Spaghetti with beef and mushroom sauce

My belly is full and happy after I just cleaned off my plate for dinner tonight. I had originally planned on making tacos but realized that I’ve been eating spinach wraps daily for lunch and wanted to change things up a bit. I had taken out some ground beef to defrost last night and you…

Lazy meatball and pasta casserole

Recently, I posted a recipe for an Italian Meatball and Pasta casserole and it was simply delicious. As a single person, these recipes can last me two or three days. Sometimes longer if it’s chili or soup – I just freeze whatever I don’t eat right away. But about a month ago, I ordered a…

All good things must come to an end

It’s nearly 10 am as I write this and I’m sitting down for my first cup of coffee for the day. I’ve been awake since 8 but it was so cold today that I decided to stay bundled up in bed with my phone and browsed TikTok and other social media platforms for a while….

We’re back in isolation … again.

I wasn’t going to write today but after a provincial announcement yesterday, I’m livid and heartbroken. We’re entering into another “lockdown” so to speak. But not really. The rules are murky at best. People are confused. There’s a lot of panic going around today about getting vaccine passports and such. All I want to say…

Oatmeal Yogurt Squares

I think over did it on groceries on Thursday because I still have a lot of food I need to use up before it goes bad. I’ve been cooking like mad and decided to switch things up tonight with some baking. I made a delicious blueberry loaf the other night to use up some berries…

Fitness Challenge 2021 – update 1

So, I figured I should post a fitness update since it’s already April 10th. The one major thing that has changed for me in this challenge is being able to cook more. I’m back to working with healthy foods and vegetables. I’ve made many meals in the past week and have posted the recipes for…

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…

Goal Setting – April 2021

Every few months, I sit down and review my previous fitness plans and challenges. I hate that I’ve let myself get to a point where I can’t even walk up a flight of stairs without wheezing. Part of that is asthma, but part of that is also the weight gain too. Partially caused by hormones,…

Wednesday thoughts and morning coffee

Hello readers and happy Wednesday to you. I’m slowly getting back into a normal routine and hope to be publishing recipes and articles very soon. It’s been a whirlwind of a month and I’m grateful to be starting this next chapter of my life. I love my new home. Even with the traffic outside, it’s…

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

I’m reposting this because I’m craving pot pie. Think I will make one tomorrow night. Last night, I decided to try and make chicken pot pie for the first time. And I have to tell you – it was absolutely delicious. I ate more than I should and my stomach is paying for it today….