Beet, Orange and Radicchio Salad

This salad is from the amazing Plenty by one of my culinary heroes, Yotam Ottolenghi.  I received this book as a birthday gift a couple of years ago, and I have made many of the recipes.  They are no fail vegetable dishes, as much a feast for the eyes as the tummy.  This man really has a … Continue reading Beet, Orange and Radicchio Salad

Garlic & Ginger Tofu

For those who don't like tofu, I respectfully suggest that you haven't tried THIS tofu.  Tofu is the kind of thing that you need to know how to cook in order to enjoy it.  If you are really trying to like it, there are lots of recipes out there that will make you a quick … Continue reading Garlic & Ginger Tofu

Simple Carrot and Beet Salad

This is another dish that brings back memories of our travel days.  We took a three day ferry ride from Ancona in Italy to Cesme, Turkey.  This wasn't much of a pleasure cruise.  Our cabin was big enough for a sink the size of a brick, a bunk bed and enough floor space for one … Continue reading Simple Carrot and Beet Salad

Rainbow Salad

This is a beautiful salad.  I eat with my eyes first.  I always appreciate fun combinations of delicious ingredients.  When I started making this salad I had the red cabbage and the snow peas on the counter.  I felt uninspired and short on patience.  It was a long day and the last thing I felt … Continue reading Rainbow Salad

Carrot and Chickpea Tagine

I have mixed memories of our time in Morocco back in 2007.  Morocco was the first "exotic" destination of our round the world adventure.  While I had done a lot of traveling previously, Chris had never been outside of North America when we took off.  Morocco was a place of firsts for us, embarking on … Continue reading Carrot and Chickpea Tagine

Nourishing Broth

I am a big fan of soup.  Something about a home made bowl of goodness just makes me happy.  I experiment with soups often, and I can't lie, I have had this for breakfast every day this week (full disclosure: also had it for lunch twice). I started with my stock.  A rich and nutritious … Continue reading Nourishing Broth

My Favorite Kale & Quinoa Salad

This is a feel good salad, if ever there was one.  This salad is a delicious and colourful combination of goodness, a powerful combination of nutrient dense foods that satisfies and nourishes.  For me, it checks off all the boxes: easy, quick, delicious, nutritious, and beautiful. People often tell me that I am "really good" … Continue reading My Favorite Kale & Quinoa Salad

Herbal Tea Love

I'm sitting here on a chilly winter day.  Our house has been hit by the common cold, I guess it had to happen sometime! Two of four of us are down for the count with congested sinuses, coughing fits and general overall aches and fatigue.  The other two (I'm happy to be in this camp) are … Continue reading Herbal Tea Love

Making Something from “Nothing”

No doubt we have all been there.  Staring into the fridge, wondering what to make for dinner, wishing that we went for groceries, thinking the fridge looks awfully bare.  I remember groaning "there is NOTHING to make for dinner!" This lovely meal started with a lone package of beautiful Thatcher Farm sausages, found in my … Continue reading Making Something from “Nothing”

Quinoa Curry

Regardless of the heat outside, I have moved into fall mode with dinners in our house.  For the longest time, quinoa has been received half-heartedly at our dinner table.  I avoided it simply because I wasn't up for an argument.  I am happy to report, this meal was greeted with "yums" and even a "this … Continue reading Quinoa Curry