Tag: easy

  • Tomato Cheddar Quiche

    Tomato Cheddar Quiche

    When tomatoes are in season and you need yet another recipe, this quiche is gorgeous and delicious.

  • Our grandparents knew how to make the most of a little

    Our grandparents knew how to make the most of a little

    One of our favourite Sunday breakfasts? Pancakes. Especially in these lean times, when we’re working hard to use food that’s in the cupboard, they are a go-to. Hearty, satisfying, and delicious. Here’s the recipe I use. My grandmother wasn’t above using a biscuit mix, but she was just as adept at doing it this way.…

  • Keep it simple!

    Sometimes when you’ve had a long day, it can seem onerous to make homemade food. That’s when something like a one-pot or oven dinner comes in handy. Also, if you’re really tired, the best thing for you is to get some fresh air and exercise, so you’ll be able to sleep when the time comes.…

  • Veggie Mushroom Chili, Step-by-Step

    Veggie Mushroom Chili, Step-by-Step

    I love a traditional, spicy chili, slow-simmered. This is a vegan-friendly version, designed to simmer in the oven while you watch a movie, chase your kids around, or finish that report you need to get written. I hope you enjoy it. Since I get requests for recipes, I’ll walk you through it. You can most…

  • We Grew 1001 Balcony Tomatoes (OK, Quite a Few)

    Fresh, ripe tomatoes, warm off the vine. You might think you need a plot of land, or at least a large-ish garden to make this happen, but we have been happily surprised with the productivity of our condo garden this first year. We have planters on our balcony, as well as a metre-square plot in the…

  • Tart and Tasty

    Holiday weekends always result in us pulling out the old family recipes. But this one, slightly adapted, hardly needs a recipe. It’s easy to make and delicious. If you want some protein, eat it along with a handful of nuts. Great for breakfast, or as a side with lunch, or dessert. Grammy Gladys would never…

  • Possibly the world's easiest lunch…

       Veggies with a light, fluffy hummus… People always ask why our hummus tastes so good. It’s mainly from using home-cooked chickpeas, which have no salt. This lets the real flavour shine through, and also making it in the food processor gives a light and fluffy result. We make a big batch of chickpeas and…

  • Chicken Parm…ish

       When you’ve had a long day and just want to decompress, take a few minutes to get this going, and have a glass of wine while you wait!  For two: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (not the frozen ones with added salt!) 1 egg 1/4 c 1% milk 1 c whole wheat bread crumbs…

  • Lunchovers?

    Call them what you will, one of the best ways to stretch your grocery bill is to incorporate leftovers or things that need using up into your lunch.  We’re off to run a couple of errands before the Super Bowl and we were smart enough not to eat the two extra lamb chops in the…

  • Saturday, and the Living is Easy

    Weekends are a great time for a relaxing breakfast – but this easy oatmeal recipe takes so little effort, we often have it on weekdays, too.    For two: Put in a microwaveable glass  or ceramic casserole: 1 diced Apple 3/4 c large flake or steel cut oats  A sprinkle of cinnamon  1/2 c chopped…