#FoodFocus – Four Bean Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

Just a quick post before heading into the weekend. Beans. Legumes. So nutritious yet so many of us rarely get enough in our diets. If beans are bland for you, then you need to try this simple, easy and quick-to-make recipe for a vibrant and delicious bean salad. For 2-3 servings You will need :…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Four Bean Salad with Zesty Lime Dressing

#FoodFocus – Hearty Vegetable and Smoked Cheddar Soup

We are experiencing one of the coldest winters on record here in Ontario and across Canada. As a matter of fact, the last few days have seen temperatures lower than those at the North Pole, Antarctica, and Siberia with extreme cold weather alerts being issued in many provinces and bordering States. Yikes! That’s crazy! Keeping…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Hearty Vegetable and Smoked Cheddar Soup

#FoodFocus – Leftover Turkey Soup

As our American neighbours prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, a lot of delicious food will be served and consumed with great pleasure. Thanksgiving meals also mean a ton of leftovers! As roasted turkey is the most traditional meal served, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about my favourite way to enjoy the…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Leftover Turkey Soup

#FoodFocus – Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

No need to waste the seeds when either carving your pumpkins for Halloween or preparing to cook them as part of your Thanksgiving meal. You don’t even have to be that fussy about the bits of pumpkin that refuse to leave the seed 😉 I just scoop them out and pull off as much as…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

#FoodFocus – Pumpkin and Spice Cream Soup

Pumpkins and Halloween go together like.. well, one cannot think of Halloween without planning a trip to the pumpkin patch at a local farm. Over the years, I have seen houses decorated with bales of hay, corn stalks and more often than not, LOTS of pumpkins! Some are carved in the spirit of Halloween and…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Pumpkin and Spice Cream Soup

#FoodFocus – 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 #FoodFocus – Oven-Roasted Autumn Vegetables

#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