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Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Whip

This recipe whips up quickly for an energy-dense treat. Leftovers (in the rare occasion that there are any) can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Scoop it like ice cream! Omit of reduced chopped peanuts and chocolate chips as needed for oral or digestive sensitivity. Time: 10 minutes Serves 4 4 medium-size […]

Fish 0

Crunchy Tuna Salad Melt

This is not your ordinary tuna salad recipe. Try it in total or pick and choose what sounds good to you at any given time. If you are experiencing nausea and vomiting or sensitive to smells, make a simple tuna sandwich without broiling, as heating the tuna will intensify the fish aroma. Additionally, try a more mild cheese, such as […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Eggy Quinoa Patties

These patties are the perfect topper to a big salad or bed of sauteed garlicky greens. Cook the quinoa ahead of time so you can just stir together all of the ingredients quickly. The quinoa mixture keeps nicely in the refrigerator for a few days. Time: Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 15 minutes Serves 4 2-1/2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled or […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Bacon Bean Bowl

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be unpleasant – sometimes its okay to compromise. This hearty stew includes a little bacon for flavor and a lot of spinach and beans for added fibre and protein. Serves 4; Makes about 5 cups (125 ml) 4 bacon slices, chopped 1 cup chopped onion 1/2 tsp/2 ml/2 minced garlic cloves 1 cup sliced fresh […]

My Recipes 0

Chef’s Salad

Serve with purchased chicken wings, such as honey garlic chicken, or crispy breaded chicken. Serves: 4 side-dish servings Approximate costs: $2.90 per serving; 11.75 to feed 4 people Cooking and preparation time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 4 large eggs 4 cups leafy green lettuce, chopped 2/3 cup radishes (about 5 or 6), julienne, ends discarded 1/2 cup carrots, (about 7 or […]

Ethnicity > Canadian 0

East Coast Canadian Strawberry Preserves

Strawberries never tasted so good. Serve for breakfast with a muffin and a glass of milk, or with whole grain toasts and tea. Yields: 6 small servings Costs: Approximately $1.00; provided the strawberries are in season. Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1 lb/16 ounces fresh strawberries, stems removed, diced 1/4 to 1/2 cup splenda or granulated sugar, as preferred Skim milk […]

Ethnicity > Canadian 0

East Coast Canadian Raspberry Preserves

Serve at breakfast time with toasts and tea. Yields: 700 liters/ 6 servings/ 3-1/2 cups cooked Costs: Each serving costs $1.10; the price of raspberries, even if frozen, can be less expensive during the summer months. Ingredients: 1 cup water 6 cups/600 grams frozen raspberries 1/2 cup Splenda or other sugar substitute 4 cups skimmed milk, divided Sugar substitute or […]

Ethnicity > Mexican 0

Mexican Beef and Quinoa Burritos

Mexican food cooked at home is quite different then recipes with Anglo and Northern Mexican influences, which are called “Tex-Mex”. The recipes are different mostly due to the fact that most homes in Mexico do not have ovens. Some of the recipes prepared in Mexican homes include soup, barbecues, tacos (small tortillas folded in half, with various fillings), tamales (filled […]

Desserts 0

Frosty Lemon Cakes

Makes 12 125g (4 oz) butter, chopped 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest 1 cup caster (superfine) sugar 4 eggs 1-3/4 cups ground almonds 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted 1/4 cup (2 fl oz) lemon juice 3/4 cup sugar Preheat the oven to 160 C (325 F). Place the butter lemon zest and sugar in a bowl of an electric mixer […]

Sides 0

Spinach and Ricotta Baked Pasta

Serves 6 500g (1 lb) rigatoni 2 bunches (750g/1-1/2 lb) English spinach, stems removed 750g (1-1/2 lb) fresh ricotta 300 ml (10 fl oz) sour cream 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons chopped dill Cracked black pepper and sea salt Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F). Cook the pasta in a large saucepan […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Celery and Radish Salad with Mackerel

When I need a quick, tasty and nutritious lunch, I’ll make this salad. It takes a minute and a half to throw together. It’s not what most people of when they think of salad. It’s more like what you’d get when you order antipasti at a restaurant in Italy. I figured, “Why not have their snack as my meal?” It’s […]

Gluten-free 0

Tomato and Quinoa Soup

This recipe has always reminded me of the alphabet soup I would eat as a kid. True, there may not be any letters to fish out, but if there were, they’d likely spell, “healthy and fast.” Of course you can use freshly chopped vegetables instead of frozen ones, but the latter makes this soup even easier and more convenient. Use […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Garden Vegetable Crustless Quiche

My family loves this dish. It is delicious, and after making it on a weekend for breakfast, we have leftovers that are easy to heat up and enjoy during the week. It is a great dish to serve when you have guests, too. Yields: 10 servings 1-1/2 cups egg substitute 3 large eggs 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Easy Meatless Manicotti

Yields: 7 servings (serving size: 2 manicotti) 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 16-ounce carton fat-free cottage cheese 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 8-ounce package manicotti (14 shells) 26-ounce jar fat-free tomato-basil pasta […]

Appetizers 0

Smoked Almond Stuffed Dates

20 whole smoked almonds 20 whole pitted dates Cut slits into each date. Wedge an almond in each date, running lengthwise. Set the nuts into the dates with the nuts resting lenghtwise on the dates. Don’t wedge the nut in too deeply; it should rest half in and half out of the date. Arrange filled fruit on a small serving […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Huevos Rancheros – Mexican Ranch Eggs

Traditionally served for breakfast in Mexico, huevos rancheros piles crisp corn tortillas with protein-rich eggs, spicy salsa, and shredded cheese. Serve your eggs whichever way you like them best – with fresh tomato salsa, salsa verde, or both. You can also use white, yellow, or blue corn tortillas to change things up. Yields 4 servings 4 (6-inch) corn tacos Cooking […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps

Add a taste of Asia to your next lunch. A bold, nutty beef filling is nestled in delicate lettuce leaves for delicious flavour and texture contrasts. Serves 4 Cooking spray 1 lb/450 g extra-lean ground beef 1 tsp finely grated gingerroot (or 1/4 tsp) 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1/4 tsp) 1 1/2 cups diced English cucumber (with peel) 1/2 […]

Ethnicity > Mexican 0

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

First, grill the chicken, peppers, and onions on the barbecue for a smoky flavour, then have everybody assemble their own fajita – now that’s a time-saver! Be sure to lay the chicken thighs flat on the grill to speed up the cooking time. Serves 4 2 tbsp olive (or canola) oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 […]