Avocado and Bacon Fresh Cabbage Wraps | Swirls and Spice

Avocado and Bacon Cabbage Wraps

Combining crisp, salty bacon and creamy avocado is always a good idea.  Add tangy pickle slices, wrap everything in a healthy cabbage leaf, and you’ve got a new go-to lunch, appetizer or anytime snack. Last week I obliterated a craving for a standard BLT sandwich with these savory bacon wraps.  And today I took out my cabbage to make more wraps because they are so addictively satisfying! Though there are many … Continue reading Avocado and Bacon Cabbage Wraps

Olive and Chicken Kabobs: Perfect for packed lunches!

Chicken and Olive Kabobs

Salty, juicy black olives alternate with protein-rich chicken breast to make kabobs that pack well and change things up for the better.  Lunch box boredom, be gone! Do you believe change is a good thing or a hard thing?  For me, so much depends on what kind of change we are talking about.  A new recipe or meal solution that everybody likes?  Count me in. … Continue reading Chicken and Olive Kabobs

Corn and Red Pepper Relish with Olives | Swirls and Spice

Fresh Corn and Red Pepper Relish with Olives

It may be apple season, but there still is a chance to pick up corn on the cob at the farmers’ markets around here.  We always buy a dozen ears.  And sometimes we have leftovers. Especially when I make the mistake of buying cheap corn on the cob at the grocery store in between farmers’ market runs.  Those 15 cent ears simply were not in the … Continue reading Fresh Corn and Red Pepper Relish with Olives

Sweet Potato Patties with Chimichurri Sauce | Swirls and Spice

Sweet Potato Chicken Croquettes with Chimichurri Sauce

Colourful sweet potato croquettes, loaded with flavour and healthy nutrients, make a tasty light meal with a side of pasta, rice, or couscous.  Or serve them as a filling appetizer for your next event. Any time I have an extra sweet potato lurking about, croquettes have become one of my top picks to make.  Savoury sweet potato croquettes are an enticing way to get healthy … Continue reading Sweet Potato Chicken Croquettes with Chimichurri Sauce

Rainbow Tostadas | Swirls and Spice

Rainbow Tostadas

Ever since I spotted a colourful rainbow pizza by the Novice Gardener, I wanted to take that brilliant idea in a Tex-Mex direction.  At first I thought I would make chalupas, but then I found out that chalupas are shaped differently than I thought.  Tostadas are flat, whereas chalupas are traditionally shaped into bowl-like “boats” to hold the fillings. So to create rainbows it seems that, geometrically … Continue reading Rainbow Tostadas