Blog Post List

This blog post list contains the most recent blog posts from The Messy Baker in reverse chronological order. You can also browse by recipe category or use the search function.

17 Apr
Quinoa for the King of Salmon

A couple of weeks ago, I posted one of the most challenging reader questions to date. What do you feed a multi-generational family where one person is on a gluten-free, dairy-free diet and another must eat low-GI foods but no root vegetables? Oh yes, lean...

16 Apr
Depression Era Cooking

I found out about this video from fellow food writer, Roz Cummins, who found it on, who got it from Boing Boing who saw it on Clara's website, which posted the video on YouTube. Apparently, everyone knows about Clara but me. In case you and...

15 Apr
Crispy Flax Cookies

Have I ever mentioned that I'm impatient? Well I am. These cookies prove it. I was to bring a snack to last night's meeting and I'd been wanting an excuse to try another recipe from Linda Braun's Everything Flax. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to...

14 Apr
Mango Chutney Chicken

Update: If you have a mango allergy, as it turns out some of my readers do, you can substitute papaya, peaches or nectarines. Pineapple will taste lovely but have a slightly firmer texture. This is mango ginger chutney. A small promotional brochure from the LCBO (Liquor...

13 Apr
Cookbook Contest Update

If you aren't aware of the cookbook contest, check out the details here. Whitecap Books is generously giving away six of their food and wine titles to one lucky winner. Three of the books focus on healthy eating and are featured along with the contest...

11 Apr
Happy Easter

Look what arrived at our house yesterday. Sunshine AND chocolate. Does it get any better than that? These eggs came home with Andrew in a fancy container with a hinged lid. Their pastel shells encase gourmet milk chocolate, and a single container cost more than three...

08 Apr
Top 3 Healthy Eating Cookbooks and A Contest

Despite the recent snowfall, spring is here. Baseball season has started, the robins and returned and the Easter Bunny is scheduled to drop chocolate on my doorstep this weekend. While spring means many good things, like extended hours of sunshine and no more shoveling, it...

07 Apr
Italian Meatballs

People ask Andrew if being married to a food blogger means he eats wonderful meals all the time. His response? "My life is a series of weeks. Sometimes you eat ice cream for seven days. Sometimes it's all soup." In my defense, there was salad...

03 Apr
Reader Question – A Double-Decker Challenge

This past week I've faced the challenges of my husband's junk food obsession. I must have done a good job since he enjoyed an "unprovoked salad" just to have the homemade ranch dressing. However, I'm now stuck. This week's Reader Question comes from a former colleague...

02 Apr

Originally, today's post was going to tell you all about the Meatballs of Shame. But that story can wait. How can I talk about anything as plebeian as meatballs when this delicacy arrived on my doorstep in all its deep fried glory? I was so excited,...

Subscribe to my newsletter.

It’s easy. It’s free. It’s informative.


Receive weekly tips, recipes and advanced notice of upcoming events.

Yes, please!