Category Archives: vegetarian

Gorgeous raw root vegetable carpaccio

An attractive and delicious plate full of goodness! While I absolutely adore thinly sliced beef or salmon carpaccio – the appetizer so popular in many Italian restaurants and homes – I have long wondered what an all-vegetable version would taste … Continue reading

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Smoked eggplant spread

Better than baba ghanoush: a versatile dip or sandwich topper! I have to confess that for many years I didn’t really like eggplant, called aubergine in some parts of the world. Too often, I found it prepared in ways that … Continue reading

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Entertain with ease with fresh, tasty side dishes

The perfect plates for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike! One of the food-related questions I am asked most often is what to serve visiting vegetarians or vegans. It can be challenging today to satisfy a variety of tastes and appetites. … Continue reading

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Quinoa with roasted squash, apples and cider vinaigrette

A delicious meatless main or inventive side dish! While I created this recipe as a side dish, I’ve discovered we love it so much, it’s turned into one of our favourite meatless mains. Since quinoa’s gone mainstream in the Western … Continue reading

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Japanese-style seaweed salad

A make-at-home version of a restaurant favourite! It’s amazing how tastes change over time. A generation ago, you’d never have found little kids in North America devouring dried seaweed as a schoolyard snack, but it’s all the rage now. I … Continue reading

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Tempting, tasty tomatoes: a recipe roundup

A few ideas for a favourite fruit (or vegetable)! That whole ‘tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable’ thing has always been a bit of a brain-bender for me. I mean, I get the science behind it; botanically speaking a … Continue reading

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20 minute red curry vegetable soup

A twist on traditional vegetable soups – perfect for autumn! Ever since I made this fantastic shrimp curry a few weeks ago, I’ve been craving the gentle heat and fantastic flavour that red curry paste brings to any dish. After … Continue reading

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