In-Season Vegetable Garden Bowl

One of my favorite things about summer is that I can steer away from rigid meal planning and play with what's in season in the garden. Below is the recipe for a last minute meal I put together the other day with the harvest from Hoople Creek's CSA basket. This lovely basket of organic, in-season … Continue reading In-Season Vegetable Garden Bowl

Portobello, Avocado & Tomato Sandwich

I am not crazy about all the 'gluten-free' products that are on the market right now. A lot of 'gluten free' products might be minus the gluten--which some people definitely can't tolerate--but these 'gluten-free' products are often filled with all kinds of other questionable ingredients. Say no to diet fads and yes to what makes … Continue reading Portobello, Avocado & Tomato Sandwich

Dad’s Steak Salad

In light of the upcoming Father's Day weekend, I thought I would share this hearty, mouth-watering salad that, I am willing to bet, even the 'meat-and-potato' dads will want to eat. Ingredients: 1 head of romaine lettuce 2 medium size, sirloin steaks 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled 2 red peppers 2 carrots, shredded 1 English … Continue reading Dad’s Steak Salad

Chick Pea Greek Salad

  I normally make a big batch of whatever I am going to eat for the week to simplify things. This might mean however, that the size of the recipe might be a lot larger than you want which means you may want to cut this recipe in half or even to a quarter. The … Continue reading Chick Pea Greek Salad

Carrot Ginger Quinoa Salad

 Carrot Ginger Quinoa Salad (6 Servings)  Ingredients: 6-8 peeled and grated carrots 2 ½ cups chopped parsley 2 cups quinoa 1/3 cup sunflower seeds ½ red onion chopped ½ cup raisins   Instructions: Rinse quinoa several times under cold water. Add 4 cups of water to a pot. Bring to a boil and add 1 … Continue reading Carrot Ginger Quinoa Salad

Quinoa, Parsley and Honey Grape Salad

Servings: 6 Ingredients: 2 cups dried quinoa (4 cups water-- and don't forget to rinse the quinoa before boiling) 1 1/2 cups chopped parsley 1 chopped cucumber 3 cups chopped red or green grapes 3-4 chopped celery stalks 2 red peppers  - finely chopped Dressing: 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup honey 1/4 apple cider … Continue reading Quinoa, Parsley and Honey Grape Salad

Maple Syrup Soup

  This was my husband's invention and it was surprisingly delicious as well as comforting for a dreary April afternoon. Ingredients 2 caramelized Onions (chopped) 1 1/2 cups Congo Peas 2-3 carrots peeled and chopped 1/4 cup Maple Syrup 1 tsp. basil 1 tsp. oregano 1tsp. parsley  

Quinoa Spinach Salad

While we should be eating protein with every meal that doesn't mean it has to be animal protein at  every meal. Both spinach and quinoa are packed with protein not to mention fibre and dozens of other vitamins and minerals. There is a reason that the Incans called it the Plant of Life. Quinoa is … Continue reading Quinoa Spinach Salad

Apple Kale Salad with Beets

This salad is pretty straightforward. I threw it together one Sunday with the leftovers I had in my fridge. The ingredients are exactly as the title states. My beets were boiled earlier in the week and then stored in the fridge. Some people can tolerate beets that are uncooked, however I cannot. If you have … Continue reading Apple Kale Salad with Beets

Kale & Beet Salad with Avocado

Makes six servings Ingredients: 1 bunch of Kale 6-8 boiled beets (grated) 4-5 avocados 1 1/2 cup chopped parsley 1 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cups chopped almonds or other nuts or seeds. Dressing : Olive oil and Lemon or your preferred dressing. Note: I do not add the avocado till I am ready … Continue reading Kale & Beet Salad with Avocado