Beet Chocolate Cake (GF too!)

Beet Chocolate Cake

This is a cake that at first sounds a bit odd, but it tastes sinfully good, looks terrific and is much healthier than a regular chocolate cake. It’s not too good to be true! The beets add nutrition such as folate and manganese and their use also allows us to get away with less sugar […]

Gluten Free Walnut Fig Tart

Walnut Fig Tart (Gluten Free too!)

Fresh figs remind me of my times vacationing in Croatia. If you’ve never been to Croatia, try to go! The climate is similar to Italy and it has crystal blue waters. Many of my Canadian friends are surprised when I show them our photos from Croatia; they hear Croatia and they think of the Yugoslav […]

Butterscotch Plum Tart

Butterscotch Plum Tart

There are several plum varieties that I like but unfortunately most of them aren’t available in North America. However one of them is: the prune plum. Seeing them recently I got excited and bought a huge bag full – I planned to eat a few and then figure out what to do with the rest! […]

Guilt free cheesecake!

Guilt Free Cheesecake!

Quiz time! When is a cheesecake not a cheesecake? Is it when it doesn’t contain cheese, or is it when it doesn’t taste like cheesecake? Our family loves cheesecake and I’ve made quite a few of them over the years. This one contains no cream cheese yet nobody in our family initially knew that, because […]

Veggie Burgers with Jalapeno Jelly and Camembert

Veggie Burgers with Jalapeno Jelly and Camembert

The traditional ground beef burger is loved by many, but the veggie burger is gaining popularity very quickly. Not only are they vegetarian, but when done right they can be absolutely delicious. The trick is finding a good substitute for the beef and a binder to keep the patties from falling apart. Toppings are very […]

Grilled Polenta with a Warm Balsamico Salsa

Grilled Polenta with a Warm Balsamico Salsa

With the sun going down earlier in the day and the smell of freshly fallen leaves in the air, it’s a great time of year to fire up the BBQ for dinner. An uncommon but great choice for grilling is slices of polenta from a tube – it’s very easy to work with. A container […]

Katy Perry Cheesecake

Katy Perry Cheesecake (GF too!)

When our youngest daughter went to the Katy Perry concert she dressed up in the brightest and most outrageously fun outfit. A lime green skirt, cherry red tank top all book-ended with bright pink stockings and an even brighter pink wig. She looked fabulous! In the theme of pink and Katy Perry, I made this […]

GF Fall Cupcakes with a Chai Frosting

GF Fall Cupcakes with a Chai Frosting

It’s that time of year and that means it’s time for cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and all those other aromatic fall spices. For the last few days I’ve been craving foods with a “pumpkin spice mix”; I made a tasty squash penne, wonderful soup (recipe coming) and now it’s time for something sweet. What can be […]

Penne with Spiced Ambercup Squash

Penne with Spiced Ambercup Squash

Are you aware of how many different types of squash there are? There are over 40 types available in North America. Squash season is upon us and while at our local community foods store I had an opportunity to try a new squash type. I went with a beautifully bright orange Ambercup and immediately pictured […]

Lamb Tagine

Lamb Tagine

A while back we purchased a leg of lamb from Costco and instead of preparing it as one large meal, we divided it into several packages for freezing. Our girls aren’t big fans of lamb so one night when they weren’t with us and my husband had a craving for a North African flavored dish, […]

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