Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Potatoes

Double the veg, double the fun and all in one pan. Ingredients 2 lbs small Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, outer leaves removed and halved. 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt 2 large sweet potatoes, cut in 1″ dice 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3…

Easy Peasy Roasted Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Red Onion

Easy Peasy Roasted Potatoes, Tomatoes, and Red Onion

Sometimes simple is best and this recipe for roasted potatoes, tomatoes and red onion fits the bill.

Vegan, Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan, Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan, gluten free banana chocolate chip muffins, mmmm. The original recipe came from The Real Food Dietitians recipe for Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins but I made the vegan version, swapped in Bob’s Red Mill Baking Mix for the flour, coconut oil for the oil,…

Vegan Lemon Curd – No Waaaaay, Way

Vegan Lemon Curd – No Waaaaay, Way

I had a bunch of organic lemons I needed to use and lemon curd is one of my favourite things so I thought I’d make some. Initially I thought I’d do up Ioanna’s fabulous microwave lemon curd thinking it didn’t have eggs in it. I…

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Flapjacks aka Vegan Pancakes

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Flapjacks aka Vegan Pancakes

I finally got around to trying out some gluten-free, dairy-free flapjacks.  At our house flapjacks are not something we normally have. Our “go to” has always been crepes (aka skinny pancakes aka lattua or Finnish crepes) so this is a bit of a departure. From…

Gluten-free (Vegan) Chocolate Chip Cookies (the Big Experiment)

Gluten-free (Vegan) Chocolate Chip Cookies (the Big Experiment)

Gluten-free (vegan) chocolate chip cookies started out as a challenge. I have done zero (intentional) gluten-free baking up until now. I’m a good (half) Finnish girl and we like our baked goods with loads of gluten in them. However, I have a friend who is…

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

We love Nuba Restaurant’s “Najib’s Special Cauliflower.” Alas, I have no deep fryer (it’s flash deep fried apparently) and no plans to get one anytime soon. However, in surfing around I found a slew of recipes for baked versions that while not quite the same…are…

Mangofied Roasted Yam Salad (Mexicali Yam Salad)

Mangofied Roasted Yam Salad (Mexicali Yam Salad)

This is a slightly different take on the Tuscan Salad I usually make. Ataulfo mangos are just coming into season and they are so wonderfully delicious that I had to get some. 3 medium sized yams peeled and chopped in bite sized pieces 2 Tbsp…

Herbivoracious.com: Red Lentil and Kabocha Squash Soup…or another “orange” recipe

Herbivoracious.com: Red Lentil and Kabocha Squash Soup…or another “orange” recipe

What can I say…I love the colour orange and I had some squash left over from roasting a kabocha the other night. Plus I was still a little chilly from watching my son on the soccer pitch today so I decided to make soup. I…

Chayote..not to be confused with Peyote

Chayote..not to be confused with Peyote

My friends Doris and Wilson brought some chayote squash into the office last week and I thought I’d give it a go cooking it up for lunch.  The picture shows two squash cut into slices but you can see what a chayote squash looks like…