Homemade Croutons in a Frying Pan [+ VIDEO]

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, Salad, SIde Dish2 Comments

homemade croutons only 4 ingredients

Homemade croutons come together quick and easy! All you need are 3 ingredients and a frying pan!  You know how you just take some things for granted as “things you buy” and other items as “things you make?” Croutons were one of those foods that had never even occurred to me to make myself.  It wasn’t until I traveled to Germany on a high school exchange trip that I discovered homemade croutons! And, as most things go, they were incredibly delicious and oh-so-much better than storebought!  There’s a dish in Germany called “Kartoffel Knoedel”, which is roughly translated to potato … Read More

Saskatoon Jam -low sugar recipe

Jessica Penner, RDBreakfast, Dessert, Dip & Spread, Recipes23 Comments

low sugar saskatoon jam

I made this saskatoon jam as low in added sugar as possible while keeping it food safe! The result is a jam bursting with berry flavour! The other day at breakfast I sighed a contented sigh.  We had toast, jam, fresh fruit, and coffee.  I suddenly realized that this isn’t a breakfast I would normally get excited about. In fact, I’m not really much of a toast and jam kind of girl. But the toast was made with homemade sourdough bread. The fresh fruit was blueberries and cherries, which I only ever buy in season. The coffee was a freshly … Read More

Mediterranean Lentils and Quinoa [+ VIDEO]

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Meatless, Recipes10 Comments

Mediterranean Lentils and Quinoa

A simple skillet meal, this gluten free Mediterranean Lentils and Quinoa dish is humble but deliciously satisfying!  When I told my husband what I planned on naming this dish his response was “I didn’t think quinoa was Mediterranean!” He’s correct, quinoa originally hail from Bolivia. So, perhaps I should explain… I called this a Mediterranean dish because: a) it has flavours reminiscent of Mediterranean cuisine like Italian or Greek b) it falls in line with a Mediterranean Diet style of eating What? You haven’t heard of the Mediterranean Diet? It’s only the healthiest way of living ever discovered! Check out this Food Pyramid … Read More