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Frozen Pineapple Whip

Hands up all the parents out there who’ve made the pilgrimage to Disneyworld. My hand is raised high. We first ventured down south when my son was six and again when he was eleven. Years later when he was in university, Scott and I went to Disneyland without him, and that’s the trip we discovered […]

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Asparagus Salad

Have you ever seen asparagus growing in a field? They look like little green soldiers in a row standing at attention and ready to do battle. Good thing for us that they’re fighting for our good health. Here’s my easy to make asparagus salad recipe and here’s the link to my YouTube channel if you […]

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Chicken with Mushrooms and Thyme

This easy to make one pan chicken dish is pure comfort food. 5 cloves garlic, minced and set aside 1.75 lb (.790 g) skinless boneless chicken thighs OR chicken breasts 2 medium onions, cut in half and then sliced thinly 8 oz. (227 g) package cremini mushrooms 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh thyme OR 1-2 […]

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Minestrone Soup – a quick and easy version

This is a quick and easy all-in-one meal soup. It’s packed with nutrient dense ingredients like tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, kale, whole grain pasta and cholesterol lowering beans. I made this on Breakfast TV one morning and the crew gobbled it up. A true testimonial – eating beans at 8:00 a.m.; it’s was either delicious […]

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Eat Your Nuts!

That small handful of nuts is perfect for a mid afternoon snack when your body is crying out for protein. Better yet, have a small handful of these Sweet and Spicy Walnuts.  They are easy to make and fabulous to snack on. But size matters, especially for serving size, so a small handful is all […]

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How to Make Guacamole

Crack open a bag of corn chips there’s going to be homemade guacamole, if you have a couple of ripe avocados kicking around in your fridge. No? Well then put them on your grocery list this week. Pick harder avocados at the grocery store and leave them on your counter to ripen, once they are […]

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Wheatberry and Lentil Salad

lentils, apples and wheatberries on a white bowl

This vegetarian heart healthy wheatberry and lentil salad is great in the winter months. Double the serving size and you have a main course vegetarian entree.   Makes 5 ½ cups (1.3 L) One serving = ¾ cup (175 mL) Salad: ¾ cup (175 mL) wheatberries, rinsed and drained 1 cup (250 mL) cooked brown […]

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Slow Cooker Chicken ~ Polynesian Style circa the 1960’s

My church had an annual dinner theatre to raise money for our much depleted coffers. Murder at the Family Reunion, the 2006 show, was set in a Tiki Bar and I insanely volunteered to create a menu to feed the masses. Note: If you ever get the opportunity to cook for ninety-two people, think long […]

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Asian Cole Slaw – Vegetarian main course salad

main course vegetarain salad with peanuts in an orange bowl

An easy to make one bowler, perfect for when you are renovating your kitchen, camping, a student, or when all you really want is a healthy quick and easy dinner. Takes all of 15 minutes to make Makes – 6 cups (1.5 L) One serving = 1 ½ cups (310 mL) Dressing: ¼ cup (60 […]

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Pomegranate Quinoa Salad – Gluten Free

a cut pomegranate

Cue the fireworks, its pomegranate season. I have a great affection for those ruby red orbs, it started when I was a kid growing up in Vancouver. My Grandmother, who was born in South Africa, was raised on pomegranates. She and her sisters would eat them and then crush any seeds that were left and […]

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