Wild Sockeye Salmon Cakes

Wild Sockeye Salmon Cakes

These salmon cakes feature delicious wild Sockeye salmon, lemon, fresh dill (which is one of my favorites but is optional here) and they are really very healthy as they have little saturated fat or unwanted calories. There’s certain food items we religiously buy at Costco because of superior quality and price. The Parmigiano Reggiano is […]

Chocolate Chili Tart

Chocolate Chili Tart

In Calgary the weather is not exactly tropical for a good chunk of the year. So it’s always nice to have a little something spicy or sweet to put a smile on our face. Or double your pleasure and have both together! Recently I sampled some of Papa Chocolat’s dark chocolate with chili. It was […]

Khombu Womens Nordic (Arctic) Boots from Costco

A review of Khombu Ladies Nordic (Arctic) Boot

For as long as I can remember, and certainly since my first few winter seasons in Canada, I’ve been looking for THE pair of perfect winter boots.  By perfect I mean: nice looking, waterproof, good priced and really, really, really warm. Let me tell you, it’s not easy to find boots which will meet all those […]

Butternut Squash Ricotta Casserole

Butternut Squash Ricotta Casserole

The idea for this casserole came while I was watching a Polish breakfast morning TV show called Dzien Dobry TVN. They were preparing something similar, without ricotta, but they went through the ingredients very quickly and I never caught the full recipe. So I came up with my own. This dish is excellent as one […]

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

My salted caramel chocolate turtles have been one of my most popular desserts so I decided to prepare another treat with salt, caramel and chocolate. This flavor combination really is something special and be warned, it’s very easy to get carried away with these! The tart is so very creamy in texture, looks great, tastes […]

Almond Crust Pumpkin Pie

Almond Crust Pumpkin Pie

Why? Well, because it’s Fall. Because it is American Thanksgiving. Because it’s a vegetable. Because I love it! Any excuse is a good one to make a pumpkin pie and if it is a healthy gluten free version that’s an even better excuse.  :-)  Note: You can use pumpkin puree if you prefer, but remember […]

Balsamico Cabbage with Boursin and Glutino Crackers

Balsamico Cabbage with Boursin and Glutino Crackers

Whenever I prepare Lebanese Shawarmas, I think it is absolutely a must to include the pickled cabbage. But you don’t need tons of it, and a head of cabbage goes a long way. A great way to use up that remaining head is to use it for this appetizer. When cabbage is cooked with balsamic […]

West African Groundnut Stew

West African Groundnut Stew

The last few days have been particularly cold here in Calgary, and these types of days are best for either a comfort food, or a nice spicy and flavorful dish. This sweet potato based stew fits the cold weather day bill and has a loads of good things going for it. It is bold in […]

Vegetarian Bean Pate

Vegetarian Bean Pate

There are times when I really miss my Babcia’s pate. Hers was like most Polish pates, which are more firm and easily sliced as compared to those in North America.  Most American style pates are also typically very heavy and rich. Recently I found a recipe for a vegetarian pate which looked to be a […]

Lebanese Chicken Shawarma

Lebanese Chicken Shawarma

The marinade for this chicken shawarma is based on a highly coveted and authentic recipe from a Lebanese restaurant in Calgary. The exact ingredients and proportions are considered a family secret of the owner, but I’ve been lucky enough to reproduce a nearly identical replicate of it! For a simple “sandwich” this dish takes some […]

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