Taco in a Bag


One of the fun kid-friendly recipes I found that we used for lunch while we were camping was Taco in a Bag.  (Gary even had this served to him at a car event he was at).  The kids absolutely loved it and I think it will be a staple as a school lunch.  It looks […]

Pizza Dough from Scratch

Risen dough

This recipe is a variation on the one that was offered through the LCBO’s Food and Drink magazine, back in the winter of 2008. We make pizza once a week now — I honestly can’t remember the last time we got delivery! Yield: enough for 2 thin-crust 12-inch pizzas, so by all means, halve the […]


So, I’ve come to think that there are, indeed, some benefits to eating (at least some) raw and/or vegan foods. Firstly, after seven days, I’m feeling really good – don’t really miss meat or, more importantly, cheese (granted, I did a bunch of research and preparation, but still thought I’d be freaking out by now). […]

Buttermilk biscuits with green onions, black pepper and sea salt


I love biscuits, but I’m not much of a baker, so we typically don’t enjoy them at home very often. Well, never really. When I saw the following recipe in the November 2008 issue of Bon Appetit, it looked so easy that I just had to try my hand. I couldn’t believe how simple this […]

Mad About Mango

After my last posting, you’ll probably conclude from this entry that I’m a mango freak. I much prefer the term fanatic – it seems so much less … spooky! Mango is amazing and so versatile, especially in summer, but sometimes troublesome to deal with, unless it’s perfectly ripe. It’s nice that mango is now available […]

We’re having a bloody heart for dinner!!!

The March 06 issue of Bon Appetit has tasty looking recipe for Hoisin Marinated pork chops. It’s got lot’s of cool stuff in the marinade like oyster sauce, black bean sauce, garlic, ginger and of course hoisin sauce. One odd ingredient is a whole teaspoon full of red food dye. Throw all this stuff in […]

Quick n easy pizza

This is the easiest pizza ever, and best of all, the kids love it. Forget about the mess of using frozen or fresh pizza dough, let alone making your own. Just take a package of soft tortillas, add a bit of sauce and some toppings and voila….home made thin crust pizza! We put the sauce […]