Vegetarian Bean Pate

Vegetarian Bean Pate

There are times when I really miss my Babcia’s pate. Hers was like most Polish pates, which are more firm and easily sliced as compared to those in North America.  Most American style pates are also typically very heavy and rich. Recently I found a recipe for a vegetarian pate which looked to be a […]

Roasted Eggplant Lasagne

Roasted Eggplant Lasagne

The secret to the preparation of eggplant is ensuring excess moisture is removed. If you don’t remove moisture you’ll end up with a soggy chewy sponge – it’s, I think, the #1 reason why many people don’t like eggplant. Prepared correctly roasted eggplant is delicious and this lasagne is now my new #1 favorite lasagne. […]

Veggie Burgers with Jalapeno Jelly and Camembert

Veggie Burgers with Jalapeno Jelly and Camembert

The traditional ground beef burger is loved by many, but the veggie burger is gaining popularity very quickly. Not only are they vegetarian, but when done right they can be absolutely delicious. The trick is finding a good substitute for the beef and a binder to keep the patties from falling apart. Toppings are very […]

Carnival Squash stuffed with Golden Quinoa

Carnival Squash Stuffed with Golden Quinoa

Carnival squash are known for their beautiful orange and green hued colors, and their flavor is rich, buttery and sweet. I had one at its peak of ripeness and my plan was to roast and then stuff it, the only question was, with what? I wanted it to be vegetarian so I began with some […]

Penne with Spiced Ambercup Squash

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 […]

Eggplant Involtini

Eggplant Involtini

I was browsing through some photos from our trip to Rome and Tuscany in 2011 when it got me thinking about some of the incredibly delicious food we ate at a Michelin rated restaurant in Vagliagli, Tuscany. (La Taverna di Vagliagli). The memories inspired me to make something Italian and I settled on eggplant involtini […]

Spaghetti with Lentil Bolognese

Spaghetti with Lentil Bolognese

A little while ago in preparation to cook a meal with lentils, I cooked 1 cup of dried lentils. I forgot just how much cooked lentil you get from 1 cup of dry! From it I prepared the Sheppard’s Pie, the Lentil with Paneer croutons soup and with the remainder I decided to try a […]

Cayenne Honeydew Melon Soup

Cayenne Honeydew Melon Soup

Sometimes when you try something new and very different you may not be sure what you’re going to get.  And sometimes it really makes you say WOW IS THAT GOOD! This cayenne and honeydew melon soup was made by my brother and it quite simply is delicious, completely unique and so simple to prepare.  If […]

Vegetarian Squash and Chipotle Enchiladas

Vegetarian Butternut Squash & Chipotle Enchiladas

Mexican food sure is tasty.  Unfortunately it typically also packs a heavy calorie count and isn’t exactly what one would describe as healthy eating.  I was in the mood for Mexican so I created this delicious and nutritious enchilada dish that is vegetarian, much lower on the calorie count and even gluten free.  Here the […]

Mexican inspired vegetarian paella

Mexican Inspired Vegetarian Paella

Fusion of all sorts is popular these days.  If we can have a vegetarian Sheppard’s pie or a mango bruschetta, why not a Mexican inspired paella?  Both countries speak Spanish so it’s not even much of a stretch!  What makes this dish heavily Mexican influenced are the addition of black beans, chipotle and fresh lime […]

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