Creamy Pasta Primavera with Fresh Dill

Creamy Pasta Primavera with Fresh Dill This dish comes together in the time the pasta takes to cook! Also, the cream sauce is a (low fat) milk sauce in disguise. This dish tastes like spring even though the weather feels like November lately. Don’t skip the dill, it is absolutely amazing in this sauce and then you get the crunch of the veggies, ... View Full Recipe

Yummy Beef Stir Fry

Yummy Beef Stir Fry I’m definitely one to embrace the bitter cold of a Canadian winter but let me clarify; I only embrace it when I get to stay in my warm home snuggled up with my family. With this in mind I tend to stock my freezer and cupboards with hibernation in my heart. With that said come Spring I really have to start clearing things out. ... View Full Recipe

Steak and Corn Quesadilla

Steak and Corn Quesadilla This is a variation of my Chicken Quesadilla recipe, this comes together in minutes and always impresses. Feel free to experiment with the toppings and seasonings; this is just as versatile as pizza (did I mention it’s really, really yummy?). Serves 4 (as an appetizer)/Makes 2 Quesadillas 2 large whole wheat ... View Full Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies I almost called this recipe: ‘The Chewiest, Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookie in the World’, yup, I said it. This is without a doubt the world’s most delicious cookie. It is. I swear. You’ll be the hero of every bake sale and every mom in town will want your cookie recipe, even if you don’t have kids, all the moms in town ... View Full Recipe

Teriyaki Burger

Teriyaki Burger Omg, when I say teriyaki burger, I mean teriyaki burger; not a burger topped with teriyaki sauce but the meat tastes like teriyaki! This is soooo good, you have to try it! Makes 4 Burgers 400g - 450 g extra Lean ground beef 3 Cloves garlic, grated 1 Inch ginger, grated 3 Green onions, sliced 1 (Large) egg 1 ... View Full Recipe

Everyday Noodle Bake

Everyday Noodle Bake This is a recipe I almost didn’t write because I wasn’t sure it constituted a recipe but I have come back to it a few times lately and find myself talking about it quite a but so I figured; it’s a recipe! This is just a way to switch up everyday spaghetti and meat sauce (not there is anything wrong with that!), similar in ... View Full Recipe

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak This winter sucked and now we have snow on Easter weekend? What is going on? We had a brief reprieve of the cold last week and my family capitalized on it and barbequed, without a parka! I’m not one to advocate writing off red meat, there are tons of vitamins and huge protein; I just advocate portion control which is key to a ... View Full Recipe

Spicy Rice

Spicy Rice This recipe was created for my Chicken Shawarma recipe but honestly this rice is so flavourful that this can be served as a side.  This is reminiscent of a risotto only it’s with brown rice and prepared like traditional rice. Serves 4 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Medium onion, diced 1 Cup brown rice 3 Cloves garlic, ... View Full Recipe

Scallops with Cumin and Lime

Scallops with Cumin and Lime This is a loose interpretation of a scallop dish I had at a restaurant when we were in Florida. This is such an easy, elegant dish and it come together in minutes. Serves 4 ½ tbsp butter 20 medium sized scallops, cleaned and patted dry Pinch of Cumin Pinch of salt Heat a large non-stick frying pan and add the ... View Full Recipe

Chicken Burrito

Before announcing I was pregnant with my daughter a lady at work told me her pregnancy craving when she was pregnant was Taco Bell, that planted a seed in my brain because Mike and I had Taco Bell everyday that week until one day they screwed up my order so badly I swore it off (blame the hormones!). I moved on with my life and then last month we ... View Full Recipe

Honey Sesame Chicken

I’m still on my Chinese food takeout kick and it’s awesome! This comes together in literally minutes and it’s healthy and so good! This tastes like it should be fatty but it’s not!!! Serves 4 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, fat removed, cut in to thin slices 1/3 Cup honey 1 tbsp sodium-reduced soy ... View Full Recipe

Baked Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Baked Creamy Cauliflower Mac and Cheese What’s better than a creamy cauliflower sauce that tastes decadent but is low fat and healthy?  Said cauliflower sauce converted in to a baked mac and cheese!  This is easy and delicious, I say that way too much but it’s true every time I say it! Serves 4 1 Batch of the Creamy Cauliflower Sauce with Pasta ... View Full Recipe

