Easy, Delicious Baby Back Pork Ribs

(I remembered to take a photo before I popped the ribs in the oven, but forgot afterwords. Thus, this photo from TheBittenWord on Flickr.) Our friends, Jenny and Steve, introduced us to this easy way of cooking delicious pork baby back ribs. My husband and I love...

Thai Basil Garlic Chicken

This simple and tasty recipe was inspired by Holy Basil Chicken. A seasoning package, found at the Pad Thai Restaurant in Pitt Meadows, BC. Serve over plain rice or stir fried rice. Ingredients for Thai Basil Garlic Chicken Basil Cooking Sauce – 2 tbsp (30 ml)...

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...

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...

Easy Kung Pao Chicken

My sister-in-law, Laura, made Kung Pao Chicken for my father-in-law’s birthday dinner. She pointed me to an AllRecipes.com Kung Pao Chicken recipe and from there I created my own rendition of Kung Pao Chicken – and it is delicious! Served with your...

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...

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...

Ginger Garlic Thai Chicken

A delicious Thai style recipe that is easy to prepare and flavourful. The idea for this dish is from the Pad Thai restaurant in Pitt Meadows BC. Ingredients – 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, thinly sliced 2 tbsp (30 ml) grapeseed or vegetable oil 3 cloves...

Simple Pad Thai

An easy to prepare and tasty Pad Thai recipe. The sauce was inspired by a Pad Thai sauce recipe from the Best of Bridge. It’s not the same sauce but it was the inspiration for the sauce used here. Ingredients – 3 carrots, cut into thin strips 6 green...

Double Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies

This recipe makes roughly 4 dozen Double Chocolate Chip Nut Cookies, made with coconut oil. The recipe can easily be halved. Once baked and cooled, I put them in the freezer and pull them out as they’re needed.  They can also be stored in the fridge or for a...

Flo’s Homemade Salsa

My mother-in-law, Florence, has made jars of salsa for me each year for closer to twenty years, until last year. Last year I decided it was time for me to start making my own, using her recipe. The main difference between Mom’s recipe and mine is that I...

Going Dairy Free

One month ago yesterday I stopped eating dairy. I made the decision to quit dairy after watching the video below. It wasn’t a decision based on health. If you watch the video you’ll get a sense of why I quit. Its taken me a long time to come to this...

Natural Facial Mask Made With Coffee & Honey

Looking for a homemade facial that uses natural ingredients to exfoliate, tighten and firm your skin? Here’s one that uses ground coffee and honey. It provides a gentle facial scrub, lightly exfoliating your skin, and it leaves your face and neck feeling soft...

Azaleas & Rhododendrons As Cut Flowers

Do you have Azaleas and Rhododendrons in your garden? Do you ever think of cutting them for displaying inside of your home? My husband and I have both Azaleas and Rhododendrons on our property – at least nine of them. A few Azaleas and the rest are Rhodos. All...

How To Keep Cut Tulips Standing Tall

I love tulips! I haven’t always, but over the years I’ve learned to love them, even though they tend to droop over not long after being cut. At least they did until last week! Don’t Forget To Prick Them With A Pin One of my neighbours dropped off a...

Delicious Brownies Made With Chickpeas

A friend recently introduced me to chocolate chip cookies made with chickpeas. They were so good I decided to try whipping up some brownies made with chickpeas. I also used some ground flax … but no flour. These delicious chickpea brownies are the result! They...