Lentil-Walnut Loaf

It has been very hot here in Southern Ontario over the last week or so and I have to say this is one of the driest springs I can remember. Normally I would be doing a happy dance but this is the year we laid sod and re-seeded at least [...]

By |2015-05-28T11:35:13+00:00May 28th, 2015|Dinner, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian|

Vegan Quinoa Burrito

This lovely little wrap was a delicious and filling dinner. A perfect balance of creaminess from the cashew cheese and a little bit of crunch from the broccoli. You can opt to use soft tortilla wraps if you want a more traditional wrap but I love these pitas. They are [...]

By |2015-05-22T14:22:23+00:00May 22nd, 2015|Dinner, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, WW Friendly|

Vegan Tex-Mex Casserole

My kids gave me an excellent vegan cook book for Mother's Day and I have been looking forward to trying them out. It can be difficult to find low carb vegan or vegetarian foods as they are all high in carbs because most of the meat alternatives are beans and [...]

By |2015-05-21T10:54:50+00:00May 21st, 2015|Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, WW Friendly|

Vegan Peanut Butter French Toast

Whether you are vegan, have a dairy intolerance of just want a change, this breakfast is simple and easy to make. I have recently stumbled upon PB2 which is basically powdered peanut butter. This stuff makes a great additive to baking and you can also add water to make it [...]

By |2019-02-21T00:49:41+00:00April 14th, 2015|Breakfast, Recipes, Vegan|

Leek and Fennel Soup

This soup turned out to be a little bit of sunshine in a bowl. The colour is very springy and the pureed texture is smooth with hints of liquorice, mild onion and a nice balance of acidity and sweetness. I use fennel frequently in stirfrys and even raw in salads. [...]

By |2017-08-22T20:16:34+00:00April 10th, 2015|Recipes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian, WW Friendly|

Bitter Melon Relish

You are probably looking at this recipe and wondering why anyone would want to cook something that is bitter. Well stay with me for a second and give this funny little veg a second chance. It is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown in Asia, [...]

By |2017-08-22T20:18:37+00:00March 29th, 2015|Condiments, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, WW Friendly|

Dragon Fruit: The Exotic Powerhouse

This funny looking fruit looks like something out of Little Shop of Horrors but don’t let that scare you off. Also known as pitaya, these bizarre-looking fruits contain around 60 calories each and are rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus. [...]

By |2017-07-12T13:56:10+00:00March 8th, 2015|Healthy Lifestyle|

Mid Winter Cozy Chili

My son decided to take up snowboarding this year. Considering the winter we are having in Southern Ontario, the conditions have been great. Cold, (actually more like bitterly cold) but great! He has been going with 3 other friends so we have been taking turns driving (only 1/2 hour away) [...]

By |2015-02-25T02:53:46+00:00February 25th, 2015|Crock Pot, Dinner, Recipes, Vegetarian|