Gnocchi with Mushroom Ragu

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This gnocchi with mushroom ragu is a super easy dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes and perfect for any night of the week. Remember I told you I work in IT (Information Technology)? I've been a systems analyst/software developer all my life, for almost 20 years. Stop guessing my age! Would you believe it if I told you that in all that time I never used a Mac computer? Kind of hard to believe. I've always been a Windows gal. There really is something to be said about teaching old dogs new … [Read more...]

Baked Breaded Cauliflower Florets


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


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


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


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...]

Roasted Head of Cauliflower with Blue Cheese and Sour Cream Dip


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...]

Parmesan Garlic Roasted Potatoes

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I can't deny that one of my favorite sides are roasted potatoes. I've made roasted potatoes so many different ways,  I just like different spices and flavors, so I'll try and put just about everything on potatoes. To me, roasted potatoes are such a comfort food. So I've made roasted potatoes with garlic sauce before or I've made Parmesan roasted potatoes but I've never combined the two flavors together. Until now! And I need to tell you these potatoes are to die for. They are so goooooood! … [Read more...]

Roasted Eggplant and Pepper Spread (Zacusca)


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...]

Cauliflower Poppers II

cauliflower poppers II

What? What's with the cauliflower poppers II? Well I have another version here, but I love my cauliflower so much I had to try it with different spices. But before I do I need to complain a little about the weather we've having. I can't take it anymore!! You Calgarians out there know what I'm talking about. It is past the middle of March and it won't stop snowing. I crave warm weather. I want to not see snow anymore! It's days like this that I wish I lived on a secluded island... OK, I … [Read more...]

The Grilled Works

The Grilled Works

I can't stop watching the foodnetwork channel. All weekend long all I watched is Guy Fieri's Diner's, Drive-Ins and Dives and the Canadian version You Gotta Eat Here. So as I was watching one of these shows I saw them make this grilled sandwich and I was drooling. Well I had to try it, it sure seemed simple enough and I had all the ingredients on hand. Who doesn't love a grilled sandwich. The ingredients are simple, onions, shiitake mushrooms, though regular white mushrooms would work as … [Read more...]

Avocado Egg Salad Wraps


What happens when you tell an egg joke? It cracks up! LOL, sorry, I couldn't help it, I'm writing about an egg salad, what's better than to tell an egg joke? Wait I got more. Why can't you tease egg whites? Because they can't take a yolk! What happens if you play table tennis with a bad egg? It goes ping then it goes pong. OK, I'll stop before you leave here. I will talk about my recipe now, because it's so good and it's one of my favorites for lunch. Today's star attraction is … [Read more...]

Deep Fried Cauliflower Pieces


I know these aren't healthy for you but look at it this way, they're half healthy because it's cauliflower. And every once in a while you can indulge. I must tell you though, this is probably going to be the most tasty cauliflower you'll ever have. So yes, you shouldn't have this all the time, but something like this is perfect for a party like a Superbowl party, or just a get together with friends. These deep fried cauliflower pieces are nice and crispy and so yummy and the secret is that … [Read more...]