Recipe Post: Dairy-Free Pasta Salad

My buddy Kat likes to relate the tale of how this pasta salad saved my life. Well, maybe not “save” it, per se, but given it was the only thing I could keep down after an epic bout of food poisoning earlier in the week, it was the Most Delicious Thing I Had Ever Eaten….

Recipe Post: Fried KFC Copycat “Chicken” (plus real Chicken!)

It comes as no surprise to anyone who reads my blog that I’m always trying to find interesting vegetarian analogs for meat-focused meals I enjoyed in my youth. Fried chicken is definitely one of those. It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten KFC, but I do remember how much I once enjoyed it. I’ve…

Back to Basics: Pantry Staples – Lentils

Now we’ve been dealing with the Virus That Shall Not Be Named for several months now, I feel like I may be somewhat late to the table with this advice. However, I feel that in this new year there may be a few people still out there who have decided the drive-through and Uber Eats…

Recipe Post: Sneaky Veggie Baked Mac and Cheese

This baked pasta and cheese has no less than five vegetables in it (cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, spinach and onion), and if prepared in this way you will likely get away with explaining to your picky eaters that any “green” bits are merely parsley, mwaa haa haa… Another great way to encourage adoption of a new…

Recipe Post: Stuffed Bell Peppers

I have a long-ago memory of the first time I tried a stuffed bell pepper; a friend of my mother’s was Eastern European, and along with cabbage rolls and perogies, these bell peppers were one of her specialties. While I will never be able to fully replicate that flavour of that amazing, long-ago meal, it…

Recipe Post: Tex-Mex Cheesy Mac Casserole

Everyone has guilty pleasures, whether they be a favourite song, movie, book, or piece of clothing. This is never more true for me than when it comes to food; even though my palate has evolved and I’d like to say matured since I was young, there are certain foods, the scent or taste of which…