Spring Recipes

Dandelion Root Latte with Turmeric and Ginger

Dandelion Root Latte with Turmeric and Ginger

I’ve shared some of my favourite features of dandelions spring-time nourishment in my previous post Wild Edibles – Dandelions, How To Harvest and Women’s Health. Why I am so passionate about this common weed is that it is one of the first greens to make […]

Vegan Ranch Salad Dressing with Hemp Hearts

Vegan Ranch Salad Dressing with Hemp Hearts

Hemp hearts are currently a hot topic, and for good reason. They are an easy protein source, packed full of essential fatty acids, locally grown, and super versatile. I love hemp so much I’ve share my favorite milk alternative Hemp Milk, and a yummy nutrient […]

Easy Vegan Tempeh “Meatballs”

Easy Vegan Tempeh “Meatballs”

Not even a week has passed since my return from Indonesia and I can confidently tell you that the thing I miss most is not the warmth nor the beaches, its the food. The flavours and the variety place this cuisine at the top of […]

Simple Beet Dip with Balsamic Vinegar and Cream Cheese

Simple Beet Dip with Balsamic Vinegar and Cream Cheese

If I have learned one thing from having a weekly vegetable box delivered to my door it is this – beets are always in season. Well, they are on Vancouver Island anyway. From June, straight through to October, they haven’t missed a beet, and I […]

Simple Vegetable Crustless Quiche with Feta

Simple Vegetable Crustless Quiche with Feta

The abundance of zucchini is a guarantee that summer is in full swing. Creative uses for zucchini have taken over my Pinterest news feed – ranging from stuffed, to chips, to zucchini noodles. People are mad about this summer veg but no need to get […]

Kale Salad with Beet Apple and Dill

Kale Salad with Beet Apple and Dill

As the years go by, I can start to appreciate the presence of fruit in salads. Where the sight of strawberries in a salad used to make my stomach churn, I can now appreciate the surprise burst of sweetness from a blueberry or the tartness […]

Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl with Kale Pesto, Lentils and Barley

Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowl with Kale Pesto, Lentils and Barley

Ever thought about what’s in season in March? There is no question that Spring has arrived- the flowers are out in full force and the winter jackets are back in storage. But even though the cherry blossoms are in bloom, not much is being harvested […]

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties – Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties – Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

A two in one celebration! June 21st is National Aboriginal Day as well as the Summer Solstice the longest day of the year. We celebrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit people on this day because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice in traditional […]

All Seasons Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs and Basil Vinaigrette

All Seasons Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs and Basil Vinaigrette

Simple. Healthy. Tasty. Sometimes its OK to not feel like cooking. Sometimes its OK jazz up your leftover lentils with some fresh herbs and a vinaigrette and bring that to a potlatch. Sometimes does not make you a bad person.

Pearled Barley Risotto with Fresh Asparagus and Mushrooms

Pearled Barley Risotto with Fresh Asparagus and Mushrooms

Learning to cook can be a daunting task. Last week, NPR posted an article titled “Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp.” While the rest of us are busy buying into expensive supplements and “superfoods” to increase brain power, the seniors […]

Simple Crustless Spring-time Asparagus Quiche with Cottage Cheese

Simple Crustless Spring-time Asparagus Quiche with Cottage Cheese

Have you ever seen how asparagus grows? Being one of the first vegetables of spring, it sure does put in its just performance. At Pedrosa’s Asparagus Farm in Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island we got to witness it first hand. You can marvel at how […]

Weeknight Favourite – Tasty Ginger Lentil Stew with Couscous

Weeknight Favourite – Tasty Ginger Lentil Stew with Couscous

During my recent trip to Asia I got the chance to gawk at all the street side food vendors and their spectacular variety of edible insects. My lovely English friend Suzie informed me that scorpion tastes just like scallops – but without the fishy taste. […]