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

No Knead Oatmeal Sandwich Bread (Vegan, Oil-Free)

No Knead Oatmeal Bread - Vegan, Oil-Free

Bread is the cornerstone of any good farmhouse kitchen. It’s such a simple thing, made with the most basic of ingredients, but is pivotal to so many of our most memorable family meals. Like rice, corn, potatoes, and other starchy staples, it is the foundation of a healthy, satisfying diet. I started dabbling in breadRead more

Vegan Truck Stop Pancakes

Vegan Truck Stop Pancakes - Whole Grain, Egg and Dairy Free

Vegan truck stop – now that’s an image I enjoy more than I probably should. Having grown up with truck-driving uncles (I’m talking Smokey and the Bandit era truckers), I can’t help but laugh at the thought of them pulling in to fuel up at a roadside stop run by vegans. While that’s something I’mRead more

Tangy Cheddar Sauce for Nachos (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil Free)

Cheese Sauce for Nachos - Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free

To say that I love nachos would be an understatement. Corn chips are arguably the perfect snack food, and if you smother that deliciousness with refried beans, some good salsa, and a mountain of cheese, you’d be hard pressed to find anything I enjoy more. Adam Driver captures my enthusiasm (for nachos!) perfectly. I’ve triedRead more

Sheep-Free Haggis (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

Sheep Burns Supper Veggie

I’ve been on a sheep-free diet my whole life; I just don’t have the stomach for it. So what’s a good Scottish girl to do when her favourite January reason for feastin’ rolls around? Why, veggie haggis, of course! Burns Suppers are something we started doing with our kids back when we were home schooling. WeRead more

11 Tips for Easing the Transition to a Plant-Based Diet

Tips for Easing the Transition to a Plant-Based/Vegan Diet

Are you thinking about reducing the amount of meat, eggs, and dairy you eat? Limiting your intake of these things is sure to benefit you physically, but it’s not always an easy adjustment to make, mentally. I have several friends and family members who have been told to adopt a plant-based diet for a varietyRead more

Sparkling Oranges

Sparkling Oranges - an elegant and delicious holiday fruit salad!

Our Christmas morning brunch routine has been the same for as long as I can remember: cinnamon buns with stockings, and eggs benedict for breakfast, usually with roast potatoes and fruit salad on the side. About a decade ago, I stumbled upon this recipe, and it quickly replaced our regular mixed chopped fruit. It’s simple,Read more

Quinoa Tamale Pie Bake

Quinoa Tamale Bake - Hearty and delicious that even non-vegans will love!

The dark days of winter make me crave warm, hearty meals that stave off the cold. If it comes in casserole form and can feed a crowd, so much the better. As we head into the holiday season, I like to have some easy, crowd-pleasing recipes at the ready for when guests arrive. This oneRead more

Date Squares, A Love Story

Matrimonial Cake, also known as Date Squares/Bars - a family favorite, made vegan!

I acquired my love of cooking from my mom, who grew up on a remote homestead in the Peace River valley. The oldest girl of 6 kids, she was expected to pitch in as soon as she was able, so cooking was something she picked up early on. Matrimonial Cake, a staple dessert of ruralRead more