Avocado Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Avocado Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Spinach and artichoke dip is one of my favourite foods and I typically like to make a hot melted cheese spinach and artichoke dip which is so good with all of that ooey gooey melted cheese! Another great version is this avocado spinach and artichoke dip where the base of the dip is a mashed avocado rather than all of that cheese. The avocado makes the dip so nice and smooth and creamy while keeping things lighter. I like to use a fresh baby spinach rather than frozen to keep it nice and fresh (but frozen spinach also works well) and a hit of lemon makes it even better! This dip is pretty simple and it takes almost no time to make so it's great for last minute snacks and even light meals when combined with crackers or toast! The dip is simply amazing with just the base ingredients but you can also add extra flavours to change things up with some good ones being: parmesan cheese, bacon, sun dried tomatoes, chili sauce, etc. No matter how you make it this avocado spinach and artichoke dip is sure to satisfy!

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
Fajitas are one of my favourite meals and normally I grill or pan fry the meat but you can also pan roast the entire meal! Being able to roast everything on a single sheet pan in the oven makes thing so super quick and easy! You simply need to toss the meat, in this shrimp, in taco seasoning along with slices of peppers and onions in some oil before roasting on a sheet pan in the oven! It's as simple as that! Shrimp works well in this recipe because it does not take long to cook but you could also use thin sliced of chicken or beef. These fajitas are the perfect quick meal for a busy weeknight and they are kid friendly when served as 'make your own' style with all of the topping served separately!

20 Minute Meals

20 Minute Meals

Looking for some super quick meals for busy school days and nights? I've got plenty of quick, easy and tasty recipes that fit the bill without sacrificing anything in the way of flavour! Not only that but you have lots of different choices from pastas to salads, burgers, soups, burritos, quesadillas, pizzas, chicken, fish, etc. so you'll never have a boring meal! Whether you're getting home from school or work and running out to the kids soccer game or maybe to meet friends or just to go to the movie these quick and easy meal have you covered so you won't be pressed for time!

Blackberry Syrup

Blackberry Syrup
Today I have another tasty and easy to make syrup for you, a fresh blackberry syrup! Homemade syrups could not be easier to make, where you simply simmer the blackberries along with sugar and water, along with a hit of lemon juice for extra freshness, until the flavour of the blackberries has been extracted before straining the solids. This blackberry syrup is perfect on pancakes, waffles, etc or used as a sweetener in drinks like teas. No matter what you use this blackberry syrup in, it's sure to please!

S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookies

S'mores Chocolate Chip Cookies
S'mores are a favourite summer treat consisting of a fire-roasted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker and I was thinking that a cookie version would be amazing! Summer vacation is over and and so fire side s'more making isn't happening as often so why not turn the flavours of s'mores into cookies? I started out with a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, which already contains the milk chocolate component of the s'mores so I just needed to add the graham crackers, crumbled, along with mini marshmallows! These s'mores chocolate chip cookies could not be easier to make! You simply mix all of the ingredients and bake! It's that easy! You could be enjoying a freshly baked batch of these irresistible cookies in less than 30 minutes so they are perfect for after school treats!

Spinach Pesto, Feta and Shrimp Tortellini

Spinach Pesto, Feta and Shrimp Tortellini
Spanakopita (aka Greek spinach and feta pie) is one of my favourite foods and it's aways fun to use the flavours in different forms like this spinach pesto, feta and shrimp tortellini. Spinach pies are typically made with cooked spinach but for this pasta I like a fresh baby spinach that is pureed into a pesto along with plenty of fresh herbs including dill, parsley and green onions. This spinach pesto is so tasty all by itself but then it's combined with feta along with some cheese tortellini making things even better! I like to add meat to this pasta in the form of shrimp that is marinated with some Greek style flavours including lemon, oregano, garlic and olive oil. All said and done this pasta is super easy to make and it's just packed with fresh flavours and it pretty healthy to boot! This spinach pesto, feta and shrimp tortellini is one pretty amazing way to enjoy all of the flavours of Greek style spinach and feta pie in pasta from!

Game Day Snacking

Game Day Snacking

Who's ready for a new football season? Whether you're going to be throwing parties at home in front of the big screen or heading out to tailgating parties you are going to need some tasty snacks! With that in mind I have gathered some of my favourite football munchies recipes and they include everything from decadent dips to chicken wings, chilies, grilled meat, jalapeno poppers, potato skins and grilled cheese sandwiches! All of these recipes are easy to make and many of them are even slow cooker friendly so drop that phone and don't bother ordering takeout when you can make something far better at home with little or no effort! No matter which of these recipes you make, they are all sure to keep you satisfied for some game day snacking!

Cucumber, Mint and Lime Refreshers

Cucumber, Mint and Lime Refreshers
I don't post a lot of drink recipes but this summer I have been enjoying a lot of different drinks using plenty of fresh produce like this cucumber, mint and lime refresher! I almost always have a glass of water with my meal or while I am relaxing or sitting at my work desk and why not jazz that water up with some fresh fruits, berries, vegetables and herbs? You can simply add the fresh fruits, berries, vegetables and herbs to your water and enjoy the hint of flavour that they add or you can puree them into the water and strain any remaining solids to get an even more powerful hit of flavour! The combinations of flavours are near endless from simply adding lime or lemon juice to water to classics like lemonade, raspberry lemonade, etc. and adding a veggie or a fresh herb is always a fun way to go. For this drink I go with cucumber, mint and lime juice for a super refreshing drink that is absolutely thirst quenchingly good!

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Avocados are one of my favourite foods and I usually use them in savoury dishes but they also work really well in sweet recipes like this chocolate avocado pudding! This pudding could not be easier to make! You simply puree some avocados, cocoa powder and sweetener, like maple syrup, in a food processor or a blender and enjoy! In less than 5 minutes of work you could be enjoying a bowl of this cool, creamy and delicious avocado mousse! Given how easy this is to make and that it's pretty healthy it's perfect for an after school snack for the kids but it's also decadent enough for company! This chocolate avocado pudding is perfect for any occasion!