Crispy Nori Walnut Snack

This flavourful Japanese-inspired Crispy Nori Walnut Snack is very easy to prepare. Nori is a sea vegetable that has been dried and pressed into sheets. It is most commonly used ...

Tangy Tofu Spread

This Tangy Tofu Spread spreads easily whether it’s in a pita or in a celery cavity and it’s luscious texture makes you want to go back for seconds! A great ...

Baked Artichoke Dip

Looking for a delicious dip to serve during the holidays, try my Baked Artichoke Dip. It’s a crowd pleaser perfect for any kind of party. Make this delectable dip with ...

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Nutritional Yeasts

Nutritional yeasts can be used as condiments and supplements. They are rich ...

Fair Trade Quinoa Tabouli

I recently had the opportunity to participate in Eat To The Beat, ...

Ingredient Profile: Fennel

The bulbous vegetable known in various parts of Europe as Florence, or ...

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Flex Appeal Cookbook Signing

Join myself and co-author Pat Crocker for a special book signing of our newly published flexitarian cookbook, Flex Appeal, today from 4-7pm at The Big Carrot. Come by, say hi and get your very own copy of Flex Appeal hot off the press!

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Flex Appeal Cookbook Launch

I’m pleased to announce that my 5th cookbook, Flex Appeal, is being published this June. My co-author, Pat Crocker, and I would like to invite everyone to the Flex Appeal cookbook launch on Friday, June 13th at All The Best Fine Foods from 5-7pm. Pick up your signed copy! The book contains our family favourites […]

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Lentil Mushroom Moussaka

My Lentil Mushroom Moussaka is a crowd pleaser any time of the year but is a perfect casserole to add to your Christmas dinner. With so many fleshy and edible, ‘meaty’ types of mushrooms available; this is a very robust, multi-textured casserole. Use one variety or a combination of any of the mushrooms listed in […]

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Chocolate Beet Brownies

This Chocolate Beet Brownies recipe is a crowd pleaser at any party! Recipe tip: Roasting beets in the oven is really easy. Just wrap them in aluminum foil, poke some holes, and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in the oven at 400⁰ F for 75 minutes (until soft enough to pierce). Use your leftover […]

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Cooking with Canola Oil

The name “Canola” is a contraction of “Canadian” and “ola”, which means oil. Canola oil is clear, with little colour. It is lower in saturated fat than any other oil and contains cholesterol lowering Omega-3 fatty acids. I like to use it for baking and stir frying. Here are recipes I’ve developed for the Canola […]

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