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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Share something sweet with your Sweetheart today!

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,…

Olive Garden Inspired Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Salad

Olive Garden Inspired Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Salad

Have you seen the latest tv commercial for Olive Garden’s Grilled Chicken Broccoli Alfredo? I’ve been craving it for a week now but I’m not anywhere near a location.  Time to just drool over the photos and improvise. Print Olive Garden Inspired Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Salad Ingredients Grilled chicken strips Cooked pasta Steamed broccoli Chopped…

Hawaiian Quesedilla

Hawaiian Quesedilla

Hawaiian quesedillas adapted from closetcooking.com recipe. Thanks, Kevin. Quesedillas with an Hawaiian twist. Pineapple and ham bring a taste of the tropics to this recipe. Print Hawaiian Quesedilla Ingredients 1 (10 inch) tortilla 1/2 cup monterrey jack cheese, shredded 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/4 cup pineapple, sliced and optionally grilled 2 tablespoons jalapeno…

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

What do you do with leftover potatoes?  Have you tried baked potato soup? It’s the perfect comfort food. Print Baked Potato Soup Ingredients 2 medium potatoes, baked and cooled 2 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon crumbled cooked bacon or bacon bits 1 green…

Blackberry Smoothie

Blackberry Smoothie

Have you tried a blackberry smoothie?  It can be a delicious refreshing meal in a glass. No time to cook breakfast?  Smoothies can be blended in less than a minute and taken to drink along the way or at your desk. Add vegetables for extra health benefits.  Combinations are endless.  Have fun trying them out. …

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…

Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine

Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine

Here’s a quick and easy meal. Lemon pepper shrimp on linguine. Print Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine Ingredients 8 oz. linguine 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup white wine 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest salt to taste 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 pound fresh…

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…

Borscht

Borscht

Whether it be Russian, Polish or Ukrainian, the beet soup, borscht, is so delicious and good for you too. Print Borscht Ingredients 8 cups beef broth 4 large beets, peeled and chopped 2 large russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 cups thinly sliced cabbage 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground…

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