Category Archives: Vegetable Recipe

Farro Salad with Arugula and Goat Cheese over Beet Hummus

  Hello there! I tried this gorgeous salad at a recent event I attended at Appetite for Books, a lovely, aptly named cookbook store in Westmount where you can attend either a traditional cooking class or a private dinner for … Continue reading

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Chickpea Bolognese and Pasta (V)

  Hello there, I often try to go meatless with my pasta sauces and I always feel like there’s something missing…Oh yeah. It’s sausage. So you will understand my hesitancy when I came across this recipe in my new Thug Kitchen cookbook … Continue reading

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Curry in a Hurry (V, GF)

  Have I lost you already?!? I can imagine that some friends and family have not even made it to this line, they saw “curry” and bypassed the email. “What’s she thinking?” then… “DELETE!” . My (Sicilian) father probably shut down his whole … Continue reading

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Zoodles with Almond Butter Sauce

  Lets begin… Zoodles?? (my spell checker is in disbelief. It keeps changing the word to “noodles”) Zoodles : Spaghetti style noodles made from zucchini, using a Spiralizer Facts: Vegetarian recipe, Gluten Free, Vegan & Raw. It’s super healthy; super delicious Hello … Continue reading

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Warm Chickpea Salad with Fresh Mint & Yogurt

  I just got the second cookbook from the Bakopoulos sisters called “Back to the Beginning” and I could not be more psyched to dive in! Their first cookbook, Around the Greek Table is my #1 , all time favourite … Continue reading

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Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

This recipe is so easy, quick to prepare and really delicious! You don’t need to boil the cauliflower beforehand; just grate and sauté with all the usual great stuff that goes into traditional fried rice! Except for the rice of … Continue reading

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Stephanie’s Pasta e Fagioli

Hey there! You will love my very easy recipe for Pasta e Fagioli. It’s so delicious most notably because of the garlic, creaminess of the white kidney beans and parmesan cheese. Its rustic looking, made with unevenly broken spaghetti, and when you eat … Continue reading

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Dad’s Chickpeas and Pasta

Hello all, All my life, my dad made chickpeas in one form or another – either on their own, boiled in seasoned water or with pasta. I wouldn’t even touch it; it just didn’t appeal to me but now I … Continue reading

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Nonna Rosina’s Ciambotta; Potato and Zucchini Stew with Poached Egg

Nonna Rosina’s Ciambotta or Potato & Zucchini Stew with Poached egg Ciambotta is a classic peasant dish from the province of Potenza in southern Italy. Growing up I loved to tear the thick crusty bread apart and dip it into … Continue reading

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April’s Swiss Chard with Olive Oil

Hey there! Following my last post about the too-amazing-for-words Tunnel of Fudge cake, I felt I needed to go lighter in this one….a lot lighter. So, I made April Bloomfield’s super simple Swiss Chard with Olive oil. She is my … Continue reading

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Mini Post – Sweet Potato “Buns”

Hey all! Once again Pinterest has inspired me to make something I would never have otherwise made. Actually, that is only true in part. It was my niece Claudia who asked, “what else can I do with sweet potatoes? I’m … Continue reading

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Eggplant and White Bean “Meatballs”

Hey there! Let me start off by saying this is not a betrayal of classic meatballs.  These beauties are truly and undeniably delicious, plus they’re easy to make. You won’t miss the meat, I promise. These eggplant and white bean ‘meatballs’ … Continue reading

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Kale Pesto – The King of Pestos

I always struggle to find ways to incorporate Kale into my diet. There’s only so much Kale salad and kale chips and smoothies you could have and I’ve never really been blown away to be honest. I’ve always ingested it as a … Continue reading

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Marilou’s Giant stuffed Pasta Shells alla Gigi

A friend of mine recommended that I check our this blog called Trois Fois Par Jour. Its by a local Quebecer – a multi-talented young woman named Marilou Bourdon. She is a singer/songwriter, cook, blogger and now, author. I subscribed … Continue reading

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All-baked Eggplant Parmesan

              Hello all, This week, instead of scouring the internet for new recipes. I decided to leaf through my first recipe binder. It’s a collection of recipes I wanted to try back when foodnetwork.com was … Continue reading

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Baked Asparagus Fries with Roasted Garlic Aioli

Hello there! Here is a fun way to eat your veggies! I made these the other day and they were delicious and fun to eat. I guess they are called asparagus “fries” because of their irresistable crispy coating and accompanying dipping sauce. Although … Continue reading

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Giada’s Vegetable “Meatloaf” with Checca sauce

Hello everybody, So, how’s 2014 treating you so far? I don’t know if its because I am in my mid 30’s now but this holiday season really affected my weight and I know that I didn’t eat more than in previous years.  I … Continue reading

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Dunya Red Lentil Soup

Hello and Happy Holidays to all! On the 25th of December I hosted a Christmas party for my family. It was fantastic! It was a pot-luck party so everyone brought something. My Aunt Mary made this beautiful fruit salad with … Continue reading

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Patricia Delicia’s Butternut Squash Soup.

Hey all! The best recipes are those that can be prepared in a pinch but taste like weekend food. Even better recipes are those which are also high in nutritional value.  This one has it all. Such recipes don’t come … Continue reading

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