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Fact or fiction about bell peppers

Fact or fiction about bell peppers

If: “Male bell peppers have 3 sections, female bell peppers have 4 sections. Male bell peppers are best for cooking. Female bell peppers are sweeter and best for salads etc.” Then what is this?

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…

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…

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…

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…

Carrot Lentil Soup

Carrot Lentil Soup

Looking for a light lunch? Soup is often enough. Hot or cold. This carrot lentil soup is flavourful, healthy and filling. Make it in a slow cooker to have ready for dinner. Print Carrot Lentil Soup Ingredients 2 teaspoons cumin pinch red chilli flakes 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 carrots, washed and coarsely grated (no…

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup

It is a rare day when I can find mushrooms at the farmer’s market here so I grabbed a pound yesterday for my creamy mushroom soup. Within seconds, my food processor had evenly sliced the mushrooms and they were ready to go. Did you know that this is National Soup Month?     Print Creamy Mushroom…

Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup

It is one of those days.  A lazy Sunday afternoon.  I want something but not sure what.  After four trips to browse the refrigerator, I decided it better be something on the healthy side before I lose all self-control. The farmer’s market had huge cauliflowers yesterday that were a bargain but I wasn’t sure how…

Buffalo Hot Sauce Cauliflower Nuggets ~ Appetizer or Side Dish

Buffalo Hot Sauce Cauliflower Nuggets ~ Appetizer or Side Dish

Cooked or raw, hot or cold, I love cauliflower. More and more recipes are popping up substituting cauliflower for mashed potatoes and even pizza crust. The video on BuzzFeed this morning, intrigued me to try what ends up tasting like chicken nuggets. I ended up baking an extra ten minutes to further soften it since…

Honey-Ginger Brussels Sprouts

Honey-Ginger Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts don’t need to be boring. Liven up this often neglected vegetable with the zip of ginger and a sweet touch of honey to make this a year-round family favourite.   Print Honey-Ginger Brussels Sprouts Ingredients 3-4 cups brussels sprouts, halved 2 inch ginger, finely chopped 1 tbsp pepper flakes 3-4 tbsp honey 3…

Creamy Red Cabbage Soup is a Super Food

Creamy Red Cabbage Soup is a Super Food

A real superfood — creamy red cabbage soup should be a must have in your diet. See  Health Benefits of Red Cabbage Is it cold where you live now?  Nothing beats a bowl of hot soup when you come inside.  It is great served cold even in the summer.   Print Creamy Red Cabbage Soup…

Shrimp on a bed of Zucchini Noodles

Shrimp on a bed of Zucchini Noodles

I’ve been wanting to try to make zucchini noodles for a while now but refused to purchase another kitchen gadget; especially a spiralizer. Then I found this video. With the noodles on a base of mushrooms, garlic and cashews, it cried out for shrimp.  So much better than using pasta. Print Garlicky Shrimp on Zucchini…

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