No-Bake Blueberry Bars

The advent of blazing southwestern Ontario summer heat means that it’s time to enjoy refrigerated treats and the refreshing taste of summer berries … or better yet, refrigerated berry treats! I’m especially partial to blueberries and wholesome and nourishing raw treats, so these two-layer no-bake raw blueberry bars combine the …

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Creamy Spinach with Mung Beans

The fresh and wholesome taste of green mung beans was one of the great revelations to me when I started cooking Indian vegetarian food more than two decades ago. Light, refreshing, nourishing and slightly starchy in flavor, mung beans are a colorful and delicious platform for dry curries using spices, …

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How to Freeze Grapes

For those who adore fruit, frozen grapes are quite a treat. Slightly firmer on the outside than the flesh beneath the skin, the grapes maintain a crunchy texture with the added bonus of an extra burst of sweetness and chill — snacking on a few of these is like having …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Many of us might feel the need for a protein boost from time to time to boost our strength or reserves. Protein bars are an easy and efficient way to get this boost, but if you’re like me you might find not only that store-bought protein bars are expensive but …

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No Croutons Required – Spring Soups and Salads

It is my turn to host NCR. As the weather heats up, I expect we will see more salads than soups, but salads and soups are enjoyed year round. To participate, all you need to do is make a soup or salad that is suitable for vegetarians. Add your recipe …

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South Indian Squash Poriyal

Poriyals or palyas are spicy South Indian sautéed vegetable dishes, quite often featuring grated coconut. They are easy to prepare and a perfect choice for a meal calling out for a side vegetable dish. This poriyal is especially simple to make and delightfully sweet and spicy. I went with acorn …

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Sun-Dried Tomato Coconut Quinoa and Bean Burgers

Creating and making different dishes stimulates the creative part of me and keeps me interested in working in the kitchen. We all must eat to survive, and that being so, it is beneficial to focus, keeping a positive and open mind when planning and implementing meals for the week. Why …

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My Legume Love Affair #105 roundup

It was my turn to host MLLA for March. This month I only have a short roundup to showcase, but the recipes are all worth considering. I’m always looking for guest hosts, so please do send me a message if you would like to host. I’ve spots for this year …

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5 Nourishing Soups and Salads for NCR

I’m a bit late posting the roundup this month as I was away from home for a while visiting my folks. Now that I am back home, I have 5 mouthwatering soups and salads to share with you. Thanks to everyone who contributed a recipe this month. Recipe: Simple Vegan …

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Creamy Chickpea Flour Peanut Butter Maple Fudge

It seems each time a try a different approach to vegan-friendly fudge, I declare that a new favorite has been born. I used to think dairy was pretty essential to a rich and decadent fudge, but I’ve since discovered otherwise. In fact, this chickpea flour fudge is reminiscent of maple …

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