Spicy Lentil Soup with Chipotle and Poblano Peppers

It is another magnificent Monday!  Can you tell I am in a good mood?  It is all because we just got back from a long weekend in the mountains.  Matt hit the slopes while the girls and I checked out the International Ice Festival at the Chateau Lake Louise. The weather was perfect, the sceneryContinue reading “Spicy Lentil Soup with Chipotle and Poblano Peppers”

Gluten-free Mexican Brownies

If you have ever tried Green & Black’s Maya Gold chocolate then you know how delicious dark chocolate with orange and spices can be.  I really wanted to recreate this in brownie form.  This recipe actually started out as a fail, but ended up great.  You see a couple of months ago when Matt decidedContinue reading “Gluten-free Mexican Brownies”

Quinoa and Poblano Stuffed Acorn Squash

Old Man Winter has finally caught us in his grasp.  The ground is covered with fresh snow; it is time for some comfort food.  Roasted winter squash is a quintessential cold weather food.  The delicate sweet flesh warms my soul.  I know many people add sugar or maple syrup to acorn squash when roasting it,Continue reading “Quinoa and Poblano Stuffed Acorn Squash”

Blue Corn Blueberry Muffins

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  When I wake up food is usually one of the first things I think about, that and coffee.  I usually want something light and slightly sweet for breakfast, and I am always trying to make breads and pastries that are a little healthier than the norm.   I really like muffins because there are so many combos of fruit,Continue reading “Blue Corn Blueberry Muffins”

Game Day Vegetarian Chili

One of the things I love about this time of year is watching football.  At our house we make LSU games an event.  Every Saturday we make sure that our schedule is clear for game time, and then we say, “what are we going to cook for the game?”  So of course we were thrilled that LSU madeContinue reading “Game Day Vegetarian Chili”

Fresh Corn Tortillas and Roasted Tomato Salsa

One of my favorite things about going to a Mexican food restaurant is eating the fresh salsa and corn tortillas before the meal.  I usually eat so much that I cannot eat my entrée.  Since moving to Calgary I have been to one Mexican food place which will remain nameless, and the salsa tasted more likeContinue reading “Fresh Corn Tortillas and Roasted Tomato Salsa”

Carrot Habanero Soup

I kinda have a carrot soup obsession.  It started one weekend last fall in Banff when we stopped in the Wildflour Bakery for lunch.  In addition to the fantastic brownies and whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, I had the yummiest bowl of carrot soup.  Since then I have been making carrot ginger soup at home on a weeklyContinue reading “Carrot Habanero Soup”