The Strawberries are ready: Strawberry Salsa

The Strawberries are ready: Strawberry Salsa

And when the strawberries are ready you make salsa. No? Not you? You should try it. It’s pretty awesome. You could serve this salsa at a party and play a game –  the “The Guess What’s in the Salsa” game.  I promise, your guests will marvel at the colour and wonder...
Dried Sprouted Beans

Dried Sprouted Beans

Sometimes Costco totally surprises me. It has become a secret weapon in keeping our family eating healthy. I know, I had my doubts too. Everything in the store comes in jumbo sized packages and most of these jumbos are high fat, high sodium processed foods. I usually...
Breakfast food: Vegan Raspberry Pecan Muffins

Breakfast food: Vegan Raspberry Pecan Muffins

A few words about these muffins before I begin. 1) My daughter requested raspberries, which were only available frozen this time of year, meh results – while the flavour was good, they bled purple juice throughout the muffins. I don’t like the purple streaks. 2)...
Veggie Appreciation: Roasting Vegetables

Veggie Appreciation: Roasting Vegetables

If you are usually boiling or steaming your vegetables I urge you to try roasting for a change. It’s love. Really it is. I admit this is more a wintery/ cold weather thing to do.  In the summer I’m more likely to stick the veggies on the BBQ – it...
Veggie Appreciation Month: A Cabbage or two

Veggie Appreciation Month: A Cabbage or two

Unexpectedly I found myself with a large green cabbage. How? you may ask, does one come across a large green cabbage without trying? Well, you take an energetic kid to the grocery store and you see what happens! As parents, I believe that is safe for me to say, that...
Weeknight Food: Super Quick Roasted Tomato and Couscous Soup

Weeknight Food: Super Quick Roasted Tomato and Couscous Soup

This soup will use up some of the Israeli couscous you have sitting in your pantry from your last impulse trip to the bulk food store. What? oh…. that’s just me. Well, any small pasta will do, but I just love the way the Israeli couscous looks. And it would not be...
Roasted Carrot Awesomeness. The “Dip”

Roasted Carrot Awesomeness. The “Dip”

Not sure if I should call this a dip or a spread.  All I know it is absolutely yummy!  Full of veggie goodness and with only a dash of oil, it’s low-fat too.  Trust me, the flavour will blow you away – the carrots become incredibly sweet and rich. Not what you would...
Be My Valentine: Mini Vegan Doughnuts

Be My Valentine: Mini Vegan Doughnuts

You know those half tray mini-baking pans?  Mini-muffins, mini-doughnuts?  Yeah, those, where the pan is half the size of a normal muffin tray…. don’t bother!  Just buy the full sized pan.  If you’re going to do mini-somethings.. you are going to want to do a least 24...
The best lentil soup and avocado cream

The best lentil soup and avocado cream

Funny, when I started this post, I thought I would have more to say about the soup.  I’ve been revisiting old favourites lately and at one point in my life I made this soup every other weekend for about 6 months.  Eventually I found something new, but man, this is...
Breakfast food: Pancake Mix

Breakfast food: Pancake Mix

I don’t know about you, but we love breakfast around here. Did you know it’s really hard to find a decent whole grain pancake mix?  You probably knew this – but I have not given up the quest. Bob’s Red Mill makes a good mix – but it’s expensive.  I keep...