Chickpea Salad with Quinoa Lemon and Ginger – a super healthy salad with bright fresh flavours that can be served warm as a side dish or cold as a vegetarian lunch. Chickpea Salad with Quinoa Lemon and Ginger Spouse has been playing around with using quinoa in a hot or cold salad again and this one turned out very bright and flavourful with the added bonus...

Strawberry Cake – there is no artificial colouring or flavouring used to get the beautiful pink hues in this delicious, made from scratch, strawberry cake. There are a lot of recipes out there for brightly coloured, pink strawberry cakes and to be honest, I haven’t liked many of them. When you search around on the web for Strawberry Cake, or see beautiful...

Raspberry Filled Cookie Bars – a sweet and tangy, raspberry fruit filling is sandwiched between two buttery layers of soft, delicious cookie. Raspberry Filled Cookie Bars; these delicious cookies are just another variety of filled cookies inspired by our Raisin Filled version. The raisin version itself was inspired by old fashioned cookies that were individually...

Mongolian Beef – a quick and easy recipe. People love this dish for its balance of sweet and salty flavours and this recipe has just a little extra zing. Mongolian Beef; here’s another Chinese take-out recipe that you can easily make at home. Mongolian Beef is one of the most popular dishes on many Chinese food restaurants in North America. As with many...

Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken – whether unbrined or with the option of brining in lemon garlic, spices & thyme this is a super juicy and flavourful roast chicken recipe that makes the perfect Sunday dinner.  UPDATE April 16, 2016 – today, I’m updating this post with slight modifications to my brine recipe and a couple of extra tips. First of all,...

Smash Roasted Potatoes –  Crispy potatoes roasted in their skins; this versatile recipe can be made to suit whatever main dishes with which you are serving them.  These smash roasted potatoes have become a favourite of my kids again recently when I made them after a prolonged absence from our dinner table. I first saw this method of roasting potatoes on...

Dirty Rice and Beans Soup – inspired by Cajun dirty rice, this vegetarian soup is not short on flavour, colour or nutrition; a terrific meatless Monday meal. Spouse has her soup pot out again and this time she has another vegetarian option on the menu, Dirty Rice and Beans Soup. Traditionally Cajun dirty rice does contain some meat, usually chopped chicken...

Lemon Mousse Cake – an easy version of lemon mousse comprised of lemon curd and whipped cream sits atop a light-as-air sponge cake and is then topped with more lemon curd, whipped cream and candied lemon peel. This lemon mousse cake was part of our Easter celebrations last week when I brought it to my parent’s house for Easter dinner. I volunteered to...

Honey Garlic Meatballs with an easy Honey Garlic Sauce recipe – make beef or pork meatballs with the easiest, most delicious Honey Garlic Sauce you’ll find. Honey Garlic Meatballs used to be a bit of a go-to recipe at our house and it actually surprised me that I hadn’t posted this recipe yet. With about 1500 recipes on site now, it gets hard to...

Chicken Tikka Masala – make this flavour packed, classic curry dish easily and economically, even as a low fat version. Simple spices and ingredients yield big taste in this family favourite. Chicken Tikka Masala is often noted the first curry dish that many people ever tried. I was into my early twenties before I ever made a curry dish myself and that was...