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Cauliflower Hummus

Sun Dried Tomato Cauliflower Hummus

I have tried making a variety of different hummus recipes, and have loved each one. I am still amazed at how simple it is to make, and totally regret all the money I threw away by buying it pre-made in the grocery store.

As part of trying to stick (more or less) to a Paleo diet as part of my getting back on track for the New Year, hummus has been off my list, as it is made with chick peas, and they contain a lot of carbohydrates.

However, I have found a new hummus substitute and I couldn’t be happier. Drum roll please – Ta Da – Cauliflower Hummus 🙂

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

I am back with yet another Hummus recipe 🙂  I still can’t believe that I used to buy this pre-made.  It is so easy to make yourself.  I must have thrown hundreds of dollars away on prepared product.  Yikes!

I was in the grocery store, when I saw a jar of oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes.  The idea struck me to make this into a delicious hummus, and to incorporate some of the oil from the jar of tomatoes into the mix.

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Posted by on September 3, 2012 in Appetizer, Condiments, Hummus, Lemons


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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ever since I have discovered how incredibly easy it is to make your own hummus, I have been making it on a pretty regular basis.  Store bought hummus used to be a staple in my grocery cart, but now that has changed and my new go-to grocery store item is a can of chick peas.  I have a reserve in the pantry, so I can satisfy that hummus craving any time I want!

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Spicy Hummus

Now that the weather is nice, it is time to start to think about BBQ’s, picnics and the many types of food that go along with these outdoor events. Fresh vegetables are always a favourite of mine, but sometimes just eating raw vegetables gets a little boring. I find myself scouring the picnic table looking for something to dip my cucumber slice into. Then I see it – Hummus!

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Chicken with Sautéed Leeks and Sweet Potatoes

Chicken with sautéed Leeks and Sweet Potatoes

This is a tried and true recipe that I have been making for over four years! It is from the Autumn 2008 issue of the LCBO magazine. Actually, we first made this in the fall of 2008 when the magazine was released. What I love about this dish is that it is a one pot meal. Since everything is cooked in the same dish, it makes cleaning up after dinner a breeze.

I like to make this for dinner guests. Once it goes into the oven, it gives you time to visit and enjoy a glass of your favourite wine before the timer goes off 😉

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Posted by on March 18, 2013 in Chicken, Entrée, Paleo, Vegetables


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Curried Carrot Dip

I had a bag of carrots in the fridge that I was supposed to use to make a soup, but I hadn’t gotten around to it yet. I am normally not a big fan of carrots, unless I am using them to dip into homemade hummus. Hmmmm, dipping carrots into hummus, I wonder if I can make carrots into a dip? Of course I can! Anything is possible, especially when you have a large collection of cooking magazines to browse through 🙂

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Black Bean & Caramelized Onion Curry Dip

*Just looking at the title lets you know that this is going to be pretty flavourful! 🙂

I love to dip. There, I said it. There is something just so fun and carefree about standing around and dipping your vegetables, crackers or pita bread into a communal dip (No double dipping allowed!). Get togethers just wouldn’t be complete without an assortment of dips to share and enjoy.

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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in Appetizer, Condiments, Curry


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Salsa Fresca

Jamie and I were at the Farmers Market this past weekend, and my eyes went wide when I saw that farm fresh field tomatoes were available.  I love tomatoes, and when they are in season, I can’t stop myself from indulging in a large variety of tomato treats;

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Posted by on July 2, 2012 in Condiments, Vegetables


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Oven Baked BBQ Ribs


In celebration of this week’s RibFest happening here in Ottawa, I thought it was appropriate to share a recipe for ribs 🙂  RibFest is that wonderful time of year when you step out of your office and all you can smell is BBQ!  All the options are there to tempt you; Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken and Ribs. It is difficult to sit at your desk, eating your garden salad, when the smell of BBQ is coming in from the street.

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Posted by on June 18, 2012 in Baking, Condiments, Entrée, Pork


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Back-to-Basics Butternut Squash Soup

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Bacon Wrapped Roast Turkey with Sausage-Apple Stuffing
Bacon Wrapped Roast Turkey with Sausage-Apple Stuffing

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Basic Pizza Dough

Beef and Pepper Stir-Fry
Beef with green and red peppers and snow peas on a bed of pasta on a white plate

Beef Wellington with Mushroom Pâté

Black Bean & Caramelized Onion Curry Dip

Black Bean & Corn Salsa


Blueberry Raspberry Crumble

Braised Spinach, Leeks and Peas
Braised Spinach, Leeks and Peas

Breakfast T.A.B.L.E.

