Monday, April 29, 2024

Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds, Coconut and Almonds

Overnight Oats
Overnight Oats

This recipe is very versatile it has chia seeds, coconut, almonds and cinnamon.  I suggest you use it as a template to try different ways of making it to suit your taste. Try adding lemon zest, pear, fresh berries or berry compote. You could also add vanilla, honey, or walnuts.  The possibilities are endless! I’ll let you choose.

Overnight Oats
Overnight oats with chia seeds, almonds, raisins, coconut and cinnamon

Oat Bran Rhubarb Orange Muffins

Oat Bran Rhubarb Orange Muffins
Oat Bran Rhubarb Orange Muffins

 This is a nice recipe for a delightful breakfast muffin. It’s not too sweet and  has a nice blend of bran, wheat germ, oats and orange.

Rhubarb Apple Compote

rhubarb apple compote in a white bowl.
Rhubarb and Apple Compote

Compotes are very easy to make and lovely to serve on ice cream, oatmeal or yogurt. This one has orange juice and is not too much sugar. Of course, you’re welcome to add more sugar if you like it a little sweeter. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

These treats look like cookies but have the texture of a carrot muffin. They are filled with oats, carrots, cinnamon, and raisins. Best of all, they come together quickly in one bowl!

Pistachio Basil Pesto

Pistachio Basil Pesto
Pistachio Basil Pesto

Fresh pesto typically uses pine nuts however this recipe has a nice twist with roasted, salted pistachios. I bought ones that were already roasted, but you can easily buy them raw and roast them in the oven or stovetop. Serve the pesto on pasta, on pizza, over cooked veggies, or in a veggie sandwich with mayo.

Cabbage Carrot Slaw With Sesame

Cabbage Carrot Slaw with Sesame seeds
Cabbage Slaw with Carrots

This is a colourful slaw recipe with purple cabbage and carrots. It has green grapes and sesame seeds as well. The dressing is not too heavy, which is what I like. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Easy Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake with Yummy Chocolate Glaze

Easy chocolate cake with glaze
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Glaze

This cake is light and airy, and easy to make. The cake is dairy-free, but not the glaze (which can easily be skipped if you have friends or family members who are lactose intolerant.) The cake has cocoa and orange juice, and the glaze has chocolate, butter and sugar…it’s a recipe for success!

Lentil Salad With Spices, Capers and Raisins

The best lentil salad
The Best Lentil Salad Ever

This salad recipe lives up to its name. The reason is because of the interesting combination of spices. There are lots, so if you don’t already have the spices in your pantry, this may not be a recipe for you. 

Another fun aspect of the recipe is the capers and dried raisins. It makes a lot, so be prepared to give some away to your friends or neighbours. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Lentil Cauliflower Curry Soup

Lentil Curry Soup
Red Lentil Curry Soup with Cauliflower and Carrots

This is a satisfying soup to try because it has both vegetables and beans in it. If you’re in the cilantro camp, then pass around chopped cilantro to sprinkle on top and don’t forget to add a dollop of sour cream.

Lentil Cauliflower Curry Carrot Soup
Lentil Curry Soup with a Dollop of Sour Cream

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Moroccan Veggie Garbanzo Bean Stew

Moroccan, Veggie, Garbanzo Bean Stew
Moroccan, Veggie, Garbanzo Bean Stew

This is a delightful stew to make for a meat-free dinner. It makes a lot, so you’ll probably have leftovers the next day, which is always a good thing. This recipe is loaded with veggies, garbanzo beans and delicious Moroccan spices. Serve with the lemon couscous or crusty fresh bread and you’ve got a great meal.