food delights

this is just a meagre list of recipes, i am not a food blogger!
keeping a list here for anyone to try

(use springform pan!)

1  pkg choc wafers (save 14, crush the rest)
add 4 -5 tbsp butter to crushed wafers, spread in bottom of pan
line the sides of the pan with the whole 14 wafers left
2 pkgs dream whip, 12 oz phil. cream cheese, 1 cup icing sugar, 10 oz can crushed pineapple (drained)
mix dream whip as per package or use cool whip
fold in drained pineapple
beat cream cheese till creamy
add icing sugar
fold in dream whip and pineapple mixture
pour over choc wafer base
refrigerate several hours before serving

10oz of chopped fresh spinach
16 oz of shredded mozza cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp b.powder
1 cup flour (less than a cup actually)
4 tsp melted butter
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs beaten well

mix all this well and place in well oiled/greased 13 x 9 pan and bake
at 350 degrees for 35 minutes

protein chia seed balls with coconut

  • 1/2 C. Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 C. Honey
  • 3/4 C. Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/3 C. Oatmeal (quick cooking oats work best)
  • 1/2 C. Unsweetened Coconut (+ more to roll them in!)
  • 1 T. Chia Seeds
melt p. butter and honey for 45 sec in microwave then combine 

kale potato chips
a yummy substitute for regular potato chips  - easy and healthy for you!

irish stew - read more
a great volume of nutritious beef stew for a large crowd

a standard recipe of mine

GRAINola Bars
Chewy homemade granola bars with oats, flax, pumpkin, cranberries, nuts and mini chocolate chips
2½ cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup chopped raw almonds, pecans or pistachios
½ cup chopped dried cranberries
½ cup mini chocolate chips
⅓ cup whole wheat flour (see tip)
¼ cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
¾ cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
½ cup liquid honey
¼ cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, letting the paper overhang on two opposite sides (so you can use it as a sling to pick up the granola bars after baking).
Combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, honey, butter and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients. Mix using a wooden spoon until dry ingredients are coated with pumpkin mixture. Make sure there aren't any dry oats in the bottom of the bowl! Stir, stir, stir!
Pour the wet granola mixture into the prepared pan and spread it evenly to the edges. Using your hand, press down firmly on the granola so that it's tightly packed in the pan.
Bake on middle oven rack for about 25 minutes, until top turns a light golden brown and feels dry to touch. Remove pan from oven and cool completely on a wire rack. Lift cooled slab of granola from pan by holding on to parchment paper and transfer to a cutting board. Using a large, sharp knife, cut the granola into 16 bars, about 1½ x 4 inches each. (Tip: Press down with the knife to cut the bars and avoid a sawing motion.) Wrap bars tightly in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container, either at room temperature or in the fridge.
Makes 16 granola bars
Per bar: 214 calories, 9.7 g total fat (5 g saturated fat), 4 g protein, 30 g carbohydrate, 3.4 g fibre, 9 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium

our house always has these bars ready for snacking or taking for lunch or travelling

Stuffin' Egg Muffins - for portable breakfasts

Sesame Noodles -(easy fast delicious - favourite with my nieces and my son!)

  • 1/4  cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Hot Chili Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Hot Water
  • 4 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin
Preparation Instructions
Whisk all ingredients (except noodles and green onions) together in a bowl. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
Pour sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat.
Sprinkle with green onions and toss.
Serve in a bowl with chopsticks. Yummy!

my mom's best ever - (punch bowl hard to keep full) recipe

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