Yorkshire Stew (451 Cal)

451 Calories I first made this for my Dad to satisfy his Irish hunger pangs at Christmas. I always used leftovers from the big Christmas dinner and made it for his birthday on Boxing Day. It was always a big hit, and secretly, I liked it better the next day anyway; the meat had time…

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Pineapple & Beef Stir Fry with Rice (371 Cal)

371 Calories (including the rice!) I never dreamed how good this one would taste. I had made a large prime rib dinner for Easter but thanks to the coronavirus, not many of my family were able to attend. So, I had a lot of leftover beef. Looking to be creative, I came up with a…

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Caprese Flatbread (450 Cal)

450 Calories I love caprese salads, in any of their multiple forms, from flat on a plate, stacked, pierced on a skewer, or even part of a cold pasta. But this version blends the trendy flatbread with the basic ingredients, all baked slightly into a tasty dish suitable for the main course. In fact, it…

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Feta Chicken Sausage with Grapes (322 Cal)

This Dad’s Diet dish is only 322 calories! Those who know me know that the Sausage and Grape dish is a staple. I discovered it while touring Italy a few years ago and though considered a staple comfort dish in the North of Italy, it seemed exotic here in the West. If you’ve never tasted…

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Persian String Vegetable Pasta (280 Cal)

280 Calories Artichoke Hart gives credit for this dish to the inspirational “Koosh”, ownver of Kamoosh Bistro in Waterdown, Ontario. Serving fusion foods from the Mediterranean, this dish is one of the house favourites and is almost vegan (if you switch out egg noodles for pasta). A tasty and very healthy dish that seems so…

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Excerpt from upcoming thriller “Dare to Breathe”

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming thriller, “Dare to Breathe”, to be released February 2021. Prologue PAST   Though struggling to maintain control of the airplane, Captain Jason Samuels focused on the swerving line of concrete wall some two thousand feet below him. Meandering across the open fields like a miniature version of…

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