Category Archive: Recipes

Loving Lentils

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I have used lentils to make Dahl Soup and lentils in salads for years, but then I ate a great Lentil Lemon Soup my friend made and asked for the recipe, and now… Continue reading

Celebrating Strawberries

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Fresh, flavorful locally harvested foods are available at the Farmer’s Market in May and June. A variety of crops harvested in fall (squash, apples, endive, garlic, grapes, figs, mushrooms) and winter (kale, radishes,… Continue reading

Asparagus Flan or Crepes with Maltaise Sauce

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It was spring of 1989. It was a Monday, the first day of the merry month of May. While hubby did the grocery shopping I sat on a bench in the mall leafing… Continue reading

Creamy Dungeness Crab, Spinach and Pepper Spread

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The sun is shining and I’m feeling fabulous. Tonight I’ll be with friends at our Friday finger food night where I’ll share my famous creamy crab spread and rye bread. But now I’m… Continue reading

Scrumptious Avocado Pate

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Fiesta Friday is sponsored by The Novice Gardener and this is my first submission. I have to be careful about what I eat see: Forbidden Foods for Fibromyalgia but luckily avocados aren’t at… Continue reading

Sorbets and Sherbets: Sensational Iced Summer Desserts

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Sorbets and Sherbets are two sensational iced summer desserts with a vegetarian difference. Both are made with the same base ingredients ie. puréed fruits, sugar and water, but Sherbets can also contain milk,… Continue reading

Chill Out With A Dozen Cool Summer Drinks

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Up to 75% of the body’s weight is made up of water and we all have to drink a significant amount of water to replace routine water loss.  Dehydration occurs when the amount… Continue reading

Herbal Teas for You and Me

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Caffeine sensitivity varies from person to person depending on metabolism and the amount consumed but some people like me experience nervousness and stomach upset when drinking it. Those are just two reasons why herbal teas are a better beverage choice for me.

Health and Wellness Update

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I’m looking forward to a stress free future.  My plan to elevate my moods by retraining my brain and remaining mindful is working very well. Mindfulness points to being aware of and attentive… Continue reading

Healthy Snacks for Kids by Kids

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As most of the diseases humans of all ages suffer from are self-inflicted and many of them are “food – centered”, parents/caregivers and kids making lunches and snacks together is preventative medicine. Taking… Continue reading

7 Energizing Snack Foods for Optimum Health

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Today’s nutrition message is ‘dump the junk; eat real food’.  I heard the call to eat healthy and enjoy life and acted on it.  Have you? Obesity, heart disease and strokes are prevalent. It’s… Continue reading

Sweet Recipes for the Winter Holidays

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I like making a few Christmas goodies to eat and have published some seasonal celebration recipes in this blog.  Every year I try some new recipes friends recommend and I’m rarely disappointed with… Continue reading

Summer Lingers – Give Thanks

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It’s been a long hot summer and though it’s officially fall, summer weather isn’t over yet.  In August and September the Lower Mainland of B.C.  and Vancouver Island  broke a 119 year dry-spell… Continue reading

2 Broccoli and Cauliflower Recipes

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The key to successful winter gardening is knowing the average date of the first killing frost in your region and planting winter vegetable crops early enough to reach their full maturity before that… Continue reading

Grandma’s Christmas Goodies Tins

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The exchange of Christmas Goodies Tins is a family tradition. As my great-grandmother and grandmother had done before them, my mother and her sisters made baked goodies, peanut brittle and fudge every winter. … Continue reading

Blackberry Bars and Chewy Bars

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Make this holiday season more personal by baking your own gorgeous gourmet gifts. They don’t take much time to make but are a wonderful way to express your affection. Homemade gifts are the… Continue reading

Mocha Shortbread Cookies

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Scottish shortbreads are of my favorite cookies. Good shortbread will literally melt when you take a bite. Mocha Shortbread Cookies are popular at Solstice/Christmas parties and great for small gift packages too.

Holiday Eggnog and Eggnog Truffles

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Eggnog during Christmas season is a tradition that I share with people from around the world.  Granted I have met a few people who don’t like it but almost everyone I know loves… Continue reading

Three Cranberry Coffee Cake Recipes

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Cranberry sauce is a traditional part of American and Canadian Thanksgiving celebrations. Americans consume some 400 million pounds of cranberries each year, 20 percent of that during Thanksgiving week!

