Tag Archives: vegan

Thai Butternut Soup

We’ve been testing this in my Members’ Only groups and I think it’s fair to say it’s been a HUGE hit. It makes for a delicious alternative to the traditional savoury butternut squash soup with it’s unexpected hit of lime and just a wee kick of heat.

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Fresh Herb Drizzle

Simple and so tasty, these “steaks” are a great vegetarian main alternative in the summer months. You can easily make them in the oven if you prefer, just roast them until they’re tender at 400F or so.

zesty kale caesar salad

This is the holy kitchen trifecta, as far as I’m concerned: simple, delicious, and nutritious. If you’re feeling all gourmet about it, top with some homemade croutons or even a little crumbled nitrate-free natural bacon.

sweet p biscuits

These whole grain biscuits are just a wee bit sweet and a whole lot tasty. They whip up in just a few minutes and make a perfect side to any meal. Keep them vegan by using non-dairy milk.

Comfort Food Lunchbox

Today’s Lunchbox: Lemon Basil Tomato Soup (recipe on blog, here: easy and delish, one of my most popular recipes), homemade Sweet P Biscuit (100% whole grain, recipe will be up on blog this week), strawberries, hard boiled egg and a Grizzly Paw from the freezer (p. 124 of my cookbook, Real Food for Real Families).

Tex-Mex Lunchbox

Today’s Tex-Mex school lunch: Leftover Cowpoke Chili (easy, non-spicy veggie chili at p. 71 of my cookbook, Real Food for Real Families), low-salt organic tortilla chips, seed and raisin mix, local apple. (Chili made enough for last night’s dinner, today’s lunches, and two future school lunches (frozen in, you guessed it, mason jars!)

dipped & salted truffles

These are dead easy, delicious and look way fancier than they are. Does it get any better than that? No cooking involved, your kids can make these even at a young age with some basic supervision. Pop them in the freezer, and you’ll always have a sweet, real food treat when you need one, whether you’re serving it with a glass of milk or a glass of red.

Sweet “Suntella” & Strawberry Sandwich

This lunchbox contains a favourite treat in my house, a “Suntella” and sliced strawberry sandwich. The Suntella is a school-safe, healthier version of Nutella that you can quickly whip up at home from basic ingredients, including sunflower seed butter, cocoa, honey. The recipe can be found at p. 44 of my cookbook, Real Food for Real Families. Along with the sandwich, I’ve added a local pear and some sliced raw veggies to round out the lunchbox.

celery root bisque with garlicky croutons

Here’s a delicious recipe for a not-so-pretty root veggie. Don’t know what celery root (a.k.a. celeriac) is? It’s that really ugly, knobby looking white ball in your CSA box. You can also find it in the grocery store right now. If you’re looking to clean out your farm share box or just want to try something new, here’s an easy, tasty, healthy soup recipe to try this weekend.

creamy leeks & white beans with tarragon

This is a super-simple, delicious, dairy & gluten-free recipe. Serve it over brown rice for a complete meal. Fresh tarragon really boosts the flavour of this dish if you can find it. Melts. In. Your. Mouth.

no cream of mushroom soup

One Sunday morning after a far too-late Saturday night, I was feeling the need for a little comfort lunch food. I had a container of mushrooms and not much else in the fridge, and decided to concoct a vegan version of cream of mushroom soup. This one got a standing ovation from my daughter, so […]

healthy scalloped potatoes (vegan and yum!)

This healthier vegan version of scalloped potatoes is lower in fat and equally yummy. My son has been begging me to buy the prepackaged scalloped potato mixture he’s had at his grandma’s a few times, so I had to figure out a healthier, whole foods based version.  Here it is: it got a thumbs up […]