Caesar Salad

A variation of Garlic Lover’s Caesar Salad ... and my new favourite Caesar. An easy to prepare and tasty Caesar Salad recipe. Ingredients - 2 - 3 anchovie fillets 6 to 8 garlic cloves 2 egg yolks 1/2 - 3/4 cup (125 - 185 ml) olive oil 1 tbsp (15 ml) Dijon 2 tsp red...

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Easy Pesto Recipe

This is an easy Pesto recipe! Simply toss all of the ingredients in a food processor and process on low speed. A bit of pulsing the contents can help the basil work it's way throughout the mixture a bit more easily too. Easy Pesto Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups (500 ml)...

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Sweet and Sour Pork

Preparing Sweet and Sour Pork is easy and the results of the recipe are delicious! Ingredients: 2 tbsp (30 ml) grapeseed or vegetable oil 2 to 4 pork chops, or a pork tenderloin roast sliced into thickness desired or into stew size chunks garlic powder, to taste...

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Veggie Lo Mein

My sister Linda introduced me to this Lo Mein dish, and my husband and I love it! The base for the recipe comes from No-Pain Lo Mein by Rachel Ray ... and, of course, I've  made it my own. See below. I've made both Kung Pao Chicken and rice, as well as Sweet and Sour...

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Pesto Chicken Quesadillas

This Pesto Chicken Quesadilla recipe is inspired by the Cactus Club restaurant. A friend took me there for lunch a few weeks back and we shared a salad and their Pesto Chicken Quesadilla with yam fries. YUM!! Afterwards, I was determined to recreate Quesadilla recipe...

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Easy Garlic Sour Cream Dip

This is simple dip to make and works with chips, fresh veggies and quesadillas. It also lasts for at least a few days in the fridge. Easy Garlic Sour Cream Dip Ingredients: 2 cups no-fat or low-fat sour cream (works with regular sour cream too) 4 to 10 crushed garlic...

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Cranberry Maple Baked Chicken

A spicy flavourful chicken dish.  So simple to prepare. The cooking sauce will also work for roasting a whole chicken or pork roast. INGREDIENTS - 2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts kosher or sea salt, to taste black pepper, to taste Cooking Sauce - 1 cup (250 ml)...

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Homemade Granola

Recently I started making my own Granola after checking out my mother-in-law's recipe and a few others online. My goal was to keep it as healthy as possible and delicious tasting. Here's the result - and it is SO easy. Goes great mixed with plain yogurt or whatever...

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Quinoa Vegetable Salad

One of my favourite ways to eat quinoa is cold in a salad. This is a recently discovered favourite after having a lunch with my friend Kathleen Hatley (MyClutterCoach.ca) at the Italian Deli on Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge. (It used to be Crumbs Bakery). After...

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Herb Salad Dressing

This salad dressing recipe came about when my good friend Violet Sexsmith visited for lunch a while back. Violet is a phenomenal cook, a trained chef and in more recent years a Vegan. Violet and I worked up the dressing together ... but the combination of dried herbs...

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Coleslaw in Seconds

The key to ‘Coleslaw in Seconds’ is buying coleslaw in a bag. INGREDIENTS - 6 cups (1.5 liters) coleslaw (or equal parts grated carrots, green cabbage and red cabbage) 1/4 cup (60 ml) sunflower seeds 1/4  cup (60 ml) craisins or raisins 1 cup (250 ml) apples, diced...

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Fruit Crisp

A favorite of mine! The first night it’s dessert, the rest of the week, because of the good stuff in it (oatmeal, fruit, nuts), it works for breakfast. TOPPING INGREDIENTS - 1 cup (250 ml) flour (spelt, regular, whole wheat or a combination)        1 1/2 cups (375 ml)...

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Curry Chicken

My mom introduced me to curry chicken years ago. This recipe is delicious served over a bed of rice! Easy to make and very flavorful . We enjoy it for two dinners and its even better on day 2. INGREDIENTS - 2 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless, cut into chunks 1...

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Garlic Rosemary Roast Potatoes

These garlic rosemary roast potatoes are FABULOUS and so easy to prepare. My husband's favorite roast potato recipe!! INGREDIENTS - 2 pounds (908 grams) red potatoes, quartered 4 tbsp (60 ml) olive oil kosher or sea salt, to taste black pepper, to taste 2 sprigs fresh...

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Asparagus Roasted

This recipe for roasted (or barbecued) asparagus originated with my brother-in-law Allan who uses the barbecue to cook asparagus - with delicious results. Oven or BBQ works great! INGREDIENTS - 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil 16 asparagus spears 4 - 6 cloves garlic, crushed...

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Oven Roasted Fries

Super easy and delicious Oven Roasted Fries. Great with a hamburger and salad - and lots of other things. Likely much better for you than fast food too :^) INGREDIENTS - 4 medium to large potatoes, cut into thin or thick fries garlic powder kosher salt and black...

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Pan Steamed Veggies

My sister Linda introduced me to this method of steaming vegetables.  It is fast, easy and, as long as you don't forget that it is cooking, will yield crisp veggies every time. All you need is a bit of water in the bottom of a frying pan with a lid.  Simple!!...

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Garlic Roasted Veggies

Use as many or as few veggies as you desire for this dish.  A great way to use up vegetables that may be close to the end of their life (still good but not so pretty :^). Be careful not to overcook - vegetables should be crisp though cooked when pulled from the oven....

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Curry Chicken Wrap

Easy to prepare (use leftover chicken breasts!) with a delicious curry flavour, crisp veggies and the sweetness of grapes and apples (or raisins, mango) wrapped in a flour tortilla. A bit messy to eat but the taste makes up for it. Ingredients - 2 chicken breasts,...

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Garlic Artichoke Dip

Fast to prepare Garlic Artichoke Dip. Super easy appetizer recipe!  Serve while still quite warm - it thickens fast as it cools. Double for large groups. Ingredients - 6 cloves of garlic, crushed 6 oz (185 ml) jar of artichoke hearts, drained and diced 1 cup (250 ml)...

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