Spring has sprung! It’s time to add some lighter meals to the rotation and get away from those heavy comfort foods I was loving, maybe a little too much…. over the winter months! Incorporating salads into my diet can get boring, but this spin on the classic BLT is quickly becoming a frequent choice on the “menu” around here!View Full Recipe
I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready for this winter weather to be over, and for warmer temperatures! I’m craving fresh flavours, and my favorite classic foods that remind me of summer! What says warm weather deliciousness, more than the classic caprese salad? I’ve decided, I needed more of that in my life, with a little twist of course!View Full Recipe
Welcome to Salad Club. The first rule of Salad Club is: you do not talk about Salad Club. ….Sorry, couldn’t help but throw out a Fight Club reference but let me assure you: Salad Club is something I definitely want to talk about today! What is Salad Club, exactly?View Full Recipe
Turkey Tacos with Mango Salsa
When March arrives, it’s like we can finally see the light at the end of winter. At least for those of us living in Canada, winters can be long, cold and dark. That’s when we enjoy all of the comfort foods like hearty soups, stews, casseroles, and curries.View Full Recipe
Spring Chicken Salad
Don’t you love this time of year when everything is fresh and new? I love including all of the first produce to show up in the garden or the market. They are all at their peak of freshness, and what better way to enjoy them, but to combine them all, in this fresh and delicious springtime salad.View Full Recipe
Turkey Pot Pie
I truly believe that Turkey Pot Pie is one of the most satisfying comfort foods ever!
Perfect when made ahead and reheated for a quick weeknight meal or incredible when prepared following a day full of winter adventures… and nothing beats the smell of a pie baking in the oven.View Full Recipe
Turkey Pesto Sandwich
Make life delicious with this turkey pesto sandwich! It’s a simple carved turkey sandwich with provolone, pesto and sundried tomatoes. Lunch just got a whole lot better.View Full Recipe
Loaded Turkey Burrito
Description: Burrito night just got an upgrade! Try adding Turkey to your burritos for a delicious change to this classic dish.View Full Recipe
Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup
Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup is a hearty and satisfying soup with all of the delicious Thai flavours. It is, quite possibly, my favourite soup. And, I realized I’ve never made it for The Food Blog.View Full Recipe
Walnut Cran-BRIE-Erry Chicken Bites with Lilydale
The holiday season has arrived!
Here come the many parties, family dinners and surprise visitor drop ins!
As much as I love the holidays, it can get a little hectic!
Easy appetizers that you can serve quickly, don’t require a lot of ingredients and let you get back to the party ASAP are my jam!View Full Recipe
3 Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes to Avoid Morning Mayhem
Not a morning person? I feel ya – and I’ve got you covered. Today I’m sharing three easy make-ahead breakfast recipes to help avoid morning mayhem and get your day off to a great start:
Turkey Bacon-Wrapped Egg Cups
Breakfast Quesadillas with Sausage, and
Make-Ahead Breakfast Scrambles.
Breakfast Taquitos are a make-ahead, freezer-friendly breakfast that the whole family will love.View Full Recipe
Savoury Puff Pastry Bites
When it comes to holiday food, there’s no beating turkey at Christmastime. To me, it’s as essential as Santa’s milk and cookies! For that reason, I’m excited to have partnered with Lilydale® – proudly Canadian for over 75 years, providing families with great tasting high-quality poultry products I can trust – for these savoury puff pastry bites.View Full Recipe
Turkey & Feta Mini Quiche Appetizers
Mini Quiche Appetizers are a simple but impressive holiday appetizer with turkey & feta.View Full Recipe
Turkey Pot Pie
Savoury pies are very popular in Russia. In fact, pies are some of the most traditional old Russian (not Soviet) foods, along with crepes (blinis), and various porridges.
