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Seasonal Recipes

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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Autumn Apple Crêpes – gluten free

Fall is in the air and the apples are ready for harvest. This recipe is a great dessert for entertaining both adults and kids alike. The recipe is from The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook was short listed for a food writing award with Taste Canada. Autumn Apple Crêpes Recipe created by fellow professional home economist […]

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Asian Noodle Salad

This spring/summer salad is a favourite at our house. It features two powerful members of the cruciferous family – cabbage and broccoli. It makes a ton but it always gets eaten. If there are any leftovers it still tastes great the next day.  125 g (¼ lb or 4 oz) uncooked whole wheat pasta or […]

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Blueberry Quinoa Salad

This is one of my favourite summer salads – the combination of  protein from the quinoa and the amazing nutritional all star the blueberry make this dish a gift for your brain and your heart. Make the quinoa the night before and keep in the fridge for the next day.  The night before: 1 cup […]

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Mixed Bean Salad

This family friendly vegetarian bean salad is a quick and easy lunch or dinner idea. Get your kids involved washing veggies and spinning the parsley dry.  Dressing: 3 cloves garlic, if your kids don’t like garlic reduce this down to 1 clove 2 tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin […]

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Pasta with Grape Tomatoes and Seasonal Green Vegetables

Quick, easy, simple ingredients, its the Italian way of cooking. 2 cups (500 mL) rotini pasta 10 anchovies – bottled or in a tin packed in oil, drained well, chopped into small pieces 4-6 cloves garlic, minced and set aside 4 cups (1 L) grape tomatoes, cut in half 2 cups (500 mL) seasonal green […]

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