Category Archives: vegetarian

sweet potato fritters

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Don’t get me wrong – peeled, boiled, smashed and mashed is a lovely way to prepare sweet potatoes, however there are other ways, like 100’s of them, and this is a great place to start! First, these can be made ahead and reheated just before serving, and second, I’ve just discovered that my large-holed grater breaks…

chili with smoke & cocoa

How to make a delectable chili is more about the ingredients and a little time than it is about skill and finesse! There’s a chili for all tastes – hearty beef chili, chicken chili, turkey chili, pork chili, vegetarian chili, seafood chili, spicy chili, smoky chili, sweet chili – so the next time you make chili, switch it up and add to your repertoire of chili recipes, there’s 1000’s to choose from!

zucchini or (broccoli) fritters with scallions & goat cheese

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Fabulous fritters! And the most important thing to remember is – please, please, pleeeease don’t let a fritter recipe take you down, meaning the only thing that must make it into a vegetable fritter is the vegetable, flour, egg and s&p – any special flavourings, cheeses or other additions are merely extras and should not stop you from frying up a fritter!

biscotti with spices, almonds & oatmeal

Biscotti are one of the easiest cookies to make, and the flavour combos are virtually endless. Understand that biscotti is a method and when it comes to add-ins – anything goes. And by anything I’m talking nuts, dried fruit, herbs & spices – there alone, are 100’s of combinations.

black olives seared in lemon, garlic & herbs

Canned black olives get a complete makeover with the simple addition of lemon, garlic and fresh herbs. And it doesn’t stop there – the whole load gets dumped into a ho pan to sear and caramelize, transforming the canned variety to rival the souped up ones from the deli.

zucchini, chocolate, coconut, nut bread

zucchini bread with chocolate, coconut & pistachios

Zucchini transforms quick bread to a moister loaf than even added fat could provide! Get grating zucchini and rescue any quick bread recipe from dry & boring to moist & glorious with this simple addition – even a handful of grated zucchini will bring much needed moistness to many a quick bread recipe – now that’s using your zucchini!

corn on the cob with garlic & lime

corn roasted in a pan with citrus

Corn and the cob can be enjoyed like it came hot off the grill, but didn’t! Thanks to a hot pan, you can roast it to caramelized perfection, as if it did. It sears up beautifully right on your stove-top, ready for whatever you’d like to throw at it.

lemon summer squash soup

lemon summer squash soup

Lemon summer squash soup is fast, delicious and a great addition to your soup repertoire!

potato waffle fries

I’ve never been more in love with an appliance in my entire life! What appliance, pray tell, am I referring to?  – my waffle maker, yes, my waffle maker! I’ve died and gone straight to waffle heaven! And why stop at potatoes – grilled cheese, quesadillas, brownies, omelettes, s’mores, cookies, pizza pockets and even mac & cheese! Grate, squeeze,…

roasted red pepper purée

roasted red pepper puree

Red pepper purée is a rich man’s ketchup, minus the price tag. It could not be easier to make and can be used in dressings, dips, sauces, stews, soups – anywhere you want a flavour boost.