Wild Rice, Quinoa & Six Bean Veggie Burger

I’ve been wanting to give the veggie burger a try, so I checked my cupboards to see what I had.  A can of six bean medley mix and a package of Wild rice and Quinoa stuffing mix.  So I decided to create.  I think this is a nice option to a regular ground beef hamburger…

Indian Stuffed Eggplant Simmered in Red Wine Tomato Sauce

This is what I love about cooking.  Picking up  one type of vegetable and making it the star of the show! While browsing the produce department and basically getting the same veggies week after week, I picked up three ‘Indian baby eggplants’ and quite delightfully, they changed my whole direction and theme for cooking this evening.  I…

Cedar Planked Rainbow Trout Fillet

  Planking fish of any kind brings out the smoked wood flavour that we all love.  Whether it be salmon fillets, rainbow trout or any fish that you enjoy, planking can be challenging if you don’t monitor your grill. Of course soaking the plank is the key to cooking your fish on an open flame.  2-3 hours…

Exciting News to Share…

Well, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted on My Wooden Spoons. As many of you know who have been following my food blog, I took a break from posting recipes to focus on my passion for food photography.  It has taken me in a few directions and I have enjoyed spending time…

Creamy Sundried Tomato & Shrimp Tortellini Pasta Toss

This delicious and easy dish is a great meal during the week when you want something on the table fast.  Many of these ingredients are staples and you would most likely have them on hand.  If not, you can improvise or plan ahead!  ** Note:  I threw this dish together, so the measurements are approximate!  Enjoy… Sundried Tomato & Shrimp,…

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 28,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

Mistletoe Martini

Well, it’s that time of the year again, Christmas has now come and gone, and Boxing Day is time to relax, unwind from all the festivites and reflect on the wonderful times. I have been MIA for a while here, since our November trip to Jamaica and then only a couple of weeks after our…

Roasted Pumpkin Soup Bowls…

It’s that time of the year again, when the weather changes from warm to cooler temps, and that means ‘Soup for the soul’ again!  There is never a shortage of wonderful soups to keep you cozy and warm through the winter, and it’s only your limited imagination that would stop you from coming up with…

Likes and Dislikes…

Well, first off I am not a fan of entering contests where it becomes about ‘Likes and Repins’ in order to compete in a challenge. I didn’t realize that was the process, but I entered and I will follow through with my recipe entry. It seems more like generating traffic on sites, and creating a…

Hearty Zucchini & Swiss Chard Lentil Soup

This is a delicious fall soup for when the weather is becoming cooler. There is little preparation and these are vegetables that you can keep on hand. The lentils add a hearty texture to the soup and it can be served as a meal or simply as an appetizer. You will love the wonderful flavours…

Couscous Crusted Pan Seared Salmon

This is my new favorite way to cook fish!  We are fish and seafood lovers, have salmon regularly, either baked, grilled, broiled ….and have used just about every recipe out there to create some great tasting salmon dishes. A few weeks back while in the dentist chair, not always the most pleasant place to be,…