My Cottage Kitchen Essentials

I’m packing for a trip to the cottage this weekend!  While that means the usual swimsuits and sunscreen, for me it also means packing a bunch of kitchen tools.  There are certain kitchen essentials that I am not willing to leave behind, either because I’m fussy or they’re just too useful.  While this is my …

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Hot Pastrami Pizza

I love experimenting with recipes. Sometimes they turn out OK, sometimes not so much.  This Hot Pastrami Pizza was a huge and surprising success!  I received some looks from Mr. Fox about putting mustard on a pizza, but he happily ate his words when helping himself to a first (and second) slice. It’s actually ridiculously easy to make. …

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Asian Lettuce Cups – Fast and Gluten-Free

This is one of my go-to dinners if I’m in a rush, have company coming over that has a “diverse” set of eating restrictions or if I’m just feeling like something light and healthy.  These Asian Lettuce Cups are surprisingly simple to put together and, depending on what protein you want to use, can satisfy …

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie for Mr. Fox

Both Mr. Fox and I love smoothies, but that’s really the only similarity.  Mr. Fox loves a creamy, strawberry banana smoothie, loaded with yogurt and a bit of tofu for extra protein.  Me?  I prefer a bright green smoothie, loaded with all sorts of fruit and veggies (heavy on the veg.)  My Mom has said …

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Parsnip Frites – My “Craving Busting” Snack

I have a confession to make – I’m really good at deep frying food.  I’m also really good at eating said fried food, but I try and save that for treats.  I’m also really good at making sweets, but that’s not as much of a temptation for me.  I don’t have much of a sweet …

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Coconut Cream Pie French Toast

I recently had an inspired moment where I decided that I really needed to make Coconut Cream Pie French Toast.  Mr. Fox, a lover of both Coconut Cream Pie and French Toast, agreed to make the hard sacrifice and be the test subject for the dish.  The dish was inspired by a picture of Banana Cream Pie French Toast that …

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Cucumbers and Honey – My Summer Snack

OK.  I admit that this is not really a recipe, but most people have never heard of eating cucumbers and honey together.  Cucumbers and honey?  This is a very old school snack for me. My great grandmother would eat this and – I believe – introduced me to it.  Sliced cucumbers dipped in honey is …

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Sparkling Ginger Mint Lemonade sweetened with Agave

My mom recently presented me with the largest piece of ginger that I have ever seen.   I’m not kidding – I checked and it weighed a pound.  What do you do with a pound of ginger?  My freezer was already stocked up with lots of my Ginger Paste, so I decided that drinks were …

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Falafel Salad Wraps – Gluten Free and Vegan

I love falafel.  I really really do.  A couple of years ago, I had a crazy craving and discovered that there are no good ones in my neighborhood.  Wha?  I actually couldn’t believe that a neighborhood in Toronto didn’t have decent falafel, but there it was.  After trying a number of sub-par falafel (Hint:  You should never …

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Roman Style Zucchini Brie Pizza

I’m still on a total pizza kick here. This one was inspired by a Roman style pizzeria in our area.  My favourite type of pizza is Neapolitan style, but the Roman place is giving it a run for it’s money!  They recently had a gorgeous looking zucchini brie pizza on display and I knew at …

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My Healthy Breakfast – Ranchero Hash

As much as my perfect breakfast is a poached egg on toast, on a normal weekday, I’m looking for a healthy breakfast that doesn’t require a huge effort.  I also like to try and get as many vegetables squeezed into breakfast as possible.  It makes me feel all virtuous and stuff like that. Now, I’m also …

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Gluten-Free Guava Oatmeal Crumb Bars

When I was gathering supplies for my Taco Party last weekend, I stumbled on some guava paste at the Mexican grocery store and decided to grab it.  I have a habit of grabbing things without a plan when I’m grocery shopping. Sometimes it works out, sometimes they live in the cupboard way a little too long. …

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