a meatless meal for Monday

I recently saw a Facebook post with a photo saying ‘quinoa, instructions for tossers’! And it made me think ‘is it’?? There certainly are a wave of super foods out there, but can food be a fad? We use quinoa instead of rice, couscous or bulgar wheat, it has a nutty flavor that lends to itself to savory salads, which …

bananas, for banana bites!

We are a house divided, when it comes to the banana, some are VERY sure they do not like it, and others, VERY happy to eat it. But when the ‘happy to eat it’ people decide that this week the frozen grape is their new best friend, then the trusty banana doesn’t get eaten! So yesterday we had a bunch of …

Cucamellons + Lemon Posset

It’s meatless Monday, with a little twist today, a new food find, and a desert! Firstly I have just come across these delightful sounding little guys! Introducing the cucamellon!! ‘Cucamellon, looks like a little watermelon on the outside, like a lime on the inside and tastes like a cucumber’! I haven’t been lucky enough to try them yet, not sure …

Red + green should be seen… salad

Running a bit behind this week, after a fun weekend with friends visiting. Last night’s meatless Monday meal was inspired by a girlfriend (thanks Soph!) and whatever I found in the kitchen! Aduki bean + red rice salad, the perfect example that red + green should be seen. The combination of the red rice and Aduki beans makes this a …

Cow Boy Candy

What you need : 12 Jalapeños, stems trimmed and sliced into 1/4 inch slices 2 Garlic gloves, smashed and peeled 1 cup distilled white vinegar 1 cup filtered water 4 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons salt 2 tsp mexican chili powder What to do :  In a sauce pan add garlic, water, vinegar, salt, sugar and chili powder. Bring to a …

Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for the fifth of May. It is a celebration that started with the Mexican/American community to recognize the freedom and democracy that was gained during the first few years of the American Civil Way. To mark this holiday, I’ve made ‘cowboy candy’, which are pickled jalapeño peppers, not for the faint hearted! Plus a delicious …

Jade gem

Spring is here and there are vibrant fresh colors everywhere. So todays meatless Monday meal, is inspired by the color green. Today I introduce you to, what Rob and I call ‘Jade vegetable’. Is actually called ‘Celtuce lettuce’ or in pinyin ‘wōsŭn’. This is our all time favorite Chinese vegetable, which we always love introducing guests too. It’s not commonly used …