Warm Dairy-Free Greek Cheese with Tomatoes, Olives, & Herbs

Warm Dairy-Free Greek Cheese with Tomatoes, Olives, & Herbs

This gently warmed dairy-free Greek cheese with tomatoes, olives and fresh herbs is a simple starter that is sure to please vegans and non- vegans alike.  Serve it with a stack of warm, whole wheat pita for a healthy treat that feels oh-so naughty. Talk…

Spicy Refried Bean Taco Skillet

Spicy Refried Bean Taco Skillet

This spicy refried bean taco skillet is an easy weeknight dish that feels like a treat.  (Don’t tell the kids it’s good for them!)  Ooey gooey cheese, rich refried beans, fresh veggies, herbs, and a hint of spice make for an easy, hearty one pot…

Instant Pot™ Congee with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms

Instant Pot™ Congee with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms

Congee is Chinese comfort food at its finest.  Traditionally, it’s served for breakfast.  However, it can also be ramped up with other ingredients for a hearty, healthy meal.  Thanks to the Instant Pot™, this labor of love is quick and easy. It’s no secret that…

Lemon Rice Pilaf from the Instant Pot™, A Quick Delicious Side

Lemon Rice Pilaf from the Instant Pot™, A Quick Delicious Side

Lemon rice pilaf (nimbu bhath) at it’s best is just the right balance of salty, tart and spicy.  Prepared in the Instant Pot™, it’s a quick, delicious, vegan dish that’s packed with healthy protein.  It’s perfect as a snack, a satisfying light meal, or an…

Shiitake Mushroom and Cabbage Lo Mein

Shiitake Mushroom and Cabbage Lo Mein

Shiitake mushroom and cabbage lo mein is a flavour-packed, kid-approved vegan main that’s sure to satisfy even the most devoted carnivores.  Best of all?  It’s on the table in less time than takeout! This week our kids are back to school, and we’re all busy…

Scrumptious Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers

Scrumptious Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers

Say good bye to store bought vegan patties.  Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers are quick, delicious and kid-approved.  Vegan “burgers” that are so good even the meat lovers will adore them! As my husband and I pursue our vegan experiment, one of the things that has…

Decadently Delicious Homemade Guacamole

Decadently Delicious Homemade Guacamole

Homemade guacamole is so fresh, delicious, and easy to make that there’s really no reason to buy it in a shop.  Store bought guacamoles are convenient, but they don’t taste anything like the real deal.  Once you learn how easy it is to make —…

Small Batch Raspberry Cointreau Jam

Small Batch Raspberry Cointreau Jam

Jam making doesn’t have to be complicated.  This small batch raspberry jam, perfumed with the rich aroma of Cointreau, comes together in a mere 30 minutes.  No canning skills required! I know lots of folks think of canning as hard work.  For whatever reason, I…

Crispy Jamaican Banana Fritters

Crispy Jamaican Banana Fritters

Jamaican banana fritters are a delicious, quick, easy treat! They’re also a wonderful way to use up spotty brown bananas, as the bananas’ natural sweetness is the only sugar in the batter. It’s official.  We’ve moved!  The past two months have been insane at my…

Braised Pork Shoulder with Pears and Leeks

Braised Pork Shoulder with Pears and Leeks

Braised pork shoulder with pears and leeks slow cooks in the oven until it falls off the bone.  This melt-in-your-mouth dish just might be the perfect Sunday supper.  It’s elegant, yet easy, nutritious and delicious.  Sure to please your hungry crowd on any day of…