Basic Pasta Sauce — 101

This is a very basic (what I like to call “gateway”) recipe. Once you’ve mastered this sauce, you can use it in many Mediterranean-style dishes, from Spaghetti Bolognese to vegetarian lasagna — and all stops in between. It’s a great recipe for beginners to have in their kitchen arsenal, as it’s pretty straight-forward, the ingredient list is totally flexible, […]

13 Bean Beef Chili

Simple, but delicious. The combination of beans, peas, and lentils helps to make this a hearty and satisfying meal! 13 Bean Beef Chili INGREDIENTS: 1 and 1/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill 13-Bean Soup Mix* 1 lb of extra lean ground beef (organic is best) 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced (suggest adding a […]

Stuffed Peppers

Familiar flavours combine with bright colours to make this a dish everyone will love! Stuffed Peppers INGREDIENTS: 1 lb of extra lean ground beef (original recipe called for ground turkey — could also use ground chicken) 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 cups sliced mushrooms, chopped 1 can diced tomatoes, drained […]

Gingered Citrus Carrot Soup

OMG! This soup though! Seriously, I guarantee it will be a crowd pleaser. When cooking for workmates, friends or family, it covers your clean eaters, vegetarians, vegans and anyone who is avoiding gluten or dairy — all in one pot! Gingered Citrus Carrot Soup INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp vegetable oil (I used coconut oil) 1 cup chopped onion 1 tsp […]

Easy Vegetarian Gravy

The interwebs have yielded yet another “will definitely make again” recipe. This one is oh-so-simple and uses ingredients most kitchens perpetually have on-hand. Vegetarian Gravy INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp butter (could use coconut oil to make it vegan-friendly) 2-3 tbsp finely chopped onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp flour (I used President’s Choice Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Blend […]