Andouille Sausage (Gluten Free!)

It all started when I needed Andouille sausage during the Christmas holiday and the local butcher had none. They usually make it fresh, but their order of pork wasn’t due for another day or two. I decided – I have a Kitchenaid Mixer with the meat grinder, I’ll just make my own! I was in … Continue reading

Gluten Free Coconut Cream Pie

Ingredients: 1 Mi-Del Gluten Free Graham Cracker Crust For the Toasted Coconut Topping 1/3 cup flaked, sweetened coconut Filling: 1½ cups coconut milk (whisked together to make sure it’s evenly incorporated) 1½ cups 10% Cream (Blend or Half-and-Half) 5 egg yolks ¾ cup sugar 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon butter ¼ teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon coconut … 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

Gluten Free Lemon Sour Cream Pie

First off, there is no picture of this pie….because we ate it all before I could take one. One of my best friends can’t have gluten, but that has never stopped us from having a top notch meal together. I have gotten very used to making recipes gluten free or coming up with ideas that … Continue reading

Donair Tacos

There are few things I like as much as some good tacos. But here’s where the twist comes in – what if they tasted like donairs? Here’s a little creation I came up with using some components from other recipes. Ingredients: 1 lb extra lean ground beef 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper … 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

Donair Dip

(Originally inspired by: http://mmmisformommy.com/2013/05/hot-donair-dip-aka-halidip.html) While this dip may look strange, it’s certainly delicious and has the true essence of a donair in every bite. Ingredients: 1 lb extra lean ground beef 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp each salt and black … Continue reading

Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients: 3 leeks, cleaned well and chopped 5 potatoes – peeled and chopped into 1″ cubes 4 tbsp butter 4 – 5 cups chicken stock – enough to cover everything plus a bit more 3/4 cup cream (Either heavy cream or half and half will work) Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Melt butter and … 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