Tropical Tomato Salsa

Summer is a great time to make delicious and healthy recipes with fresh ingredients from your garden or local markets. I love being able to make fresh salads and dips like this. I decided to make this quick and easy summer salsa to take and share at a visit with our friends.  The reason I…

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Here is another delicious no cook salad. I made this recently, as It’s still too hot too cook! This is another quick recipe that you can put together in about 15 mins. I just stirred all the ingredients together and put it in the fridge for the flavors to blend together. The original recipe calls…

Homemade Basil Pesto

Do you like Basil Pesto? If so, what is your favorite recipe that calls for it? Do you simply add it to hot cooked pasta? Or perhaps you make a basil pizza? I would love to hear what your ideas are that include pesto. Please share. I made my first batch of homemade pesto today!…

Caprese pasta salad

There are many easy cold salads available to make when its hot out. Throwing together an easy salad as a side dish is a great option rather than cooking vegetables and heating up the kitchen. You can cook the pasta ahead of time if you wish. Cooking it in the evening when the weather cools…

Healthy eating while away from home

Can you eat healthy while you are away from home? Yes, you certainly can, all you need to do is prepare. I went away for Canada Day weekend with my girlfriend and we had some of the best and healthiest meals I have ever had. Not only did they look scrumptious, they were healthy and delicious…

Too Hot To Cook!

It’s so hot out, and according to the weather its going to be hot for the rest of the week!  When its hot out like this who wants to cook? No one wants to heat up their house by using the oven, and do you really want to stand out in the heat to use…

Make ahead Bean Salad

Happy Canada Day long weekend! Wow, so hot out there! And who wants to cook when it is so hot out? I sure don’t. This weekend sure has been crazy hot! My girlfriend and I had a girls weekend getaway to my trailer this long weekend. When I go away I like to have a…

No Recipe Stir Fry

Are you someone who follows a recipe all the time when cooking? I was thinking about that today, and realized most of my life I just cooked. I didn’t need a recipe. I was taught by my parents and I learned to make the meals that they made. The only time I used a recipe…

Dieting for fad, or dieting for health and weight loss? Part 2

Diets come, and diets go. I can think of many different ones I have tried over the years including: the Cabbage Soup diet, Weight Watchers, Atkins diet (high protein, low carb, the Zone diet ( 40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fat), and the South Beach diet (low carb). Some of these diets were just fads,…

Yogurt Banana Walnut Bread

I am trying a recipe from a tweet I saw today @lilsunnykitchen. The picture of the banana bread posted looks delicious, and the ingredients intrigued me, so I thought I would give it a try. Doesn’t it look scrumptious! I have to say I have been making Banana Bread since I was a child, and I…