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

Beef Stroganoff

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I was going through my recipe collection and found my Beef Stroganoff recipe.  It has been years since I have made it and I asked myself, “why the wait”?  This is a classic old school meal that deserves a lot more attention.  It tasted so good. Everyone loved it and bowls were scraped clean.  Add the fact that every mouthful was pure comfort.  Serve with a side salad to up your veggie intake.  This recipe will definitely be on my fall & winter menu rotation. I can’t wait to make it again. Continue reading

Creamy Curry Veggie & Black Bean Salad

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Summer is in full swing with no shortage of fresh vegetables to get creative with.  This salad pulls once serious punch of flavour.   Super-duper healthy — your body is going to love you for this one!  Make sure you pack the leftovers for your lunch the next day. Your taste buds are in for a treat!  If you’re going to serve this salad with something else, I would suggest a dish with a milder flavour.

I used a vegetable sprializer to make the zucchini and carrot noodles.  If you’re a kitchen person like me, the spiralizer is great gadget for your fresh vegetables.  Vegans and vegetarians would get a tonne of use out of it. Continue reading

Chicken Chili

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Chili is one of my favourite go to staple recipes.  Sometimes, when I don’t know what to make for dinner, I almost always have all the ingredients on hand to make Chili.  Satisfying and filling not to mention easy to make.   This recipe does not contain any real spicy heat.  You can easily add the level of heat you like with chili flakes, Tabasco Sauce, jalapeños, or other hot sauce of  your choice.  Or you can have your family or guests add their own level of heat suits them.  Serve with your favourite Nacho Tortilla Chips for a nice added crunch. Continue reading

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This is a great cake for a party. It’s huge and a little on the fluffy side.  It’s also super moist. This cake will be a crowd pleaser for sure! The Cream Cheese Frosting turns out perfect and tastes just like you expect it to! Check for cake doneness with a toothpick at around 30-35 minutes of baking (9″x13″pan).  Obviously I used the round pans in this photo. Continue reading