Minestrone Soup and Cheese Biscuits

My mother’s soup and biscuits have become a favourite in our family. Whenever I make this meal, I’m reminded of home. Minestrone SoupPrintable Recipe 2 tsp olive oil1 onion2 carrots2 stalks of celery2 cloves crushed garlic1 tsp oregano1 tsp basil1/2 tsp salt1/8 tsp ground pepper4 cups water1 vegetable boullion cube1 can crushed tomatoes1 can kidney beans, rinsed […]

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells

Jumbo pasta shells stuffed with cottage cheese and spinach. Printable Recipe 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 10oz package of frozen chopped spinach 2 cups of cottage cheese 1/3 cup parmesan cheese 1 egg 1 tsp oregano salt and pepper 1 700ml bottle of pasta sauce 18 cooked jumbo pasta shells 1 cup […]

Moroccan Chickpea Stew

A delicious and exotic stew made with chickpeas, sweet potato, red peppers and cabbage served on a bed of couscous. Printable Recipe 2 tbsp olive oil1 onion, diced1 clove garlic, minced1 large sweet potato, peel and chopped2 cups of cabbage, shredded1 red pepper, diced1 can chickpeas1 can diced tomatoes1 tsp ginger1 tsp turmeric1 tsp cumin1 tsp […]


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 ones3-½ cups water or vegetable broth1 cup white rice1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon salt½ teaspoons pepper2 tablespoons vegetable oil Slice the onions lengthwise. Heat 1 table­spoon of veg­etable oil […]

Yam Gnocchi

Since the Ricotta and Spinach Gnocchi I made was such a big hit with my family, I decided to try this yam version, topped with a creamy pesto sauce. Printable Recipe 3 medium yams1/4 cup parmesan1 egg1/2 tsp nutmeg2 1/2 cups flour Peel and chop yams, then steam them until soft. Mash yams in a large bowl, […]

Channa Masala

Chickpea curry with sweet potatoes and butternut squash, garnished with fresh chopped cilantro. It’s delish! 1 Tbsp of vegetable oil2 cloves of garlic minced1 thumbsized ginger minced1 diced onion3 Tbsp of good curry powder mix1/2 can of coconut milk1/4 cup of cashew butter (almond or hazelnut butter is also good)1 can of chickpeas2 cups of […]

Tofu Triangles (Cole ate them!!!)

Here is the meal that finally broke Cole’s dinner-strike.  They taste a lot like chicken nuggets but are much healthier. 1 cup breadcrumbs1 tbsp flaxseed meal1 tbsp parmesan1/2 tsp paprika1 cup spinach puree1 egg, lightly beaten1 14oz package of extra-firm tofu1/4 cup teriyaki saucenonstick cooking spray1 tbsp olive oil Slice tofu 1/2″ thick, then cut the slices in half diagonally to […]

Cheesy Quinoa Bake

If you haven’t tried cooking with quinoa yet you should definitely give it a try. Quinoa (pronounced keenwa) is an ancient grain that’s high in protein and nutrients and can be used as a substitute for rice in most dishes. It also makes a great dessert or breakfast. The following recipe is a yummy meatless dinner […]


Harira is a traditional Moroccan soup, served during Muslim Ramadan to break the fasting day. This crockpot version is a wonderful way to enjoy Harira. There’s no need to wait for Ramadan for this delicious soup. 1 tbsp olive oil2 small onions1 clove garlic, crushed2 carrots2 celery stalks1 tsp each of ground cumin1 tbsp grated ginger1 tsp […]

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 […]

Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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