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Blended Mushroom Burger with Provolone & Sautéed Mushrooms

Umami defined, from cookthink.com: The tastes of sweet, salty, bitter and sour are familiar, but there is a fifth taste we can perceive with our tongue. Called umami, its taste has been described as rounded, rich and savoury. Of the five tastes, umami (a Japanese-coined name) is our favourite to think […]

Blend & extend mushroom beef provolone burger

So Glad It's Spring Rolls

So Glad it’s Spring Rolls 2

  There are times when you come across a recipe idea that’s so awesome, it grabs your imagination and you just have to run with it. Have to! That was the case with this adaptation of I wish it were spring rolls from Halifax blogger I Say Nomato which did indeed grab my interest […]


1 Can of Chickpeas, 3 Righteous Recipes

The humble chickpea. Loved by some, overlooked by others, feared by a few. Inexpensive, versatile and loaded with nutrition, you’d be hard pressed to find many other ingredients that deliver such a big, bang for a buck. These 3 recipes will show you just how easy it is to include these […]

Chickpeas

Carrot, Ginger & Lentil Soup

Carrot, Ginger & Lentil Soup

There’s an infinite number of recipes for carrot soup, a fitting tribute for this most common, versatile root vegetable. Some of my favourites include carrot coriander soup or the more exotic roasted carrot soup with dukkah spice & yogurt. Dress it up or dress it down, the carrot, and soups made from it, […]


Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

There are as many recipes for hummus as there are ways to spell it, and it’s presence in shops everywhere is now the norm. Being über healthy, easy to make and excellent to have stashed in the fridge, I keep tinkering with the recipe. Go figure~ This very tasty version uses […]

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Easy Bean & Lentil Veggie Burger

Easy Bean & Lentil Veggie Burger

When craving a burger but trying to eat less meat, a veggie burger that’s hearty and satisfying is just what you need. This recipe for Bean & Lentil Veggie Burgers is packed with good things including beans, lentils & oats, and is quick and easy to put together.


Asparagus with Bacon & Eggs

Eat veg at breakfast…? Absolutely, with this easy dish featuring fresh asparagus and eggs! Remember, green = good, and even if you cook for just one, eating fresh and well is possible. 

Asparagus with Bacon & Eggs

Guinness Braised Bangers & Onion Gravy

Guinness Braised Bangers & Onion Gravy

Much like cooking with wine, cooking with beer adds wonderful flavour, and the bold taste of Guinness stout is my top choice in the kitchen! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or any day you’re feeling Irish, this easy recipe for Guinness Braised Bangers with Onion Gravy is sure to be loved, and […]


Awesome Chicken Soup (Gluten Free)

  A recent craving for chicken soup brought back delicious memories of the version my Mom made, wholesome, so full of fantastic flavour, comfort by the spoonful. Having recently extolled on the virtues of knowing how to roast chicken I’m now thinking that making a good homemade chicken soup should be added […]

Bowl of chicken soup