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…