Tempea Tempeh Veggie Stew

Locally Made Tempea Tempeh Makes a Tasty Alternative Protein For those that follow me (and I thank you!), you will know that I am an official BC and Alberta Pork Ambassador and that I cook a lot with pork and other locally-raised meats at home, however, not all my meals include meat, and I love…

Cranberry, Pecan, Chia Seeds and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Morning Muffins with those healthy, trendy, Chia Seeds 1 cup white flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup chia seeds – Prana has some great ones with probiotics too 150g dried cranberries 3/4 cup pecans – halves or pieces 1 cup chocolate chips 2 very ripe bananas 2 eggs, lightly beaten 125g butter,…

In The Kitchen with Canadian Lentils

Canadian Lentils with Sausage, Spinach and Veggies The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP). Canada is one of the world’s largest pulse producing nations, growing lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas. In celebration of IYP, Chef Michael Smith and Canadian Lentils invited Canadian bloggers and foodies to submit a pitch video featuring…

Avocado Pasta Sauce with Macaroni, Olives and Tomatoes

Avocado Pasta Sauce There’s bound to a few leftovers in your fridge from time to time and rather than wasting them, I find the best way to use things up is either soup, or pasta.  We had some post-Thanksgiving ham in the fridge, so I whipped up some Avocados from Mexico Sauce and added in…

Barilla Pasta Giveaway Cookbooks, Cups, Apron and Salad in a Jar

To celebrate the kids going back to school we’ve got a Barilla Pasta Giveaway and some recipes for salads in a jar for you! You’ll win Barilla pasta, Barilla branded apron and measuring cups and a David Rocco cookbook! WOO HOO! This is truly my fav pasta as it cooks up perfectly. Stick exactly to the…

Chilled Summer Seafood Plate from Chef Dino Renaerts

Summer seafood is abundant, so why not put out a plate at your next gathering. Chef Dino Renaerts, Chef, Sommelier, and owner of The Bon Vivant Hospitality Group LTD & Bon Vivant Catering LTD has this tasty seafood creation for us. Chilled Summer Seafood Plate Serves 4 4 oz Dungeness crab meat 8 side stripe shrimp…

Avocados and Ice Cream

Once again I’ve been fooling around in the kitchen with Avocados from Mexico and as it’s been a bit hot, I thought I’d chill out with some ice cream.  This recipe is inspired by Alton Brown with a few tweeks. Serve topped with strawberries or blueberries for extra super power! Ingredients 3 medium Avocados From…

Whitewater Cooks with Passion

As an addict of cookbooks, and an owner of many, I was eager to get my hands on the newest Whitewater Cooks with Passion Cookbook, the fourth in the serious. This book is indeed filled with passionate recipes, and just flipping through the pages reignited my own cooking passion. I’ve whipped up many of the easy…

Avocados From Mexico, Why We Love Them, and a Salad Recipe

Avocados are certainly one of the health foods we never have to force ourselves to eat, they are delicious and of course, not just for guacamole. This fruit (yes they’re a fruit and not a vegetable) makes it’s way onto our dining table in everything from salads, to sandwiches, to creamy smoothies, desserts, and of course,…

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

  This is an easy peasy recipe. 2 bowls. One dry and one wet. The key to this is having soft butter, meaning leaving it out on the counter for the day, and creaming it well. Also add the eggs one at a time….mix. AND same with the dry ingredients into the wet, slow down….