Frittata (photo: R Marinho)


Do you have a bunch of vegetables in you’re fridge and need to get rid of them fast? As long as you have some eggs and milk you can make a simple frittata. I think I learned this one from Rachael Ray but of course I just took her base and then added what I …

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Grilled Garlic and Dill Salmon with Grilled Peppers and Zucchini

Grilled dill and garlic salmon steaks

I went to my friends Maryam, Ramin and Justin’s house a few nights ago because Raphael is gone hunting with my dad and uncles in the Yukon for a week. I think I have mentioned in a previous post that I don’t like fish but we live in Vancouver so I really need to take advantage of eating what is from here. On a side note, I just wrote a paper for school about the importance of eating fresh and locally. Anyways, Maryam had made Salmon, which is the lesser of the fish evils. She made it with the following recipe and it was really delish! So if you’re like me and don’t like fish but know you should eat more because it’s good for you; you’ll like this recipe. Hope you like!

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Cabbage Pasta (photo: R Marinho)

Egg Noodle Pasta with Cabbage

This recipe is a super easy one that my mom used to make when my dad was out of town. My dad doesn’t think pasta is food. Well actually he doesn’t think that it’s dinner without rice. Anyways, I make this once in a while for dinner and then it’s great for lunch the next …

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Apple Pie (photo: R Marinho)

Caramel Blueberry Apple Pie

Homemade Pie Crust 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling 1 cup unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into cubes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon vinegar – ice cold 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water   If you have time, after you have cut your butter, put it in the freezer for …

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Stroganoff (photo: R Marinho)

Stroganoff – My way

    So the first time I had Stroganoff I hated it. I know some of you in Brazil may be reading this and I apologize for my next comments. I was serving at the School of the Nations in 2005 for 6 months and one day a week on the lunch menu was stroganoff. …

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Pea Soup (photo: R Marinho)

Pea Soup

    So this is one of my favorite recipes to make. I think this is the one recipe that made me want to cook. Even if I don’t want to look at the stove, I will always want to make pea soup. There is something about pea soup that makes you feel like putting …

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Stuffed Peppers (photo: R Marinho)

Stuffed Peppers

    So this recipe comes from having a lot of left over chili and after you have eaten chili for a couple meals, it’s the last thing you want to eat. So I took my husbands VERY yummy and flavorful left over chili, added left over rice and stuffed all of this in peppers. …

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Grilled Cheese (photo R Marinho)

Grilled Cheese – Raphael’s Midnight Snack

    Grilled Cheese Two slices of your favouite bread 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 slice of honey ham 1 slice of havarti cheese 1 slice of cheddar cheese Toast your bread in a toaster until almost golden brown. While hot, smear butter on all sides of toast. Add havarti to one slice and …

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Cheese & Crackers (photo R Marinho)

Crackers and Cheese – My 2nd Favourite Snack

This is my second favourite snack and very cheap, low fat and easy. 1 apple – I like Fuji 2 Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges 10 rice crackers Cut apples into thin slices. Smear cheese over crackers. When eating, add apple slices so you have cracker, cheese and apple in each bite. Serve with OJ …

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Banana Bread (photo R Marinho)

Mom’s/Mae’s Banana Bread

This past Sunday we had a devotional gathering at our house because as a Baha’i, we wanted to meet people by saying prayers, poems and writings together. The plan was to go to brunch after but I wanted to make sure everyone had a little something in their tummies before we started the devotional part. …

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