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…

Sinfully Simple Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

I love that this is hearty, easy to make, and immensely satisfying. It works very well to make as a veggie main for  a potluck and it’s easy to just use less or more of the ingredients as needed. What really makes this recipe, in my humble opinion, is the stock in the veggie mince…

Caramel Rose Rooibos Tea Cake Recipe

I got really frustrated trying to find a recipe for a Lavender Earl  Grey tea cake. After some Foogling (Facebook Googling, of course), I got some excellent advice from friends. In essence, you make a classic sponge cake but turn it into a tea cake by adding any tea flavour you like (that would make sense…

Lavender Earl Grey Shortbread Biscuits!

Everything I love – lavender, Earl Grey, vanilla PLUS easy to make – all in one tasty, shortbready biscuit. Yes please! Note: the dough needs to sit in the fridge for 1/2 an hour, so factor this in to your timing, but the prep and baking time is minimal. You’ll also need a food processor,…

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…

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins!!

I can’t even begin to describe how sinfully delicious and moist these are. And just think, they have vegetables in them, so they must be good for you, right? Ingredients (makes 12) 1 cup flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 tsp baking soda/bicarb 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt 1/2…

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Garlic & Butter

Because I currently have an abundance of amazing fresh veggies from our garden, I’ve been making various side dishes and experimenting with different ways to prepare the same veggies. My new favourite side dish is sauteed chard. It’s super quick and works well with anything. I’ve had it with zucchini and corn fritters, fish, and…

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 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…

Walnut-Chocolate-Banana-Choc-Chip Muffins!!

Yip. They’re as crazy good as they sound… Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1 large egg 1 cup mashed bananas (I usually use about 3 bananas – you can…

Sinfully Pink Beetroot Hummus

I think what I love most about this recipe is the gorgeous , sinfully pink colour. This is a relatively easy recipe and can also be adapted by using pretty much any vegetable instead of the beetroot (e.g. carrots, butternut, pumpkin, etc.). You could even make it as a cheesy Valentine’s Day dish… Ingredients: 5…

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…