Broccoli quesadilla

You can put almost anything in a quesadilla and make it appealing. It is also a great way of making a quick meal when you have limited supplies in the fridge. So I always make sure I have tortillas and cheese on hand. On this occasion the fridge was pretty empty but I had broccoli….

Smashed potatoes (Aussie style?)

Smashed potato? I had never heard of the phrase until recently. Supposedly it is an Australian thing? Now, twice-baked potatoes I know. I grew up with these. Larger potatoes, baked in the oven until tender, cut in half, innards scooped out and mixed with any combination of butter, sour cream, garlic, onions, chives, peppers, bacon,…

Spinach and cheddar quesadilla with sour cream and hot sauce

There’s nothing like a simple quesadilla. I’m happy with some fresh mozzarella alone, but it’s good to throw in something green and a sharper cheese. And if your going to throw in some spinach, throw in a bunch! Let’s say about 4 oz, 1/4 lb, 225 g. And a good amount of sharp cheddar! Fry…

The green machine vegee sandwich (avocado and asparagus)

The night before I had BBQ’d some chicken drumettes and also included some asparagus that I bought at the fruit and vegee shop (local new season asparagus, only $5/kg, $2.50/lb).  I tossed the asparagus in a bit of rice bran oil, salt and pepper, and then grilled it on the BBQ.  So the next day…

Penne carbonara with cream cheese

I had some leftover canadian-style bacon, and Madeleine loves carbonara, so the decision was clear.  Except I didn’t have cream!  But I did have cream cheese, so I improvised.  The result was creamy and rich, and perhaps a bit less fat as well!   Ingredients 2 Tb olive oil and 2 Tb butter 1 cup…