Wild Rice Salad – Roasted Beet Salad

Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Beets

I love a wild rice salad. They’re simple, nutritious and delicious. And, I  always like to use whatever is locally in season. So, when I found some beautiful, locally grown  beets from the farmers market this week, I roasted them up on the barbecue, being sure that I had leftovers to use in this greatRead more

Southwestern Veggie Burgers – Meatless Burger Recipe

Southwestern Veggie Burgers

Veggie Burgers can be tricky to get right. The ones you buy in the store are often dry and crumbly, or have odd tasting seasonings. And read the labels on the pre-packaged patties. A lot of them have huge ingredient lists with lots of artificial stuff that you can’t pronounce.  And  personally I’m not a fan of vegetarianRead more

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