Quinoa Cakes with Parmesan, Tomato and Poached Egg

Quinoa Cakes with Parmesan, Tomato and Poached Egg

The other day my mother in law gave me a bag of Quinoa–and until this point I had never even heard of Quinoa before, let alone tasted it, or knew how to cook it. So, I went home and did a little research online to see what it was, and what it could be used for. I was pretty excited to see how healthy and protein rich it was. Then to see all the different ways it could be prepared just convinced me that Quinoa would have to be a staple ingredient in my pantry from now on!!

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Margarita Pitas

Margarita Pitas

My husband never makes requests for dinner–but the other day he asked if I would make pizzas on pita bread, so like a good little wifey I got right to it. I would never have even thought to make these, if he hadn’t of asked, and yet they were SO EASY, and delicious, I felt silly for not having discovered them much sooner!!

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BEST Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

BEST Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

I LOVE chicken satay!! My husband and I used to go to this little thai restaurant every date night we got, and would always order it as a starter–but I just found out that place has now closed down….(hopefully not for bad reasons, like the chicken was actually rat meat)! So I decided to find my own killer (and totally trust-worthy) recipe! I don’t know where this recipe originally came from, but all I do know, is that it’s the BEST! It’s also probably the simplest recipe I have blogged so far, but just as good as all the others, so you have got to try it!!

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Best Turkey Burgers

Best Turkey Burgers

This weekend we have had absolutely PERFECT weather up here in Mattawa, and since I didn’t want to spend a second inside–I decided to cook outside too. I don’t have a whole lot of experience with grilling because my husband is such a pro, so I usually leave it up to him… but this Spring/summer I have decided to learn how to grill all kinds of yummy things myself! I decided to start with something delicious and simple–turkey burgers. I hadn’t ever even tried a turkey burger before today, but after trying this recipe, I would take one over a hamburger any day!! I found a recipe that combined ground turkey with Italian turkey sausage, so they were juicy and FULL of flavor. Topped with some veggies on a whole wheat bun, they’re also a heck of a lot healthier than regular burgers too–so this is definitely an awesome recipe to have on hand this Spring/Summer.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans and Raspberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans and Raspberry Vinaigrette

If you ask an English person what they think about American cuisine, they’ll probably say fast food: burgers, fries, shakes, and hot-dogs, and yet–after living in America for quite some time, I have come to realize that Americans are actually pretty obsessed with salads! I don’t know if this is just the region in which I live, or the family’s tradition in which I married into, or the types of restaurants I sometimes visit–but Americans love their salads and have just about every variety you can think of.

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