watermelon baby carriage

watermelon baby carriage

September 21, 2021

Last month I happily hosted a baby shower for my daughter (it’s our first grandchild).  I loved planning it!  The last time I hosted a baby shower was for my friend Michelle who was expecting twins…that was 35 years ago!  I was trying to recall what I served and what stood out was the watermelon…

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tofu curry

tofu curry (in a hurry!)

January 5, 2021

Well, hello 2021!  After indulging throughout the holidays, I was gagging for an Asian-inspired dish.  Oh, and I might add kinda fed up with meat (for the time being)!  I always have curry pastes on hand for when the mood hits.  They’re so versatile and add just a bit of drama to those who are…

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baked avocado

baked avocado – deconstructed!

December 9, 2020

I don’t think there’s an avocado recipe out that I have not tried; just take a look at these dishes on my food blog!  Seven years ago I posted my first ever baked avocado with egg, tomato, and bacon.  It was scrumptious, except eating from the avocado shell was a bit awkward.

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lemon squares

lemon squares

November 23, 2020

Finally!  A keto dessert I actually enjoy!  Over the past few weeks, I have experimented with keto desserts that have produced less than stellar results.  Sometimes I would end up chucking the dessert into the garbage.  What a waste I would say to myself or complain to Mr. S about the failure.

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cloud bread

cloud bread (keto friendly)

November 11, 2020

Cloud bread has been around for years, so it’s not something new.   However, if you’re on a keto regiment, anything that’s ‘close’ to something bread-like is a huge welcome! Cloud Bread is high in protein and extremely low in carbs, making it the perfect sandwich bread for those on a low carb, gluten-free, or…

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eggplant lasagna

eggplant lasagna – keto deliciousness!

November 2, 2020

When the mercury dips and the days become shorter, my body craves comfort food.  Lasagna is one of my favourites, however, being on a keto diet means no pasta!  But alas, not all is lost.  Eggplant lasagna to the rescue!  Using eggplant slices in place of noodles adds another depth of flavour.  What’s more, I…

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easy to make keto buns

easy to make keto buns

October 19, 2020

Last month I posted cheesy garlic bread.  It was satisfying, very scrumptious but I wanted to venture out and make a keto bread substitute.  Mr. S and I enjoy eating good artisanal bread and one of the hardest things to do while on a keto diet is to eliminate it!  There’s a lovely bakery nearby…

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keto meat pie

keto meat pie

October 5, 2020

My earliest memory of a meat pie takes me back to the 70s when my mom would make her annual tourtière for Christmas eve dinner.  It is a tradition I carry on to this day.  Oddly, though, I never make it any other time of the year. This keto meat pie reminds me of the…

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cheesy garlic bread - keto friendly

cheesy garlic bread – keto friendly!

September 22, 2020

Keto has been around since the 1920s. While most people today start the ketogenic diet to lose weight or otherwise improve their health, the eating strategy originated as a treatment for epilepsy.  Twenty days ago Mr. S and I embarked on this new way of eating.  It was Mr. S’s work colleague/friend said he’s been…

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bacon and gruyère egg bites

bacon and gruyère egg bites – breakfast on the go!

September 2, 2020

Eleven days ago our daughter, Laura, became a missus.  It was an intimate affair and not at all what was initially planned.  Having said that, there’s something even more special when surrounded by immediate family.  The morning of the wedding, Laura came to our room to get her makeup done.  She had stopped to pick…

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fried zucchini rounds

fried zucchini rounds with yogurt dip

August 18, 2020

Fresh, local, zucchini is in abundance this time of the year.  Janine, my friend, and neighbour asked if I would like some zucchini from her garden.  Of course, I said yes!  Mr. S and I love zucchini and I’ve served it many, many ways.  The afternoon Janine brought over her freshly harvested zucchini, I knew…

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kiwifruit and avocado salad

kiwifruit and avocado salad

August 11, 2020

Kiwifruit is native to northern China and is the top producer in the world followed by Italy and New Zealand.  You’ve seen them, I am sure.  They’re the fuzzy, oval-shaped, brown fruit found in most grocery stores.  The kiwi is a nutritional powerhouse of goodness!

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cheddar cheese crackers

homemade cheddar cheese crackers

August 5, 2020

My kids grew up on goldfish crackers – they were the perfect size for little hands.  These crackers have been around since before I was born.  Kids love them.  And what’s not to like?  They’re cute fish and if you look closely, have an eye and smile imprinted.

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