Lazy Lasagna Soup

Folks, it does get much easier (or should I say lazier) than this.  Literally, all of the ingredients go in a soup pot right from the start.  This would be a great recipe to teach your kids how to make on their own.  Keep the greens aside to add at the very end just prior to serving.  This is very tasty soup, yet the flavor is not as intense as you might think it would be.   Total comfort food at it’s best.  Keep this soup vegan or garnish with some grated parmesan cheese to bring this soup up to the next level.

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Peanut Butter Granola

If you have never made homemade granola, this recipe is definitely worth a try. It’s super EASY to make, healthy and delicious.  No oil, preservatives, or refined sugar.  Just pure goodness!  You can use smooth or crunchy peanut butter.  If you don’t have maple syrup, you might be able to use Agave Syrup.  Eat it for breakfast with yogurt and berries or by the handful as a snack.  Vegan and Gluten-free, one thing is for certain, it won’t last long! Continue reading

Pizza Roll-Ups

I needed to make a savory type of “finger food” for an event and these Pizza Roll-Ups were a hit!  The dough is made from scratch and is very easy to make.  I made this recipe with just cheese and pepperoni. You can use your favourite pizza topping ingredients (meat, veggies, etc).  Be sure to watch them carefully as they bake.  They can easily burn if you let them go too long.  For your next gathering or just for yourself, give these a try! Continue reading

Meatloaf Burgers

Meatloaf reminds me of man-food and these little gems are no exception. This recipe was originally a regular meatloaf recipe.  I decided to switch things up a bit and make the meatloaf into burgers. They bake up faster without compromising on flavour or juiciness. I found them easier to freeze the leftovers (portion size) as well.  If you wish, you can make the recipe as a traditional meatloaf and bake it in a loaf pan for one hour.  I served up the burgers with my Parmesan Garlic Potato Wedges. Continue reading

Salted Caramel Coconut Cookies

This year I baked several types of Christmas cookies of which I made these vegan and gluten free Salted Caramel Coconut Cookies.  They were a nice addition to my usual cookies and I’m sure I will be making them again next year.   Funny how they were the first to vanish off the cookie plate! Continue reading

Oven Roast Leg of Lamb

For me, lamb is a treat.  Sometimes when you order it in a restaurant it can be a pricy meal.  And then there are those people who shy away from cooking lamb.  This recipe is SO easy and delicious, there is no excuse not to cook it.  Before I go any further with this recipe, I need to say that once the meat is prepared and marinated, it will need to be refrigerated for 24-48 hours prior to cooking.  So keep this in mind if you wish to make it.  Left overs can be frozen if needed. Continue reading

Santa’s Savory Snack Mix

Hey Everyone!  I made a couple batches of this crunchy snack mix for a Christmas Gift Exchange with the girls and it got rave reviews.   Of course you don’t have to save this recipe for a Christmas treat (nor does it have to be gluten free).    I’m sure it would be welcome anytime of the year.  This recipe is based on the Chex Mix recipe.  I wanted to make this version gluten free and believe me…no one would ever know.   You can easily switch up the cereals to similar ones if you can’t find the same ones that I have here. Just make sure they are plain, unflavoured and unsweetened. Continue reading

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burger

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If you are looking for a vegan and gluten free veggie burger that holds it shape and tastes great, look no further.  Packed with goodness,  I have altered this recipe to make it as simple as possible without compromising on flavour.  Your veggie friends and family will love them.  Continue reading

Crunchy Tuna Melt

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If you love sandwiches as much as I love sandwiches, you’re going to want to make The Crunchy Tuna Melt over and over again.  The best thing about this sandwich is the amazing crunch and flavour it delivers when you sink your teeth into it.  It may just be the highlight of your day. Correction…it will be the highlight of your day.

Say good-bye to regular tuna salad sandwiches because you won’t be able to go back.  The next time you have a craving for tuna, take the time to put this easy, delicious and toasty sandwich together.  Your taste buds will be doing a happy dance in your mouth!

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Morning Glory Muffins (grain free)

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But they don’t look like muffins!  Yes, yes…I know.  I was in the final stages of mixing the muffin batter when I opened my bottom oven drawer that houses all of my baking pans.  Where’s my muffin pan?  It’s not there!  So after a quick (and unsuccessful) search of possible places it could be in my kitchen, I decided to line a 9×9″ pan with parchment paper and scrape all the batter into it.  I slid the pan in my heated oven hoping for the best.

Lo and behold!  These “muffin squares” turned out AMAZING!  They do have that “Plain Jane” look about them but WOW do they taste great!  Super moist — you can’t eat just one. Impossible. The Hubs couldn’t believe how good they were!

This recipe contains no grains of any kind.  I used almond flour which is just finely ground up almonds. No one will ever know that these gems are gluten free.  What a treat!  Make them for a weekend breakfast or a mid-day snack or anytime, really.  Next time, I will try them out as actual muffins.   But where is my muffin pan? Continue reading