Do you have a spiralizer? You know those kitchen gadgets that slices vegetables into noodles? Well, I have had one for awhile and I highly recommend getting one. Why? There is something about eating vegetables as a noodle shape changes the taste of them-seriously. I was never a big raw zucchini fan but spiralizing into […]
Who doesn’t like fries? Isn’t it the ultimate indulgence when you go out to eat to order fries with your meal? Well, for some of us, meaning me, who are watching their carb intake, eating potato fries are out of the question. But the thing is, sometimes I really crave some salt fries. So, what […]
Hey everyone! Sorry I have not posted a new recipe since July but I’ve been enjoying our gorgeous summer we have been having in Calgary since I got back from my trip to Toronto. For everyone that has been following me on facebook you are aware that after recovering from a knee injury this winter […]
I was recently sent a few boxes of Chickapea pasta to try and was also asked to come up with a new recipe using the organic chickpea and lentil pasta. Chickapea pasta was created by Shelby Taylor, who created this pasta after seeing a need in the marketplace for a nutritious and convenient food. “Our […]
I am a cabbage fan. I will pretty much eat it anyway it is cooked or not cooked. Everything from creamy coleslaw to simply roasted to cabbage rolls. It is all good to me. I am also a salad fan. I easily eat at least 2 salads a day, sometimes sticking to the same salad […]
Here is the 2nd new holiday appetizer as requested by my readers. Speck Wrapped Pears with Manchego Cheese. What is Speck? Speck is smoked prosciutto and can easily be found now at most grocery stores in the deli section. Manchego Cheese? It is a hard cheese made from sheeps milk so it is a really […]
A few weeks ago I posted a question on my Facebook page. I asked what kind of holiday recipes should I post? The answer was overwhelmingly appetizers. The last couple of years the answer has been cookies, so it is going to be fun to come up with new gluten free appetizer recipes for you […]
Here is another salad that is super quick and easy and a great addition to barbecue season. It would also be a hit at the next picnic or in jars for lunch on your next hiking trip. The salad is perfect as a side dish but I’ve been adding chopped barbecue chicken to the top […]
Are you a potato salad fan? Is potato salad a summer staple for you? I see the question sometimes asking if you are a creamy potato salad person or a vinegar-y/no mayonnaise potato salad person? For me? There really is only one type of potato salad and that is the classic mayonnaise one. Maybe because […]
As much as I love to cook and bake I find when the hot temperatures climb here in Calgary all I want is cold dishes. Nothing complicated either. I just want something that is easy to make and tastes great. This new recipe for cantaloupe and cucumber salad does the trick. I almost feel guilty […]
Recently I was sent a few boxes of Barilla gluten free pastas to try and I knew I would then come up with new recipes to share. Here is one of them- Chicken Paprikash Pasta What is Paprikash? Chicken Paprikash or Paprika Chicken is a Hungarian dish using paprika. Paprika is a commonly used spice […]
It is grilling season in Calgary right now and I am using every opportunity to use my barbecue. I love that grilling adds an extra flavour to meats but also makes cleaning up my kitchen very easy. No pots to wash at all-I love that! I am always looking for ways to jazz up my […]
This past week I was sent a box of goodies that included gluten free Catelli pasta, a bottle of olive oil and a gift card to purchase extra ingredients. I was not only happy to receive the box but the challenge to come up with a new pasta recipe to share with you. I knew […]
I've decided I really need to share more meal type recipes on this blog and will be starting with this new recipe for lentil veggie shepherds pie. If you are trying to get your kids to eat more veggies or another option for Meatless Monday this recipe will do the...
Are you team red or team white when it comes to pizza sauce? Truthfully, for me, most of the time I am team red. But there are times when you just can’t beat a white pizza sauce. Seriously folks! 2 years ago when I was in Toronto visiting friends we took a day trip to […]
Here is another warm soup recipe for these cold winter nights we are having this January. It has been quite cold here and as a daily power walker it has been a challenge at times to get outside for my 90 minute walk. But I've not missed one day of walking in well over...
Hello January! How is 2016 going for everyone? Did you make any new year resolutions and are you sticking with them or have you let the resolution subside already? I have been sticking to mine EXCEPT one. Which one is that? Well, it was to blog more, not to...
Looking for a quick and easy appetizer that you can serve on a cracker? I am a big fan of Presidents Choice gluten free crispbread found at Superstore grocery stores. They are a nice crispbread that does not fall apart very easily and is a great cracker to apply...
During this time of the year when you are entertaining more or really anytime you have guests show up and you need a quick and easy appetizer, hummus is one of those dishes. Keeping your pantry stocked with a few basic ingredients like cans of chickpeas, cans of beets...
It is getting close to the holidays now and that means more entertaining to most folks. This is the time of the year when friends and family are visiting, mid-year parties are happening and we are all in the need of more recipes. I do not feel like being gluten free...
The holidays are only a few weeks away now so it seems we are all doing a lot more entertaining. I love to entertain whether it is friends over on a Friday night to catch up on our lives, drink a good bottle of red wine and of course, enjoy some food or it is […]