Gogol’s Dead Souls book is full of descriptions of food, including savoury pies. Don’t you just want to eat and feast after reading it?View Full Recipe
Turkey Breakfast Sausage Egg Muffins
I’m all about making breakfast delicious AND easy for the week ahead so I created these Savoury Turkey Breakfast Sausage Egg Muffins that will do just the trick!View Full Recipe
Pineapple Chicken Fried Rice with Turkey Sausage
Birthday celebrations are always worthy of cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and we have a very special birthday worth celebrating! I’m talking about Lilydale and they’re turning 75! If you haven’t heard about Lilydale before they were established 75 years ago as an Alberta Farmers cooperative, and now Lilydale has become Canada’s premier poultry provider. They are committed to providing Canadians with wholesome and delicious products that only use 100% Canadian raised chicken and turkey from local farmers. With its signature green logo, their various poultry products ranging from deli meats, breakfast sausages, turkey bacon, frozen boxed products, carved and fresh turkey and chicken can all be found at local grocery stores across Canada. If you are ever in need of some poultry to complete your breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipe Lilydale is what you need to get!View Full Recipe
Thanksgiving Turkey Quiche
Picture your typical family brunch, what do you see? What favourite foods are part of the spread? Are there any turkey dishes? Here’s why I’m asking: turkey isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when you think of breakfast and brunch recipes, but I want to expand your options, because turkey is a perfect choice and offers endless possibilities.
Unless of course, you’re already a fan of turkey bacon and turkey sausage, then you already know both happen to be delicious brunch offerings!View Full Recipe
Easy Delicious Meals with Lilydale
It’s hard to believe school is back in session and regular schedules and routines have set in again. It won’t be easy! Busy mornings, working days, picking up kids from school, homework, programs…sometimes there just isn’t enough time in a day!
Meal planning is important in my house. The kids are like me; they’re not morning people! The time between wake up and leaving for school is limited. So, at the end of the day, once school is done, it feels like we are rushing out the door to hockey or another program. That means dinner has to be simple and easy.
Luckily, we use products that allow us to create delicious meals with ease, and ones that are also good for you.View Full Recipe
Roasted Turkey Cranberry and Green Apple Sandwich
I love fall. There’s something about the crisp air, the chunky sweaters, and all the deeelicious comfort foods that just get me. And all of that goodness inevitably bleeds into the food our family eats. I mean, if I had my way, I’d be eating a roasted turkey with all the fixin’s for every single meal.View Full Recipe
Creamy Sausage and Potatoes
This creamy Sausage and Potatoes is a healthy meal (made with turkey sausage!), FULL of flavour and can be made in the Instant Pot or stovetop.View Full Recipe
Turkey, Kale and Mushroom Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash
Who says “stuffed” has to be stuffing? Not any more. Do you ever wish you could indulge in your favourite dishes without feeling that guilt? I’m happy to say it’s completely possible, with some planning and creative choice of ingredients.View Full Recipe
Maple Sage Turkey Breakfast Sausage Hash
A simple, fall-inspired breakfast celebrates the flavours of the season with Lilydale Turkey Breakfast Sausages, apples, maple, sage and sweet potatoes.View Full Recipe
Turkey Apple Cheddar Sandwich
Perfect for an easy and delicious lunch, these Turkey, Apple, Bacon and Cheddar Sandwiches come together quickly and can be made ahead, too!View Full Recipe
Making Dinner Fun
Sure, we all talk about our kids lunches and making them fun and interesting for each school day, but what about dinner?
I don’t know about you, but dinner is the most difficult one of the day to get my son to finish. Breakfast is easy – I can hear his tummy rumbling from a mile away! Lunch is something so many parents focus on because we aren’t there to ensure they eat – we put in the effort to make their lunch exciting so they want to eat it on their own.
Dinner is a whole other story! It’s often the hardest meal to put together because I’m rushed with finishing up work, handling school pick up, and quickly trying to make a meal before after-school activities! I don’t tend to put in as much effort to be creative like I should, so I thought I should change things up!
I decided to put something fun together with the Homestyle Turkey Burgers from Lilydale. We have been trying out a few different products from Lilydale over the past month (by the way the Turkey Breast Strips are so good!)View Full Recipe
Ethiopian Inspired Pizza Flatbread
If there are two cuisines that perfectly sum up my childhood, it’s Ethiopian and Italian. I ate lasagna, pizza and cannolis just as often as I dug into injera, tibs and doro wot. This recipe below for my spicy Ethiopian inspired flatbread, puts a spin on the flavours I grew up on. I use Silsy- a quick and spicy Ethiopian tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and naan as the base (because who doesn’t love naan?) to make a remixed pizza or Ethiopian inspired flatbread as I call it to fancy it up.View Full Recipe