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

Ultimate Garlic and Onion Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Sauce

Ultimate Garlic and Onion Meatballs

Faster than meatloaf, meatballs are a fantastic make ahead meal option. Loading them with garlic and onion before baking gives results comparable to frying them on the stove top. Baked meatballs are much easier and less crumbly than meatballs cooked and turned over and over in the pan. I like to bake double or even triple batches and freeze the cooked meatballs. Then I have … Continue reading Ultimate Garlic and Onion Meatballs

Pan-Fried Flounder with Gluten-Free Breading

One of the simplest ways possible to prepare pan-fried fish is also one of the most delicious. If you want to hear cheers from a fish-loving family, make this. With just four ingredients, you can make it any time you like. And in our case, that’s quite often! This pan-fried fish recipe calls for rice flour or tapioca flour, which makes for a delicious gluten-free … Continue reading Pan-Fried Flounder with Gluten-Free Breading

Berry Lemon Oven Pancake | Swirls and Spice

Berry Lemon Oven Pancake

Oven pancakes are faster and easier than you might think.  There’s a good reason why the Swedes, Germans, and Dutch are known for them.  Not only are “Dutch babies” or oven pancakes delicious, you can whip up the batter in less than five minutes.  Pop it in the oven and 25 minutes later, a hot breakfast is served! I usually wake up hungry.  But pancakes seem … Continue reading Berry Lemon Oven Pancake

Black Bean Stuffed Avocados {with Vegan Option} | Swirls and Spice

Black Bean Stuffed Avocados

Great for a simple lunch or healthy snack, these stuffed avocados come together swiftly and are loaded with Tex-Mex flavour! Cumin and fresh veggies keep the avocados healthy and super tasty. Avocados are not something I am fond of eating on their own.  But add some texture and Mexican fair and I love them!  Despite my daughter’s recent addiction to garlic salt on her morning … Continue reading Black Bean Stuffed Avocados

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens | Swirls and Spice

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens

The bacon wins.  Even non-fans of sweet potatoes will be bowled over by the savoury bacon flavour that permeates this simple dish.  It’s an easy main dish, a very hearty side dish, or a weekend breakfast option that is destined to triumph over any skeptics you might have in the house. All you need are four simple ingredients. I happened to have bacon, sweet potatoes, … Continue reading Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens