Rustic Turkey Sausage Soup

I didn’t realize the turkey sausage I planned to make soup with was honey garlic rather than Italian, so I changed my dinner plans last minute and this is what I got. I enjoyed it enough to make a point of writing this post so I can remember how to make it again. Enjoy!! Ingredients…

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…

Hot and Hearty Soup

I made this once this past winter with a few different ingredients and regretted not writing it down. It turned out even better tonight, so here’s what I did: Ingredients 3 hot Italian pork sausages 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp minced garlic 2 med onions, chopped 3 stalks of celery, chopped 3 carrots, chopped…

Squash Fritters

Stacey sent this recipe today with a note to quickly add it to the blog because people are asking for the recipe. Relatively simple, and a great way to get in your veggies. Ingredients: 3 cups squash grate 1/2 teaspoon all spice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs 1/2 cup oat flour (also can use…

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…

Varenikje (Sweet Perogies)

This best-ever varenikje dough recipe was adapted from Norma Jost Voth’s Mennonite Foods and Folkways from South Russia, Volume II.  This recipe doubled yields 7 dozen varenikje.  It also works well when tripled.  The recipe calls for all-purpose flour but bread flour may be substituted partially or entirely.  The varenikje may be made ahead, frozen…

Moroccan Peanut Veggie Soup

Excellent new recipe of Jen’s. I think what made it so great was all the extra cayenne pepper. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion chopped 2 celery stalks chopped 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons ground chili powder 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon cayenne powder…

Tamale Pie

A childhood favourite adapted to our liking. Enjoy! And don’t be afraid to add more heat! 4 Cups Chicken Stock 1 1/2 C Corn Meal 1 t Salt 2 eggs 1/2 C Parm (or cheddar  Measure corn meal into bowl.  Add 1 C stock to bowl.  Heat remaining stock on stove.  Add Corn meal to…

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…

Imam Bayildi (eggplants stuffed with peppers, tomatoes, and onions)

Stacey made this for me when I was visiting her in South Africa last June. Immediate favourite of mine, long standing favourite of her and Joel! Enjoy! Adapted from Middle Eastern Cookery by Arto der Haroutunian Ingredients: 4 medium eggplants 6T olive oil 2 onions thinly sliced 2 green peppers, seeded and thinly sliced 2…