Chicken Shawarma

Mike brought home Chicken Shawarma one day, I had never tried it and it was insane yummy! I decided I was going to replicate it the next day; here is my rendition. To make this more substantial add my Spicy Rice (recipe coming soon!). Serves 4 Juice of half a lemon 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 Cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp curry ... View Full Recipe

Spicy Potato Wedges

Spicy Potato Wedges Holy moly, these are good! Although none of the spices are hot, the chili gets spicier with heat. These are so easy and sooooooo good! Instead of ketchup, serve with my Creamy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. Serves 4 1 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp oregano ½ tsp coarse salt 4-5 Small russet potatoes, washed (with skin ... View Full Recipe

Rosemary/Soy/Balsamic Marinated Chicken

Rosemary/Soy/Balsamic Marinated Chicken This is an old favourite that I took out of retirement, isn’t it funny how one day you just stop making a dish you love, like you just forget about it? I love this marinade because it’s my idea of fusion cooking at it’s finest; this is classic Italian/Japanese fusion, my favourite! Serves 4 ¼ Cup extra ... View Full Recipe

Asian Style Mushrooms and Green Beans

 Asian Style Mushrooms and Green Beans I am of the opinion that one can never have too many easy, delicious veggie recipes. This side comes together in under 10 minutes and is honestly really yummy. Serves 4 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 227 g cremini mushrooms, sliced 227 g green beans, cleaned and cut in one inch pieces 2 Cloves ... View Full Recipe

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce You’re going to flip when you make this recipe; it’s so easy and so delicious and so creamy. In case you’re wondering, it doesn’t taste at all like cauliflower (sorry cauliflower). This is a great base for low fat mac and cheese, coming soon! Serves 6 2 Cups sodium-reduced stock (I used beef) 1 Head of ... View Full Recipe

Creamy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Creamy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce This can be a dip, a spread or a sauce and it’s so good! You get sweetness from the honey and a little crunch from the green onion, this is great paired with something spicy. Makes about ¾ cup 1/2 Cup fat free sour cream 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp grainy Dijon mustard 1 tsp Dijon mustard 3 Green onions ... View Full Recipe

Baked Potatoes with a Cheesy Broccoli Sauce

Baked Potatoes with a Cheesy Broccoli Sauce Cheesy potatoes and you’re supposed to believe these are healthy? Yup. The cheese sauce is thickened with a slurry and then old cheddar is used sparingly; when you use a strong cheese you can get away with using less. Also, by using a full head of broccoli you really stretch the amount of sauce and add a ... View Full Recipe

Chocolate Chili

Chocolate Chili A few years ago I think this would have sounded like the craziest dish but more and more it seems chocolate is being prepared in a savoury way. I must admit this is the first time I tried it and I was skeptical but I was pleasantly surprised. The cocoa balances with the chili powder and the chocolate melted into the sauce gives you ... View Full Recipe

Honey Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts

 Honey Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts This is an incredibly simple side that is sure to impress! You get the nutty flavour from roasting the Brussels Sprouts and then you get the tang from the vinaigrette, a great combination. Serves 4 ¼ Cup Cider Vinegar 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp grainy Dijon mustard 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/3 Cup extra virgin olive ... View Full Recipe

Lemon Butter Roasted Chicken

Lemon Butter Roasted Chicken I think from now on when I make a roasted chicken I am going to make it this way. I know, bold statement! Serves 4 Compound butter: 2 tbsp softened butter 2 Cloves garlic, crushed The zest of half a lemon A Small handful of parsley, chopped ½ tsp coarse salt ¼ tsp pepper 1.3-2.3 Kg (3-5 lb) chicken Salt Pepper 1 ... View Full Recipe

Braised Beef Ribs

Braised Beef Ribs I’ve never been one to think about food in terms of “romantic” but then I tasted this and it came to me like an epiphany: this is what romance tastes like and then I saw the fireworks go off in my living room. Seriously, it happened just like that. I’ve kept this to a serving for four because even though you are probably making ... View Full Recipe