Broccoli-Cauliflower Chowder
Broccoli-Cauliflower Chowder

Broccoli Salad

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Stew
Butternut Squash Stew

Candied Pecans
Maple glazed pecans in a blue dish

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Cranberry Sauce
Cabbage Rolls - ready for the oven

Caramel Almond Cookies

Caramelized Onions

Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Cheese Balls

Cauliflower Hummus
Sun Dried Tomato Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Rice

Cherry Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Chicken and Kidney Bean Soup

Chicken with Sautéed Leeks and Sweet Potatoes
Chicken with sautéed Leeks and Sweet Potatoes

Chili Chicken and Peppers

Chili Chocolate Brownies
Chili Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Avocado Cake-Like Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies
Cookies cooling on a cookie rack

Chocolate Mocha Cookie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackle Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
Muffins fresh from the oven

Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

Cinnamon Applesauce
Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Milk
Almonds Soaking in Water

Coconut Almond Cookie Sandwich

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Crusted Salmon
Salmon Filet buried in a heap of coconut

Coconut Flour Pancakes with Berry Reduction
Coconut Flour Pancakes with Berry Reduction

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut-nested Eggs

Connie Squares

Country Tea Biscuits

Crème Brulée

Curried Carrot Dip

Date Muffins
Date Muffins

Devilish Eggs
Four Devilled Eggs on a plate

Dirty Martini

Doughnut Muffins

Doughnut Pudding
Bread Pudding made with Doughnuts

Easy Lemon Cookies
Easy Lemon Cookies

Egg Muffins
Egg Muffins

Farmhouse White Bread

Fennel and Apple Coleslaw
Coleslaw in glass bowl on bamboo mat

Fennel, Apple and Chicken Chopped Salad

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

Grain-Free Granola
Grain-Free Granola in a mason jar

Grilled Radicchio and Belgian Endive

Green Beans Almondine

Homemade Almond Butter

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Italian Cold Cut Sandwich

Jalapeño Breakfast Sausage
Jalapeño Breakfast Sausage

Lamb and Beef Burger

Lemon and Lime Cayenne Cookies

Lemon Baked Chicken

Lemon Brussels Sprouts
Lemon  Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Coconut Loaf

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lime Marinated Steak & Grilled Vegetables

Madras Beef Curry

Maple Bacon Crème Brulée

Maple Ginger Glazed Salmon

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Molasses Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
Molasses Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin

Mushroom Stuffed Turkey Cutlet
Stuffed Turkey Cutlet cut in half to see mushrooms

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

Oatmeal Chocolate Covered Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Oven Baked S’mores

Oven Roasted Beet Chips

Oven Roasted Kale Chips
Oven Roasted Kale Chips

Oven Roasted Pulled Pork
Oven Roasted Pulled Pork

Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Peanut Butter and Jam Chicken

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter – Chocolate Duos
Cookie Dough Close-up

Peanut Butter Crumb Topping

Peanut Ginger Quinoa Salad
Peanut Ginger Quinoa Salad

Peas and Bacon
Peas, Bacon and Tomatoes

Pecan Almond Butter

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie
Stack 'o Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Pilgrim Pie

Pizza Bianca

Pork Chops with Port and Cherry Sauce

Potato and Bacon Salad

Pretzel Burger Buns

Pumpkin Maple Muffins

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Soup with Rice and Apples

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
Quinao Black Bean Burger

Quinoa Oatmeal
Quinoa Oatmeal in bowl with fruit and brown sugar

Raw Brownie Balls

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Raw Coconut Cherry Ball Pops

Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad
Beet and quinoa salad with wilted spinach

Roasted Beets with Shallot and Orange Dressing

Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Salsa Fresca

Salted Caramel Butter Cookie
Salted Caramel Butter Cookie

Salted Chocolate Caramels

Sausage and Beef Burger

Scallop Ceviche

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Skillet Chicken Vesuvio


Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spicy Avocado Chicken Salad
Spicy Chicken Avocado Salad

Spicy Bacon

Spicy Baked Chicken

Spicy Hummus

Spicy Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Tomato Confit
Tomatoes tossed in Bacon Fat

Spinach Bacon Cheese Balls

Squash and Tomato Gratin

Sticky Slow Cooker Chicken

Strawberry Cupcakes
Pink Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing and coloured sugar sprinkles

Strawberry Vanilla Jam

Stuffed Tomatoes

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Stuffing
Sweet Potato Stuffing

Tilapia Provençale

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Triple Lemon Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing
Happy Birthday Laurel

Tuna Pickle Salad Sandwich

Turkey Burger with Grilled Pineapple

Vegetarian Three Bean Chili
Vegetarian Three Bean Chili


Warm Broccoli Slaw
Broccoli Slaw