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

Black Bean, Corn and Red Pepper Tacos

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This taco recipe started out as a dip.  It was so popular and well liked it turned into a main mix for a few different Mexican style dishes.  It has evolved a little over the years, but always starts with the same foundation.  This versatile mix that can go a lot of different ways depending on what you have on hand, what ingredients are in season or what your preferences are. We use it for tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and as an ever popular dip for parties and potlucks. This recipe definitely has increased our use of black beans. Continue reading Black Bean, Corn and Red Pepper Tacos

Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado)

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I remember making truffles years ago, but only once or maybe twice a year because they were so rich.  Traditionally they are made with butter or cream to make them so smooth and creamy, with the incredible texture that only truffles have.  If you love truffles, these Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado) are going to change your life. Continue reading Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado)

Citrus Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Citrus Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Isn’t it amazing how fast the year has gone?  It is time for the December Recipe Redux! This month we’re playing a little party game. We were instructed to reach for the nearest cookbook and redux the recipe on page 201, 16, 216 – or any combination of the number ‘2016.’  So fun!  I chose “The Art of Simple Food” by Alice Waters.  On page 216 I found the recipe,  Roasted Almonds with Herbs. It is in the delightful chapter, A Little Something…., which is filled with terrific small meals, snacks, or appetizers. The ideas are simple and quick, easy and nutritious and perfect for entertaining and even gifting. Continue reading Citrus Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Molasses Gingerbread Cookies with Sprouted Spelt Flour

Spicy and sweet, these easy molasses cookies are filled with gingerbread spices. They are a delicious holiday cookie that is perfect with a cup of tea or to dunk into a glass of milk, a great after school snack or sweet addition to lunch boxes. They also pack well and would be a terrific holiday gift for neighbours or teachers. Continue reading Molasses Gingerbread Cookies with Sprouted Spelt Flour

Poached Pears with Blackberry Sage Sauce

Every time I make poached pears I don’t know why I don’t make them more often.  They are such a lovely, light, elegant dessert, simple to make and gorgeous on the table.  They can easily be made ahead and refrigerated until needed, making them a great choice for holiday entertaining. Continue reading Poached Pears with Blackberry Sage Sauce

Creamy Carrot Orange Soup with Cashews

I often think of this delicious soup on fall days.  When the weather is cooler and we have an abundance of fresh carrots. I first tried this soup many years ago.  The original recipe is from an old favourite cookbook, “The Silver Palate”.  This was a very popular cookbook  in the 1980’s, written by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins from a popular Manhattan food shop.  In the book, this soup is a starter, a simple soup with onions, carrots and orange juice.  From the first time I made,  I just loved it, along with the many excellent recipes in the book. Continue reading Creamy Carrot Orange Soup with Cashews

Super Seed Crackers

Have you ever made your own crackers?  This recipe is so quick and easy, once you make them you will probably never go back to store bought crackers.  These crackers are also very healthy.  With a combination of fibre rich seeds like chia and flax, protein from hemp, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, plus healthy and important fat from many of the seeds these super seed crackers are super nutritious. Continue reading Super Seed Crackers

Soba Edamame Salad with Tahini Dressing

Salads like this make for light, refreshing summer meals.  They are the perfect hot weather food, served chilled or at room temperature. They are incredible easy to make and very quick: 30 minutes or less.  Lots of colours and fresh vegetables make them a very balanced nutritious meal.  The addition of edamame and cashews adds richness to the salad and also a good source of plant based protein. Continue reading Soba Edamame Salad with Tahini Dressing

Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds

It is the height of summer and the selection of fresh, local, in season fruits and vegetables is at its peak.   It is the perfect time of year to enjoy your favourites and try some new ways to prepare them.  This salad is fresh and delicious with Asian flavours that really make the dish pop.   The crunchy carrots and cucumbers almost become lightly pickled in the tangy lime juice, chili, rice vinegar dressing.  It is light and refreshing and just perfect for hot summer days. Continue reading Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds