egg-free · vegetable · Vegeterian · whole grain

Barley and Pea Risotto

Spring is here and with summer right around the corner, here is a recipe that will take care of the colder days while still keeping it light and refreshing.  Barley risotto has the advantage of requiring a little less work then a regular Arborio rice risotto as you do not need to stir it as… Continue reading Barley and Pea Risotto

dairy free · egg-free · Gluten Free · Salad · Vegan · vegetable · Vegeterian

Crouton Tomato Salad with Steak Spices

  This is not really a recipe but more like an idea for a quick salad.  Tomatoes and steak spices is such a good combination that you cannot go wrong here.  All you have to think is summer!  Grab any fresh summer veggies you have on hand and put them together for a terrific lunch… Continue reading Crouton Tomato Salad with Steak Spices

Breakfast · Cookies · dairy free · egg-free · Gluten Free · Vegan · vegetable · Vegeterian · whole grain

Breakfast Zucchini and Date Vegan Cookies

I had 2 very lonely zucchinis left over in my fridge, going on the soft side and my boyfriend has been wanting breakfast on the go and so these are the perfect solution.  On top of these being gluten free, egg free and dairy free, they have no sugar added either! The dates gives these… Continue reading Breakfast Zucchini and Date Vegan Cookies

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Chocolate Tofu Pudding Cups with Crunchy Bits

Alert**Alert**Alert! This is a 3 ingredients dessert that will be completed in 5 minutes! Yes you heard right! ok maybe 10 minutes if you are being fussy of how you place the chocolate wafers in! 😉 My kids are always asking me for a dessert other then the all nutritious yogurt and fruit so I figured… Continue reading Chocolate Tofu Pudding Cups with Crunchy Bits

Bread · Breakfast · Cheese · egg-free · Fruit · lunch · Vegeterian

Apple Cheddar Scones

These cheddar scones are insanely good and so easy to do! A part from a grater, all you need is your hands and in under 45 minutes, you’ve got yourself a terrific breakfast or brunch item.  My go-to baking book is Anna Olson’s “Back To Baking”.  I love Anna’s recipes as they are simple and… Continue reading Apple Cheddar Scones

BBQ · egg-free · Gluten Free · Poultry

Yogurt, Lime and Smoked Paprika Grilled Chicken

These grilled chicken breast are perfect to welcome this gorgeous weather!  Ready in no time, you can let these marinate for a few hours and just throw them on the BBQ when you are ready to eat.  Serve these with a little rice, salad, pita or grill some beautiful zucchinis dusted with sumac and salt… Continue reading Yogurt, Lime and Smoked Paprika Grilled Chicken

Breakfast · Chocolate · dairy free · Dessert · egg-free · Gluten Free · Snack · Vegeterian · whole grain

No-Bake Lime and Coconut Breakfast Bars

  These breakfast bars or “just-the-perfect-kind-of-snack” bar as I like to call them, are not too sweet and with the perfect amount of crunch, they are terrific at any time of the day!  They are a bit fragile if they are not cold enough but since the only thing keeping them together is the nut… Continue reading No-Bake Lime and Coconut Breakfast Bars

Bread · Breakfast · Cheese · egg-free · Leftovers · lunch · Snack · Vegeterian · whole grain

Aged Cheddar Cheese and Beer Quick Bread

This quick bread is the perfect accompaniment to a soup and the leftovers are also terrific toasted and served with eggs the following morning.   I like to call these “quick breads”:  magic bread, for the simple reason that they are  completed in one bowl, assembled in 5 minutes and be cooked and eaten within… Continue reading Aged Cheddar Cheese and Beer Quick Bread

dairy free · egg-free · Gluten Free · Meat

Red Ale, Apple and 7 Spice Bottom Blade Pork Roast

In the cold winter months, I must say there is nothing more comforting then a roast, slowly cooking away along with the beautiful aromas that fills the house at the same time.  In this case, we just had a big drop of snow in April!!! So to bring you a little comfort, here is a… Continue reading Red Ale, Apple and 7 Spice Bottom Blade Pork Roast

Breakfast · dairy free · egg-free · Gluten Free · Maple syrup · Vegeterian · whole grain

Maple Nuts and Seeds Granola

  Have you seen the prices of store-bought granola these days? It is insane! Especially when you realize that making it yourself is as easy as 1,2, 3.  To top it off, cost is low and the huge bonus is that you can pronounce every ingredient that you are eating. So there you have it!… Continue reading Maple Nuts and Seeds Granola