Butternut Squash Mashup

Butternut Squash Mashup

Butternut squash is a fall favourite. It’s relatively cheap and stores for ages. It’s also super easy to cook. Forget all this nonsense about peeling and cubing it. That is just not necessary. Wash it, poke a good number of holes all over it and…

Roasted Sweet Potato with Carrots and Shallots

Roasted Sweet Potato with Carrots and Shallots

Sometimes you just have to cook up what’s in the fridge before you can justify a big grocery shop. In my veggie drawer I had a lonely sweet potato, some carrots and a couple of shallots left over from I don’t remember what. I need…

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…

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…