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Grapefruit Avocado Salsa

Grapefruit Avocado Salsa

Serve this grapefruit avocado salsa as an appetizer with chips or as a relish spooned over grilled chicken or fish. It was light and refreshing and a nice change from tomato based salsas. Print Avocado Salsa Ingredients 1 avocado, chopped (1 cup) 2 grapefruits, peeled and sectioned (1/2 cup) 1/2 serrano pepper, seeded and finely…

Smokey Chipotle Hummus

Smokey Chipotle Hummus

A little bit of heat; a little bit of smoke. Smokey Chipotle Hummus dip makes a tasty appetizer served with crudities or pita chips. Also a healthy and flavourful sandwich spread instead of mayonnaise or mustard. Did you know that chipotles are roasted jalapeno peppers? Print Smokey Chipotle Hummus Ingredients 2 (15.5 ounce) cans chickpeas,…

Don’t let the Super Bowl put an end to your diet resolutions

Don’t let the Super Bowl put an end to your diet resolutions

One Super Bowl can set you back three weeks. That’s how long it takes to reverse the fat-storing process triggered by eating the wrong foods. Dr. Charles Nguyen, Dr. Tu Song Anh Nguyen and health journalist Mary Ann Marshall have co-authored the forthcoming book The Thinsulin Program: The Breakthrough Solution To Help You Lose Weight…

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers

Last minute guests arriving? Need something for a potluck? These cranberry cream cheese pinwheel appetizers will please everyone. Print Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers Ingredients 4 soft flour tortillas (for Christmas I use the green spinach ones) 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 tsp of garlic salt (or your choice of seasoning) 1…

Guacamole Mexicana

Guacamole Mexicana

Snacks can be healthy when made with fresh ingredients. Guacamole Mexicana is a mixture of ripe Haas avocados, Roma tomatoes, onions and flavourful spices. Print Guacamole Mexicana Ingredients 2 Haas avocados, mashed Juice of one lime 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 medium onion, minced 2 teaspoons habanera salsa 2…

Vegan Beet Hummus

Vegan Beet Hummus

Vegan Beet Hummus looks beautiful.  It deserves home decorating magazine coverage.  Just because it looks wonderful. If you love hummus as a healthy snack or sandwich spread, this is for you. It was the photos on Lazy Cat Kitchen that lured me in.   Thanks to a couple of simple tricks our vegan beet hummus…

Mexican Pizza ~ a midnight snack

Mexican Pizza ~ a midnight snack

A midnight snack of Mexican Pizza. It was ready in no time using this 2-ingredient “pizza dough”.   Print Mexican Pizza Ingredients Salsa to coat dough Chorizo sausage, sliced Pickled red onions Avocado, cubed Chihuahua cheese Radish, sliced Chili powder Cilantro Jalapenos, sliced Tomatoes, cubed Instructions Spread dough and add a coating of salsa Add…

Chianti Parmesan Biscotti

Chianti Parmesan Biscotti

Chianti Parmesan Biscotti. It’s something savoury after all the sugar consumed this holiday season. They are cheesy, peppery, crunchy and go so well with a glass of wine. Try them with soup in lieu of the usual Saltine crackers. Print Chianti Parmesan Biscotti Ingredients 1/2 c. olive oil 3 large eggs 1-1/4 tsp. salt 1…

A “Clean Pizza Dough” with 2 ingredients ready in 2 minutes

A “Clean Pizza Dough” with 2 ingredients ready in 2 minutes

Are you “eating clean” in 2017?  I found this clean pizza dough recipe that only needs flour and Greek yogurt. I had to play around with the cooking time and temperature since I was using a countertop convection oven.  It gets hot but I’m not convinced it is as high as the dial suggests.  One…

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