Summer Sweet Salad

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Dinner Tonight | 0 comments

I was making a new, delicious main pork dish tonight (which turned out great!), so to save time, I picked up my go-to Sweet Kale salad from Costco. But then…. I was in the grocery store and thought, with all this fresh goodness, I can do better than my pre-packaged winter salad – so I did! Instead I got flavorful ingredients and filled my salad with fresh fruit, toasted pecans, and creamy cheese atop tender greens. baby spinach with tenders (tub of lettuce) fig goat cheese (from Loblaws) toasted...

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Pork Tenderloin with Maple and Pear

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Dinner Tonight, Homepage Slider | 0 comments

Pork Tenderloin with Maple and Pear

This was an excellent dinner that I’ll surely be making again. The ingredients pair together nicely and the tender meat was thoroughly enjoyed by my toothless baby. My in-laws were here for dinner and while they are not picky, I do like to fancy-it-up. The prep was easy with chunky veg and fruit and everything can be started and finished in the same pan. I served this dish with a summer salad and rice, but roasted potatoes would also be perfect! You’ll need: pork tenderloin, about 1 lb (I bought from...

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Quinoa and Apple Sausage

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Dinner Tonight, Homepage Slider | 0 comments

Quinoa and Apple Sausage

Today I was at the butcher to buy ground beef and saw Apple Sausages (Bob’s Butcher). With tacos in mind for dinner, I quickly rethought my plan to include these delicious looking sausages. I decided to BBQ sausages, saute veg and add them to quinoa. Here we go… Throw the sausages on the Barbie (4) and in the meantime, cook the quinoa. 1 cup raw quinoa cooked in 2 cups chicken broth While that is cooking, dice and saute in coconut oil: 1 small yellow pepper 1 small orange pepper broccoli 1 large...

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French toast casserole

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Dinner Tonight | 0 comments

Before this warm weather hit,  we had an all-in-one dinner, dessert and breakfast! This delicious dish was a casserole of cubed french baguette, sausage, nuts and berries. A baguette is best fresh, unless you are turning it into French Toast! I took my fairly stale bread, soaked it in my egg mixture, then spread it out in a pan, added my sliced cooked sausage, studded it with pecans, dotted it with butter, and topped it all off with berries and maple syrup. It was awesome! 1 large baguette 6 eggs 1 cup milk 1...

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Beef, quinoa and parsnip soup

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Dinner Tonight | 0 comments

The recipe was created because I have a sick husband and a giant leftover steak. I knew I wanted to make something hot and healthy to get him on the mend. I though quinoa would be filling and I had an extra parsnip so here’s what I did…. You’ll need: 2 tbs butter 1 onion 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 large parsnip (or carrot), diced Leftover beef, cubed (1 large steak or roast etc) liquid smoke (optional) spices –  parsley, oregano, red pepper flakes, pepper, celery salt (whatever you’d...

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Corn, Potato and Bacon chowder

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Dinner Tonight, Homepage Slider | 0 comments

Corn, Potato and Bacon chowder

I am pretty pumped about this soup I made last week! Really, you should try it. The day was cold. I had no dinner plan and my meat selection was limited to bacon so I made this with what I had on hand. I made a big batch and got to share it with my mom and sister. Although this soup would stay good for a few days, it did not last that long around here. We liked it so much I made a second big pot this week. 1.5 cups corn – roasted 8 slices of bacon (I use the pre-cooked from costco) 3 tbs flour (used whole...

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