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Seasonal Recipes

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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How to make a Halloween Coffin Cake

Don’t Forget to Leave Room for Chocolate Cake Coffin Cake (Lactose-free) This is my go-to-it cake for birthdays and any special occasion when it has to be chocolate.   If you are making this for the Halloween Coffin Cake not only do you have to double the recipes but you will need Two- 9×13 inch […]

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Cheese Fondue from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Fondues were popular in the 1970’s and I’m happy to say, are making a comeback. The Wallier Stube is an intimate dining room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and their specialty is the three course Fondue Dinner. On our road trip across Canada we were lucky enough to stay at the Chateau and indulge […]

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Easy to Make Romantic El Fresco Dinner for Two

This spring romantic dinner for two is easy to assemble and even more fun to eat. No cutlery required.   Buy one cooked chicken – tear it up into pieces Grape tomatoes Your choice of nibbles – suggest olives, marinated artichoke hearts, marinated mushrooms, assorted cheeses Baguette and or crackers Cold Asparagus with Mairlyn’s World Famous […]

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Jerk Chicken

Jerk is more than just a highly spiced combination of antioxidant rich green onions, thyme, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and hot spices. It’s a process that doesn’t work if you’re in a hurry. The chicken, fish, or tofu needs time to marinate, the grill needs to be fired up, and that protein needs to cook slowly. […]

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Immune Enhancing Asian-Style Shrimp Soup

Given the immune enhancing powers of mushrooms, garlic, onions, and miso you might want to eat this soup several times a week. 8 cups (2 L) no salt added chicken broth 1-6 inch (15 cm) sliced lengthwise lemon grass ¼ tsp (1 mL) hot peppers, minced or dried red pepper flakes, more if desired 4 […]

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