Baked Breaded Cauliflower Florets

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Crispy cauliflower pieces breaded with Panko breadcrumbs and baked to perfection. Not only are these delicious but they are super healthy and good for you. It's the weekend, so it's time to relax and be silly again. I live for weekends, to have time off, relax and be with my family. And it continues to be gorgeous outside which I am just over the moon with happiness because this means this weekend we are going to go for a drive in the mountains and hopefully get some beautiful pictures. … [Read more...]

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

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How are you all doing? Ready for a simple recipe that's gluten free, low carb and really easy to make? I hope you are because this recipe is a winner and a keeper. I'm really excited to tell you about this recipe. I have made cauliflower pizza crust before but at that time I felt that there were maybe just too many ingredients in the crust. I wanted a different easier version. And I was craving cheesy breadsticks so this is how I ended up making this. I don't think this recipe could get any … [Read more...]

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

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Listen up my friends! These zucchini sticks Are.The.Bomb! Seriously. I honestly can't think of a better way to get your kids to eat their veggies. Not to mention all the health benefits of zucchini, from cancer prevention to heart attack and stroke prevention! No lie! I even got the hand model to eat some and he loved them. Trust me that's big. There was a time about 5 years ago when the hand model was a vegetarian. But here's the funny thing, during his vegetarian year, he hardly ate … [Read more...]

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

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This week has been the longest week ever. But I say that every single week. I love Fridays, hate Mondays and everything in between, blah blah blah blah blah! That's the bad news. The good news is I have a new favorite appetizer. And that's these tomatoes here! Seriously, it's my new favorite way to eat tomatoes. These baked Parmesan tomatoes are the bomb!! Strong emphasis on the word baked, hence good for you. It's almost magical when you pair together tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. I don't … [Read more...]

Chicken Enchilada Roll Ups

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I'm not a Superbowl fan and neither is my husband, but you know what, that doesn't stop us from enjoying the food. So in honor of Superbowl I made these chicken enchilada roll ups for you all. I know you will love these. I've been a bit obsessed with chicken enchilada  anything lately. When I think of what to cook, the only thing that comes to mind is chicken enchilada. Of course I can't make the same thing over and over, I want to try different things, so I experiment a lot and these roll … [Read more...]

Roasted Head of Cauliflower with Blue Cheese and Sour Cream Dip

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Now that the holidays are over I have to admit I don't feel like cooking much. I cooked so much over the holidays since Christmas was at my house, that I've just had enough. This is why you see recipes like this cauliflower or this BLT sandwich, because they don't require much cooking. I just need a little bit of a break, I think the holidays do that to all of us. So you know what we've been doing for dinner? Ordering take out, or making crockpot meals, like the wild rice and quinoa soup I'll … [Read more...]

Crockpot Sweet and Tangy Asian Meatballs

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These crockpot sweet and tangy Asian meatballs are all about pork. I don't know about you but I love pork meatballs. I love beef meatballs too, heck who am I kidding, I love all meatballs, but pork meatballs hold a special place in my heart. It's probably because of the fat. They are juicier than any other meatballs and pack a lot more flavor. But these meatballs here are super special. I loaded them up with lots of garlic, lots of green onions and ginger. A bit different from my usual … [Read more...]

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

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Well you've probably stuffed yourself until you went into a food coma. At least I have! I made all my favorites for Christmas: my cabbage rolls, my walnut bread, sex in a pan, great big old turkey with mashed potatoes and my favorite salad. And I ate from everything, although we still have a few leftovers. I have to stop making sex in a pan, that thing is dangerous for me. Just knowing that it's in the fridge, I can't stop thinking about it, I dream about it, I wake up and I want it for … [Read more...]

Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms Tart with Blue Cheese

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I have a secret to share with you. I love caramelized onions, as in caramelized onion flatbread, as in this tart here. But I also love mushrooms. And blue cheese. This tart here is a win win. Are you guys scared of making tarts? They're so easy because the easiest way to make them is using puff pastry, then you can top them with anything you want, fruits, custard tarts, and savory tarts like this one. You'll find many such tarts here on Jo Cooks. So this tart here. Yum! Caramelized … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Hummus

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Have you ever had hummus before? Hummus is Middle Eastern dip made from cooked chickpeas, olive oil, tahini and lemon juice. My version here is slightly different. You must love garlic for this hummus. I love roasted garlic and I always loved roasted garlic hummus, so I roasted 3 whole  garlic heads, which is very easy to do if you've never roasted garlic before. You first cut the top of the cloves off and place them in aluminum foil with the cut part on top, drizzle with some olive oil and … [Read more...]

Roasted Eggplant and Pepper Spread (Zacusca)

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I am so excited to share this recipe with you. I grew up eating this vegetable spread and it's one of my favorite snacks. Though I have to confess, as a child I used to hate this, because like most children I hated vegetables. However as I grew up and smartened up, I realized how delicious this was. Now if you've never heard of this vegetable spread, let me tell you now, it's unbelievable. We usually eat it on bread just like you see in the pictures, it's meant as a snack or an appetizer. … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Avocado Salsa

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Can there be anything better than a delicious salsa made with shrimp, avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes and a lot of other goodies? Probably not! But before I tell you about this recipe, I need to complain about the weather. It's been pretty yucky here in Calgary. It's now almost the middle of August and it rains pretty much every day. I don't get it. This is supposed to be sunny Calgary. But anyway, regardless of what the weather is like, one thing's for sure. This salsa is a summertime recipe, … [Read more...]