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Recipes I've Shared:


Very Good (1 rating)
Cole Slaw w homemade dressing

Simple, colourful tart and slightly sweet cole slaw.

Nana's Shortbread Cookies

These cookies melt in your mouth.
My Nana's recipe. Probably genuine Scottish shortbread.

Fatoush

My take on a fresh mid-east salad.
Seasonings listed are not calculated with nutrition information.

Oatmeal and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic, delicious. From Quaker.

Pasta casserole with chicken and veggie sauce

Chicken breasts and whole wheat pasta plus sauce in an easy casserole. Very low fat and salt.

Brussels Sprout Slaw

Healthy raw veggie slaw
Dress with cranberry sauce or your favorite slaw dressing.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Szechuan stir Fried veggies

Whatever veggies you have; Baby bok choy and/or bean sprouts would be nice too.

Leek and Mushroom Quiche

Adapted from a pinterest recipe; less butter and lower fat milk/cream.

Chocolate Mousse

Delicious, fluffy chocolate mousse. This recipe does NOT have raw eggs! Food safety!

Szechuan Sauce

Delicious with any stir fry; chicken, vegetable, tofu etc. Make ahead and freeze portions if you like.

Kale Apple Salad with trail mix, cashews and Maple Dressing

Lots of textures and very high in vitamins and minerals.

Cole Slaw with Kale and Cabbage

This is so pretty! Sweet, tart and crunchy, YUM!

Maple Fave salad dressing by my Sarah per tsp (16)

sweet and tart and fresh
Recipe by my maple-loving daughter.

Zucchini Carrot Loaf or Muffins

Adapted from averiecooks.com recipe.
I changed spices but very little else.

Stuffed Round (or baby) Zucchini

Very high protein and fiber.
Easily made vegan with vegan cheese or maybe top with breadcrumbs instead

Kale and Basil Pesto vegan

Delicious and healthy way to use a little kale. No parmesan in this recipe but add to your dish if you like.

Swiss Chard Lentil Soup IP

From pinterest recipe but I halved oil, added veg bouillon. Original calls for fresh thyme which I did not have.

Green Onion Potato Soup

Great way to use up extra green onions! Try hot or cold.

Rhubarb Cake

This cake is easy to make, uses lots of rhubarb and is delicious.
Described as French Rhubarb Cake, from "My Kitchen In The Rockies" on Pinterest.

Sri Lanka spiced beef Instant Pot IP

Made with my homemade roasted curry powder


Incredible! (1 rating)
Kohlrabi Carrot Apple Slaw

My first time using and eating kohlrabi. This is a delicious and hearty salad!

Lemon Poppyseed Dressing by Sarah

Lemon, poppy seed and maple

Kale Carrot Onion spicy saute

adapted from a spark recipe that had incorrect measurements, also changed seasoning to my taste and added onions

Romaine, Kale and Quinoa Salad

Nice fresh salad with early summer produce.


Very Good (1 rating)
Swiss Chard saute with onions and garlic

Easy to make, delicious and pretty.

Mushroom mini quiche with spinach and onion

Easy mini quiches, no cream, great hot or cold

Mushroom Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs

Very rich, aromatic and delicious

Simple, oil free Mango Salad Dressing

Fresh and sweet, so good my daughter asked me to make it into popsicles!

Vegan Red Lentil Sweet Potato Taco Tortilla Filling

Trying this for a healthy meatless tortilla or quesadilla filling.

Asparagus Pesto Pasta Salad

Great for picnic or potluck.

Crescent roll slice w berries and glaze

Very easy and quick to make and they look fancy

Sloppy Joes

Easy dinner, good on toasted hamburger buns with your choice of veggies or salad.


Very Good (1 rating)
Baby Bok Choy stir fry with chicken and veggies

Delicious over rice or rice noodles.

Cole Slaw dressing

Easy to make and easy to change quantities; equal parts each ingredient plus a little celery seed which is optional.

Lemon Raspberry Cheese Danish

Easy dessert, made with packaged crescent roll dough.

Beef and Broccoli instant pot

Chinese style Beef and Broccoli with sauce. Mostly cooked in instant pot.

Sarah’s Veggie Pasta Casserole

Delicious macaroni casserole with a pretty yellow colour,

Balsamic vinaigrette by my Sarah per tsp

simple dressing, makes about 90 mls so 1 serving is 5 mls 1 tsp

Mushroom Basmati Rice

Cook in Instant pot or on stovetop.

Chocolate Cheesecake

Delicious treat for dessert

Chicken or Turkey hand pies

Made with puff pastry and leftover poultry, these are delicious and decadent.
They freeze nicely.

Maple Glazed Pecans

Excellent on salads or for a tiny sweet snack.

Scalloped Potatoes, Vegan Crock Pot

I add carrots for colour and sweetness, and they look similar to cheese.

Sausage Rolls, Bite Sized

Delicious but very fatty, just for a treat or party.
Easy to make!

