Stuffed Zucchini Boats

I must admit that I am fairly new to the world of grains. Up until recently, I would only eat white rice and well… more white rice. Basmati, Jasmine, Arborio, shushi, or the very popular guy known as Uncle Ben’s. All of them white! Then I’d throw the occasional barley in my soup… and I’d […]

OMGIDITGLIFO – Easter Extravaganza!

Wondering about all those letters? They stand for Oh My God I Did It Thank Goodness Lent Is Finally Over! To me, Lent this year meant 46 days of eating clean, 100% of the time. No processed sugar, in fact, no sweet treats at all. The only exception was a teaspoon of honey here and […]

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie has always been one of my favorite comfort foods. It’s one of those dishes that I used to always go back for seconds. I just couldn’t help it. And even now that I have pretty much succeeded at eliminating this bad habit, Sheperd’s Pie would still be one of the dishes that I […]

Falafel Pita

For some reason, I always thought falafel was extremely hard to make. Pfft! Not at all! I guess it’s only because I’m not familiar with them, for they were never really a part of my diet growing up. But really, they are extremely easy to make: just throw everything in the food processor and process […]

Buckwheat pancakes with Apples and Cottage Cheese

I love buckwheat pancakes. I remember when I was a kid, my dad used to make huge batches, like millions of them, and as soon as he’s have a few ready, he’d call us: “Y a des galettes de prêtes!” (meaning: some pancakes are ready) We’d all come running and sat down to devour them […]

No Knead Country Bread

Remember this guy? This bread was so good, even though it was technically a fail, I had to give it another try. So a couple of weeks after my initial try, I went at it and gave it another shot. While that time the dough actually did rise, the end result was pretty similar, although […]

Squash Coconut and Wild Rice Curry

The weather has been so crappy this week-end. Depressingly crappy. It was awfully cold and windy, plus we got rain, hail, snow and everything in between. I went out for my first run on Saturday and it was so cold, I thought I was going to pass out. Seriously, I had a harder time dealing […]

Tofu Balls and Mint Yogurt Sauce

Soy is one ingredient that I want to eat a lot more of. The only problem is, I don’t really know how to incorporate it into my diet. Plus, up until recently, soy, to me, basically equalled tofu, and I didn’t care much for tofu. I’m learning, however, that soy really does not equal tofu. […]

Warm Rapini and Fig Salad

Not sure whether I should call this a fail or not… I mean, it was good, but… BUT! That but alone is enough to make me want to call this a fail. However, the fact that it was still good makes me want to record the recipe in this very journal, for future reference. So […]

Refreshing Papaya Millet Salad

I had half a papaya left from the other day and needed to find a way to use it. I liked the quinoa salad that I had made so much that I decided to revisit it, while making a few minor changes. I thought coconut would be a great addition, as well as dried figs. […]

Red Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut Pizza

I saw my brother last Friday and he gave me the most awesome birthday present : this absolutely gorgeous olive oil and this superb white wine vinegar. The timing was absolutely perfect, for I had pizza on the menu for the week-end, which I was planning on topping with a handful of arugula slightly dressed with… […]