All-Natural, Umami-Rich, Vegetable Stock Paste

Photo credit: Nancy Anne HarbordImagine having ALL these ingredients in your vegetable stock. Not just whatever flavour seeps into the stock water, but the ingredients in their entirety, no part wasted. Then imagine using these ingredients to make enough stock to last you months – not just a few meals....more

Mr. Food's Favorite Chopped Salad

Mr. Food’s Favorite Chopped SaladmothersapronstringsI love quick, easy and delicious cool summer salads and this is one of those! I picked up the “Mr. Food, Just One More Bite” recipe book because I knew my family would love the opportunity to test the recipes....more

Benefits of Broccoli

Quick Benefits of BroccoliBroccoli is one of those vegetables grown year round, making it perfect for both spring and summer dishes. These miniature trees are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and fiber.  In order to get the most nutrients out of your broccoli, be sure to choose broccoli heads with tight green buds and moist green stems. When storing, place (unwashed) in an open plastic bad in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Below is one of my favorite Asian meals that contains broccoli....more

Eat Your Veggies and You Shall Have Cake!

It’s something we’ve all heard from an early age and it still haunts us today as we find ourselves repeating it to our own children. “Eat your vegetables,” my mom would say. Often it would be followed with some sort of threat such as, “if you don’t eat your broccoli, you will not get dessert.”...more

Super Fast Green Beans and Hummus

 You might be asking yourself if this even counts as a recipe because it’s so easy to put together. I can see that. But I think just as I didn’t  think of this combination until recently you might not have either. ...more


Chakalaka is a traditional South African vegetable side-dish. Colorful and spicy, it often accompanies grilled meat, fish, stews or curries. It usually consists of carrots, peppers, onions, tomatoes and beans. There are many variations pf this dish, depending on region. Chakalaka has been a staple food for South Africans, and is a required condiment at South African barbecues, known as braai. It is served hot or cold with a slice of bread or a bowl of pap (a kind of polenta). This colorful vegetarian dish is uncomplicated to prepare and full of flavor....more

Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus Recipe

 How do you make your family beg for asparagus? Simply bake up these Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus, green stalks coated in a cheesy breadcrumb mixture and baked to a golden crisp....more

Asian Stir-Fried Brinjals

A brinjal is a type of plant in many disguises, simply because it can also be called an eggplant (English/American), an aubergine (European), a melongene or a guinea squash. Asians usually identify them as brinjals, which in turn usually refers to the longer, slimmer breed....more

Smooth operator

I have a confession to make…every time I make a smoothie, that old 80s song, 'Smooth Operator,' pops into my head....more