Advantages of Slow Cooker Meals: I am a huge fan of using a slow cooker all year round. The big draw is that I can get dinner prep out of the way early, set it and forget it. The slow cooker does all of the heavy lifting. Long, low temperatures help flavours to pop and… Continue reading What’s In Your Slow Cooker? #askingforafriend
October 10 was our Canadian Thanksgiving. This day fills me with enormous gratitude...and immense fear. Although I enjoy cooking and feel at home in a kitchen, I dread preparing the dishes that traditionally make up this meal. Every. Single. One! Don't get me wrong. I love eating a festive turkey dinner. I just don't like… Continue reading Cheater, Cheater, Turkey Eater!
Recently, there has been much online debate over the flood of personal food pics on social media. This caused me some reflection. As my long-suffering husband will gladly confirm, I take heaps of food photos. Once when it was suggested he keep a food diary to deal with a potential allergy, he said, "I don't… Continue reading What’s On My Plate: A Divisive Issue
For last month's WOYP, I showcased a variety of the meals and snacks that we had eaten while in Banff and surrounding area. If you caught that post, it brightly displayed heavily cheesed pizzas (yup, more than one), a variety of meat dishes and a very decadent marshmallow donut (that honestly was Creighton's). Not to… Continue reading What’s (Typically) On My Plate
Over the past 46 days, Richard and I were home for 4 nights. That's a lot of eating out! The last 11 nights we spent at a Home Exchange in beautiful Banff with our youngest son, Creighton, and his girlfriend, Charling. Here's a quick sampling of just some of the tantalizing creations that were on… Continue reading What’s Was On Our Plate (While in Banff & Surrounding Area)?
See Original Recipe Here: Christin at Veggie Chick. You Will Need: Chickpeas, Bell Pepper, Yellow Onion, Potatoes, Baby Carrots, Ginger, Garlic, Lemongrass, Vegetable Broth, Curry Powder, Garam Masala, Turmeric, Coconut Cream, Peas, Sea Salt, Cornstarch.Have a question, comment or recipe/dish to share? Please let us know below.Co-Host: Widow Badass. Read about her delicious Greek Potatoes… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate this May? Wordless Thai Yellow Curry.
If you are looking for an easy-peasy biscuit recipe, this one is a cinch. Best of all, it uses only two simple ingredients (and there are numerous options for both). Sounds too good to be true? I thought so. Let's begin with the dough. The ingredients come together nicely with minimal effort and almost no… Continue reading Two-Ingredient Biscuits
So, I ran into the store to get tomatoes, and I came out with this magazine. It's been quite a while since I bought a magazine on impulse. But dang, those salads looked amazing! And there were 30 of them, each with their own glossy, food porn, full-page photo. It was difficult deciding where to… Continue reading Chatelaine’s 30 Days of Delicious, Dinner-in-a-Bowl Salads
I have a theory that Friday evenings are Universal Pizza Nights. At least that's been the case for me...even when I lived in Beijing. Instead of always ordering pizza (as I once did), Richard and I now include various homemade (or at least home assembled) versions. Some of our favourite pizza ingredients Richard doesn't mind… Continue reading Friday Night Pizza (aka ‘Hello Donna’)
Several months ago, Frank from Beach Walk Reflections left a comment suggesting I try Battle Cranberry Sausage Spaghetti. This recipe sounded intriguing. But, the more I thought about it, the more I hesitated. Cranberries combined with sausage in a pasta dish without a shred of tomato? How would I ever convince my husband to try… Continue reading What’s On Your Plate – Battle Cranberry-Sausage Spaghetti