Greek Chicken Red Quinoa Salad

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Red Quinoa is becoming increasingly popular lately but I don't normally cook with it for one reason. My husband hates it! So I've been scratching my head here trying to figure out how to get him to eat his quinoa, because let's face it we all know that quinoa is highly rich in nutrients. But no matter how healthy quinoa and how good it may be for you, I just couldn't convince him to eat it. Until now! He loves Greek salads, he'll buy them or make them any chance he gets, so I thought to … [Read more...]

Tuscan Chicken

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Do you guys ever have one of those crazy weeks where you just can't get enough time in the day to do everything you need to do, like work a full time job, cook dinner, clean up the kitchen, grocery shopping, etc, etc, etc. Well I'm having one of those weeks. There just doesn't seem enough hours in the day to do everything I need to, so finally today I said to myself I'm not going to do anything else after work except make dinner and relax by blogging. I know I'm weird but I really do find … [Read more...]

Classic Greek Salad

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That's one delicious salad there! Greek salad is by far my favorite salad ever. This salad was extra special though. This salad was made with love by my dear husband. The only pleasure I take from being sick is having my husband cater to me. But it's true, I love it, my husband makes me teas, and lunch and dinner and it just feels wonderful. But all kidding aside this is one great salad. This is our recipe for Greek salad that we make over and over again. The only thing we change with it is … [Read more...]

Lamb Souvlaki Pizza with Tzatziki Sauce

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A few days ago I shared with you my recipe for lamb souvlaki and I was pretty excited to tell you how much I loved it. We used some of the meat to make this amazing greek style pizza with the lamb and it turned out delicious beyond belief. As I said before I'm not a fan of lamb but this lamb was so delicious, it literally melts in your mouth. I also love greek flavors, like feta cheese, red onions, olives and oregano. So when you put all those delicious ingredients on a pizza, well you have a … [Read more...]

Olive Stew With Pork

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Before I give you details about this recipe I must give credit where credit is due. This recipe was completely made by my husband. This is one of his favorite dishes. Now you may think this recipe is quite strange, in fact I did when my husband first told me about this dish a few years ago. It is a Romanian dish that is common there but usually instead of pork, it's made with beef tongue. Yep, this is probably where I'll lose you. This is where I almost gave up on this recipe. My mother in … [Read more...]

Taco Pizza

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You know what I think of when I look at this pizza? Perfection! Tacos have been on my mind lately, and I wanted one, but I wanted to have a different sort of taco. Since it's weekend, and pretty much every weekend my husband and I make a pizza, well what happens when you put tacos and pizza together? You end up with taco pizza! I have to tell you, this taco pizza is brilliant. Seriously brilliant. Ever since we've started making pizza at home we never ordered pizza again. The dough is so … [Read more...]

Breakfast Nacho Burritos

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These nacho burritos are perfect for a weekend breakfast, they are so filling and most of all delicious. I gotta say it didn't take me long to make these breakfast burritos. I made them with regular tortillas, beef, potatoes and eggs as the main ingredients. It was a winner at my house. Even the dog enjoyed them and gave me 2 thumbs up, though she always loves whatever I give her. Start by roughly chopping up a medium onion. Next, in a large skillet, add the ground beef, you'll need no … [Read more...]

Loaded Potato Skins

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I had a mojito today. I was so hot I needed a cold mojito to chill me off. I don't think it worked. In fact it did the opposite. One thing I miss from living in Southern Ontario is a cold air conditioned house. People here in Calgary don't normally have air conditioners because you normally don't need one, you probably need it for a couple weeks all summer. But it doesn't help when I have the oven on. It turns my kitchen into a sauna. But it was worth it to make these unbelievable … [Read more...]

Linguine Puttanesca with Tuna

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Ever wonder what Puttanesca means? Well I recently found out while watching the foodnetwork channel. However the history of pasta Puttanesca has many colorful Italian folk tales. The word itself Puttana in Italian means whore. One of these such tales, suggest that a restaurant owner had many such "whore" guests come to his restaurant to eat late at night as he was about to close. As he didn't have enough of any one ingredient to make a meal for them all, he would take everything out of his … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

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If you've never cooked with couscous before, don't get turned off by it. Couscous is just small beads of pasta made from semolina. It's very popular in countries like Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, and lots of Arabic countries. Traditionally, it is served with meat and vegetable stew. It cooks very quickly, so it's perfect for a hectic night when you want a quick and healthy dinner. If you cook couscous properly it's very light and fluffy. Luckily, in most western supermarkets, couscous is … [Read more...]

Bacon Mushroom Calzones

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Pizza has become a staple at my house on the weekend. However, we're starting the get a bit bored with it, so this weekend we decided to try a calzone. Calzones are really just Italian sandwiches traditionally stuffed with mozzarella and tomatoes and made from pizza dough. They make for great street food because they are easy to eat on the street while standing or walking. I suppose a calzone is similar to a stromboli, not really sure what the difference is, they look the same to me. I … [Read more...]

Tomato and Tapenade Tarts with Mascarpone Cheese

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I've always been scared of making tarts because I always thought they were difficult to make. Not these babies. These delicious tarts are so cute and they are full of flavor, and the best part of it all they demand very little time and effort to make. If I can make these, so can you. And I'll tell you why they are so simple. They are simple because they use puff pastry ... from the store. That's right, you heard me. I, for one, love puff pastry, I make the best cheese pies with puff … [Read more...]