The Most Comforting Cold-Weather Dish: No-Noodle Eggplant Lasagna

What kind of food do you crave when the weather turns cold? I love soup—but for me, the ultimate winter comfort food would be some kind of cheesy casserole. When I spotted this No Noodle Eggplant Lasagna from Panning the Globe, I wanted to serve myself some of this meatless wonder and dig in! Lisa did quite a bit of experimenting with the recipe to make it such a winner. Right away, she decided most of the flavor in lasagna comes from the cheese and the sauce, so there's no need for meat. ...more
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Chickpea and Potato Turnovers

In 2000-2001, I had the opportunity to work in the United Arab Emirates. During the first few months of that year in Dubai, I did what any Canadian would do: I made small talk about the weather.“Hot today, eh?” was met with puzzled smiles. It was always hot. Always sunny. What was there to say?...more


Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! Hope everyone had a great one!We don’t really do V-day gifts but Ryan got me these adorable slippers. Love the Christmas colors. He is always mad when I wear his so this gift benefits him as well....more

Why You Should Consider a Vegan Diet for Weight Loss

         As the worry of disease makes the world more health conscious, more and more people are adopting a plant based diet as a means of weight loss and overall health. There are many scientific studies that have been conducted on the subject, and the results are quite promising! The nutritional benefits of a whole foods plant based diet have been studied for their effects on the prevention, treatment and reversal of disease for years now by a number of different scientists and doctors....more

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup

I'd love to start this post off by first saying the following - another blizzard!? It's even named Neptune!...more

Spiced Cottage Cheese over Sauteed Collard Greens - Ethiopian Recipe

Whenever we go out for Ethiopian we usually get some kind of combo meal, sort of an ‘Ethiopian 101.’ Most restaurants have this, and everything we’ve ever had from that section of the menu has always been good, even if I can’t always remember the names of the things I am eating.This time we decided to try a couple of appetizers too. One of the things we got was this awesome Spiced Ethiopian Cottage Cheese served with a bit of sauteed collard greens. It was called Ayib Begomen. Ayib means cheese, and gomen means collard greens. I absolutely loved this appetizer....more

Luna Bar Giveaway

Hi! Hi!Hope you are having a great start to your week! I completed some strength training workouts on Saturday and Monday and I am so SORE! I can barely lift my arms above my head. I will definitely be doing some yoga tomorrow....more
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Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Did you think we’d go the whole week of Valentine’s Day without sharing a recipe for something perfectly chocolatey?You did?For shame. And all this time we thought you knew us better.Valentine’s Day is for celebrating love, and food is almost certainly going to play a starring role in that celebration. And this got us thinking: why can’t that food be delicious, decadent, and healthful?As you might imagine, we came up with zero reasons why it can’t be.Thus, Vegan Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce. Make it for your sweetie....more

7 Homemade Veggie Burger Recipes Better Than Anything From a Box

I like veggie burgers. What I don't like are the store-bought ones that come with a laundry list of ingredients. Yuck! Here are seven of my favorite veggie burger recipes, and I hope you try them.  1. Red Bean And Almond Butter Burger ...more

Scared to Use a Pressure Cooker? These Chickpeas Might Change Your Mind

Before we talk about this Pressure Cooker Chickpea Gremolata from my friend Lydia at The Perfect Pantry, let's talk about the electric pressure cooker she made it in. Pressure cookers are suddenly trendy, now that several prominent cookware manufacturers have come out with electric versions that you program to turn off automatically when the food is done. ...more
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