A Twist on Tortilla Soup

One of the classic dishes you’ll often find in Mexico is tortilla soup. There are a multitude of versions of this dish. We’ve had it made only with broth and served with toppings like avocados and tortilla strips. We’ve had a version with chicken in it, and a version with beef. I decided to try... Continue Reading →

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Guest chefs: fresh ceviche

We were fortunate this week to have friends visit and offer to make us fresh ceviche. This is a traditional dish made with raw fish and fresh produce. Its origins are thought to be Peru, but it is found in many coastal areas throughout Latin America, where fresh fish is in abundance. I am nervous about... Continue Reading →

“Social” cooking

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Europe was the opportunity to spend time with friends. In the Alsace region of France, we got to immerse ourselves in the area thanks to friends who hosted us. While staying at their home, we also got to experience – and learn to cook - a... Continue Reading →

BBQ Jalapeno Poppers

My jalapeno peppers are ready for harvesting from the garden. While on vacation this summer visiting the kids, our son-in-law harvested their peppers and made a great appetizer for us. You may have purchased these or had them at a restaurant, but they are so much better when they are homemade, and the charring of... Continue Reading →

Avocado dip and dressing

I keep seeing posts for healthy alternatives to some classic favourite recipes. I decided the other day to try one, an alternative for Ranch dressing. This recipe uses avocado and plain Greek yogurt as the flavour base. This means it is healthy, but it certainly is not completely without fat. However, it is healthier than... Continue Reading →

Baked coconut shrimp

  I love shrimp and could eat them every day. One of my favourites to order at a restaurant is coconut shrimp. Since we can easily get fresh shrimp, I decided to try my hand at coconut shrimp at home. My brother-in-law has made baked coconut shrimp and shared the recipe with me from AllRecipes.... Continue Reading →

Halloween Brain Dip

Got a last-minute invitation to a Halloween party? Or do you just want to scare your family this evening at the supper table? This is an incredibly easy Halloween-themed appetizer. Here’s all you need: a head of cauliflower, two avocados, salsa, fruit to go in a red flavour/colour and some chips for dipping (Oops! I... Continue Reading →

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