Tag Archives: low-fat


Popular demand for the Spinach-Mushroom Cannelloni recipe has finally catapulted me into adding this sumptuous recipe. Mmmmm! It’s a tasty one! Check it out in the Savoury Dishes section…

But, if you don’t have an hour or more to cook cannelloni for a crowd, try this warm and nutritious dish instead. It’s fast and easy and also warms the cockles of one’s heart…

Tasty Low-fat Turkey Chili

Serves 4-6 and takes about 15 minutes to prepare.

Tasty Turkey Chili --- fast and nutritious!

1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs ground turkey
tbsp freshly dry roasted, then ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1-10 oz can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cup frozen or canned corn
2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 cup Italian parsley, chopped

Saute onions and garlic for a few minutes on medium heat till fragrant. Add turkey and cook through (about 8 – 10 minutes). Add cumin, coriander and cayenne, then beans and corn and tomato sauce. Heat through. Add 1 cup chopped Italian parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Serve on a bed of rice with a green salad on the side.

Fall means foods that warm body and soul.

Making granola…

Making granola…

One of the pleasures I afford myself regularly is homemade granola. I make a batch every two weeks or so along with 2 litres of fresh homemade yogurt. Not much could be finer! Beckham, my Great Dane/Golden Lab was hard at work picking up wee bits of oats that hit the floor as I stirred the granola. He’s posing here, showing off his most-excellent-helpfulness-in-the-kitchen skills.

The granola recipe is one that my sister Laura and I have adapted over the years from a variety of recipes.

Here’s granola caught in process today. Nutmeg has just been grated in and the pecans and pumpkin seeds are added. Honey and oil are ready to be mixed.

Today was a busy day in the kitchen. As well as granola, I made a batch of Pumpkin-Apricot muffins. It’s that time of year when I am clearing out the freezer, so defrosting one of last fall’s packages of steamed pumpkin made for an easy muffin feast. Check out the recipe in the Muffins section!

Granola – Adding pecans and honey