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Category: Lunch

Hot Nights. Cool Noodles!

Hot Nights. Cool Noodles!

Addiction…it’s a difficult thing to shake. I’ve been fighting off a big one for years now. Just when I feel like I’ve turned a corner…there it is. Although I have cut back a lot in the last few years, every once in awhile a new […]

Turkey Chili to Gobble Down

Turkey Chili to Gobble Down

Oh the weather outside is frightful…but the fire is so delightful! Sometimes that delightful fire can be on the inside, a warming, enticing slow burn that you experience with a big, fat bowl of chili. I make it often, all the kids love it. It’s […]

The Secret to Chowder Success!

The Secret to Chowder Success!

 Psst…C’mere. I have a secret for you! After spending all afternoon judging a seafood chowder competition and quizzing all of the chef’s at length, I now KNOW the real deal behind a successful seafood chowder. It isn’t what you’d think. Nope, not a secret ingredient. […]

Comforting Kapusniak (KAH-PUSH-NEE-ACK)

Comforting Kapusniak (KAH-PUSH-NEE-ACK)

Let me just start by saying I absolutely LOVE sauerkraut. It tastes like home to me, so this soup has become an instant favourite. The added health bonus of sauerkraut is attractive too…high in vitamin C, helps prevent ulcers and a great probiotic food. It’s […]

Curry Chicken Wraps

Curry Chicken Wraps

It was a crazy, busy weekend. Prom, parties and the regular onslaught of kid activities. The rain stopped once or twice to let the clouds refuel…that was it. So by Sunday evening I was in NO mood to cook anything fancy. Unfortunately I still wanted a […]

Spring a Leek Soup!

Spring a Leek Soup!

After listening to Cristina Bucci share her wise advice about making healthier choices, we were motivated to make a weeks worth of fresh food for the family yesterday, lunches and dinners for 8. It isn’t all vegetarian or even lower in gluten or fats, BUT […]

Lemon Chicken Soup, Sunshine in a Bowl!

Lemon Chicken Soup, Sunshine in a Bowl!

In the fall, I went through a pickling craze. Got all pickle’y’ with baby dills, green beans and lemons.Yes, lemons. It was the first time I’d ever made them. Noticing they were popping up everywhere in specialty shops, I figured…why not? So, we were cleaning […]

Fast and Furious Fried Rice

Of course the wonderful people at Huong Lan don’t call their fried rice Fast or Furious. To them and all their devoted patrons it’s known as #39-Special Fried Rice. However, it was so easy and so tasty that I just couldn’t help myself. I admit […]

Truly Tantalizing Tortilla Soup

Truly Tantalizing Tortilla Soup

Admittedly when I asked Jorden Marshall for a recipe after his Hot Chocolates interview, I assumed it would be a sweet not savoury one. This mexican soup is a treat that he makes and serves this to his staff, I’m so glad he shared…so will […]

‘Killer’ Kale and Chickpea Curry

Some nights,  in a frenzy, I just throw something together and we sit…and we eat. Not palate thrilling, but it serves the purpose, ya know? Other nights I get crazy carried away and spend hours making something fabulous for dinner and my children push it around on […]