Calamari Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a wonderful appetizer that is enjoyed by almost everyone.  I made this up one day while trying to think of what to bring as an appetizer to a friend’s house.  It’s super easy to make and transport, just add the toasted crostini before serving as they may get soggy after.

For 4-6 people, difficulty: easy, time: 35 minutes (including prep)


Orecchiette with Broccoli 

As you know, I’m all in for fast easy meals. This recipe is one of my go to one’s for nights I am in a pinch for time. 
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Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just when you thought I couldn’t add quinoa to anything else… I did. These chocolate chip cookies pack a punch, being both chewy and crunchy at the same time.
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Risotto with Shrimp, Scallops, Cuttlefish and Zucchini

Try New Things

I always base my new recipes on what I have available.  Continue reading “Risotto with Shrimp, Scallops, Cuttlefish and Zucchini”

Guilt free Gluten Free Waffles

Wheat flour can leave me feeling sluggish and bloated. I try to stay away from it as much as possible but when I really have cravings, I look to gluten free to help. 

Fusilli with a Sausage, Caramelized onions and Olive Tapenade Sauce

Pretty much any type of pasta with crumbled sausage in it is fool proof. This recipe is one I always make when I want to impress guests. It’s so easy but the flavours combine so well together. 


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Frozen Tropical Mango Coconut Chia Seed Smoothie

Does anyone else desperately need a dose of yellow and orange in their lives! This pinã colada inspired breakfast is a good fix for the winter blues.  Continue reading “Frozen Tropical Mango Coconut Chia Seed Smoothie”

Shrimp and Zucchini Quinoa Salad

This was a great light recipe that surprisingly even my boys loved. You can make it ahead and eat it cold or at room temp. Quinoa is light, gluten free, low GI and high in protein compared to other grains (although it is actually a seed). The dressing is versatile and can be used for any kind of salad.

To make the dressing:

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Cannoli Siciliani

A few people have been asking me for the recipe so I thought I would share. Unfortunately, I deleted the pics so I’ll add it next time I make them. Until then, this poor quality photo will have to suffice. Trust me, I will be making them again soon…

To make about 25-30 medium sized cannoli, you will need:

Black Rice with Garlic Shrimp and Pomegranate