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Papaya Agua Fresca

Papaya Agua Fresca

I don’t like the taste or texture of papayas but know they are good for me.  Water them down and enjoy papayas as a refreshing drink. According to the Canadian Nutrient File, papaya contains a great number of your daily-recommended intake of nutrients, including: 103% of Vitamin C, 17% of folate, 7% of fibre (1.8…

Cranberry Fudge Cheesecake

Cranberry Fudge Cheesecake

The perfect blend of Christmas flavours — fudge and cranberries with the creamiest cheesecake and an Oreo crust. Print Cranberry Fudge Swirl Cheesecake Yield: 12 Ingredients CRANBERRY FILLING 2 cups (215g) fresh cranberries 3/4 cup (155g) sugar 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 3 tbsp water CRUST 2 ¼ cups (302g) cookie crumbs 5 tbsp (70g) butter,…

Choripan ~ Chorizo Sandwich

Choripan ~ Chorizo Sandwich

Sandwich with chorizo sausage. ‘Chori’ is short for ‘chorizo’, a spicy sausage.  ‘Pan’ is ‘bread’ in Spanish.  Choripanes are delicious sandwiches that use chimichurri sauce as an integral part of the experience. Print Choripan Ingredients 1 pound Argentinian chorizo, sliced lengthwise 1 baguette or 2-3 hot dog buns 2 tbsp. soft butter Chimichurri sauce Instructions…

Chimichurri

Chimichurri

An Argentinian pesto of sorts, chimichurri is a delicious green sauce made with fresh herbs, typically used as a marinade or an accompaniment to all cuts of beef. Print Chimichurri Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh oregano, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 tbs….

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…

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