Cheesy Multigrain & Veg Casserole

This recipe is totally my “what do I have in my fridge?” take on the spinach-rice pot recipe from the classic vegetarian cookbook, Diet for a Small Planet, by Frances Moore Lappé. It was one of the first vegetarian recipes I ever learned and remains a favourite to this day in spite of my constant…

Cheesy, Peppery Cornbread

I usually leave the cornbread-baking up to the mister because a) he makes a really mean cornbread and b) I greatly dislike baking. Today, though, I was wanting something with a specific flavour profile to complement the roasted butternut squash potage I had my mind set on making – something not too sweet as the…

Veg & Cheese Galette

As I have mentioned before, I have put off attempting to make a decent pie pastry FOR YEARS! Mostly, I wave it off as “why bother when I’m so good at making so many other things?”, because I’m a little megalomaniacal, but really it’s down to the fact that pastry is a bit intimidating –…

Turkey and Puffball and Lamb’s Quarters Soup

I prefer this soup as a starter when entertaining, so this is a really simple recipe that lets the flavours of each standout ingredient…well…stand out.  Amp it up with some carrots and other veg to serve as a meal. Lamb’s quarters are a lovely green herb that grow wild in my part of Ontario that…

Thanks Givings – with four leftover-bustin’ recipes

One of the down sides of this self-employment racket is working g through weekends and late nights, but a peak of that is not being beholden to the Monday to Friday work week. We took full advantage of that for thanksgiving this year and held an intimate gathering of precious people, our chosen fam, to…

Turnip Rangoon

When I first started talking about putting this recipe together and then dropped some pics on the facespace while I was making them, I got a lot of “WTF is a Rangoon?” I was a bit flabbergasted because I thought crab Rangoon was one of those things everyone knew about because it’s on pretty much every…

Smoked Mussels Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms

The mister: whoa! You’re stuffing the mushrooms with stuffing! I did not see that coming. Me: It’s been on the menu for weeks: “smoked mussels stuffing stuffed mushrooms”. What did you think that was? The mister: I just thought you’d stroked out or something. I didn’t get a pic of these as they went very…

Frybread Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Pico and Sage Queso

Not to brag, not to boast, but my aim with these was to highlight the flavours of the season and I’ll say “fait accomplit”. They were probably my favourite of the dishes I prepped for our thanksgiving feast. I’m not going to give you a recipe for the turkey because the turkey was just leftover…