Ah Italy.  The wine. The bread.  The rice? This rice dish has all the right ingredients to make you want to jump on a plane to Rome! It is full of vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron and potassium.  This is a great dish to make once and use in...

Ingredients 3 pounds/1/5 kilo tomatoes 1 onion 1 garlic bulb 1-2 jalapenos (optional) Heat oven to 425F/220C.  Peel onion and cut in quarters.  Wash tomatoes and cut in half. Line baking dish with aluminum foil.  Don’t skip this or you will have a mess to clean up. Place onions, tomatoes, whole...

Ingredients 2 cans jackfruit (unripe, young or green) 1 onion 1 teaspoon coconut oil Roasted tomato salsa (RECIPE HERE) or store bought 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon chili powder Serving Suggestions Corn tortillas Salsa - try a variety Avocado/guacamole Shredded cabbage or lettuce Sauerkraut Cilantro Lime wedges Mexican rice Vegan chipotle ranch Drain jackfruit and rinse well.  To rinse,...

Buon giorno! Caponata is an Italian dish hailing from Sicily. This is one of my favourite dishes as it is super versatile. You can substitute a variety of different ingredients to change up the taste or prepare by season. The basic ingredients are aubergine/eggplant, tomatoes and onions. Add more of the...

Make the most of summer fruit with this delicious and super easy peach cobbler. No bake means you don’t even need to turn on the oven and heat up the kitchen. Crust 1 cup buckwheat groats (not kasha) 1 cup dates, pitted (about 8 medjool) 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoons agave ...

Some Indian dishes can seem quite daunting to recreate at home. However, traditional Indian home cooking is simple with most dishes created in thirty minutes or less. Bon appétit! DAL This recipe is an example of how spices are layered during the cooking process to have maximum flavor benefit. Serve with...

This Indonesian dish is easy and fast to make and really delicious!  It makes the perfect side dish to any stir fry or double the recipe, serve with rice and salad for a main. Tempeh with Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce 1-2 banana leaf packets of tempeh 5 garlic...

Making dumplings takes just a little bit of practice.  Once you have the process down (probably after making this once), you will be an expert!  Remember when adding the filling to the dumplings, less is more in the beginning.  With practice you will find the right amount.  Try them steamed,...

One of the most popular Thai dishes is surprisingly easy to recreate at home. Pad Thai 2 tablespoons coconut oil Handful thinly sliced onion 3 large handfuls assorted vegetables (try cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, pea shoots, cabbage, baby corn) Handful bean sprouts 1 spring onion, chopped into 1 inch pieces 1 egg 1 block firm...

These take less than 10 minutes to make and are delicious for snacks, breakfast or dessert. Nut Butter Balls 1 1/2 cup oats 1 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew; experiment and combine) 1/2 cup flax seed meal 1/4 cup agave 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Combine all ingredients in a bowl and...

This is an excellent lunch salad or serve as the first course with stir fry or dumplings. Bok Choy Salad 2 heads bok choy 2 green onions, chopped 2 celery stalks, diced 1 package dry ramen noodles 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 teaspoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 2...

Pasta Salad ½ package pasta (vegetable rotini or spirals work well) ½ zucchini, chopped ¾ cup broccoli, chopped into flowerettes ¾ cup cauliflower, chopped into flowerettes ½ cup black olives, sliced in half ¾ cup garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained if using canned or cooked if using dried ½ cucumber, diced 5-6 cherry tomatoes, cut in...

Mix up your repertoire of recipes by using different varieties of pumpkin in interesting flavour combinations. Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Olive oil ¼ pumpkin 3-4 garlic cloves, chopped 1-2 rosemary sprigs (keep on stem) 1 large red chilli, sliced 1 vegetable granule cube Water Nutmeg (optional) Cheese (optional) Peel pumpkin and cut into one inch squares.  Put olive...

The key to making a healthier version of dishes is substituting with tastes that create the same flavor combination.  This recipe provides just the right combination of sweet, spicy and creamy.  The spicy paste is similar to making a roux. Vegetarian Laksa Rempah (Spice Paste): 1 thumb size piece...

This tart is a show stopper!  Don’t be scared off by the steps.  It is really quite easy to make. Rainbow Tart Tart Dough (or use store bought) 1 ¾ cup (250 grams) flour 1 stick butter 1 egg 1 teaspoon sour cream ½ teaspoon salt Filling ¼ cup ricotta ¼ cup sour cream ¼ cup greek...