Rice, Bean and Vegetable Soup

Rice, Bean and Vegetable Soup

What’s better than a bowl of thick and hearty soup to warm your insides and soothe your soul? This Rice, Bean and Vegetable Soup is full of some of my favourite winter vegetables, including carrots, sweet potato and leeks. Cremini mushrooms add a deep rich, earthy...
Vegan Lentil Loaf

Vegan Lentil Loaf

As a teenager I remember a running joke on our house that Tuesdays were meatloaf days. My mom always used Mrs. Ernst’s recipe because of the thick, sweet and delicious glaze on the top. I don’t recall the recipe for the meatloaf, but I can guess it was made with...
Broccoli Bean Chowder

Broccoli Bean Chowder

This plant based Broccoli Bean Chowder is packed with phytonutrients. The pureed cannellini beans provide lots of hidden protein and make this chowder rich and creamy.   As soon as the school year begins it becomes soup season in our home. When I first met my...
Creamy Broccoli Salad

Creamy Broccoli Salad

You won’t miss the bacon, cheddar cheese and mayo in this fresh and nutritious version of Creamy Broccoli Salad. Bring on the picnic!   Every summer we wait for a little roadside stand not far from here to put out their freshly picked produce, especially the...
Spicy Squash and Sweet Potato Stew

Spicy Squash and Sweet Potato Stew

We’re in the thick of winter here in Canada, and that means cold temperatures and cravings for warm foods and this Spicy Squash and Sweet Potato Stew fits the bill perfectly.     Supporting local means shopping and eating with the seasons and purchasing...
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas my partner makes his observation that in homes everywhere people are busy cooking at least twice as many white potatoes as other vegetables for the holiday dinner and will inevitably have lots left over from the meal. In our...