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Jerk Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Learn how to make Jerk Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Pineapple Salsa, the combination of flavors in this recipe will leave you wanting more! When I threw Keira her big first birthday bash my MIL came carrying trays of Jerk chicken and rice and peas. Those trays emptied quickly, with plenty of praise from my …

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Orange Glazed BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

Marinated and grilled in a scotch bonnet and orange glaze, these chicken drumsticks are perfectly sweet and spicy. This is one grilled chicken recipe you’ll be craving all summer long! So somehow May is here. Not sure when that happened, but April definitely breezed right by. Of course that means summer will be here before …

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Cilantro Lime Chicken with Fresh Avocado Salsa

  This Cilantro Lime Chicken with Fresh Avocado Salsa is delicious served with rice for a fresh tasting family dinner.  It’s also a heart healthy recipe!     We eat a lot of chicken in our house, everyone loves it, it’s comparatively inexpensive and it just works with so many different flavours.  We recently moved …

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French Lentil Stew with Sausage

   This French Lentil Stew with Sausage is a quick, easy and filling family dinner recipe.     Ingredients: 1 small shallot, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 2 large carrots, peeled and diced 1/2 cup of broccoli, finely chopped (I used a food processor) 1/2 cup of mushrooms (your choice) I used baby portobello 1 cup …

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Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘N Cheese

Did you know that March is Nutrition Month?  What a great time to incorporate some cheese into your family diet!  Cheese is a nutritious source of calcium, protein, vitamin B12 and more with the added bonus of being irresistibly good.  This incredible recipe for Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese is a gourmet macaroni and cheese …

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Beef and Guinness Hand Pies

Beef and Stout pies are a favourite traditional recipe from the UK.  Typically it is made with good cuts of beef, stout, mushrooms and all sorts of good stuff.   I’ve modified the recipe to simplify it and make it accessible no matter your budget and of course kids love eating with their hands so …

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Pepper-Crusted Maple-Glazed Salmon

This Pepper-Crusted Maple-Glazed Salmon is so full of complex flavour its the perfect recipe for family dinner or to serve guests.    I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Blumer last year at a conference and it was so exciting!  I’ve had his cookbook Glutton for Pleasure for a year now and have enjoyed trying …

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Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Breasts

These classic Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Breasts are tender, juicy, and flavourful – the best bbq chicken every time. Grilling Season might be almost coming to an end, but there are recipes meant for the grill that get made throughout the year in our home.  We have an indoor grill now but sometimes I “grill” …

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Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Pearl Onion Quiche

Did you know that there are currently over 300 million hens in Canada and the US suffering through lives of intense pain and inhumane confinement.  All with the goal of putting eggs on your table.  Hens often spend their entire lives in small cages shared with 5 or 6 other birds, working out to a …

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Quick & Easy Peri Peri Chicken Breasts

These quick & easy Peri Peri Chicken Breasts are juicy and bursting with incredible flavour – perfect for a busy midweek meal! Nando’s Restaurants first opened in South Africa in 1987 and soon became famous for its Portuguese style flame-grilled chicken flavoured with their PERi-PERi (African Birds Eye Chilli) sauce.  The distinctive flavour of Nando’s sauces …

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