Monthly Archives: January 2015

Coconut Pancakes with Caramelized Pineapple Jam

I have to confess I have come a little late to the coconut party. For years, I’ve been reading about the health benefits of coconut, particularly coconut oil, but I was having trouble digesting (pun intended) some of the conflicting … Continue reading

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Shredded chicken tacos with crunchy coleslaw

Some say the taco craze is winding down but I beg to differ. There’s something so fun about piling tasty toppings on a fresh tortilla and then devouring it in just a few gloriously messy bites. I love the layering … Continue reading

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Ten Minute Thai Soup

When I find my vegetable drawer filled with little bits and pieces, I usually whip up a quick frittata for lunch. Yesterday, I was about to do just that, when I remembered I had transferred a half a can of … Continue reading

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Pucker up: 2015 is looking deliciously sour!

When you hear the word sour, what do you think of? Does it conjure up negative associations or are you like me and a lover of all things sour tasting? Growing up, I liked to say that pickles were one … Continue reading

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Sunshine cocktail with grapefruit, vanilla and vodka

Go ahead – feel virtuous about having a cocktail. After all, when it’s packed with Vitamin C thanks to freshly squeezed grapefruit and lemon, it’s got to be good for you, right? I really enjoy grapefruit in the dead of … Continue reading

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Quick Tropical Shrimp

When I started thinking about dinner yesterday, it was late, we were hungry and worst of all, it was -25 Celsius (-35 C with a horrid windchill factored in). Weather like this gets me thinking not only about hot, nourishing … Continue reading

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2014 Year in Review

Wow – hard to believe it’s 2015. I hope everyone had a joyous and fulfilling holiday season; much of mine was happily spent in the kitchen, feeding really great people. Plus we played games, watched movies and drank wine. It … Continue reading

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