Monthly Archives: February 2015

Jambalaya

Jambalaya

I’ve been promising my husband for months now that I’m going to make Jambalaya. With his birthday (and Mardi Gras) last week, it was finally time to make good on that promise. I’ve only tried to make jambalaya once before, years ago. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t my favourite, which is probably why I’ve been hesitant to make it again. It just seemed like a lot of work and a lot of expense (there’s a lot of meat in this dish) for something I wasn’t crazy about. This time I did my research and am proud to say I will definitely be making jambalaya again. Meaty, spicy, savoury and comforting, jambalaya has a lot going on. It’s entirely worth the effort and expense. Continue reading

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Seafood Chowder

Seafood Chowder

Seafood Chowder

 

Lately, the weather here on the west coastΒ has been nothing short of spectacular. So nice, in fact, that my azalea bush has started blooming in my front yard. We’ve been extremely spoiled weather wise, especially given that the rest of the country has been blanketed with freezing temperatures and snow. All the nice weather has got me dreaming of summer. When I think of summertime food, I immediately begin to think of all the things I want to Continue reading

Easy Homemade Chocolate Granola Bars

If you’re like me and hate sending your kids to school with store bought granola bars, here’s a way healthier alternative. These can be mixed together in less than 5 minutes and are completely nut free. They’re also incredibly yummy and dangerously addictive. Enjoy!

#Easy #Homemade #Chocolate Granola Bars: Nut-free for the kiddies.

Valentine’s Day dinner

Valentine's Day dinner

Mushroom thyme risotto with pan roasted chicken and port and fig reduction

 

Valentine’s day is just a couple of days away now and I’m working on my menu for the evening. Β My husband and I don’t usually go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day. Instead, we’ll go out for dinner on a different night and then spend Valentine’s at home making a special dinner. Date night dinners at our house often include risotto. It’s my ultimate favourite dish. It’s creamy, delicious, comforting and it can be made several different ways. For Valentine’s Day this year I’m making a mushroom thyme risotto and pan roasted chicken with a port and fig reduction. This is a recipe I tried out a few weeks ago. I enjoyed it so much that I’ve decided that I need to make it again. It takes a bit of time, about an hour and a half from start to finish, but it’s entirely worth it. Continue reading

Nutella cheesecake bites

Nutella cheesecake bites

Nutella cheesecake bites

 

 

Over the month of January I tried to focus my posts on healthier, lighter recipes. But with January safely behind us and Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away, I think it’s time to post a recipe that’s a bit more indulgent. Sort of like a reward for trying to eat so well in January.

The other day my son mentioned to me that it had been a long time since I had bought Nutella and asked if I Continue reading

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