Pumpkin Cheesecake (Marianne's)

May not be low calorie but this is an amazing dessert.

Pumpkin Pie

Slightly adapted from an old Betty Crocker cookbook

Asparagus mini quiches

No cream and only a little low-fat cheese makes these healthier.

Beef pot roast with mushrooms, crock pot

Slightly adapted from Canadian Beef website

Rapini with garlic and pine nuts

Tasty and very nutritious!

Chinese-Style Vegetable Soup

A nice simple, clear soup with a little spice.

Stir fry (vegan)

Easy!
May add green beans, zucchini, water chestnuts and/or broccoli.

Lasagna with beef sauce and spinach

Satisfies my craving for hearty pasta.

Vegan Pancit Bihon -Stir fry with rice noodles

My daughter made some changes but got most of this recipe from here: http://springvegan.com/vegan-pancit-bihon/

Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream Sandwich

Lovely little ice cream sandwiches for those cravings.

Rhubarb-Strawberry pie

In strawberry season who can resist?
"All things in moderation" I make sure to share this pie!

Pie crust (Five Roses standard, 2 crust recipe)

White flour, vegan.
Good for sweet or savoury fillings.

Cranberry sauce (16 x 2 Tbsp)

Less sugar than usual. I freeze 1/8c (2Tbsp) portions for wraps and sandwiches.

Spring Asparagus Pesto, Vegan

Trying green garlic for the first time and wanting to use my fresh Ontario asparagus, I came up with this.

Mango Cream Cheese Spread (per 1/8c or 2 Tbsp serving)

Serve on a graham cracker or tea biscuit, or as a frosting on carrot, bran or other muffins.

Rhubarb spread or sauce

Taken from pie recipe by spark user MELISSABRENNAN

Bbq grilled potatoes

Simple addition to barbecue dinner

Vegan pasta sauce

Delicious, healthy and meat-free alternative.

Veggie Pasta Salad

My daughter makes this and told me how. Pretty and fresh-tasting cold dish that's nice to share.

Red Quinoa Baby Spinach Salad

Beautiful, colourful and fresh tasting, this was my first foray into the mysterious world of quinoa.

Lemon-Poppyseed Muffin

Adapted to vegan from an Old Cooking Light recipe.

Bran Muffins with Dates, low fat, vegan

Because sometimes you just gotta have a muffin.

Chicken Cacciatore

My mom, who was not Italian, used to make this version.

Autumn Orange Soup with lentils, vegan

I love to cook with pumpkin in the fall or any time. "Orange Soup" is creamy without cream, almost fat-free, and with the lentils it provides a little protein too. Good hot or chilled.

Dumplings for stew

What is stew without dumplings!

Beef Stew

Delicious comfort food especially on a winter's day.
Serve with tea biscuits OR top with dumplings.
("Dumplings for stew" recipe submitted also by Mcniffer)

Pork Tenderloin Souvlaki 1 serving 4 oz

Delicious with grilled veggies (peppers, onions mushrooms and tomatoes) and baked potatoes.
Also really nice cold leftover, sliced in a pita with your favorite veggies or condiments.

Classic Tuna Casserole (not the healthiest!)

Not very healthy (high salt, carbs) but I had to count it!

Fresh Tabouli

Best with hummus and pita bread.

Quick Veggie Pasta Sauce (Vegan)

half home-made, healthy and delicious

Beef Chili

Large batch so there's lots to freeze for later.


Very Good (3 ratings)
Banana Chocolate Cake, Vegan

Slightly adapted from Betty Crocker. This recipe was vegan without any changes!

Beef Stroganoff

May also use fat-free sour cream or plain yogourt.
4 generous servings of 1/4 lb beef each (or divide into 8ths for .5 serving if you want a smaller amt).


Incredible! (1 rating)
Monica's vegan Marinara Sauce

This was made to have with spaghetti squash, and served with steamed spinach.


Very Good (1 rating)
Barbecued Veggies

I barbecue these on med-low flame in a veggie basket. Check and stir (turn) every few minutes. My favorite combo is with baked potato and pork tenderloin.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Veggies

Sweet and Sour Meatballs plus lots of veggies and no pineapple.
Good for pot-luck.

nut & fruit trail mix

My mix, copied from one I bought; I love it on salad.
These are the proportions I ended up with, when I bought stuff bulk.

Veggie Pita Pizza

I usually prepare two at a time, then keep one in the fridge to cook later.

My new favorite salad

Inspired by take-out from Greek On Wheels, adapted to my taste.

chicken creole bake (thighs)

chicken thighs with sweet peppers, onion, and tomatoes, seasoned as you like.

Taco Crock-Pot Casserole

Lots of veggies and optional meat; serve with tortillas, taco shells, brown rice or pasta, and grated cheese if desired.
Filled my crock pot, measurements to follow.

Spaghetti Sauce- beef (per 1 cup)

Beef and Tomato based, very easy and quick.
Add other chopped vegetables if you like, ie carrots, celery, red and green peppers and zucchini.