Friday 30 August 2013

Quinoa salad- vegan and gluten free

Monday 26 August 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars!

What happened to the lovely warm weather we have been having here in Seattle? I have spent most of the Summer in flip flops, shorts and capri's only to wake up this morning to a definite chill in the air. A fire in the fireplace, on the veranda chill! The good news in this is, we now have an excuse to turn on the oven and bake up something delectably good!

These chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars are a mouthful.....of deliciousness! Just picture a bottom layer of graham cracker, a middle layer of creamy cheesecake, and a top layer of classic chocolate chip dough. Does this sound too good to be true? They are for real and are so easy to make! You are only a few steps to reality!!

Friday 23 August 2013

Lactation Chocolate Chip Cookies!

"This recipe is great for mothers who are breastfeeding. It helps to keep your milk supply up or increase your milk supply. Use more brewers yeast and oatmeal if you are wanting to increase your milk supply. You can use more chocolate chips if you like or any kind of chips," says Noel Trujillo. You can also safely eat these cookies during pregnancy in preparation for breastfeeding.

Monday 19 August 2013

Watermelon and Spinach Salad!

One of the great things about the summer is the availability of local produce, that I have talked about in many of my blogs. Nearly everyone loves watermelon and with the seedless varieties, they’re really great to use in salads. I love this salad that was introduced to me at Pearl Laguna spa. It is low fat, low calorie, vegetarian and gluten free...........and it is full of flavor!! 

Friday 16 August 2013

Hatch Pepper aoli and stuffed hatch peppers!! Oooh lala!

 Delicious hamburger's with "Hatch chile spiked aoli", "Chorizo stuffed Hatch peppers" and Billy's favorite potato salad.....our Monday night dinner! Yummy? YES!!!!

Monday 12 August 2013

Black and White Bowtie pasta salad!

 Summer cookouts go hand in hand with potato salad, coleslaw, macaroni salad. This refreshingly light take on an all-time favorite. It's perfect for a fast weeknight dinner or festive weekend barbecue.  My friend Ruth was up to Seattle a couple weeks ago for a visit, then drove to Vancouver with her husband Jim. While in Vancouver she and Jim bought me 4 flavored salts and a couple of rubs....thank you very much! Next up, I was preparing a salad to take to my class reunion. I used the "Smoked Bacon Sea Salt", OMGosh!! This added such flavor to this delicious salad, it tastes like bacon is in the salad without the added calories and fat!!  I received so many complements on this delicious salad, it is really tasty!

Friday 9 August 2013

Chicken Wellington with mustard sauce!

This is a delicious main course recipe. it may take a little time to prepare but it is well worth the effort.
The bonus to this recipe is that it is freezable after cooking so that couples can make it once and have enough for multiple meals. 

Monday 5 August 2013

Tink's Roasted vegetables!

 Here's a RECIPE that doesn’t require a recipe! The dish’s name itself tells you the whole story.  But, there are always questions, such as: peel first, or not, or how hot should the grill be, and what do I dress the vegetables with?

Thursday 1 August 2013

Delores Broken Hearted Chicken


Far be it for me to revel in someone else’s misery. I get no pleasure out of other people’s heartbreak…....well, until now!

I came across this recipe and honestly, it was the picture that grabbed me. I’m not even sure I noticed the name of the dish until later. I decided to make it and, as suspected, it was delicious, what's not to like? Garlic, bacon, sherry and chicken. This chicken is some of the most succulent I have ever had.