#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 – 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 – 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 – Cauliflower ‘CousCous’

Yes! This is cauliflower! Doesn’t it look amazing? Eating well (better) means incorporatingĀ 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 -Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

What do you do when you have half a head of cauliflower and one carrot in the fridge? Make soup! I love to try different combinations and making soup is easy when you want to clear out your crispers before a grocery shopping trip. Let me know what you think of this one. makes 4-6…… Continue reading #FoodFocus -Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

#FoodFocus – Italian Style Brussel Sprouts

It’s interesting how you either love them or hate them! I am thrilled that my family loves Brussel sprouts. After all, they are of the cruciferous family (cabbage) of veggies and that means they are packed with heart-healthy nutrients, vitamins and folate, dietary fiber for good digestion and antioxidants for optimal brain health! This recipe…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Italian Style Brussel Sprouts