Chicken Tortilla Soup – Canadian Edition

I’m on a bit of a chicken theme here! We eat a lot of chicken in our house… and fish! I have some ideas for fish recipes, so stay tuned! Back to the chicken though! It started out as a bit of rainy, dreary Friday here in Vancouver (of course, as I'm typing this the sun … Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup – Canadian Edition

Homemade Chicken Stock – Is it Worth it?

If you're a bona fide foodie (I'm still in training...) one of the signs is that you make your own stock - or so I'm told. I tried making my own chicken stock from scratch using my crock pot recently. I honestly found it to be quite finicky, even though I didn't have to watch … Continue reading Homemade Chicken Stock – Is it Worth it?

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Chicken Salad

I had a bunch of leftover chicken that I wasn’t sure what to do with, so why not make chicken salad? I have to admit, that lunch has always been one of those meals where I’m not quite sure what to make. We’re not really sandwich people and it’s getting warmer, so soup is no … Continue reading Everything but the Kitchen Sink Chicken Salad

Friday Fiesta Mango Salsa

The weather has turned back to being rainy! It’s March in Vancouver; I’m told this is normal. I can't wait for spring to get here so that I can get out and explore all the fresh flowers. Anyways, if you’re like me and you’re waiting for winter to clear up and spring to arrive this is … Continue reading Friday Fiesta Mango Salsa

Mom’s Gluten Free Pumpernickel Raisin Bread

This bread is somewhat ingredient/labour intensive - so set aside enough time to bake it! I only bake this when I have free time and/or it’s a cold (by Vancouver standards), rainy day. Or I’m trying to get out of doing something else... And now… (drum roll please) for a little bit of back story. … Continue reading Mom’s Gluten Free Pumpernickel Raisin Bread

Italian(ish) Tuna Salad

I got my inspiration for this salad from two recipes from Giada de Laurentiis. Both her White Bean Tuna Salad and her Italian Tuna Salad are delicious! I highly recommend them both! I didn’t happen to have all of the ingredients for either recipe in the house. So… I modified it! This is pretty typical for me, as … Continue reading Italian(ish) Tuna Salad

Thai-Inspired BBQ Chicken

The warm weather’s got me feeling frisky! It’s the second day of sunny weather in row!!! And I’m beside myself with excitement here folks! Anyways, I had thawed a chicken to roast on Sunday… But one thing led to another (we went for a walk around Olympic Village and in to downtown, that was longer … Continue reading Thai-Inspired BBQ Chicken