Two Canadian Pumpkin Soups

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The frost is still to come but  it’s cold outside and the daylight ends early. When days are short and nights are long I usually think about cooking comfort food. This post contains… Continue reading

Give Thanks: Roasted Tomato Soup

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This is the time of the year making soup  is my thing. While favored for making sauces, pastes, ketchup and for canning, traditional Romas or classic Romas were never really sought after for… Continue reading

Crab cakes with creamy lemon-dill sauce

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I found this recipe a couple of years ago on the foodnetwork.com site and smiled because it’s virtually the same recipe we make. To make the best crab cakes, fresh Dungeness Crab or… Continue reading

Four Fabulous Avocado Recipes

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This summer four fabulous  avocado recipes were among our guests’  favorites.  I’m going to share the recipes with my readers in this article.

You Are What You Drink

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Years ago I was a coffee addict. Today I’m happy to say that I’m not. Now I drink copious amounts of water and a fair amount of decaffeinated green tea.

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

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We love cranberries and white chocolate and this recipe sounded like a gourmet version of my classic chocolate chip cookie one so I gave it a try. T

Savory Shrimp Pancakes

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On long weekends like this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I prefer to eat brunch, rather than eating both breakfast and lunch, so I make my favorite savory pancakes recipe.

Creamy Spinach, Tomato Tortellini and a Food Safety Quiz

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Feasting is a part of visiting with friends that we all enjoy. My girlfriend and I both love pasta and we both prefer preparing quick and easy meals. We decided to make Creamy… Continue reading

Pasta Experiences: Thai Pork and Spicy Noodles

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Unexpected company for dinner can throw anyone into a tizzy. This is especially true if you haven’t been shopping for awhile and, it’s winter so the vegetable selection in your fridge is ho… Continue reading

Vegetarian Experiences: Chana Masala

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One of my favorite places for finding inspiring vegetarian dishes is Abbey’s. I’m an email subscriber so I get these delicious recipes by email and I’d like to encourage you to become a… Continue reading

Pasta Adventures: Lemon Chicken Spagettini

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Carocat is seeking some recipes that do not contain either fish or mushrooms. And, Richard is out shopping for some “lively” fresh vegetables. My contribution is this quick, tasty and very easy Chatelaine… Continue reading

Green Cuisine: Recipes Online

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In the second installment of the new online Green Cuisine series, UCS talks with chefs David Crooker and Daran Poulin at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Their delicious, healthy, earth-friendly food is earning… Continue reading

Late Summer Picnic Recipes

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We are at the peak of picnic season and I have been trying different commercial brands of “veggie burgers.” I have yet to find one that I like that much. But I do… Continue reading

Peaches: The Most Erotic Fruit

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“No fruit is more laden with erotic metaphor” according to Alan Davidson, author of The Oxford Companion to Food.  Included is an easy, simple recipe for peach salsa that can be assembled in… Continue reading

Fleur de sel carameles recipe

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This fleur de sel carameles recipe has been obtained with permission from weirdscience, who has a fascinating blog that everyone should visit.

Best Berry Recipes: Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries

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Antioxidant levels in foods are measured using the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) test. The higher the ORAC value, the more antioxidants a food provides. Did you know that berries have some of… Continue reading

Best Berry Recipes: Strawberries

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Succulent strawberries abound and wordpress.com bloggers are not slouches when it comes to sharing wonderful, mouth watering recipes with their readers.

Short Order Mom’s Harry Potter Recipes

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If you’ve been reading the J.K. Rowling Harry Potter series then you may have speculated on what those recipes were for those dishes the Howart’s wizards were eating. Well, shortordermom has published her… Continue reading

Vegetarian Experiences: A Scrumptious Lunch Menu

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When four women vacation together and woo each other with a week of ovo-lacto vegetarian cooking the results are memorable and worth sharing. Menu Creamy Split Pea Soup Tossed Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette… Continue reading

Vegetarian Experiences: Pasta with Lentil and Red Pepper Sauce

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My friend is visiting this week and we’re having a great time in the kitchen. Several years ago she and her partner and I and mine made the same decision to cut down… Continue reading

Vegetarian Experiences: Creamy Mushroom Risotto

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Risotto is an ideal dish for vegetarians that meat eaters also love.  Creamy Mushroom Risotto is considered by many of my friends to be a comfort food. It’s not hard to make and… Continue reading

Fuel for Fitness

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Eating well-balanced meals is an essential part of taking better care of yourself. By eating well-balanced meals in the correct amounts,  and exercising daily you can thrive. When it comes to being healthy… Continue reading