Category Archives: Guest Posts

Spain on a Fork’s Pan Fried Salmon

One of the best things about social media and blogs is you find talented people who inspire you. That happened when I came across the Spain on a Fork site. The site owner, Albert Bevia, cooks Spanish cuisine that is simple but treats food with respect. I had to add him to my blogroll and try some of his recipes. His is a blog worth checking out. Here is my preparation of his Pan Fried Salmon. Continue reading Spain on a Fork’s Pan Fried Salmon

Healthy Chicken Salad, Foodie Home Chef Guest Post

Foodie Home Chef is a great food blogger who has kindly contributed to my blog on several occasions. Her food is creative and shows a great use of fresh ingredients which are treated with respect. Once again, she has kindly contributed this tasty recipe to my blog. Thanks!

I encourage you to go check out some more of her creative recipes at Foodie Home Chef. Continue reading Healthy Chicken Salad, Foodie Home Chef Guest Post

Refreshing Mango Salsa Salad From Foodie Home Chef

One of my favourite bloggers is Foodie Home Chef. She uses fresh ingredients and treats them with respect, my definition of a truly great cook. She has kindly given me permission to reproduce this of hers from her blog. Take a look at her site at:

This salsa salad pairs up nicely with both Mexican & some Seafood dishes. It’s so healthy, amazingly easy to prepare & if you have more than 2 people to serve… just double, triple or quadruple the recipe & you can serve the whole gang!

Serves: 2

1 mango, halved, seeded, peeled & cut into short strips
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
2″ length of cucumber, peeled, cut in half lengthwise & thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
1 small jalapeño, seeded & finely chopped or 2 tsp La Victoria Green Salsa Jalapeña extra hot
2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1/8 tsp kosher or sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper, 3 pepper mill turns

1. Prepped ingredients.

2. Add all the ingredients to a 1.5 quart bowl & toss gently till well combined. Cover & refrigerate 2 to 4 hours to allow ingredients to marry & attain maximum flavor. Serve.

Pears with Raspberry Sauce By Foodie Home Chef

Simone of Foodie Home Chef continued her generosity by allowing me to post this simple yet elegant dessert to my blog. Check out her great blog. She has a lot of tasty and inspiring content!

Pears with Raspberry Sauce

This tastes totally decadent, like something you’d eat in an expensive restaurant, yet it’s healthy & easy to make. It makes a wonderful breakfast, anytime snack or healthy dessert.

Serves: 2 to 4

2 ripe Bartlett pears (skin should just be starting to turn yellow)
Juice from 1/4 of an organic lemon (approx 2 tsp)
1/2 cup frozen whole red raspberries, thawed (takes about 1 hour) – plus 8 extra for serving
2 Medjool dates, pitted & chopped (see Tip# 1)
2 tsp pomegranate blueberry juice

1. Cut pears in half lengthwise, peel & core. Place them in a glass pie plate or small shallow baking dish & drizzle with lemon juice.

2. Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when they’re soft & you see some liquid in the bottom of the plate.

3. Using a slotted spoon; remove pears to your serving dishes, reserving the liquid.

4. In a blender or bullet; add the 1/2 cup raspberries, dates, pomegranate/blueberry juice & all the liquid from the cooked pears. Blend until smooth.

5. Top pears with raspberry sauce. Garnish each pear half with 2 whole raspberries & serve immediately.

Tips & Suggestions
1. Medjool dates are larger than regular dates & have a magnificent creamy caramel taste to them. You can find them in the produce section of most larger supermarkets.

Quinoa with Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Medley by Foodie Home Chef

I have been honoured to have a great cook and foodie share some of her recipes with my followers. Simone of Foodie Home Chef  has been generous enough to allow me to post another of her great creations. I really suggest you check her blog  out. There are so many tasty tidbits and her photography is beautiful!

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I am really impressed with this recipe. It has such a great use of varied colours and textures. Plus, anyone who roasts vegetables knows about building flavour. I know you will like her post! Continue reading Quinoa with Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Medley by Foodie Home Chef