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October 1, 2016 – Clean/No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Our Respiratory Therapist Caroline is a real foodie.  Always coming in with new foods and sharing recipes.  The other day she brought in this delicious desert for a staff party.  Everyone loved it!

This recipe calls for organic peanut butter, don’t feel bad, use regular if you don’t have organic.  You can also cut pieces smaller if you are trying to watch your calorie intake.

Happy Cooking,


September 1, 2016 – Black Bean Burgers

I’m a sucker for legumes, they’re cheap, tasty and easy to cook with.  I get protein, fibre and so much flavour without using meat, what’s not to like?   It’s BBQ season, I love my burgers too, but this recipe is a bit of a twist on the old beef burger.  I spiced this recipe up with about a 1 teaspoon of cumin, a pinch of cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.

Happy Cooking,


Beware, does not freeze well!

August 2, 2016 – Caprese Penne

Mark our Registered Social Worker isn’t the only one using the Pinch of Yum Website.  Here is a favourite recipe from Jean our Registered Nurse.  Imagine using some of the ingredients growing in your own backyard!  YUM!

Happy Cooking,

Veronica (Registered Dietitian)

July 4, 2016 – Spinach and Mushroom Barley Pilaf

I LOVE barley.  I love beef barley soup, I make a killer beef barley soup.  Here’s another recipe with barley.  Did you know the type of fibre in barley may help reduce your cholesterol?  It’s good for you and delicious!

Happy Cooking,
Veronica (Registered Dietitian)

June 1, 2016 – Enchilada Lasagna – Serves 8


2 ½ pounds ground beef
2 small onions
Chili flakes (according to preference, depending how hot you want it)
4 garlic cloves
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp chili powder
2 tbsp olive oil
4-5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced ¾ inch thick


½ onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves
32 oz canned tomato sauce
1 cup chicken stock
¼ cup chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Mozzarella cheese is optional, add desired amount to top layer.

Optional, garnish with cilantro, serve with sour cream.


  1. To make the sauce, heat a sauce pan over medium high heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil, cook the onion until soft (approx. 3 min).
  2. Add garlic and continue to cook for an additional minute.
  3. Add remaining ingredients for the sauce and bring to a boil.
  4. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Once simmering, taste and adjust seasoning with more chili powder if needed.
  6. While the sauce is simmering, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  7. Sauté the 2 chopped onions and 4 garlic cloves until translucent, about 6 minutes
  8. Add ground beef, chili flakes, oregano, cumin, chili powder and season well with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Cook until the meat is browned, about 6-8 minutes.  Remove from the heat. Preheat oven to 350F°
  10. Once the sauce has thickened, remove from the heat.
  11. In a casserole dish, spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom and then layer with sweet potatoes slices, overlapping slightly. Add a layer of ground beef then more sauce.  Repeat, starting with the sweet potatoes, ground beef then sauce.
  12. Repeat until you use all the ingredients and just leave enough sauce to cover the top. Cover with mozzarella cheese if desired.
  13. Cover with a piece of tin foil and put in a preheated oven (350F°) for an hour or you can do this in a slow cooker and cover and cook for 4 hours.
  14. Optional, garnish with cilantro and serve with sour cream.

Thanks Laura for your recipe contribution!  Your lunches always smell so great, I’m sure this recipe is a winner!  Keep up all your hard work at the front desk.

Happy Cooking,

Veronica (Registered Dietitian)

April 29, 2016 – Spicy Fish Bowl Tacos

Here is a recipe from Pinch of Yum that my wife and I cook on the regular. The fish bowl recipe is simple and doesn’t contain much that should be new to people.  Black beans and fish, doesn’t get much healthier!

Happy Cooking,

Mark (Registered Social Worker)

April 1, 2016 – Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry

I am not a huge fan of cauliflower, but I love curry and chickpeas.  Cauliflower was worth another try in this recipe full of flavour AND Fibre!  I loved it!

Happy Cooking,

Veronica (Registered Dietitian)