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Craving Life Recipes

Delicious recipes with a healthy twist

Simple yet Sensational ~ Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a hero in the healthier eating arena. High in fiber and potassium, this is definitely a heart-healthy choice. I found it educational to learn that it is often recommended by dieticians in controlling cholesterol and in weight-reduction programs. I... read more

Revamped Beef Bourguignon

When the weather gets colder one of the more satisfying meals is a hearty beef stew. A favorite recipe I use is a variation inspired from The Canadian Living Cookbook. Initially I used to make the recipe as stated in the book yet over time I have added my own... read more

Tomatoes with Olives & Feta Salad

Ripe tomatoes are coming into season so it is a perfect time to make a favorite salad of mine. Bursting with complimentary flavours, it makes a wonderful side to grilled or roasted meats and seafood. Beats French fries hands-down! 😉 Omit the feta cheese if you have a... read more

Roasted Cauliflower with Ginger and Cumin

While planning an Indian meal, I was looking for a vegetable dish that did not require I go shopping. I had cauliflower on hand, fresh ginger, and my spice drawer. My thoughts immediately jumped to my well-worn copy of Maddhur Jaffrey’s An Invitation to Indian... read more

Chocolate Monkey Kiss

I am all for grabbing a banana on the go as a quick snack. Yet for a morning meal that can get me through to lunch I need additional fibre and protein for staying power. By tossing together spinach, protein powder plus dark cocoa powder to the mix I now have a morning... read more

Grilled Pineapple with a Twist

Last summer we had a large gathering at our cottage and I wanted to serve a dessert that was easy to prepare and serve, yet unique. I had tried my hand at grilled pineapple served with vanilla frozen yogurt the month before so it was at the top of my list. Many of the... read more

Cajun Spiced Salmon

Quick, easy, and delish! I believe the image above says it all! 😀 Lately some of the grocery stores have been selling salmon fillet portions that weigh 113 g, with the skin removed. This makes them simple to prepare and even simpler to take for lunch to the office the... read more

Craving Cajun Seasoning Mix

For years I have been cooking Louisiana-style food, thanks to a friend who gifted us a cookbook. So much so that over time I have developed my own seasoning mix that I use for much more than just Cajun and Creole cooking. I use it in both my  Chicken Quesadillas and... read more


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