Vegan Beef

As promised, here's my recipe for vegan beef so you can make my Vegan Beef Nachos. And just in time for the Super Bowl.It's such an oxymoron, right? Vegan beef. Kind of like same difference or sweet sour.But how do you have beef, that's meat, become vegetarian, which is a plant based diet, you ask?...more

Vegetable Frittata

Winter has finally showed her ugly, bitter head here in Georgia this week. And all this arctic air is giving me a good reason to keep my oven on!California girls aren't made for arctic air! If I wanted Arctic air, I'd move to Michigan. I'm never moving to Michigan, if that clears things up for you.This week I've been roasting tomatoes, mushrooms, cauliflower, potatoes and just about anything else so I can use my oven. Actually I've been roasting all these vegetables so I can make this Vegetable Frittata....more

Lentil-Walnut Loaf

It has been very hot here in Southern Ontario over the last week or so and I have to say this is one of the driest springs I can remember. Normally I would be doing a happy dance but this is the year we laid sod and re-seeded at least half our back garden. I also moved all my beds and added a kitchen garden and herbs garden so a little help from mother nature would be greatly appreciated....more

Chickpea and Portobello “Meat”loaf

Last week I went with my class to the Hamilton Farmers Market. Whenever I visit the market I make a point of visiting a little old Jamaican lady that sells the BEST Jamaican curry powder in the city. This little woman is a real firecracker and if you ponder over her wares but don’t move along quickly, she will be sure to shoo you away from her beans quickly as to not block the view of the on coming shoppers....more

Treasure Chest Thursday

When you open your internet browser on Thursdays it is hard not to think about your past.  Everywhere you look it is #TBT Throwback Thursday, well the only other thing that might catch my eye on Thursday is Thirsty Thursday – where is it and sign me up, because by the time Thursday has rolled around we have had four early mornings, school lunches, homework, after school activities, etc and I am ready for a drink or a break.  Actually either and most likely both....more