Fancy but Easy Roasted Eggplant & Shallot Parmesan Galette

Impress your friends! Satisfy your tastebuds! Wow the in-laws! With just one easy recipe! 🙂 For Christmas, I adapted a recipe for a butternut sage galette (galette = essentially a “rustic” pie) and made a different filling using roast eggplant and tomato, with shallots. Because that’s how I roll. It was my first proper time…

Wintery Red Kidney Bean & Veggie Soup Recipe

This is an excellent winter recipe (if I may say so myself). It’s so easy because you can pretty much add any veggies you like AND when you get sick of it as soup, you can thicken it up and make a stew out of it. You can also make a large amount or small…

Amazeballs Zucchini Cornbread Recipe

With the bounty from our garden, I had to come up with ways to use up all the zukes before they died. Here’s an excellent, easy zucchini cornbread recipe (works well as plain cornbread, too). Ingredients: 1 x large zuke (grated) 1½ cups flour (I like to do a mix of wholewheat and all-purpose) ¾ cup…

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!!

I can’t even begin to describe how sinfully delicious and moist these are. And just think, they have vegetables in them, so they must be good for you, right? Ingredients (makes 12) 1 cup flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 tsp baking soda/bicarb 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt 1/2…

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Garlic & Butter

Because I currently have an abundance of amazing fresh veggies from our garden, I’ve been making various side dishes and experimenting with different ways to prepare the same veggies. My new favourite side dish is sauteed chard. It’s super quick and works well with anything. I’ve had it with zucchini and corn fritters, fish, and…

Zucchini and Corn Fritters with Red Kidney Beans

What do you do when you end up growing zucchinis this size? Why, you make zucchini and corn fritters of course (and double chocolate zucchini muffins, but that’s for another post)! Ingredients (for fritters): 2 cups shredded/grated zukes (probably 1 1/2 large zukes) 1 small can whole kernel corn, drained 1 cup all purpose flour…

Easy Peasy Mac & Cheesy

Looking for comfort food? Look no further. This is a super easy dish that also makes excellent left overs. Ingredients macaroni noodles 1 jar alfredo sauce (I like a roasted garlic one) dash of milk 2 cups grated cheese (a mix of cheddar and mozarella is good) garlic salt pepper to taste Method Boil the…

Skeletons in the Cooking Closet?

Go oooon. I know you have them. Some delightfully sinful recipe that you crave. You find yourself day dreaming about it. And then you’re just compelled to make it. Or make someone else make it (as is often the case in my family). Next, you’re scoffing it down in the dark. Crumbs on your pillow….

Easy Homemade Butterbean or Pesto Hummus

This is an excellent, super quick and easy to adapt recipe. It’s especially yummy as a warm dish served with pita chips or some fresh french loaf. The original recipe was one for a butterbean hummus but I didn’t have any, so below is my adaption, followed by how to make the original. Part of…

Walnut-Chocolate-Banana-Choc-Chip Muffins!!

Yip. They’re as crazy good as they sound… Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1 large egg 1 cup mashed bananas (I usually use about 3 bananas – you can…

Sinfully Pink Beetroot Hummus

I think what I love most about this recipe is the gorgeous , sinfully pink colour. This is a relatively easy recipe and can also be adapted by using pretty much any vegetable instead of the beetroot (e.g. carrots, butternut, pumpkin, etc.). You could even make it as a cheesy Valentine’s Day dish… Ingredients: 5…

Easy Home Made Salsa Recipe

This is a quick, easy, great addition to any Mexican dishes or to have with something like roast chicken or grilled chicken breasts. You could also serve it as an appetizer with some tortilla chips. It takes all of 5 minutes 🙂 Ingredients: 3 small, ripe tomatoes (I use Roma), chopped finely 1/2 red onion,…