Cheddary Sauce by Robin Robertson

Christ is risen! I have been meaning to share this recipe for some time now. Please forgive me for withholding this amazing vegan cheesy recipe. It has been too darn long since I had a phenomenal mac n cheese. I am not surprised that I am posting another recipe from Robin Robertson’s cookbooks. Her recipes…

Eggplant & Feta Parcels

Christ is Risen! Not much of this world brings me such great joy except when I find a new recipe and can share with my loved ones, and we commune in joy. Much love can be felt when sharing a meal with those around you; it is a good feeling knowing that you prepared a…

Cheesy Carrot Keftedes

Christ is Risen! Lately I have been eating many Greek inspired dishes and going to our local Greek restaurant, Elea. From observation, a lot of the Greek foods are wholesome foods and many are plant based, or can be easily made plant based. In Greek culture, majority of the population is Orthodox Christian. Part of…

Cherry Tomato Topping

This is so easy to make! Add to pasta, on toast, or as a topping for grain bowls! The possibilities are endless! Makes 450 g (13 oz) Ingredients 275 g (9 1/2 oz) cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large 150 mL (5 fl oz) olive oil 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 2 tbsp sherry…

What to Do with Beet Stems

Yesterday I made a couple of beet dishes from “Vegetables Illustrated” and they tasted absolutely AMAZING! I don’t like to throw food to waste if I know I can turn them into something tasty and healthy. There’s a guilt voice in my head that says, ” we can turn that into something”, which applies to…

What I Eat On A Fasting Day

Kalispera, my dear ones! Kalispera! Lately, I have been in a “Greek” mood. My husband is Greek, my nouna is Greek, and my spiritual father is Greek! Many dear Greek friends around me! My husband and I often dream and talk about having a cafe on one of the islands in Greece. I am someone…

Fava Beans

(AKA Broad Beans, Horse Beans) Season: spring – summer Taste: bitter Weight: light – medium Volume: moderate Techniques: boil, puree, simmer

Asparagus, White

Season: spring Weight: light Volume: quiet – moderate Techniques: blanch, boil, saute, steam Tips: covered to deprive it of sunlight while growing, lighter in flavor and texture than green asparagus

Asparagus

Season: spring Weight: light – medium Volume: moderate Techniques: blanch, boil, deep-fry, grill, pan roast, simmer, steam, stir fry

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed cauliflower is a great side dish to have with your meal when you want something light in substitute for mashed potatoes. My background is Eastern European – a blend of Polish, German and Austrian. In my culture, mashed potatoes is very popular to have as a side dish but it can also be heavy. Mashed cauliflower…