Vegan Mac n Cheese With Roasted Broccoli

This time it started with broccoli. We received some incredible organic broccoli in our most recent delivery. I wanted to build a recipe around this green goodness. Recalling a funny comment from my friend Joanna about her family wanting old-school veggies with cheese sauce, and knowing my son Will adores pasta, I was inspired to bring these…

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Cauliflower Sweet Potato Slow Cooker Soup

Certain things give me ridiculous joy. One such thing is knowing what we’re going to have for dinner AND having it ready when I arrive home. Walking through the doorway to a welcoming, fragrant aroma is divine. I also have to admit, that not being a particularly organized person, I really enjoy that fleeting feeling…

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Heather’s Tortillas

I have Heather to thank for this week’s recipe. At last Friday’s “Fun Friday Flow” (where were you, by the way?), I overheard her talking about these delicious corn tortillas that she gets from our local Country Produce. I might mention that this happened right BEFORE our 5:30 pm class. It was a challenge of…

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Green Beans 2.0

The inspiration for this recipe is courtesy of Rodale’s Organic Life. Because I can never leave well enough alone, I made some alterations and additions to the recipe, and I hope you like the results. It’s a lovely mix of textures and tastes and is immensely satisfying. I have to admit, what drew me to…

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Quick Energy Balls

Recently, I snuck treats in to the movie theatre. I know, total badass. I was meeting friends at the Wednesday night screening of the Mariposa Arts Theatre night and had a ridiculous craving for something sweet. Since my Skittles days are a thing of the past, my options were rather limited. Knowing I only had…

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Baked Apples

One of my favourite things about autumn is the return of fresh, crisp apples! A popular treat at our house is apple crisp. We love how fragrant apple crisp makes the house smell – warm and welcoming. I wanted to experiment with baking apples, but wasn’t interested in the typical, overly soft dessert. I wanted…

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Quinoa Bowl

Quinoa My favourite way to cook quinoa begins with rinsing it really, really well. If the package says “pre-rinsed”, don’t believe it. Rinsing well makes all the difference – trust me! I then like to melt a little coconut oil in our cast-iron pan and lightly toast the (well) rinsed quinoa – this step is…

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Beetroot Hummus

We went to visit Ben on the weekend and dine in the exceptional, student-run restaurant, Bench Mark, located on the Niagara College campus. We shared their beet hummus, which was delicious and gave me an idea for this week’s recipe. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy beets, and you really can’t beat (sorry)…

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Curried Carrot Soup

Nature works in mysterious ways. If we listen, nature will guide us and steer us in the right direction. Earlier this week I had this odd craving for carrot soup. Now we know carrots are chock-a-block full of nutrients, but, interestingly, their high vitamin A content is particularly helpful for addressing dry hair, skin and…

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Apple Avocado Sage “Crisps” Salad

Sage is one of the few surviving herbs in my sadly neglected garden this year. Despite my best intentions, my garden is really more of a “survival of the fittest and hardiest”. Seems somewhat akin to characters in Lord of the Flies….sigh…. Since sage weathered my neglect, I figure it must be good for us.…

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