Vegan

CURRIED MUNG BEAN VEGETABLE RICE DISH

This recipe is similar to my Mung Bean Stew - with a few changes/additions.  It is said that mung beans are a legume that are heart healthy, they help to reduce cholesterol, are the least gas forming of all legumes, and they also assist in improving/balancing digestion.  It is my goal/hope for 2018 to eat […]

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SLOW COOKER LENTIL SOUP

I love lentils cooked any way - especially in soup.  The other day was a particularly busy day and on my way home from town I had one more stop to make at our local health food store.  Once in the door, something smelled heavenly (I was starving too as it was lunch time). Our […]

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A RECIPE INSPIRATION: CREAMY WILD RICE MUSHROOM SOUP

UPDATE:  we had this again the other day, but we had run out of wild rice so had it without....and it was even better! Recently I had read an article on the health benefits of cashew nuts.  When cashew nuts are soaked and pureed into a luscious smooth mixture it is a perfect addition to […]

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STEWED TOMATOES

Thought I would post this early as beautiful fresh tomatoes in our neck of the woods are not too far away. With an abundance of heirloom tomatoes making stewed tomatoes is a great way to use them up.  Although for weeks on end we just eat them fresh off the vine. We do not do […]

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VEGETARIAN PAELLA

As mentioned in previous posts, I have been cooking Vegetarian meals about twice sometimes three times a week.  Recently, we found this at our local grocery store: No paid advertisement here....just wanting to share something yummy - a lovely basmati rice/quiona blend vegetarian meal. Next to dried pasta, this is the only thing in my […]

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GLUTEN FREE HARVARD BEETS

Do you love beets?  We have always loved beets in this household.  Back in the day, I used to buy canned Harvard Beets - thinking they were divine.  However, when you look at the ingredients and it says "modified cornstarch", that is definitely a no go in any gluten free household.  In Canada, fortunately all […]

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HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST CEREAL

Oh how I miss oatmeal breakfast cereal.  I was never really big on breakfast cereals, but I sure loved oatmeal.  Even the gluten free oatmeal does not work for me...sigh.  I was also never a big fan of gluten free creamy rice cereal - at least not on it's own. There used to be a […]

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SLOW COOKER CURRIED MUNG BEAN STEW

We have been trying to have more Vegetarian meals in this household - we do not always succeed but tonight we did.  This curried mung bean stew was delicious.  I took some inspiration for this dish from this site.  The recipe also called for 1 can of full fat coconut milk to be added near […]

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A REVIEW: THE ZERO MILE DIET COOK BOOK

Let me start by saying I love the title of this cook book:  Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food THE ZERO-MILE DIET COOK BOOK by Carolyn Herriot. (please forgive my pictures...we do have a new camera which I have yet had the time to learn.) Carolyn Herriot is a local author from our hometown of […]

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THAI BROCCOLI SALAD

This might be my new favorite salad....so good!  We have a deli downtown that makes a very good Thai Broccoli Salad, which I will often have for lunch when I am at work.  One day, I decided to ask them for the recipe...thinking they probably would not give it to me, however, it never hurts […]

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RECIPE REVIEW - VEGAN CASHEW CREAM CHEESE

Wow...I was so impressed with this amazing recipe from Cassidy whose blog is Cooking Gluten and (Dairy) Free.  If you are dairy free this is a recipe you will want to check out. As I was making this recipe - I could hardly stop tasting it - it was that good. Remember my steal of […]

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GLUTEN FREE CRANBERRY RAISIN MULTI-SEED ENERGY BARS

Remember when I made my Rice Krispie Granola, that was really supposed to be a healthy granola bar?  Well this recipe shows me what I did wrong.  This recipe came from a magazine (another one of those torn out leaving just the page) but I can't recall which one.  In any event, I changed up […]

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RAW DATE COCONUT BALLS

These Coconut Date Balls are quick and easy to make, plus they make a great healthy snack.  No baking either.  The inspiration for this recipe came from The Healthy Dish - so yummy and I extend a big thank you too!  A great healthy snack to have in the middle of a busy day when […]

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A VEGETARIAN BREAKFAST SCRAMBLE

I can't believe I am about to say this, but this breakfast was so good, it will be on the table again tomorrow!  Why?  Because it has Tofu in it - yes - Tofu.  I have never been a Tofu fan, unless it is well disguised, majorly flavorful and with lots of texture in the […]

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CREAMY VEGETARIAN TOMATO BASIL SOUP

We do love our soup in this household.  Now that I think of it, this recipe is also Vegan - not a speck of animal protein in this soup whatsoever.  There are other tomato style soups on my blog, as well as Vegetarian, but I think this is the second Vegan soup I have ever […]

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CURRY PATE

This curry pate is quick and easy to whip up - it begins like a dahl but ends up quite like a hummus.  Great as a dip with crackers, served alongside a vegetable platter, or as a spread on Dosa's - East Indian Flat Bread.  This also makes a healthy, hearty lunch too! I used […]

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GLUTEN FREE VANILLA PUDDING WITH MIMICCREAM

Have you ever tried MimicCream?  Check out this label.  On the side the list of ingredients are: Purified Water, Almond and Cashew Nut Blend, Natural Flavors, Rice Starch, Sea Salt, Bicarbonate Soda.  An unsweetened cream to use in any recipe that calls for cream.  I made this luscious Vanilla Pudding with MimicCream, recipe to follow, […]

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VEGETARIAN SPRING ROLLS

This was my first attempt at spring rolls.  Clearly, this is something that does get easier, and rolls nicer with further practice.  Having said that, I was pretty pleased with how these turned out.  And the dipping sauce was really good too.  These make a wonderful appetizer, lunch, or snack.  (the dipping sauce also makes […]

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