Fennel and Fava Beans

I have been experimenting with new veggies for the past couple of weeks. This time I had fava beans and fennel. I thought I would make a simple salad with these two items. Fennel has a mild licorice taste that adds some dimension to a salad and fava beans give the salad a different texture…

Side Ideas: Kohlrabi Mash, Roasted Mushrooms and Sauteed Kale

Sometimes its hard to think of ideas for side dishes. Here are a couple of recipes that are easy to modify and go well with a variety of mains. Side idea 1: Kohlrabi Mash This year I subscribed to a veggie box from Odyssey Market Garden. Its a great way to try different vegetables that…

Fluffy Pancakes with Sugared Bananas

The weekends are my favourite because I get to wake up and make pancakes. These pancakes do take a bit of time but it is worth the extra effort. Prepare this pancake mix by measuring out the dry ingredients. In a bowl, mix together 3/4 cup of flour, 2 Tbsp of powdered sugar and 1…

Three Ingredient Banana Cookies

Well it is that time of year again. BACK TO SCHOOL.  To make it a little more bearable why not make some yummy treat to take to school?  I ran across this recipe and wanted to try it out.  It sounds super easy and doable. All you need are bananas, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Not…

Fennel and Apple Salad

This is a simple salad that looks like you spent hours making it.  All you need is fennel, arugula, sweet onion and apples. Start by preparing the fennel.  Cut off the top leafy part and slice the bulb into thin slices. Some people use the leafy tops but I find it is tough and has…

Lazy Vegan Cashew Pesto

Every Thursday is my lazy go to meal: Pesto pasta with salad.  This version is simple and you just need a few ingredients. Basil, olive oil, garlic and cashews. You make this ahead of time and keep in the freezer until you need it. All you need to do is blend together the cashews, olive…

Easy Take on Zucchini Lasagna

Here is another dish great dish for potluck or just as a side dish. It is simple to make and can be made ahead of time and reheated. Here is my take on zucchini lasagna. The first step is making a simple marinara sauce.  You will need a can of tomatoes, onion, garlic and fresh…

Easy Peasy Vegetable Bake

Finally I found a new favorite side dish for potlucks and hosting dinner parties.  It is simple and can be made ahead of time.  It is pretty looking and is super tasty.  It is extremely customizable and you can always add your favorite vegetables and substitute with vegan cheese.   For my recipe I used…

Chickpea Meringue – Vegan!

As our 2016 food adventures wind down, it is time for us to plan for our next year.  Where will our stomachs take us?  What food adventures will we have. You will just have to wait and see.  I am posting this recipe as my last recipe of 2016 as I hope to inspire your…

Frickin’ Easy Vegan Black Forest Cake

By popular demand, I tried to make a vegan version of my black forest cake.  It sort of worked?! I guess.  It tasted great but the coconut whipped cream didn’t last long.  My original cake was made with whipping cream and it was perfect. It was a moist and delicious cake. This version was just…

Review: The Workshop Vegetarian Cafe

  Vegetarian food. Oh vegetarian food. I have a weird relationship with you.  Some times you are good and some times not so much.  I am always skeptical when I try vegetarian food, especially when they have a meat version that is sooo good. And you know how I like my ramen. I mean how…

Candied Yams and Sweet Potatoes

My family had a late Thanksgiving dinner this year and we decided to have a family potluck to celebrate. I wanted to stay traditional and make a candied yam dish. Instead of just yams, I wanted to add a bit more colour to the dish so I included some sweet potatoes as well. Start by…