Tag Archives: gluten-free

Cooking with Kids: Lentil Sloppy Joes

Lentil Sloppy Joes are the answer for a delicious meatless meal that will satisfy the whole family. Kids love ’em. Plop the flavourful lentil filling onto buns, top with cheese, and enjoy this fantastically-flavoured, fun, messy meal. (Skip to recipe) … Continue reading

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Golden Vanilla Rice Pilaf

The unusual and exotic addition of vanilla to this rice pilaf adds a subtle complexity that takes it from ordinary to sensational. Sweet golden raisins and toasted almonds make it fancy enough to star as a side dish at any … Continue reading

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Gingered Pumpkin Soup with Crunchy Creamy Toppings

Celebrate fall with a bowl of this smooth and silky pumpkin soup, then have fun loading it with crunchy bacon, toasted pumpkin seeds and the bite of creamy blue cheese.   Oh, the pumpkin patch has been overflowing, and there … Continue reading

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Simple Tuna Salad

Nothing beats a simple tuna salad for a protein-packed quick and healthy lunch or snack. I love pickles and onions in mine. What do you put in yours? Today was one of those glorious days where I got to stay … Continue reading

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Canned Tomatoes – a Simple and Satisfying Way to Save Some Summer

This method for canning tomatoes is super easy – no messy peeling required. Just whiz the tomatoes in a food processor, boil down as much or as little as you like, and process. You’ll have recipe-ready tomatoes to enjoy all … Continue reading

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Steam-baked Salmon with Lovage and Lime and a Zesty Herb Tartar Sauce

One of the treasures I brought back from my trip to B.C. was a cooler full of freshly caught sockeye and chinook salmon. My mom and I cleaned them and froze them right away, and now we get to enjoy … Continue reading

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Rich Creamy Succotash – a Fava Bean and Corn Delight (and a trip to the lake)

I’m back from a lovely week at the cabin at Francois Lake in northern B.C. – and what a glorious week it was. Hardly any fish, and no morels, but lots of saskatoons and wild blueberries, hot saunas and relaxation. … Continue reading

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When the Zucchini Monster Strikes – Crustless Zucchini Pie and Zucchini Fritters!

A creamy, crustless zucchini pie makes great use of summer’s zucchini bounty. Or try delicious zucchini fritters. It happened again. We got attacked by the Zucchini Monster. Somehow, when I wasn’t looking – he struck . . . dumped a … Continue reading

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Cherry Ice Cream – A Cool Solution to a Hot Summer

Easy, 4-ingredient homemade cherry ice cream is just the thing to cool you down on a sweltering summer day. It’s fresh, cool, and intensely cherry-flavoured – the flavour of summer on a spoon. The lazy hot days of August are … Continue reading

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Back Home Again with Wonderful Memories and a German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad – try this different version of a potato salad – it’s so simple yet loaded with flavour. Makes you come back for one more helping, and then one more. A great salad to complement summer barbecues and … Continue reading

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