Sick Roommate Chicken Soup

An all around comfort food. Eat it while you’re healthy, eat it while you’re sick. You won’t be disappointed. Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs, diced 2 medium onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 celery stalks, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 900ml tetra pak chicken stock 3 cups of water 3 cups spinach, chopped…

Chicken Bruschetta Soup with Tortellini

Adapted from a soup that Jen makes, and made my own with added spinach and tortellini. Easy meal for a crowd, and hearty enough to be a main course. Also freezes great, so great for a freezer meal or lunches. Ingredients: 1 large red onion, chopped (what I had in the house, 2 yellow onions…

Cheesy Rotini

Thought I’d try a “healthier” take on regular old mac and cheese, and came up with this creamy, three-cheese spinach main course dish. I’m not sure its even a tad healthier, but at least you’ll get your greens. Ingredients: 450g rotini 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 tsp garlic, minced 2 1/2…

No-rise Pizza Dough

I can make a pizza from start to finish in 30 minutes using this quick and easy dough recipe. Its one of my favourite Friday night dinner options, and my friends love it. But I’ve also made bacon and egg breakfast pizza using this simple crust. I have a round pizza pan with holes in…

Impossible Stromboli Pie

I wanted to make stromboli but didn’t have yeast for the dough in the house. Whipped this together – inspired by Impossible Cheeseburger Pie. Easy week night meal. Delicious. Nutritious. Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground beef 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red pepper, diced 1/2 package of taco seasoning (fajita or burrito…

Spicy Italian Strata

Inspired by a strata that I saw on ABC’s The Chew, I came up with this healthier version. Ingredients: 4 hot Italian turkey sausages, prebaked and sliced ¾ cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained 1 tsp sunflower oil 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes salt & pepper, dash of each 1 yellow bell pepper,…

Cheddar Muffins

I remember my sisters and me making these for dinner when we were kids. This is an old Reader’s Digest Recipe – we can only really take credit for finding and trying it. Definitely a favourite & just as yummy as I remember! Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour ½ cup sugar 1 tsp baking…

Spinach & Parmesan Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients: 1 10z pkg frozen, chopped spinach 6 bell peppers, sliced lengthwise 4 eggs 1 c. sour cream, fat free 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese 1/3 c. crushed rye crackers (or any sort of bread crumbs) 2 tsp. oregano (or to taste) Salt & Pepper Olive oil Method: Cook the spinach in the microwave from frozen…

Tandoori Salmon Patties

This is an adapted recipe from Canadian Living. It’s quick and easy, and can be served on a bun or by itself. Ingredients: 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 an onion, minced 1 cup crushed whole wheat soda crackers 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated 5 tbsp tandoori sauce 2 eggs 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 2 cans wild…

Crustless Salmon & Spinach Quiche

Ingredients: 1 can red salmon 10 eggs 2/3 cup  milk 2 cups packed fresh spinach, chopped 8 large mushrooms, finely chopped 1/2 onion, finely chopped Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sauteed the onion using cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a oven safe dish except the eggs and milk. Beat eggs and milk together…

Fresh Tomato & Turkey Sausage Soup

I made this tonight for the first time, roughly following a few different tomato soup recipes and using what I already had in the house. It’s became a favourite right away. I hope you like it too. Ingredients 2 small onions, chopped finely 2 celery stalks, chopped finely 1 carrot, chopped finely 1 tbsp butter…

Shrimp & Goat Cheese Pasta

Ingredients: 1 red or orange pepper 1 medium onion olive oil 1/2 cup corn (frozen kernels) 12-15 frozen, cooked large shrimp bruschetta seasoning 2 diced, plum tomatoes herbed goat’s cheese salt & pepper basil whole wheat rotini pasta Method: Before you begin, put on water for the pasta. But the time the pasta is cooked,…