Cheesy Savory Shortbread

I got this idea because my son loves shortbread cookies. I looked up a couple recipes but I wanted to make it simple and slightly healthier. To start, grate 2 cups of Cheddar cheese and 1 cup of butter cubed. Mix together the flour and the butter. Cut up the butter until you get coarse…

Hummus

I started buying hummus for wraps for lunch but I realized that I could easily make my own. When you look up ingredients and recipes, you wouldn’t believe that it was that easy. There are a variety of different hummus flavours and recipes online. This is a simple cilantro hummus. To make this hummus you…

Pickled Red Onion

Sometimes it is hard being a mom. You don’t often get much time to make fancy meals and sometimes a sandwich for dinner will have to do.  I recently came across a recipe that is really simple to make and can add a little something to your sandwiches and burgers. Take about three red onions…

Lemon Roasted Artichokes

Artichokes are strange and foreign to a lot of people. I love them but they are expensive for the amount of stuff you get. Artichoke hearts are the meatiest and the most delicious part of the vegetable. Here is a simple way to cook them. Begin by prepping the artichokes for roasting. Cut them in…

Chinese Eggplant and Bean Stir Fry

Eggplant is a hard vegetable to cook. Its not great if its undercooked but gains a ton of flavour when its cooked just right. Here is a simple Chinese inspired eggplant dish. To prepare your eggplants, slice them up and sprinkle it with salt. Let them sit for at least 1 hour. This process will…

Cloud Bread

I have been wanting to make this recipe for a long time, but then I stopped eating eggs and kind of forgot about it until recently. This weekend I decided to try it out.  It only takes 4 ingredients and doesn’t take that long. It is also a good gluten free alternative to bread. Start…

Easy Natural Sweetener

As you may know, I still struggle with eczema.  It isn’t as bad as before but it will get worse with the holiday season coming up.  This is mostly because of all the sugar!! To fight my sugar cravings I made this date paste.  It is so sweet and tasty.  I love it on toast…

Pickled Jalapenos

Pickled jalapenos is very easy to make and surprisingly a lot tastier than the store bought ones. They taste fresh and you can adjust the sweetness which is nice. You can also pickle other peppers at the same time. Begin by cutting up the peppers in slices. I recommend using gloves to prevent any pepper…

Roasted Pickled Beets

  I’ve always loved getting roasted beets from restaurants and I didn’t realize how easy it was. Start with cleaning and slicing your beets. You want to remove the outer skin which can get a bit tough.   The beets that I had was a candy cane beet. They had a wonderful and gorgeous look…

Carrot and Ginger Salad Dressing

I love going to Japanese restaurants and getting salad with carrot and ginger dressing. Sometimes I crave this dressing at home.  I decided to try to make my own version.  After looking at a couple recipes, I found one that looked fairly easy. Make the dressing by taking 3 medium carrots and coarsely chop them….

Fennel and Fava Beans

I have been experimenting with new veggies for the past couple of weeks. This time I had fava beans and fennel. I thought I would make a simple salad with these two items. Fennel has a mild licorice taste that adds some dimension to a salad and fava beans give the salad a different texture…

Side Ideas: Kohlrabi Mash, Roasted Mushrooms and Sauteed Kale

Sometimes its hard to think of ideas for side dishes. Here are a couple of recipes that are easy to modify and go well with a variety of mains. Side idea 1: Kohlrabi Mash This year I subscribed to a veggie box from Odyssey Market Garden. Its a great way to try different vegetables that…