Cream of ZucchiniLeek Soup

Cream of ZucchiniLeek Soup – I can’t believe I’m thinking SOUP during a HEAT WAVE (brow wipe). Good thing this one tastes just as good lukewarm – room temp. in my case. I’ve been seeing so much beautiful fresh produce, including these zucchinis, I just had to put them to work in a recipe. Leeks,…

Amaranth BROWNIES

Ahh, these BROWNIES – still hearing about them. I’m a lover of amaranth (seed; complete protein), and have since created a couple recipes with it as the base. It’s naturally sticky/gooey when cooked so it was easy for me to imagine where else I could make use of it. One of those thoughts being these…

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip *Plant Based. This classic appy seems to be a favourite for many. It would have come in SO handy at Mabel Lake. Over the weekend, I met one of my cousins son’s who has a fairly severe intolerance to dairy and eggs. There was so much food lying around from…

Roasted CreamerPotatoes + Sesame Asparagus

After all that talk of the food we ate at Mabel Lake, I just had to post something! I kept so busy chatting and prepping, that I actually forgot to take pictures. SO…for dinner last night, I recreated our last meal together at the lake. We cooked everything on the BBQ from boiling water for…

Spicy YamChips

If we weren’t in the kitchen prepping or eating, we’d be exploring the beautiful paths along Mabel Lake. We trekked from the sandy beach to Taylor Creek for a little forest time, which happened to be the perfect stop for a snack. Fallen trees make the best perches! These Spicy YamChips were a crispy, lightweight…

RaspberryOatmeal Breakfast Cookies

What a weekend!…an impromptu mini family reunion at Mabel Lake is EXACTLY what was needed. Near total exclusion, surrounded by family, & a huge outdoor kitchen with spectacular mountain views – perfection. About 15 of us gathered from all over including Guatemala, Alabama, and Kelowna. Being an early riser, I would find my way to…

Smashed Chickpea SaladSandwich

Smashed Chickpea SaladSandwich – as kids, we were always presented with salad sandwiches. They must have been all the rage in the 90’s?! My dad would mix all sorts of spices in a TON of mayo and blended it with a PILE of celery, among other things. It must have been the crunch that he…

BeetGreen Salad w/ Toasted Walnut Dressing

I love meals where I can use the entire vegetable. No waste. Beets/BeetGreens were among the first for me. We started off by sautéing BeetGreens in a little olive oil, garlic, and sea salt. Today, I have a delicious summer salad with Toasted Walnut Dressing that perfectly compliments the sweet, sometimes bitter, but always fresh…

Creamy Summer Fettuccini

One taste of this pasta – and you’ll be dreaming about it the next day. When cooking, the smell alone…drool worthy. This Creamy Summer Fettuccini is featuring fresh cherry tomatoes, red onion, capers, garlic, lemon juice, basil, dry white wine – I know, & cashew cream. You won’t be able to plate it fast enough!…

CarrotPecan Granola

Morning – my favourite time of day. I often sit out on my deck sipping tea/coffee, the sun is rising through the trees, and the bird chatter is at an all time high. Today, we’re starting things off with a little CarrotPecan Granola. Granola is a breakfast staple throughout my family. Most of us have…

Bulgur Salad w/ HoneyGlazed Chickpeas & Herb Tahini

Bulgur Salad w/ HoneyGlazed Chickpeas & Herb Tahini. You bet, I’m a HUGE fan of salads so prepare yourself. You’ll be seeing a lot of greens – reds, orange(s?), yellows, etc. The thing about hearty salads…aside from fitting in your plant protein for the day, they tend to go ALONG way. A small bowl full…

Grilled Artichoke Egg-In-A-Hole

Grilled Artichoke Egg-In-A-Hole…sure did! Definitely one of my more rustic recipes. There are times when a BBQ is all there is to cook with – this isn’t one of them. BUT I still couldn’t resist the opportunity to cook artichokes + eggs on the grill. It’s been awhile since I’ve ate a ‘full’ meal cooked on…