doubles in size. She prefers it without…

Blueberry Banana Loaf

Blueberry Banana loaf makes a great breakfast, midday snack or dessert. It is packed full of blueberries and bananas, and is incredibly easy and quick to make. This is a great recipe when you are craving something sweet, but not too sweet. I like to make it with fresh blueberries, especially in the summer months….

Chickpea Tuna Salad

If you are looking for a healthy and quick lunch idea, look no further. This chickpea tuna salad is so easy to make and is a perfect dish when you are craving something healthy and filling. The chickpeas and tuna are a great source of protein, so it will keep you full longer. Feel free…

Vegetable Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is incredibly quick to prepare. You can literally use any vegetables that you have on hand. There is no limit. It is a perfect summer dish, especially for a last minute meal. It goes great with BBQ, or on its own.  It is colourful, full of flavour and easy to prepare. It…

Mussels in White Wine

Fresh mussels are a favourite for any seafood lover and are so easy to make they almost cook themselves. If you love mussels as much as I do, my quick and easy mussels recipe will become one of your favourites! There are a few things that you need to know when cooking mussels. When you…

Frozen Mango Mojito

If you are searching for an easy and delicious summer cocktail, look no further! These Frozen Mango Mojitos are incredibly easy to make. With the weather getting warmer, there is nothing better then sipping on a refreshing mango mojito, especially if you can enjoy it outdoors. Ingredients: 1 lb bag frozen mango chunks 1/4 cup…

Ricotta Yoghurt Pancakes

I grew up eating these pancakes and have been making them for my girls since they were little. This is not a typical ricotta pancake recipe, as I like to use both ricotta, and yogurt in the batter. One batch makes 12-14 small pancakes. I make these about 3 times a week, as they are…