Tag Archive | comfort food

Gratitude Gems: Happy Birthday to Me!

Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life! It was my birthday yesterday, and I have lots to be thankful for!  I got to hang about in my pajamas for as long as I wanted, and I played video games, and I read, and I got lots […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Wrap Up

Well, I didn’t try 31 new recipes, but I did try 14!  Plus I tried a few new recipe creations using 2 new veggies – Kale Attempt #1 and #2, and Eggplant Attempt #1 – that I didn’t count towards my total. I think I didn’t meet this goal because I don’t often use recipes.  I’m lucky […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Split Pea Soup, Looneyspoons Style

So we have a mission lately to try and eat everything in our freezers, both in the top of the fridge and the giant deep freeze downstairs, in preparation for moving soon.  It’s a big mission, and one we’ve taken to heart.  All January and into February we’ve made lists of dinner ideas based on […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Mom’s Borsch, or is it Borscht?

My husband was sick recently. The poor guy doesn’t get sick often, but when he does it certainly seems to kick his feet out from under him. And he got the head cold at the beginning of the final week of school, when he had a test almost every day. Fun times! Illness always call […]

Kale Attempt #2 – Spaghetti Squash Kale Mac & Cheese

I have a goal to try 3 new vegetables, 3 different ways this year, and one of my choices is kale.  In my first kale attempt, I successfully made a kale and beet salad.  Recently I came across a recipe with kale that sounded both interesting and delicious, so I decided it was time to […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Banana, Pineapple and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

It would seem I have no imagination when it comes to choosing breakfast foods lately.  I’m craving warm things, so the other morning I hit up my favourite oatmeal blog The Oatmeal Artist to find inspiration to go along with the pineapple on our counter. What did I find? Though I was most interested in […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Blueberry (Mini) Muffins

The picture above is the only pic I managed to capture of these mini beauties because I baked them and ate them with my niece and nephew, and Tavis may also have ate some.  And yes, that’s all there is left. What did I find? I had a hankering for baking.  And we are currently […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Mango Coconut Cardamom Oatmeal

As the weather gets colder, I find myself craving warm breakfasts to start my day.  I find lately that I tend to base my breakfast decisions on what kind of fruit we have around the house and a couple weeks ago, we had a big box of mangos.  We got them at a great price […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Nectarine and Blueberry Galette (aka Rustic Pie)

I bet you’re wondering is what the heck a galette is, right?  Good question.  I served two of these, one each to my family and Tavis’ family, and they all asked the same thing.  The broadest definition provided by various internet dictionaries is of a round, flat cake, but a fleshed out consensus seems to […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Apricot Soy Pork Chops

The bounty of fruit from our trip to BC was a little overwhelming when we first brought it all home.  We had two boxes of peaches, one box of apricots, one box and one basket of nectarines, one basket of blueberries, and one box of cherries.  By box I mean a 1.5 x 3 x […]