Fabulous Fermented Foods

So many of the foods and beverages we enjoy are a result of fermentation. Spirits, wine, and beer, breads, dairy products, tempeh and miso, even olives, tea, and coffee all ...

Chocolate Chip Bark

When I was a vegan university student trying to eat organic, Fair Trade chocolate desserts on a budget, almost every dessert I whipped up started with affordable chocolate chips. I ...

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 ...

The Enlightened Pantry

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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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 way to use up a piece of leftover tofu. Tahini is very high in calcium and flavours the dip with a Middle Eastern tang that […]

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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 artichokes canned in spring water, not oil. Smooth on slices of Russian rye bread or serve with chips or vegetables for dipping. Prep time: 10 […]

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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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