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

Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad

I’m finishing up my series on ancient grains with a buckwheat salad. Buckwheat, because of its name, is sometimes confusing to people. It isn’t actually a grain. In fact, there’s no relation to wheat at all. It’s really a seed, and the plant is a relative of rhubarb. However, it is very similar to a grain, so it usuallyRead more

Stuffed Mini Peppers – Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Black Bean Portobello Stuffed Mini Peppers

I was originally making burgers, not Black Bean Portobello Stuffed Mini Peppers. And the filling recipe for these peppers can still be a delicious veggie burger or pattie. But, I had these lovely little peppers on hand. I was planning a salad to go along with the veggie burgers. I was looking at these littleRead more

Sweet Potato Soup with Black Beans and Corn

Sweet Potato Soup with Black Beans and Corn

Sweet Potato Soup is one of my favourite one pot comfort foods. In fact, soup is one of our favourite things to eat, period. To me, there’s nothing more satisfying than a big pot of homemade soup simmering on the stove. Because soup is so easy to make. Basically, you can really just throw everythingRead more

Sunomono Salad, A Refreshing Cucumber Salad

Sunomono Salad

  I love Sunomono Salad. Like so many Japanese dishes, the simplicity of the carefully chosen ingredients allow the main one to shine. In this case the main ingredient is cucumber. Somehow a simple dressing of rice vinegar, sugar and tamari, tart and sweet, elevate the cucumber into something more. In a  sunomono salad, cucumber somehow seemsRead more