Lentil Nachos with Grated Avocado

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Snacks like these Lentil Nachos with Grated Avocado are beautiful, delicious messes, with ingredients tossed on top of each other and baked to hot, crispy, crunchy, gooey perfection. For game day, parties, or fun family nights this recipe is a lighter version that will satisfy your nacho cravings. Continue reading Lentil Nachos with Grated Avocado

Fuss-Free Vegan: Book Review and Recipe

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We love comfort food in our house and have a go-to group of recipes we make often.  Recently I was given the opportunity to review a newly released cookbook focusing on everyday comfort foods.  Even more interesting, all the recipes are vegan.  I was so excited to have a look at it and make some of the recipes.  I’m always looking for more plant based healthy recipes. Continue reading Fuss-Free Vegan: Book Review and Recipe

Pickled Beets

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These quick pickled beets will instantly add bursts of colour to your table. Use them to top a citrus or green salad or add to a sandwich or burger.  They look so fancy, but they only take 30 minutes to make. I’m already planning more to give as gifts. Continue reading Pickled Beets

Roasted Squash with Hazelnuts and Pomegranate

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This beautiful squash dish is perfect for a special occasion but it is so easy and delicious that it really works for any day.  It makes a wonderful side dish, and could be used as a main or as part of a salad. It can be served either hot or at room temperature.  Don’t you just love the versatility? You need this! Continue reading Roasted Squash with Hazelnuts and Pomegranate

Hot and Sour Miso Soup

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What do you do when you are sick? What do you eat, or try to eat? This Hot and Sour Miso soup works for me, every time.  I’ve been making this soup for over 15 years. It is my feel better healing soup.  Everyone needs one of these.  Continue reading Hot and Sour Miso Soup

Sheet Pan Eggplant Souvlaki

Eggplant is in season and I have been having fun experimenting with new ways to use it and of course enjoying traditional recipes too. My favourite Eggplant dish is Baba Ganoush, often referred to as poor man’s caviar for its silky smooth texture. Lately,  I am finding eggplant is surprisingly versatile and I’m excited by some new recipes I have been developing. I hope to post my Baked Eggplant Unparmesan soon.  What is your favourite way to enjoy eggplant? Continue reading Sheet Pan Eggplant Souvlaki

Blueberry Lime Chia Jam

I first came across the combination of blueberries and lime from a very simple recipe in “Les Halles” cookbook by Anthony Bourdain.  It is simple, easy, and delicious recipe with a surprising combination that is outstanding.  I was smitten. When local blueberries are in season, I always make it again, many times more. Thinking about those flavours gave me inspiration for this Blueberry Lime Chia Jam. Continue reading Blueberry Lime Chia Jam

Rhubarb Orange Slushie

We got a coupon in the mail for a FREE sour cherry Slurpee® and as much as my kids want to go and use it, I keep strategically forgetting. I was shocked to learn that one 355 ml serving of this Slurpee has 46 grams of sugar, almost 12 teaspoons. I’m also not crazy about the ingredient list:  glucose/fructose and/or sugar, water, citric acid, natural and artificial flavour, colour, sodium benzoate, and acadian gum. So the question is – do we want a free Slurpee? Continue reading Rhubarb Orange Slushie