Author Archives: spicewife

Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart

I love watching Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, live on Foodnetwork TV.  She makes everything look so easy to do at home.  I have made lots of her recipes from lots of her books, and I must admit that every one has come out successfully. The appetizer that I am making today is based […]

Marvelous Maple Almond Butter

I don’t like peanut butter.  I like peanuts but I don’t like peanut butter.  However I love almonds and almond butter.  Especially this recipe where the almonds are coated in maple syrup, a little salt and then roasted, cooled and ground.  If you own a food processor or powerful blender, this almond butter is for […]

Bringing some Italy back home

It has been a wonderful 10 days away. A week hiking in the awesome Sorrento region of Italy plus a few more days based in Naples. But my favourite outing was the ferry boat ride to Procida, a small less touristy fishing island not too far off the Amalfi Coast.  My husband and I studied […]

Easy Za’atar Bread at Home

Za’atar bread: a savoury flatbread slathered with a za’atar/oil/salt topping.  It’s a delicious take out from my local middle eastern bakery (and they even warm it up for you to go) and I buy some every time I go shopping there.  Yummy substitute for plain old pita to serve with hummus or other dip. However, […]

Dairy-free Nacho Cheese-y Sauce

I like having alternatives.  In this case, a dairy-free nacho cheese-y sauce.  Whether it is for a person with a lactose intolerance, a cholesterol issue or another dietary or kosher restriction, it’s good to have something for those reasons. This recipe intrigued me because there is a cup of grated carrots in the mix…a healthy […]

Spiced Chicken with Warm Hummus

Sometimes the most difficult part for me when creating a blog post is the title.  I want to entice you to open the post so it has to lure you in.  This recipe is an amalgamation of two components: warm hummus and spiced chicken. But I made the decision to put the spiced chicken in […]

Lentil Sprouts

Who would have thought how simple it is to make your own lentil sprouts at home?  And not only simple, but a great source of added vitamins, digestibility and protein to any salad, sandwich, soup, or stew.  A wonderful source of information and recipes using lentils can be found on Lentils.org, the Canadian Lentil Board […]