Category Archives: Cook’s Kitchen

Two questions. Can I follow the recipe? And, is it edible?

Photo-A-Day 56 of 366…

In my efforts to turn over a healthy leaf I’m working on being more proactive with my choices.  All the diets or healthy plans I’ve ever attempted all have one thing in common, prep, prep, prep!  So I’m trying to break my bad habits and be more prepared.  Nothing like casseroles in the freezer to start things off right!

“Noodless Lasagna” 

Package of ground beef, 1 large can tomatoe sauce, spice to taste.  

Mix in a spearate bowl: container of cottage cheese, 1 egg, cup of parmesan Cheese (shredded), cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, tsp garlic. 

Layer beef then cheese 2 times.

Top with shredded mixed cheese.

Pop these bad boys in the freezer and take them out as need. Cook them at 425 degrees F for 40 mins (time varries based on your oven)! Broil for the last 3mins to crisp up the cheese on top! Enjoy!  



Tasty Little Cracker…or Crust… or…

So here is a multi faceted little piece of pastry!  Not sure if you can even call it pastry once you hear what it’s made out of.

I’m sure lots of people have posted this recipe before, but here it is again.  It doesn’t really have a specific name, but it’s a pretty versatile recipe. I use it for crackers, pizza crust, hamburger “bun” or “bread” for my sandwiches…just depends on how you slice it.   So here’s the recipe:DSC_0118

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons cream cheese

3/4  cup almond flour

1 egg

Salt to taste


Microwave your mozza cheese and your cream cheese until smooth (about 1 min). Add almond flour and the egg on top of the flour and sir with spoon until dough like. Spread a piece of parchment paper on your cookie sheet and put the dough on the parchment paper. Spread the dough around using a fork. Poke crust with a fork and put in heated oven.

Cook for 8-12 mins based on the thickness of your dough.


If you want a nice chewy option, I say eat it fresh from the oven!  The thinner you can spread it out on the parchment paper, the crispier it gets!

I usually eat it with fresh guacamole or a tuna mashup!
Hope you enjoy!




Tim Tam Slams…

Camping season is basically upon us, and in Southern Alberta, it has been B.E.A.UTIFUL!  So what better time to highlight one of my all time favourite camping treats!  The Tim Tam Slam… all the way from Australia (or so I’ve heard)!  It’s easier than a s’more (but those are still mighty delicious).  So let’s begin!

Step 1:

You need a cup of hot chocolate (or coffee…sorry, never tried it with tea) and a Tim Tam Slam cookie.


Step 2:

Bite off 2 diagonal corners of the cookie.


Step 3:

Suck a bit of your drink through the corners of your cookie, using it like a straw.


Step 4:

After the quick sip through your cookie “straw”, pop the whole cookie in your mouth (some people like to take a bite, but I find the cookie becomes very crumbly, but to each their own).


Step 5:

Repeat steps 1-4 as many times as you like.  Be careful, this delightful treat can be addictive!


Happy Camping All!