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Jalapeño Poppers from the Air Fryer Are Faster and Lighter

Jalapeño Poppers from the Air Fryer Are Faster and Lighter

Jalapeño poppers are one of my favourite game day snacks.  They strike that perfect balance between rich, creamy cheese, bacon and spice!  When you make them in the air fryer, they cook in just 7 minutes and come out lots lighter than the oven baked […]

Succulent Chutney-Glazed Air Fryer Wings

Succulent Chutney-Glazed Air Fryer Wings

These succulent chutney-glazed air fryer wings will quickly become your go-to dish for casual entertaining.  They take less than 30 minutes to make and are a crowd pleaser that will leave friends and family begging for more. Wings have always been one of my family’s […]

Easy, Homemade, Air Fryer Masala Nuts

Easy, Homemade, Air Fryer Masala Nuts

These air fryer masala nuts, are the easiest and most delicious happy hour accompaniment I can think of.  They’re totally addictive.  Best of all, you can use the same technique to make an infinite variety of flavours! As I’ve said before, I love gadgets.  However, […]

Mughlai Meatball Lettuce Cups

Mughlai Meatball Lettuce Cups

These delicious, Indian spiced lettuce cups are perfect for potlucks, parties and barbecues.  An easy, flavourful finger food that can be largely prepared well in advance of your festivities.  I confess I’m a sucker for ground meat kebabs.  Having lived and worked in India for […]

King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Fresh Fig Salsa

King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Fresh Fig Salsa

These elegant king oyster mushroom steaks make a perfect starter.  The richness of the mushroom steaks contrasts beautifully with the salsa.  Its sweet, tart and spicy notes bring out the very best of the mushroom’s flavour. I have a love affair with figs.  Every year, […]

Simple Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, A Healthy Lunchbox or Cocktail Snack

Simple Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, A Healthy Lunchbox or Cocktail Snack

Crunchy, spicy roasted chickpeas are a deceptively easy and delicious snack.  These chickpeas are great with cocktails, and make an easy lunchbox snack.  They’re also the perfect vehicle for a wide variety of seasonings.   I am a sucker for salty snacks.  I love having something […]

Spicy Cocktail Nuts

Spicy Cocktail Nuts

Spicy cocktail nuts are a welcome addition to any happy hour buffet.  They’re filling, satisfying and healthy.  Best of all?  You can make them in under 15 minutes! When I was a little girl, nuts were always an integral part of holiday celebrations.  In those […]

Tangy Fennel and Orange Marinated Olives

Tangy Fennel and Orange Marinated Olives

I love to start a party with marinated olives.  They make a light and healthy finger food that doesn’t leave your guests too full to enjoy their meal. When my guests arrive, I love to have lots of small dishes of nibbles to place around […]

Olives Marinated with Herbs, Garlic and Preserved Lemon

Olives Marinated with Herbs, Garlic and Preserved Lemon

These herby olives make a flavorful accompaniment to cocktails.  The fresh flavors of lemon and green herbs perfectly complement the brininess of the olives.  Truly a match made in heaven! The holiday season is as exciting as it can be stressful.  The calendar year is […]

Stuffed Baby Peppers with Bulgur, Tuna, and Preserved Lemon

Stuffed Baby Peppers with Bulgur, Tuna, and Preserved Lemon

These flavor-packed stuffed peppers make a delicious addition to a holiday cold buffet or a light summer dinner.  They are rich, healthy, and satisfying. If you have been reading this blog for any time at all, you know that I am most inspired by the […]