Chickpea Tu-nah

A vegan/vegetarian tuna substitute made with chickpeas.

One of the things I missed most after going vegan was canned tuna. It was such an easy thing to add to sandwiches, casseroles, and pasta – I would even eat it on its own on crackers or in salads. However, being at the top of the aquatic food chain, tuna is highly contaminated withRead more

Tackling My Nemesis, the Laundry Room

Farmhouse Laundry Room Larder Thrifted

When my husband and I took on the huge job of building our house, the only way we could afford to do it at all was by putting in a lot of our own “sweat equity”, as we had very little of the monetary kind laying around. We couldn’t afford to pay others to doRead more

Irish Soda Bread (Vegan)

Slicing into a loaf of vegan Irish Soda Bread.

I’m kind of a traditionalist when it comes to food (except for, you know, the whole vegan thing). I adore simple, old world recipes; the stuff our grandmothers could whip up using nothing more than intuition and what she had on hand. Simple, rustic food that’s quick to pull together but big on comfort. YouRead more

Quick and Easy Pizza Bowls (Vegan/GF)

Vegan Pizza Bowls (GF/WFPB)

Now that everyone in our household is either working or going to school (or both), we’re always on the lookout for meals that come together quickly after a long day. I have come to depend on cookbooks like Isa Does It, Isa Chandra’s book of 30 minute meals (a must buy, if you don’t alreadyRead more

No-Knead Dinner Rolls

These vegan dinner rolls are so tender they melt in your mouth. This rich egg and dairy-free dough can be used as a base for challah, cinnamon buns, or to create farmhouse sandwich loaves.

Our holidays almost always include at least one incarnation of a rich, decadent bread, and that’s often in the form of a decorative wreath or braid, Christmas morning cinnamon buns, or soft and buttery dinner rolls. While it’s totally possible to make bread without milk and eggs, the most festive ones usually feature both. TheseRead more

Harvest Veggie Chowder (Vegan/GF Option)

Harvest Vegetable Chowder/Soup (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

When the autumn rains hit, there’s nothing more comforting than a warming bowl of soup loaded with chunky vegetables (except maybe a long bath followed by stretchy pants), so we’ve been eating this one a lot lately. The timing is perfect, as gardens, larders, and farmers markets are bursting with produce just begging to beRead more

Pesto Portobello Burger (Vegan)

Portobello Pesto Burger (Vegan)

Mushrooms are a vegan flavour-seeker’s best friend; their savoury earthiness is a godsend for those craving the comforting richness of stewed meats and broths, but not the meat itself. Even before I became a vegetarian, I was all about the mushrooms; a burger just wasn’t complete without a huge pile of sauteed mushrooms on top.Read more

Beyond Soap

I’ve mentioned my struggle with sensitive skin a few times over the years, so when I was invited to take part in an online book tour for Dr. Sandy Skotnicki’s new book Beyond Soap, I jumped at the chance. I was a teen during the 80’s. If you were there, or if you’ve ever seen anRead more

Farmhouse Scones and Strawberry Shortcake (Vegan)

Vegan Strawberry Shortcakes on Farmhouse Scones

Every farmhouse kitchen needs a basic scone recipe, and this one is as good as they come. I’ve made others over the years that are perhaps more impressive due to their various embellishments (debatable), but this one is perfect for showcasing homemade jams and spreads, and is my go-to for strawberry shortcakes. You’ll want toRead more

Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing (Low Oil)

Nutritional Yeast Salad Dressing - Low Fat, vegan, tastes like Hollyhock.

I’ve never been a fan of store-bought dressings; they’re often too sweet, too fatty, or just plain boring. The only exception is a local one made by Little Creek, which was our go-to for a long time. That is, until I discovered the recipe for Hollyhock’s yeast dressing, which is almost a dead ringer forRead more