Oven-Roasted Autumn Vegetables

This time of the year is filled with colour. The trees are turning all sorts of gorgeous reds, yellow, oranges and even purples! It’s no different for the vegetables that are harvested from now until the first frost. A fire glowing in the fireplace is always welcome when the October chill is in the air.…… Continue reading Oven-Roasted Autumn Vegetables

#FoodFocus – Cheesy Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

There are so many ways to enjoy mushrooms. The size of the gorgeous portobello mushroom is perfect for filling. Grilling it can replace a burger beef patty for a meatless meal. In fact, their flavour and texture is usually described as ‘meaty’. These stuffed portobello caps can be enjoyed on their own or as a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cheesy Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps

#FoodFocus – The Dandelion: Weed and Feed

The one thing I am sure to hear every springtime from my children is: “There’s Mom. Eating the weeds again!” For as long as I can remember, dandelions were a staple green in our home. My mom and her brother and sister would head on out into the wooded area behind our house in Montreal,…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – The Dandelion: Weed and Feed

#FoodFocus – Cauliflower ‘CousCous’

Yes! This is cauliflower! Doesn’t it look amazing? Eating well (better) means incorporating lots of vegetables into our daily menus. The nutritional benefits of cruciferous vegetables, like cauliflower, are many. Cauliflower is rich in Vitamins and minerals, contains choline for brain health and is packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. It also has anti-inflammatory, digestive and, as…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cauliflower ‘CousCous’

#FoodFocus – Super Simple Salad Jars

Do you ever feel like a deliciously healthy salad but are too pressed for time to make one? Or you just don’t feel like collecting all the ingredients, slicing and chopping? Wouldn’t it be great to just grab one already prepared and go?  I am always shocked at how much the grocery stores charge for…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Super Simple Salad Jars

#FoodFocus – Vegetable Savoy Cabbage Soup

A light but extremely nutritious soup to warm the body and soul on cold winter nights or anytime you need a ‘bowl of comfort’. Cabbage is nutrient-packed with 1 cup containing nearly an entire day’s recommended daily allowance of vitamin K, half the amount of vitamin C, lots of dietary fiber, Vitamin B’s and phytonutrients. This…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Vegetable Savoy Cabbage Soup

In Search of the Perfect Banana Bread – Part 3

There has been quite a bit of de-cluttering, clearing and reorganizing going on in our house over the last month or so. Guess what I came across?? My mom’s banana cake recipe!! Needless to say, I was over the moon! And it just so happened that I had some pretty ripe bananas in my fruit…… Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Banana Bread – Part 3