Family favourites (old and new)

Vegetables

Leek and Mushroom Pie

Leek and Mushroom Pie

I love the delicate flavour of leek and mushroom pie, it is satisfying on it’s own or when paired with bacon or chicken. Serve it with a salad and some roasted veg and you have a balanced, nutritious meal. A note about leeks: because they […]

Turnips, Collard Greens and Cabbage Shoots with Applewood Smoked Bacon

Turnips, Collard Greens and Cabbage Shoots with Applewood Smoked Bacon

I hate turnips. Or at least I’m thought I did. Bad experience in my youth. Also true, I absolutely love collard greens. When collard greens are cooked right there is nothing better. So, when I got collard greens, cabbage shoots, and turnips in my Organivores […]

Stripetti Squash with Sundried Tomatoes

Stripetti Squash with Sundried Tomatoes

I finally got around to roasting up the stripetti squash that came with my first bin from Organivores. A stripetti squash is a cross between a spaghetti squash and a delicata squash (apparently). In my opinion, the taste and texture are pretty much the same […]

Dandelion Greens with Red Pepper

Dandelion Greens with Red Pepper

My Organivores bin had a myriad of greens this week including a big bunch of dandelion greens. Yup, weed leaves. And, I have to say, they are delicious. First up, I had a look around on the web to see how exactly one prepares and […]

Rutabaga and Carrot Mash

Rutabaga and Carrot Mash

This past week my Organivores box contained some lovely carrots and a couple of rutabagas. Rutabaga (also know as swede) is not to be confused with turnips that are much stronger in taste. Although, there is no reason you couldn’t use turnip in this recipe […]

Shaved Fennel Salad with Lemon and Parsley

Shaved Fennel Salad with Lemon and Parsley

My dear friend Paula, gifted me her brand spanking new fancy, schmancy Cuisinart (think the Binford 3000 of Cuisinarts) because she felt guilty about not using it enough. I have promised to use it enough for the both of us…starting now. I had a massive […]

Cauliflower Wings with Bang Bang Sauce

Cauliflower Wings with Bang Bang Sauce

Ok, they’re not chicken wings BUT, Cauliflower Wings with Bang Bang Sauce are pretty damn close on the yum scale. I love cauliflower, especially roasted cauliflower. I got this recipe from the delightful Cherise Danae of Midnight Munchies and More. You can get Cherise’s recipe […]

Roasted Carrots with Sumac Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Carrots with Sumac Yogurt Sauce

Who isn’t trying to eat more colourful vegetables these days? I got this lovely recipe from Doug Hellman via The Cook’s Community Forum Facebook group but Doug also has a YouTube channel (Doug Cooking). Thanks, Doug!

Mummu Mashed Potatoes

Mummu Mashed Potatoes

I’m sure everyone thinks their mom makes the best mashed potatoes ever, but mine really does ;).  My kids call these “Mummu Mashed Potatoes” and they are a classic for the holiday table. They also count as major comfort food at my house.

Broccoli and Homemade Cheese Sauce

Broccoli and Homemade Cheese Sauce

My kids have always loved homemade cheese sauce. When they were little, it was about the only way I could get them to eat broccoli. Homemade cheese sauce is easy but takes a bit of elbow grease (whisking).