Canadian Graphic Designer, Young adult novelist and gluten free recipe developer from Canada
Chili Garlic Chicken
Ask anyone to say one thing about me and they will probably say that I like my food spicy. VERY spicy. I do not have much of a sweet tooth at all, but give me a bottle of Sriracha and I am a happy girl. I have been known to go through one of the smallish bottles of Sriracha in just over a week. Spicy and savoury trump sweet flavours for me, no question.
Lamb Shanks and Tomatoes
My partner loves loves LOVES lamb. But, as it can be quite expensive, we only have it on special occasions and even then about once every few years. And, last Easter I happened upon this amazing recipe. It is a little different than the recipe we usually use - one of their mother's recipes. But, I can tell you, it went over quite well.
The Best Brisket Ever
I fully admit that I am a wine drinker. It is my usual drink of choice when I am not making martinis, olde fashioneds and a cocktail called a Kenyan on safari. I can post the recipes for all but the Kenyan on Safari as I was given the recipe by the owner of a lovely place in Winnipeg called "The Amsterdam." If you are interested in a gin and earl grey based iced tea, then by all means stop by and ask for one. It is well worth it.
White Bean Dip
I never have anything processed in the house. It is much easier to stay on a diet if you do not have junk food in the house. But, it is a real pain when you feel like a snack, and have to cook something. So, I developed a recipe that I can whip up in a snap. This recipe satisfies the craving for something snacky, while at the same time being very healthy. This is not low carb, but it is high protein and depending on what you have with it, quite healthy.
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Years ago I worked in the archive department at a bank. When anyone would ask for a copy of a cheque, I was the one to look it up on microfiche (Seriously! This was a while ago but still. Catch up with current technology) I would find the cheque and print it out. It was such a boring job; the phrase mind-numbingly tedious comes to mind. When I first started I was told the goal was to have 4 cheques per hour. I don't know who had the job before I did but I swear they must have moved slower than molasses. When it was time for me to move on I was printing off 40 cheques per hour and that HUGE backlog was gone.
Baked Chicken and Veggies
I tend to eat fairly simply. Making meals for my partner and me to enjoy that are also healthy. Neither of us are getting any younger and he has issues with high cholesterol. I, on the other hand, have issues with low blood pressure. Since eating healthy is good for both of us, I try to cook fairly simple meals, while making them as tasty as I can. This is a recipe I make at least once a week. Quick to prepare and cooks up in under an hour, not including prep time
Mrs Huston's "Sauce"
There is NOTHING worse than finding a recipe that sounds delicious than finding out that the main ingredient is not gluten-free and not easily substituted but it is a very commonplace thing that you would think that in 2022 there HAS to be something you can use as a substitute.
Jacket (Sweet) Potatoes
One of my mother in laws recipes was a traditional British way to make a baked potato. It is a game changer. Who knew that baked potatoes could be addictive? The taste of baked potatoes when cooked this way is truly out of this world. I have made it an ungodly amount of times as it is a favourite of my partners.
Bacon Wrapped Prunes
Socially, the last few years have been a bust due to the virus that shall not be named. As the holidays approach, I find myself missing the annual family gatherings that normally happen from October to mid-January. Not to mention the work related ones that have not happened in the last few years as well. Not only has my company transitioned from in-office to being fully online but we have had virtual Annual general meetings and Christmas parties as well.
Anti-Inflammatory Broccoli Soup
This time of year - and especially relevant during cold and flu season when we have to deal with not only cold and flu, but Covid as well - I see a ton of recipes and articles all over the internet about what foods you should be eating to boost your immune system and fight off infections.
Do not let the name fool you, this is actually a very tasty recipe. :P This recipe was born out of necessity. What do you do for those times when you have an intense craving for a certain recipe, let's call it meat loaf. But when you go to gather the ingredients for your meatloaf, you remember that you forgot to go shopping the night before and the cupboards are bare? You realise with abject horror that you do not have a single ingredient in that recipe.
I was never a picky eater. As a child, I loved vegetables. I seriously could not eat enough of them. For a snack, I was never given junk food as a snack. I never did have much of a sweet tooth but I would run a train on a plate of veggies. My mom always had a box of cookies in the cupboard just in case I or my brother wanted cookies for an after-school snack. The bag usually ended up being tossed a year later due to staleness.