Appies, Sides, Sauces

Santa Fe Salad with Cajun Chicken

My favourite salad at Earl's Restaurant is their Santa Fe Chicken Salad. This recipe is delicious, and my best attempt to copy their version. This recipe was gleaned from looking at other recipes on the Internet, enjoying the Santa Fe Chicken Salad at Earl's, and...

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...

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)...

Cajun Chicken Caesar Salad

This is a quick and delicious dinner salad, or lunch. Be prepared to use breath mints after eating and for the next day. There is a lot of flavourful garlic in the dressing. This recipe was made for 2 people only but there is enough dressing to make it for 6 people....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!!...

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....

BBQ (or oven roasted) Zucchini Mushrooms Onion & Asparagus

These veggies are easy to prepare and delicious barbecued or oven roasted.  The flavour of the zucchini, mushrooms, onion and asparagus together works well. Be sure not to overcook. The onions and the zucchini are best just cooked and still a bit crisp. Ingredients -...

Asian Style Veggie Wontons

A tasty appetizer or served as part of a meal of Asian dishes. The Sweet Chili Sauce dip adds a contrast to the wonton and enhances the overall flavour of these little guys. Ingredients - package of wonton wrappers 2 tbsp (30 ml) cornstarch 1/4 cup (60 ml) water 2...

Garlic Lovers’ Caesar Salad

This easy Caesar Salad recipe is one of our favourites. We've been making it for about 20 years!! You’ll want (make that need) to use breath mints the morning after eating. Ingredients - 2 to 3 anchovy fillets 8+/- garlic cloves, peeled 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil 1/4...

Pin It on Pinterest