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Canada Day Joke
Wednesday, July 01, 2020      8 comments

All of heaven celebrated when Canada was born in 1867. The angels were delighted and gushed about how wonderful the Canadians were; so polite, so nice, so kind and peaceful. God chuckled and said "You think so, eh?" and then He threw down a ho... Read more
Trim Healthy Mama - Total Fail
Friday, March 06, 2020      8 comments

Hubby was on board with me to try the Trim Healthy Mama diet plan. It calls for a lot of weird ingredients (collagen, gluccie, etc) but we felt we could give it a go. The first recipe that I made from the book was buffalo chicken which called ... Read more
Trim Healthy Mama
Friday, February 14, 2020      6 comments

I have been stalled in my weight loss for quite a while. It's time to face that fact that what I have been doing isn't working very well and to try something different. A couple of years ago I bought the Trim Mama book and it made sense to me,... Read more
Cooking Challenge #11 beef enoki mushroom rolls #12 shirataki noodles
Monday, August 05, 2019      5 comments

When we go out for sushi, one of our favourite cooked dishes is beef enoki rolls, so I was very excited to try to make them at home last night. The... Read more
Cooking Challenge # 10 - Sweet Potato and Bacon Soup (Indian)
Sunday, June 02, 2019      3 comments

Although Sunday is usually steak today started off overcast and rainy so we decided to go for soup. This soup had 2 Tbl each of ground cumin and co... Read more
Cooking Challenge #9- Salmon and Prawn patties
Wednesday, May 15, 2019      7 comments

This dish involved a LOT of chopping. It was basically pretty easy as the patties only contained 3 ingredients: salmon, prawn (shrimp), and onion. ... Read more
Cooking Challenge #8 Peri Peri-Style Chicken and Sesame glazed green beans
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      7 comments

Last night's dinner turned out to be very quick, easy and delicious. The photo is of the serving platter and as in most Japanese dishes the portions... Read more
Cooking Challenge #7 - curried vegetables
Sunday, April 21, 2019      8 comments

This curry was from The Complete Book of Indian Cooking. The family really liked the flavours of the fresh spices, but I found that it was too thic... Read more
Cooking Challenge #6
Thursday, April 11, 2019      7 comments

Tonight I made chicken and beef yakitori. The yakitori sauce was easy and delicious. The whole dish is very fast and good so we will definitely... Read more
Meet Cassie - newest member of our family
Sunday, April 07, 2019      17 comments

Yesterday we had Cassie's old owners over for dinner. They live in the city and it turns out that Cassie is not a city dog. However, our house is a match made in heaven. We wanted them to see that Cassie has a great home with us and will be h... Read more
Cooking Challenge #4 and #5
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      7 comments

Last night I made another Japanese meal from Harumi's cookbook. However I had been out in town and by the time I actually got dinner on the table i... Read more
Cooking Challenge #3 - Instant Pot Mushroom Masala
Saturday, March 30, 2019      9 comments

Tonight's meal was a vegetarian curry which fulfilled two of my challenge meals at once, a vegetarian meal for John to recover from animal purine... Read more
Cooking Challenge #1 and #2
Tuesday, March 26, 2019      9 comments

Here is my first and second cooking challenge which was a Japanese meal for John and I. I had to make two miso soups, one with noodles for John and... Read more
Cooking Challenge
Friday, March 22, 2019      13 comments

One of my favourite Sparkers (POOKIE) usually has a cooking challenge for herself and I think that I would like to borrow the idea. My husband had a gout attack last October, and I think that it was largely because I was focusing on a high prot... Read more
Results of food experiment
Friday, March 08, 2019      8 comments

After two days of feeling like I was starving to death, I'm calling off the experiment with the slimming menu plans in "Stay Slim for Life". I think that they are very good for following for a week to kick start things, and although the calorie... Read more

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