Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Aglio E Olio Spaghetti

This pasta dish is fast and easy 
to make and so delicious.
The main ingredients are olive oil, garlic and pasta.
I add some mushrooms.

Spaghetti or Spaghettini for 2 servings
Olive Oil
4 large garlic cloves sliced
6 large mushrooms sliced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup minced parsley
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Cook spaghetti and put aside 1 cup of the of the pasta water.

Slice mushrooms and garlic

Add the red pepper flakes and olive oil to frying pan with 
the garlic and mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes
or until garlic is slightly brown.

Add the reserved pasta liquid and
 the pasta and simmer for 5 minutes
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Remove from heat,
 add the parsley and cheese 
 and serve.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Honey Nut Date Loaf

Chocolate chips
added for extra flavour.
Moist and full of nutrition.
Great with afternoon tea
or dessert.


3/4 cup dates
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup of vegetable oil. (canola can be used also.)
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I used pecans)
3/4 cup chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 325 deg. F
Grease a loaf pan

Place dates in a bowl and cover them with very hot water
Let the dates soak while you prepare the cake batter.

In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt,  nutmeg and brown sugar.

In another bowl, whisk together the vegetable oil, honey, eggs and vanilla.

Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir until a batter is formed.

Drain the dates and chop into small chunks.
Fold dates into batter

Coat walnuts and chocolate chips with 1 tsp. of flour
and fold into batter.

Place batter in loaf pan

Bake about 1 hr. or until a toothpick inserted in the centre
 comes out clean.
The aroma coming from the kitchen while 
they are baking is absolutely divine.
Remove from oven and set on a wire rack to cool

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Salmon Pie

Salmon is an excellent source of high 
quality protein, vitamins and minerals. 
High in omega-3 fatty acids.

This salmon pie is easy to make
with few ingredients and
only one pie crust on top.

 2 cups of salmon with 
 with skin and bones removed.
(I used red Pacific wild salmon)
About 6 potatoes
2 celery stocks chopped
1 onion chopped
1 garlic clove chopped
Pepper, parsley and savory.

Boil and mash potatoes

Sante onions, celery and garlic
Add to onion mixture to salmon
along with pepper, parsley and savory.
(Or your favourite herb)

Grease a 9 inch pie plate
Press 1/2 of the potatoes in the bottom

Place the salmon on top of the potatoes

Add the remaining potatoes on top of the salmon

Roll out dough to cover pie
Place dough on top of pie
Bake 400 degrees F 25-30 minutes.


Serving suggestions: 
A white sauce:
     1 can cream of mushroom or 
     cream of celery soup and 1/2 can water.
Or serve with ketchup or chili sauce.

Thanks for your visit. xo