Category Archives: Soups & Salads

Cream of Chicken Soup with Fine Herbs

This is a wonderful soup with a rich flavour and silky texture. It is a family favourite and one I make often. It can be jazzed up or made simple, the choice is yours!

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Sweet Potato Hash

  This is a great side dish which can do double duty as a filler ingredient in other recipes or as a replacement for toast at breakfast. Although it is a terrific side dish at a main meal, my favourite … Continue reading

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Gluten Free French Onion Soup

One of my favourite meals, on a cold winter day, is French Onion Soup. I have created a wonderful gluten free version which is just as good as the traditional recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I … Continue reading

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Potato Baskets

These tasty Potato Baskets were inspired by a post I saw on Pintrest. They are the perfect side for any brunch menu and work equally well with a hot lunch or dinner. The Potato Baskets can be made in advance … Continue reading

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Spanish Rice with Lamb Kabobs

2 Tbsp olive oil ½ cup green pepper, finely diced ½ cup red pepper, finely diced 1 cup onion, finely diced 2 cups mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped 2 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped 2 … Continue reading

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Quinoa Tabouleh

This is a classic hot weather salad that has been adapted for the gluten free diet. Quinoa is a great grain and comes in several varieties: regular, whole grain. Royal Red and Royal Black. This particular recipe was made with … Continue reading

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Lemon Asparagus Soup

It was one of those cool, rainy summer days today. I wanted something to chase away the chill, so I used what I had on hand. Asparagus is in season, so I decided to combine some of my favourite flavours … Continue reading

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Seafood Salad

2 raw lobster tails, deveined and cut into pieces 12 shrimp, medium to large, cooked – deveined and shelled 1 Tbsp butter ½ cup sweet onion, finely chopped 1 large clove of garlic, finely chopped and crushed 1 Tbsp lemon … Continue reading

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Lobster Salad

My favourite summer vacation is to head for the East Coast and feast on seafood. Lobster is on sale, in our area, at the moment, so I couldn’t resist taking this opportunity to create a luxurious treat. It’s rich and … Continue reading

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Squash Tart

3 cups cooked squash, mashed 1 cup onion, finely diced 2 Tbsp fresh oregano, finely chopped 1 tomato, sliced 50 g cooked back bacon, finely diced (2 thick slices) 2 oz cheddar cheese, grated 2 tsp olive oil 1 Tbsp … Continue reading

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