Apple, Cheddar & Thyme Heart-Shaped Pizza

Appetizers, Main Dishes

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!  If you’re looking for the perfect show-stopper romantic dinner, look no further.  There is nothing hotter than a guy who can twirl pizza dough, yes? But a heart-shaped pizza takes it to a whole new level!

Chickpea Quinoa Fritters with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Appetizers, Snacks

The nutty flavors of chickpeas and quinoa are married with delicious sweet potato and warm Indian spices to create these crispy fritters. Topped with a dollop of delicious Garlic Yogurt Sauce, they will absolutely be a crowd pleaser for entertaining at any time of the year! 

Hummus

Appetizers, Gluten-Free

I must admit, I’m a bit of a purist at heart.  There are some things that I simply don’t like to mess with.  My hummus is one of them.  I don’t want fancy things like pumpkin or chipotle in my hummus, thank-you-very-much. Hummus is a staple in our house, and is so healthy, so we figured we may as well … View The Post

Spinach & Artichoke Dip {Swamp Dip} with Ghost Toasts

Appetizers

Who doesn’t love Halloween?  It’s an ‘anything goes’ kind of holiday where we can all be a kid again (wait, I act like a kid on every holiday, never mind). I needed to think up a Halloween-appropriate appetizer for a party, but wanted to keep it, well, appetizing. Let’s face it, some of those recipes can be a bit over-the-top … View The Post

Kale Chickpea Snack Mix (Gluten Free)

Appetizers, Gluten-Free

For those moments when you crave something salty and crispy, this does the trick!  You can bake the chickpeas if you want, but they just don’t get as crispy. This is a great fall snack, and is best served right away as the chickpeas lose their crispness.  You could add some cayenne pepper (at the same time as the garlic … View The Post

Coconut Curry Mussels

Appetizers, Main Dishes

The older and busier I get, the less time I want to spend in the kitchen slaving away for hours while everyone else relaxes and visits.  Call me cranky, but I just want to have a good time!  I’ve always marvelled at steamed mussels (when done right), but am embarrassed to say that I have never cooked them as I … View The Post

Heirloom Tomato Salsa and Guacamole

Appetizers

  Our go-to summer appetizer is homemade salsa and guacamole.  You simply can’t beat the fresh garden flavours.  This salsa is best made an hour or two before serving to allow the flavours to come together.  Serve with the best tortilla chips you can find. 2 ½ c. finely chopped heirloom tomatoes (or regular tomatoes can be substituted) 1 seeded … View The Post