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to meat or not to meat ~ chicken tikka masala and chana masala

We recently invited a couple for dinner for the first time.  Sometimes, that first meal you share with someone can cause a little anxiety.  You wonder what their favourite foods are, if they have allergies, intolerances or dislikes.  Are they okay with some spice, or are they partial to their food being plainer? This particular…… Continue reading to meat or not to meat ~ chicken tikka masala and chana masala

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soup’s on ~ mushroom soup

If you’ve been around here at all, you know I love me a nourishing bowl of soup.  It’s just so comforting when the thermometer’s falling, and something light, when a heavy meal is just too much for a warm day.  My df girl is all in.  She also enjoys soup, but then again, she’s totally…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ mushroom soup

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soup’s on ~ borscht

We have a dear, long-time friend whose mother taught me much about Polish food, and much about motherhood.  We don’t see him much these days, and his mother has gone home to be with her Lord. This beautiful Christian woman had an amazing story.  I certainly cannot do it justice, but I will try to…… Continue reading soup’s on ~ borscht

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donair…cheater-style

  Are you wondering what exactly constitutes a donair?  According to donair.org (yes, believe it or not, that’s a thing), donairs are also known as “doners”, “gyros”, “doner kebabs”, and “donners”.  Whatever you may call them, they are traditionally either Greek or Turkish in origin. We were introduced to the donair pizza on our first…… Continue reading donair…cheater-style

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tastes like chicken ~ easy baked chicken parmesan

The leftovers from our giant Costco package of skinless, boneless chicken (see this post) went to the following night’s dinner–chicken parm.  This is one of my faves.  In the interest of trying to make it a little healthier, I bake it.  It still comes out crispy on the outside and juicy inside, without the added…… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ easy baked chicken parmesan

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tastes like chicken ~ crockpot tikka masala

My Love recently had some meetings in the ‘big city’ so ya know what that means?  Costco run!  I do miss me my Costco.  It’s so wonderful to be stocked up on some of the Costco essentials…coffee, cocoa, olive oil, and veggie straws among a myriad of other goodies. My Love is a man.  He…… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ crockpot tikka masala

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tastes like chicken ~ honey soy chicken breasts

My cl boy begs for skinless, boneless chicken.  He is the most meticulous meat eater on the planet.  Not a speck of fat, a flake of char or minutest of skin will pass his inspection–or his lips for that matter.  In fact, it’s not just meat, but anything really.  His toast must be browned just…… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ honey soy chicken breasts