Easy Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe

We had a crazy yield of tomatoes of about 6 different types this year, so I’ve been trying to figure out ways to use the bounty! This is a delicious soup that you can also adapt to a pasta sauce. Note: you’ll need a hand blender or food processor Ingredients: A mix of different types…

Cauliflower & Quinoa with Lemon

The great thing about this recipe – besides being very easy – is that you can use it as a side and then revamp it as a salad. It also only takes a few ingredients. Ingredients 1 x cauliflower (broken or cut up into small florets) 1 x box of quinoa (I used a quinoa…

Wintery Red Kidney Bean & Veggie Soup Recipe

This is an excellent winter recipe (if I may say so myself). It’s so easy because you can pretty much add any veggies you like AND when you get sick of it as soup, you can thicken it up and make a stew out of it. You can also make a large amount or small…

Zucchini and Corn Fritters with Red Kidney Beans

What do you do when you end up growing zucchinis this size? Why, you make zucchini and corn fritters of course (and double chocolate zucchini muffins, but that’s for another post)! Ingredients (for fritters): 2 cups shredded/grated zukes (probably 1 1/2 large zukes) 1 small can whole kernel corn, drained 1 cup all purpose flour…

Easy Peasy Mac & Cheesy

Looking for comfort food? Look no further. This is a super easy dish that also makes excellent left overs. Ingredients macaroni noodles 1 jar alfredo sauce (I like a roasted garlic one) dash of milk 2 cups grated cheese (a mix of cheddar and mozarella is good) garlic salt pepper to taste Method Boil the…

Skeletons in the Cooking Closet?

Go oooon. I know you have them. Some delightfully sinful recipe that you crave. You find yourself day dreaming about it. And then you’re just compelled to make it. Or make someone else make it (as is often the case in my family). Next, you’re scoffing it down in the dark. Crumbs on your pillow….

Easy Homemade Butterbean or Pesto Hummus

This is an excellent, super quick and easy to adapt recipe. It’s especially yummy as a warm dish served with pita chips or some fresh french loaf. The original recipe was one for a butterbean hummus but I didn’t have any, so below is my adaption, followed by how to make the original. Part of…

Never-Fail Risotto with Peppers & Pine Nuts

I think the reason risotto is an Italian dish is that it takes the patience and stirring power of a small Italian grandmother to get it right. However, this never-fail risotto recipe is surprisingly easy and quick, even without said Italian granny. It’s also super easy to adapt depending on your taste in veggies. I…

Kitchen Essentials: “Pantry” Must-Haves & Recipe Suggestions

So unlike Gwyneth Paltrow, I won’t suggest you stock up on rare Norwegian quail’s teeth or free range zebra livers, or whatever outrageous kitchen “staple” she suggests for her recipes, but here are a few of my kitchen pantry must-haves. And by pantry, I mean kitchen cupboard, the freezer, and/or ¬†the vegetable drawer… canned¬†tomatoes (make…

Sexy Little Hot Potato Salad

I’ve never been a huge fan of potato salads (mostly because – shock! horror! mayhem! – I don’t like mayonnaise or raw onione), but this is a sexy little hot potato salad that I invented that works really well as an addition to barbeques, fancier dinners, or as a cold leftover. I cook the different…

Ginger Tofu Stirfry With Home-Grown Chard & Egg-Fried Rice

Yummity yum. I always forget how a quick and easy stir fry can be THE best meal – not only because it takes so little time to make, but also because it gives you the opportunity to play with flavours, and it is satisfying and (relatively) healthy. Last night I made a delicious, impromptu ginger…