Eight Tips for Cooking Whole Foods from Scratch–Quickly and Easily (Part 1)

Way back in this post, I asked you all if you’d be interested in tips on speeding up the process of cooking whole foods from scratch. Today, I’ll begin to answer that question. I realized there is so much to say on this topic that I’d need to split it up into two smaller posts. […]

Roasted Red Pepper and Squash Soup

Regular readers of this blog won’t be surprised to learn that I am averse to cold weather. In fact, I dread it. Ever year as the thermometer drops, so do my spirits. I can’t help it; I hate winter. I hate winter so much that I shiver just at the thought of impending snow and […]

Spectacular Spring Salad

Before I begin this review–and in the spirit of full disclosure–I must confess to you all that my opinions in this blog post are biased. No, not because I was paid to do this review (which I wasn’t); not because I received a free copy of the book (which I did); and not because I […]

Restaurant-Worthy Creamy Potato-Leek Soup

Before I met the HH, he was a culinary vagabond, a peripatetic bon vivant who spent his evenings wandering from one acclaimed restaurant to the next.  The HH, you see, ate almost all of his meals in restaurants in the days before  our romance blossomed in the late 1990s (and I’ve written before how he once lived […]

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

[Chocolate Pumpkin Pôts de Crèmel Have you been keeping up with Vegan MoFo?  Now that I’ve backed out  of the festivities because I knew I couldn’t keep up–well, here I am, posting virtually every day in October thus far!  With our Ontario elections today (go out and vote, people!) and our Thanksgiving coming up (stay […]

Kitchen Classics: Curried Red Lentil (or Split Pea) Soup

I well remember the unbridled glee we all felt in grade school when, first thing in the morning, the Principal walked in to announce that we’d have a substitute teacher that day. We kids practically roared with excitement at the prospect of (a) getting a reprieve from homework (because the substitute, of course, never knew […]

Some Patriotic Eats

[source] It’s another long July weekend for us here in Canada and all our American cousins in the US–yay! Happy “I Love My Country” Day to both of us! 😀 For those of you looking for summer/ buffet/ BBQ/ patriotic/ festive recipes for your long weekend, here are some of my favorites that would be […]

Carob Coconut Cups

I know that many of you are already fans of Amy, the blogger behind the wildly popular Simply Sugar and Gluten Free (which recently got a facelift–check out the new look!).  A few months ago, Amy published her first cookbook, Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, and her publisher kindly sent me a copy for review.  For someone […]

SOS Kitchen Challenge for April: Asparagus Recipe Roundup!

This past month, Kim and I chose Asparagus as our SOS Kitchen Challenge key ingredient, and set out a true “kitchen challenge”: could anyone actually come up with a (tasty) sweet asparagus-based recipe? Well, I’m thrilled to report that several of you rose to the challenge quite admirably! The asparagus recipes flowed in all month, […]

SOS Adzuki Beans: The Roundup

Here it is again, the start of another month. That means it is also the end of another SOS Kitchen Challenge (and I’m not foolin’!). 😉  In March, Kim and I featured none other than the delicious and nutritious adzuki bean. Our readers were inspired by both the sweet and savory possibilities, and delivered a multitude of […]