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 […]

I Heart Guac

Since discovering the joy that is avocado, I’ve been trying to come up with a snack-sized guacamole recipe, all our own. I Heart Guac INGREDIENTS: 1-2 tbsp finely diced onions 6 grape or cherry tomatoes, finely diced 3 tbsp hemp hearts 1/2 large avocado (or one whole small) 1-2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro (Don’t […]

Bean Salad

This tasty salad is a family favourite that Mom has been making year round for most of my life. It is perfect for a picnic or quiet dinner at home, but can easily be doubled or tripled for a large gathering — such as a pot luck dinner or buffet. This recipe is also relatively inexpensive to prepare and keeps for up to 10 […]

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 […]