Fettuccine with Lemon Spinach and Mushrooms
This light, bright, flavorful Fettuccine recipe has fresh lemon juice, garlic infused olive oil, wilted spinach and a lightly sautéed combination of mushrooms. It’s a super Meatless Monday entrée that will give you a break from all of the rich foods of the holiday season. Continue reading
Smoked Salmon Scrambled Eggs
Today’s Five Ingredient Friday isn’t so much a recipe as a simple but elegant presentation for scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. With the holidays approaching, and houses filled with family and friends, this is a perfect breakfast that can be whipped up in minutes. And it’s only five ingredients! Continue reading
Black Bean Pasta Bowl
How would you like to have dinner ready in about ten minutes…yes, TEN minutes! This super easy Black Bean Pasta Bowl recipe is the ticket! It’s a perfect go-to meal on a hectic weeknight, or anytime; it’s flavorful, filling and it’s meatless. It is a great dish to add to your Meatless Monday lineup. Continue reading
Are you entertaining for Thanksgiving tomorrow? Whether you are a dab hand at holiday meals, or if you’re newly entering the realm, I’ve got some advice for you. Come on in, sit a bit and let me tell you the story of my first dinner party.
This Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Dip recipe is a similar to baba ghanoush, except it is chunky, instead of smooth. Most baba ghanoush doesn’t contain red pepper either, but it brings a lot to this dip in terms of colour and flavour. Perfect as a dip with veggies, crackers, pita chips, as a spread on a sandwich, or topping your favourite pasta for a main dish, you must try this recipe; it’s so versatile and it’s a great addition to your Meatless Monday lineup!
I decided to do a quick recipe roundup for you just in case you’re still in a dilemma about what your final Thanksgiving menu will be. I have one cocktail, two appetizers, two side dishes and two desserts. Of course, I’ve included my recipe for brined herb roasted turkey too! And! I’ve included a link to my friend Addie’s round-up of EIGHTY Thanksgiving recipes! Make that list and head to the market!
Grape and Blue Cheese Truffle Turkeys
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I thought I’d bring you one more idea for a simple, but darling, appetizer for your festivities. To look at them, you’d think that this was a cheese ball, but nestled in the middle is a seedless red grape, wrapped in a combination of blue cheese and cream cheese, the coated grape is rolled in pecans (like a truffle) then given a tail of toasted almonds and a frilled toothpick for a head. Grape and Blue Cheese Truffle Turkeys will add a bit of whimsy, a delightful surprise, and a delicious snack to stave off the hungry hordes. And…they are only five ingredients! Continue reading
Whole Berry Cranberry and Apple Relish
With Thanksgiving next week and Christmas just around the corner, I thought I’d give you a recipe for a Whole Berry Cranberry and Apple Relish that is simple to prepare and simply delicious. The fresh flavours of cranberry and apples slightly sweetened with apple cider and a bit of brown sugar are combined with orange zest, the crunch of toasted pecans and celery and a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Continue reading
Fifteen Bean and Vegetable Soup
It was cold and rainy one day last week; this is the definition of soup weather for me. As I contemplated what soup I might like, I thought, “I want them all!” I love soup, you know? So, I decided to combine bean soup and vegetable soup in one. This is it. Hearty, filling, slow cooked all day, it is just fantastic! Since it’s made in a slow cooker, you just toss everything in and leave it (except for a couple of last-minute additions). This is the perfect meatless meal…with so much stuff in there? Who could possibly miss the meat? Continue reading
Parmesan Artichoke Bread Crisps
How about a super appetizer recipe for your Five Ingredient Friday today? I’ve got it and it could not be more simple, or tasty, or quick to throw together! Parmesan Artichoke Bread Crisps are today’s Five Ingredient Friday…and after this week? Shortcuts, oh how I love thee! Continue reading