How to stretch your grocery budget in the wake of food inflation

As the prices of food soar due to inflation around the globe, I’ve been looking for ways to cut my monthly grocery bill down. Eating healthy shouldn’t cost so much. What I’ve started doing to lower my costs, is to find foods that will last a long time, can be easily frozen, and are loaded…

Thanksgiving 2021: healthy meal planning

It’s almost midnight on Sunday night as I write this out. It’s been a full day of cooking, cleaning and eating. And I couldn’t be happier – even though I totally broke my daily calorie limit by a lot. But you know what? Thanksgiving only comes once a year. And Thanksgiving is all about being…

Easter dinner ideas for the single chef

Here we are at Easter weekend. A whole year later since isolation began – and we’re heading into a third wave here in Alberta. There are still rules when it comes to family gatherings, and so once again, I will be alone for Easter. It sucks. Sometimes I wish I had a partner to share…

Pan Fried Salmon with Greens

In my attempt to continue losing weight, I’ve decided to add some more seafood to my diet. After a bit of a break in the kitchen, I’m back to cooking at least three times a week. With even more whispers of a pending lockdown, it’s the one thing they can’t take away from me. I…

Creamy Asparagus Soup

I made this the other night and still have leftovers even despite having a large bowl for lunch today. It reminded me of when my mum used to make asparagus soup for family dinners as a kid. Some of my fondest memories were watching her in the kitchen standing over the stove whipping up some…

Cheesy Broccoli and Ham Casserole

Thanksgiving is normally my favorite time of year. Even though the weather turns a bit colder, the air is crisp and the leaves are still colorful. It’s a magical time of year and I love getting together with family and sharing our favorite potluck dishes. My sister in law always brings a delicious broccoli and…

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

Looking for a healthier snack that is easy to make? I literally just whipped this up in minuets. I’m a bit sad that I’m out of sugar and can’t make anymore tonight – although I do have a package of Stevia that I should really use up. I had 2 pounds of blueberries that were…

Slow-cooked beef stew

While waiting for my morning coffee to brew, I hopped onto youtube. I was still contemplating on going back to bed, when I remembered that I had some vegetables that I needed to do something with. I scoured through my freezer and found some beef cubes. I’ve posted several recipes for stews in the past,…