Vegetarian Paella

It is not easy to find a paella for vegetarians which captures the distinct flavors of this traditional Spanish dish.  After a long search and a many experiments I finally found the right balance.   This is a fantastic dinner party dish when you have vegans in attendance and paired with a green salad is a balanced meal. … Continue reading Paella

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Salade Nicoise

Salade Nicoise

I was fortunate to spend the summer and fall of 2008 gallivanting around the globe with my love, visiting and eating.  My fondest restaurant experience was at La Merenda in Nice France. In fact I’d go back to Nice just to eat there again.  La Merenda restaurant has no phone, no credit cards, no fixed menu, no wine list and is the size of my living room.  Its simply the best food I have had in a restaurant, ever! … Continue reading Salade Nicoise

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Summer Stirfry

Summer Stir Fry

Stir-fry is a fantastic method to lock in flavor to our favorite summer vegetables.  Our groceries are delivered by, an online grocer that carries a significant portion of local goods.  I get the harvest box, which means unless I intervene, I get my veggies selected by Spud with a preference for local, over variety.  I decided that this week I’d skip customizing my delivery and got bok choy and snow peas… inspiration stir- fry!

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Stuffed Tomato

Stuffed TomatoSummer tomatoes are the best!!! I sourced heirloom tomatoes yesterday for $2.99 per lb and bought a whole whack of em.  They needed to be eaten quickly so I stuffed a few for dinner and served with a bean salad and a cucumber salad. … Continue reading Stuffed Tomato

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Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Butternut Squash EnchiladasThis recipe is inspired from the amazing, can’t live without cookbook Rebar Modern Food Cookbook.  I love the Rebar restaurant in Victoria, BC and make my way there at least once when in Victoria.   Everything is delicious and healthy. This recipe takes a bit of time but it makes lots and is perfect for a party as it serves 8. You can easily half the recipe for a smaller meal for 4. … Continue reading Butternut Squash Enchiladas

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Blissfest Granola

Homemade granola is easy to make and much more economical than purchasing from the store.  You can experiment with adding your favorite

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Cabbage and “Sausage”


Cabbage and "Sausage"

I’m not a huge fan of veggie ”meat”…however I’ve become fond of Tofurky brand sausages this year and have incorporated them into a few standards in the household. … Continue reading Cabbage and “Sausage”

Recipe Type: Dinner, Fall, Winter

Wheat Berry Salad

Wheat Berry SaladWheat berries have an amazing texture; they are plump and chewy and fill you up!  This is a easy, delicious way to use wheat berries. … Continue reading Wheat Berry Salad

Recipe Type: Fall, Salad, Spring, Summer, Winter

Chole (Punjabi Channa Masala) or Chickpea Curry

Punjabi Chole

I’m a lucky gal.  In 1995 I spent 3 weeks in the heart of Punjab, India.  I stayed on farms, bathed in the tuble (“tube well” bath), and ate delicious home cooking every day. Home cooking on a farm in Punjab consists of fresh buttermilk from the buffalos, spinach with corn rotis, daal, chole, and sweets before dinner.   When I returned home from India I became a vegetarian and learned to cook punjabi, vegetarian food.  The first dish I mastered was Chole. … Continue reading Chole (Punjabi Channa Masala) or Chickpea Curry

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Quinoa Salad

Quinoa SaladI’m fortunate to have many pods and pans followers from South America!  This recipe is dedicated to you!  For those who do not know Quinoa is a seed traditionally grown in Ecuador, it can be cooked in 12 minutes and is jam packed with protein, amino acids, lysine, magnesium, iron and has slow releasing carbs which means you feel full for a long time after eating it. Due to increasing popularity North American farmers in Colorado, California, Saskatchewan, and even Oregon are now farming this hearty crop.  If you are interested in buying directly from the farmer in Saskachewan see the Northern Quinoia Corp.   … Continue reading Quinoa Salad

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