Vegan Hollandiase Sauce

At 2 meters tall, my father had what one could call a presence. This was especially apparent when he was inspired to “help” in the kitchen. He had a few favourite things he liked to cook, which always necessitated numerous kitchen utensils, at least 6 saucepans, a huge clean up and copious amounts of butter. Oh…

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Garlic Scapes Pesto with Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella

I have  fond memories growing up and absolutely loving salads made with beefsteak tomatoes drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette and occasionally some fresh basil and mozzarella. I could eat that salad every day! To me, that dish says summer. Long, lazy days of summer…happy sigh. That memory came rushing back while at the Farmers’ Market…

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Cauliflower Crust Pesto Pizza

Strolling through our Farmers’ Market on the weekend, I was overwhelmed with the fragrant aroma of basil. On the spot, I decided that we would craft a dinner revolving around freshly made pesto. Robb reminded me that we had a beautiful head of cauliflower at home (thanks, Crystal and Greg), and that we should make…

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Coconut Cashew Granola

As you may have noticed, I’m in a bit of a “granola loop”. I get in these loops….smoothie loops, soup loops, energy ball/bar loops….what can I say? I’m a loopy girl! To me, granola is like a cookie without the guilt. I also love its versatility; you can enjoy it as a cereal, a topping…

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Pistachio Granola

Oh how I love freshly made granola! It’s just perfect on its own, with my favourite almond milk, with non-dairy yogurt, with fruit salad, or, best yet, as a topping for ice cream! I particularly like this recipe because it’s super quick and only calls for a handful of ingredients. I first found this recipe…

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Chia Crust Pizza With Spinach Pesto

Who doesn’t want pizza on a Friday night? Pizza was on my mind, and having a nutrient-dense, gluten-free base became my mission. I’ve made versions of this before, some with black beans, some with nuts…it’s always fun to experiment (with varying degrees of successful outcomes). A quick Google search revealed this recipe, which of course I…

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Green Goddess Salad

Do you ever have those days when your body is just craving greens? The last few days, Robb and I have had an unusually strong pull to get our greens (over and above our almost daily green smoothie). Maybe it’s because it’s spring, and our bodies are craving sunlight. Maybe it’s because I had a…

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Sweet Potato Mash With Cashew Cheese Sauce

Sweet potatoes are perhaps the perfect food. It’s rare to find a vegetable that virtually ALL the various food affiliations endorse: Paleo, Vegan, Raw, even “carb” eschewing Atkins! Personally, I love them because they are just so darn tasty. I will often roast up 5 or 6 to have on hand as they’re so versatile.…

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“Veganized” Gluten Free Broccoli Chowder

This was a tough week for many, as when we “sprang forward” with Daylight Savings Time, I believe our bodies simultaneously transitioned to spring mode….meaning fully anticipating sunshine and warmer weather. What did we get? Grey skies and Arctic freeze. I mean serious, face-hurting, Arctic freeze! When this happens, there is only one way I…

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Plantain Crust Mexican Pizza

A friend of mine was raving about how delicious wraps made from plantain are, so I just had to give them a try. The recipe she used was a little more complicated than I was prepared for, so, thanks to Dr. Google, I was able to find a recipe that was both easy and delicious…

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