Split Pea and Smoked Turkey Leg Soup with Egg Crostini

Shake a Leg and Get your Soup Slurp On!!

 

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We all have that food memory from when we were young and sick don’t we? You know that one thing as a kid your Mom always made you to feel better? For me it was French Canadian Pea Soup! I loved everything about it as a child, and still do!!

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Chunky Vegetable Paleo Chili Soup

I’m Officially ADDICTED to this Soup!!!!

 

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So a few weeks ago I decided it was time to get my rear in gear and lose a few pounds that had snuck up on me over the winter. Like most of us, I wanted a quick fix! My mind went straight to that cabbage soup diet from when I was young.

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Stuffed Homemade Pita with Chicken and Haydari Sauce

 

 

You had me at Stuffed!!!!

 

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I recently discovered a wonderful Chef named Jane Coxwell. She is the head chef on Diane Von Verstenberg’s boat and she has a way of taking beautiful simple ingredients and elevating them to completely eye popping beauty.

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Chicken Chili Tortilla Pie

No need to be Chili with this little number around!!

 

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What a crazy winter we’re having in Toronto this year. Can anyone say extremes! One week it’s 15 degrees above zero and the next it’s 15 below. Maybe that’s why everyone I talk to is sick!! Last week that was me too!!

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Polenta Bundt Cakes, Herb Oil and Paprika Chicken and Shrimp with Romesco Sauce

 

 

We’re going to Bundt this right out of the park!! Is that baseball or football?

 

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Lets talk polenta. Cornmeal, water, salt and a touch of oil for the basic recipe. You can add a variety of cheeses to it at that point, It can be left soft and runnier or thick in order to mold and cut. Either way I find people mostly either love it or hate it.

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Breakfast Tacos with Organic Chicken, Avocado and Fried Egg

 

Always Look on the Sunny Side of Life!!

Breakfast Taco

The sun is shining today and that made me want to cook sunny side up eggs! Ok so it’s minus 20, BUT SUNNY…come on that’s gotta count for something!

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Detox Broth and Chicken Wonton Soup

 

I’m feeling a Little Flushed!!

 

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The holidays have come and gone AGAIN! What a whirlwind they were too. I really expected lazy days with no real plan and lots of family time. Well some of that happened but not nearly enough. Slightly later sleep ins but otherwise I was pretty darn busy!

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Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

 

N’awlins Noshing!!!

 

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New Orleans comfort food! The perfect blending of Louisiana’s French and Spanish influences with their Creole heritage.

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Italian Stuffed Chicken Meatloaf

 

Stuffed is always better!!!

 

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I’ve always loved meatloaf and this recipe takes it in a slightly different direction!

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Greek Stuffed Peppers

 

A Classic Recipe with an International Twist!

 

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So who didn’t grow up eating stuffed peppers? This is definitely a dish I can remember eating often as a child. I have taken a simple old fashioned recipe and given it a slightly different flavour base.

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