Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is one of my favourite salads. Usually just fresh, ripe tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella drizzled with a good quality extra virgin olive oil. It’s a classic, and it’s a salad that’s meant to showcase the ingredients. Which means they have to be the best you can find. That’s why I usually onlyRead 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

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

Beet Salad with Grapefruit, Blue Cheese & Walnuts

Beet Salad with Grapefruit & Blue Cheese

A Beet Salad is delicious anytime, but especially nice at this time of year when citrus fruits are in season. In this salad, I combined sweet roasted beets and tart grapefruit. Toasty walnuts and blue cheese are perfect complements. This beet salad is perfect for packed lunches, and a lovely starter for a wintery roastRead more

Farro Risotto With Winter Squash

Farro Risotto

I’m kicking off the New Year with a series of ancient grain recipes, beginning with this Farro Risotto. I’ve been exploring ancient grains for a while now. I’m excited by their incredible nutritional value, ease of cooking, and deliciousness. Whole grains are also a super economical way to get some powerhouse nutrition. All cultures have known thisRead more