#FoodFocus – Four Bean Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

Just a quick post before heading into the weekend. Beans. Legumes. So nutritious yet so many of us rarely get enough in our diets. If beans are bland for you, then you need to try this simple, easy and quick-to-make recipe for a vibrant and delicious bean salad. For 2-3 servings You will need :…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Four Bean Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

#FoodFocus – Prosciutto and Sausage Breakfast Bake

The inspiration for this dish came while I was dealing with (still) some leftovers in the fridge. I found some garlic bread stored in a cookie tin. I was about to throw it out but one thing that really bothers me is wasting food. So I decided to do something with it. I scoured the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Prosciutto and Sausage Breakfast Bake

#FoodFocus – Hearty Vegetable and Smoked Cheddar Soup

We are experiencing one of the coldest winters on record here in Ontario and across Canada. As a matter of fact, the last few days have seen temperatures lower than those at the North Pole, Antarctica, and Siberia with extreme cold weather alerts being issued in many provinces and bordering States. Yikes! That’s crazy! Keeping…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Hearty Vegetable and Smoked Cheddar Soup

#Food Focus – Poached Ginger and Wasabi Basa Fillets

Christmas Eve at our house meant fish and seafood as we celebrated the Feast of the Seven Fishes. I don’t think we ever had seven different kinds of fish but we did our best to have a variety. I remember being so excited for this meal because my Uncle Mike would always have baked lobster…… Continue reading #Food Focus – Poached Ginger and Wasabi Basa Fillets

#FoodFocus – Leftover Turkey Soup

As our American neighbours prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, a lot of delicious food will be served and consumed with great pleasure. Thanksgiving meals also mean a ton of leftovers! As roasted turkey is the most traditional meal served, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my favourite way to enjoy the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Leftover Turkey Soup

#FoodFocus – Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

No need to waste the seeds when either carving your pumpkins for Halloween or preparing to cook them as part of your Thanksgiving meal. You don’t even have to be that fussy about the bits of pumpkin that refuse to leave the seed 😉 I just scoop them out and pull off as much as…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

#FoodFocus – Pumpkin and Spice Cream Soup

Pumpkins and Halloween go together like.. well, one cannot think of Halloween without planning a trip to the pumpkin patch at a local farm. Over the years, I have seen houses decorated with bales of hay, corn stalks and more often than not, LOTS of pumpkins! Some are carved in the spirit of Halloween and…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Pumpkin and Spice Cream Soup