Lemon Pappardelle Pasta & Asparagus

Lemon & Asparagus Pappardelle Pasta

Pappardelle pasta is a thin, wide, ribbon-like pasta that’s especially satisfying to dig into. The silky, slippery long noodles are perfect for sauces and plus, fun to eat.  In fact, the name, Pappardelle comes from the verb “pappare”, which means to “gobble up” (Wikipedia). And gobble up we did. These noodles were the perfect pasta to useRead more

Fennel Cabbage Slaw – Fennel Coleslaw

Fennel Cabbage Slaw

Fennel Cabbage Slaw is a refreshing change from the same old coleslaw. The one that we all know. Light green and white. It’s tried and true. But maybe it’s time for a change up. Let’s talk about colour, for one thing. I am one who loves colourful food, and this slaw delivers. Not only areRead more

Cauliflower Casserole – Cauliflower Marranca

Mushroom Cauliflower Casserole

This Cauliflower Casserole, called Cauliflower Marranca, is from The Moosewood Cookbook. I first discovered this venerable cookbook by Mollie Katzen years ago when I was experimenting with vegetarianism.  Back then, the Moosewood Cookbook was a must have for every vegetarian. I may not have cooked the whole book, but I did cook a lot of recipes from it. ManyRead more

Vegetable Miso Soup – Miso Based Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Miso Soup

I love the rich salty flavour of Miso Soup. I sometimes just like to drink miso broth on its own, but it makes a perfect base for a vegetable miso soup. Miso is a paste of fermented soybeans, and like all beans, it’s high in protein and fibre. Miso is actually a complete protein, containing all ofRead more

Irish Bread Pudding – Savory Bread Pudding

Savory Irish Bread Pudding

  Irish Bread Pudding is a savory bread pudding. In honour of Saint Patrick’s day, of course I wanted to make something Irish. In a quest to find something outside of the obvious, I found this recipe for Irish Cheese Pudding, and just had to try it. It’s full of cheese, and it has beer. YouRead more

General Tso Cauliflower & Mushrooms

General Tso Cauliflower & Mushrooms

General Tso Chicken is a popular dish on Chinese restaurant buffets and take out menus. By the way General Tso chicken, is an American invention. They don’t eat this stuff in China. Personally, I’m not a fan. I find that the texture is often dry and chewy, and the sauce cloyingly sweet. But in thatRead more