Veggie Cheat Sheet

August 13, 2014

Hi there.  Yes, I’m still here.  If you are a subscriber, you may be surprised to hear from me after all of this time.

Just days after my last post, on an Easter Sunday morning whim, my husband and I adopted a puppy, Buddy, who we were told was a lab husky mix, but looks suspiciously like a German Shepherd with a good amount of lab thrown in.

Whatever, we are absolutely in love with her, even though she has destroyed a few pairs of my pants, my hubbies’ dress shoes, and my Birkenstocks.

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This recipe just goes to show that a pizza does not need cheese to be amazing.  I  am not a pizza purist, so I have been known to try pizza without sauce, with crusts made of various ingredients, and a very broad range of toppings.  But this one is one of my new favourites.

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Pasta Puttanesca from 125 Best Vegan Recipes

April 21, 2014
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We have been committed to having at least two meatless meals each week over the past couple of years.  And recently, we decided to take things to another level and start making more of those meals vegan. We love olives, so I make pasta puttanesca quite often, but no version that I make has been […]

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Honey Garlic Chicken Wings from 125 Best Chicken Recipes

April 14, 2014

One of my husband’s favourite all-time treats is a good batch of crispy chicken wings.  And he’s very clear about how he likes them: He prefers the drums, not the flats; they must be large in size, and they must have lots of flavour. And they must be very crispy.

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The Southern Po’ Boy Cookbook

April 8, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to review The Southern Po’ Boy Cookbook by Todd-Michael St. Pierre.   This book features an amazing assortment of Po’ Boy recipes, from traditional to very non-traditional, including The French Canadian, which is decadent poutine wrapped in a light and flaky French bread.  Ooh la la…

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Bacon Jam from Jessica Harlan’s Homemade Condiments

April 3, 2014
Bacon Jam

In spite of the healthier focus these days, processed condiments still seem to prevail as the ultimate convenience food, including ketchup, ‘light’ mayonnaise, bottled salad dressings, mustard and salsas.  But when you look at the ingredients, they are typically high in unnecessary salt, and preservatives that I can’t even pronounce.

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Roasted Chicken Fajitas from 125 Best Chicken Recipes

March 29, 2014
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125 Best Chicken Recipes by Rose Murray is quickly becoming one of my favourite cookbooks.  I have always been a Rose Murray fan, and this book has put her at the top. Chicken is a staple at our house, and like many people, I find it easy to fall into a rut with the same […]

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Homemade Mayonnaise

March 16, 2014
Homemade mayonnaise

Over the past several weeks, I have been tinkering around with recipes for our favourite condiments, largely because I think homemade tastes better than the processed version, and also because its far healthier.  I have been working on recipes for homemade ketchup, mustard, salsa and so far, my personal favourite:  mayonnaise.

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Blueberry Swirl Sour Cream Cheesecake

February 15, 2014
Blueberry Sour Cream Cheesecake

For some bizarre reason, after almost twenty years with my husband, I had never made him a cheesecake until last week when when he asked me to make him a Blueberry Swirl Sour Cream Cheesecake for his birthday.

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Double Lemon Cake from 250 Best Meals in a Mug

February 11, 2014

Mug cakes are a great way to indulge in a little bit of dessert, without having to make enough to feed a crowd.  Never had one before?  This lemony delight is a great one to try.  Already a mug cake lover?  You’ll want to add this one to your repertoire.  It’s a nice, small light […]

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