Dearest Loved Ones,
Now that most of us are homebound, and restaurants are not really places to hang out, home cooking has become the place we take our solace, whether we are on our own or not.
It reminds me of when I first learned how to cook... a bit of a disaster at 21, as I had impetuously left home to move in with my beau, and my mother wasn't really talking to me. I had not really learned at all how to cook, except clean & chop vegetables to prepare them for my mother. I had been brought up to skate, then study, then create...
Of course, that goes back to the times when my Grandpa Wong, who had a restaurant in Chinatown in Vancouver, BC. He came to Canada as a Businessman, not to work on the Railway, not as a labourer, but to open a business. As a Chinese man, he was restricted to open either a laundry or a restaurant ( wash them or feed them, my parents said ) And so he thought " cooking " was slavery, so he did not allow the children to cook.
Before my Grandpa passed away when I was 9 years old, he had taken over the cooking for our family and my mother still did not know how to cook. My mother's tearful attempts at cooking were both a comedy and a tragedy... Dad & I would dutifully eat " it " and then we would go out for a drive ( I was told I wasn't allowed to tell Mother we went to get sandwiches ) She later learned to cook fabulously, albeit it took time.
I realized that so many of us today, are in the same situation depending on fast food, even if they are " healthier choices ", restaurants because gee, we worked hard so let's go out, but in today's day & age, we need to stay home.
I thought it might be nice to offer you some yummy easy recipes for your health, your family & maybe just to change it up with fun recipes that perhaps you had not tried as yet.
Enjoy learning a few new recipes & stay safe, loved ones,
Totally one of my most loved easy peasy recipes, in fact, it has some canned foods like black beans ( very healthy protein for you! ) corn & fired roasted tomatoes!
The jalapenos are nice & spicy plus they boost your metabolism.
It is great cold or warm, is a complete meal or a perfect side dish.
Here is the link to grab the recipe, download it & enjoy!!
This is one of my weekly suppertime meals that I find is quick as a jiffy to make.
It's all about having the right ingredients on hand and the order in which you do things.
If you organize yourself and follow the recipe, you can make this meal in 30 minutes, so you can sit down and enjoy!!
Click Here to download the Recipe for Baked Salmon ~
Here is the wonderful Beet & WaterCress Salad that I love ~
It is by Kay Scarlett from a cookbook she wrote called Veggie Food.
Its a super recipe for all its healthy goodness and it a perfect example of Beets to eat to do the Transit Test to ensure that your body is processing nutrition between 12-24 hours. For more information on why the transit time is important ~ Click Here.