Spaghetti Squash with Tomato and Bacon

I’ve been trying to get more vegetables into my diet especially squashes. They are loaded with vitamins. This is my take on spaghetti. Start with baking the spaghetti squash. You will need to cut the squash in half, remove the seeds and then smother it with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and then bake for…

Easy Squash Gnocchi

Last month was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to make something special for him.  I decided I wanted to gnocchi so that he can eat it now or eat it later.  I know he really likes gnocchi and I have never made it for him. This recipe can easily be made ahead and frozen. …

Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

Creamy, dairy free, egg free, tasty, noms, yum.  I have finally perfected my recipe for cauliflower alfredo sauce.  You won’t miss the cheese or dairy.  It is also a sneaky way to get your kids to eat veggies.  I think this is also great for someone who is watching their calorie intake. What you need…

Shrimp and Salmon Pasta

Pasta is easily transformed from plain tomato sauce to something more elegant by adding a few ingredients. You can add leftover chicken or stir fry to jazz up the sauce! For this pasta, I bought some prawns and smoked salmon. Begin by dicing up the onions and garlic for the tomato sauce.        …

Creamy Red Pepper Pasta

I recently went to a naturopath to determine my crazy allergic reactions. During the past 3-4 years, I’ve noticed that I would get really upset stomachs from eating anything from the onion family. In the past year, I’ve woken up numerous times with swollen eyes and face. I suspected multiple things from shampoo, vitamin pills,…

Two Takes on Lasagna!

Lasagna can be a tedious meal. Usually involving making tomato sauce, cooking ground meat, pre-cooking noodles, assembling and then baking for about an hour. After all that the results are so rewarding. Its a warm comfort food full of delicious flavours. I’ll show you two ways to make lasagna! To create a home made traditional…

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins. It’s pumpkin season! Pumpkins are not only used for pumpkin pie, or carving jack-o-lanterns.  Add pumpkin puree to your mac and cheese to get a delicious creamy sauce. Trust me you won’t know it is there. To make really good mac and cheese, you need to start with some strong flavored cheese. …

For Those Vegetarians… Vegi Pasta

I love pasta because of its versatility. Its quick and easy and of course great for leftovers (when there is some)!! My pasta recipe is an awesome menu addition for when you have vegetarians over or if you just want a break from meat. Start by adding salt to the pasta water and brinng it to…

Basic Pasta Sauce

I have been working on keeping a record of all the basic recipes that I make.  When I am on a time crunch I often rely on simple recipes to help me out that week.  This week has been a nightmare!  Everything seems so busy and chaotic.  Pasta is my savoir!!!!  It is easy to…