Tomato Soup Mac & Cheese

  Sometimes you just need some good ol’ comfort food, and this tomato soup mac & cheese is the ultimate comfort food. It’s mac & cheese bumped up a notch with the addition of canned tomato soup. I generally avoid condensed soups but I couldn’t resist giving this a try. I saw it on Pinterest … Read more

Squash and Dumplings

Slow cooked butternut squash and beans topped with cheesy pesto dumplings. 3/4 lb butternut squash, cut into 1/2 inch pieces1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes1 19 oz can navy beans, rinsed and drained2 cups sliced white mushrooms1 cup vegetable broth2 cloves garlic, crushed1 tsp oregano1 tsp basil1/4 tsp salt1/4 tsp pepper Dumplings:1/2 cup all-purpose … Read more

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Spaghetti squash baked with veggies and topped with cheese. 1 medium spaghetti squash 2 tsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 green or red pepper, chopped 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes 2 tbsp sundried tomato pesto 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Cut squash in half lengthwise. … Read more

Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi Revisted

One of my early posts, Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi, documents my first attempt at making gnocchi.  I had so much fun making it and the whole family liked it, so several more gnocchi attempts followed, like Yam Gnocchi and Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi (thankfully my photos have improved a little since then!). Not long ago, I decided it … Read more

Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi

If making your own gnocchi sounds daunting to you, don’t worry, this is actually really easy and fun to make. It’s fun to eat too! 1 14oz container of ricotta cheese 1 10oz package of frozen chopped spinach 1/3 cup parmesan cheese 1 large egg 1-2 cups of flour dash of nutmeg Heat up spinach … Read more

Really Good Mac and Cheese

This is my favourite macaroni and cheese recipe, made with homemade whole wheat pasta. 2 cups uncooked macaroni 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp ground mustard 1/4 tsp worcestershire sauce 2 cups milk 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs Heat oven to 350F. Cook … Read more

Quinoa Patties

Sadly, I’m the only one in my house who likes quinoa. It’s too bad, because quinoa is so good for you. It’s full of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It also helps balance blood sugar, along with many other health benefits. I happen to think it tastes pretty good too, although apparently my family would disagree. Needless … Read more


A Middle Eastern dish with lentils, rice and carmelized onions. 1 cup lentils (I used 1/2 cup red and 1/2 cup brown lentils) 2 large onions, or 4 small ones 3-½ cups water or vegetable broth 1 cup white rice 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoons pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Slice the onions … Read more

Moroccan Lentils #MOLOmonday

  I can’t even wrap my head around the fact that it’s a new month already! Where did February go? So now it’s March, and here we are at the first Monday of the month.  Do you know what that means? It’s MOLO Monday!  This is when I show you how to make over leftovers … Read more

Moroccan Lentil Pie

Lentils, cheese and Moroccan spices wrapped in a delicate phyllo crust. 4 cups of Lentil and Vegetable Tagine 4 sheets phyllo pastry 1 tsp butter, melted 2 tsp olive oil 1 cup feta cheese 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 2 eggs 1 tsp parsley flakes Spray a 2-quart round glass baking dish with cookiing spray. Overlap … Read more