Italian Sausage Soup with Kale

After lots of heavy foods over the holidays, I’ve been craving something light. I had a package of sweet italian sausages in the fridge that needed to be used, so here is what ended up happening. Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 pound Italian sausage 2 onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 cup … Continue reading

Stuffed Tomatoes with Feta

I was on a kick of Greek-inspired flavours this week. It started with some homemade Spanakopita, and continued with this dish – one of my favorites. It’s my take on a greek classic – Yemista. Ingredients: 8 – 10 large ripe tomatoes, tops cut off and scooped out well into a bowl. Keep insides for … Continue reading

Ain’t Muffin Wrong with That

I grew up in a household where we followed Weight Watchers and regularly had many of the recipes from that plan. Here are a few of the muffin recipes I had regularly when growing up – guilt free!   Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins 2 ¼ cups flour 3 tbsp white sugar 1 tbsp baking powder … Continue reading

Sweet Potato and Andouille Chili

This delicious and affordable twist on chili was based on a recipe recommended by my friend Chris (found here: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/10/chorizo-sweet-potato-chili/). I made a few tweaks of my own and this is the result. Ingredients: 4 links fresh andouille sausage (in Halifax, I buy this from Pete’s Frootique), casings removed 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into … Continue reading

Sweet and Sour Curried Vegetables

Ingredients: 1 small head of cauliflower (cut into very small florets) 1 onion chopped 1 small eggplant, chopped (optional) 3 cups butternut squash (chopped in small pieces – I use frozen) 1 can chick peas (drained and rinsed) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 2 398ml cans plain tomato sauce 3 tbsp curry paste (mild red curry paste … Continue reading

40 minute turkey dinner

I know what you’re saying – yeah right. Last night I got a crazy craving for turkey dinner – probably due to my American friends enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday. Instead of cooking a whole bird, I decided to try a shortcut. Here’s what I did: Ingredients:  1 lb extra lean ground turkey 1 small onion, … Continue reading