St Patrick’s Day Green Pea Party Soup

This is a really fast and simple vegetarian pea soup that can easy be modified to be vegan. Serve it in some unique dishware such as these espresso cups and you have a very stylish St. Patrick’s Day party soup.  This recipe serves about 4-6 people in small servings. St Patrick’s Day Green Pea Party […]

Lebanese Grape Leaves

Similar to the recipe for my Lebanese Chicken Shawarmas, this recipe is adapted from the grape leaves sold at an authentic Lebanese restaurant in Calgary. These are lighter than the most common Lebanese grape leaves which typically have meat such as lamb included. These grape leaves are slightly sour so I recommend pairing them with […]

West African Groundnut Stew

The last few days have been particularly cold here in Calgary, and these types of days are best for either a comfort food, or a nice spicy and flavorful dish. This sweet potato based stew fits the cold weather day bill and has a loads of good things going for it. It is bold in […]

Penne with Spiced Ambercup Squash

Are you aware of how many different types of squash there are? There are over 40 types available in North America. Squash season is upon us and while at our local community foods store I had an opportunity to try a new squash type. I went with a beautifully bright orange Ambercup and immediately pictured […]

Vegetarian Sheppard’s Pie (with Vegan option)

Sheppard’s Pie is a classic English dish that is well loved in our house. I wanted to try making a vegetarian version and decided that a mix of lentils, mushroom and other veggies might work. I had no idea how it was going to turn out, but wow, is it ever good. This dish can […]

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

These are a nice switch up from traditional mashed potatoes. Not too heavy on starch, with extra vitamins and flavors these vegan mashed potatoes are delightfully delicious. I also use these in my vegetarian Sheppard’s Pie. Vegan Mashed Potatoes   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: […]


It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Superbread! This bread is gluten free, vegan and loaded with super foods such as chia, hemp, flax etc. “Oh”, you say.  “It’s healthy but it must taste kinda like cardboard?” Absolutely not, the best thing of all with this bread is it tastes fantastic! Superbread!   Print […]

Beet, Orange & Walnut Salad – Vegan and Gluten Free

I found the inspiration for this salad while visiting our local natural food store. The staff were sampling an in-house made beet salad with oranges. I modified it to be vegan and gluten free, and added some walnuts for crunch. It’s low in calories and full of vitamins, and it tastes great too! Beet, Orange […]

North African inspired butternut squash stew

I seem to have found a new theme that my husband loves.  Whether it is this dish, or the Moroccan stuffed acorn squash, he can’t seem to get enough of these veggie centered dishes that make ample use of various fragrant spices.  As an added bonus both of these dishes are really very healthy – […]

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