Posted in July 2012

Black Bean Burgers

I have to admit that it was actually my husband who created these burgers by adapting a recipe I found on the Vegetarian Times website. To start you need to make your quinoa. Add 1/2 cup of quinoa and 1.5 cups of water to a small saucepan. Bring this to a boil and then reduce … Continue reading

Spinach Wontons

  These little bundles of goodness are really easy to make but take quite a bit of time. I’d reserve them for a day when you really feel like cooking. To make the dough add 2.5 cups of flour into a medium mixing bowl and make a well in the middle. To this well add … Continue reading

Fried Okra

I get a little nervous in the kitchen when I have to cook something and don’t really have any idea what the end product should look like or how it should taste.  I have never eaten fried okra. In fact, I believe I’ve only ever had okra in soups. You would think that that kind … Continue reading

Oven Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This side dish is inspired by a recipe for roasted tomatoes in Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 °F. You’ll need one pint of cherry tomatoes – any colours you like. Wash them and cut them in half, placing them cut side up on a baking dish. Ms. … Continue reading

Beans and Greens

Most of the recipes in this blog are for side dishes, but my husband and I eat a lot of vegetarian and vegan main dishes as well.  This one I created was especially good and so I wanted to share it, even though I knew that there was no way I would get either son … Continue reading

Edamame and Basil Hummus

Inspired by our neighbour’s herb garden, we bought a basil plant and are now drowning in the stuff! Hence, I add it to everything. This recipe is an adaptation of a hummus recipe I found on the Food Network website. Basically the ratio of tahini to edamame is theirs, and I changed the extras. To … Continue reading

Korean Sweet Potato Bites

Earlier in the week, my husband went to the Korean grocery store and brought back these amazing purple sweet potatoes. To ensure that Son #2 ate them, I once again made potato cakes. This time they are purple though, which for lazy days in July, I’m going to count as a new recipe. Forgive me. … Continue reading

No Cream “Creamy” Vegetable Soup

My sister-in-law and niece are visiting so I’ve been cooking up our veggie favorites: popcorn cauliflower, chickpea and avocado wraps, etc. Today, however, it was time to try something new. The amazing thing about this soup is that it contains nothing but vegetables and yet it tastes creamy. To start, take 900 ml of vegetable … Continue reading

Kale Lemonade

It’s been “buckle the asphalt” hot around here and so I decided that we should drink our vegetables. The most amazing thing about this juice is the colour – it’s HULK green, all thanks to a little kale. To make this amazing looking drink, you’ll need 1 cup of chopped kale leaves, 900 ml of … Continue reading

Portobello Sliders

These are so good that they might replace your burgers forever. Okay, so for most of you, probably not, but the next time you host a BBQ,  you might decide to make these for your vegetarian friends. They are 100 times better than those mysterious veggie-burgers. Start by making the marinade. In a large shallow … Continue reading