Zucchinis…you either love or hate them…or rather, you love them but then hate them because you have so many at the end of the gardening season that you can’t possibly fathom eating another one of those massive green squashes.
Yeah that sounds about right.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Pizza, Vegetable
Tagged basil, cheese, healthy, healthy alternative, low carb, pepperoni, pizza, Roasted, squash, vegetable, zucchini
I can’t believe it’s September already. Where did this summer go? I’m not sure if it was having the snow stay into early May or just being so busy, but this summer seemed to wiz right by. With September here in full force, so is school. Yup that’s right – back to the books, the late night studies, copious amounts of coffee and the ever growing wealth of knowledge. When CTV Morning Live contacted us about doing another segment, this time anchored around budget and student friendly meals, Bob and I agreed to the challenge (the video of the segment is posted below – tune in to see who received the “dunce” cap). Bob made some flavour packed chicken cacciatore and my rival dish was one of my favourite foods: Vietnamese cold rolls. Let’s get to my recipe (which by the way costs an average of $2.49 CAD for a serving of four cold rolls).
Posted in Appetizer, Easy, Healthy
Tagged appetizer, budget, Chicken, cold, dinner, easy, Fast, fresh, friendly, lunch, meal, Pork, quick, roll, snack, spring, student, vegetable, Vietnamese
First off, let’s all welcome Carlene back from a blogging hiatus with her Cherry Scones, hopefully she’ll stick around for a while!
We took a bit of a break from CTV appearances the last month, but wanted to come back for a timely garden cooking segment. Trying to figure out what I was going to cook, I ventured into a garden full of tomatoes, carrots, peas, beans, beets, zucchinis and more! After picking several different vegetables, I decided Zucchini was the way to go. There is tons of it every year and it usually just ends up in the typical zucchini breads or cakes, so I figured I would try something new – Zucchini Fritters!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Fresh herbs, pancake, Side, Vegetable
Tagged Chives, easy, fritter, Garlic, parmesan cheese, recipe, summer, tzatziki, vegetable, zucchini, zucchini fritter
Roughly a week ago my good friend (and uber-ultra-superbly talented photographer), Lauren made this soup during one of our little editing date nights and I just LOVED it! It was light, hearty and full of flavour. I knew I’d have to recreate it. Luckily for me, I already had all of the simple ingredients in my fridge. Let’s get to this great and easy soup! Continue reading
Posted in Easy, Fresh herbs, Gluten Free, Healthy, soup, Vegetable
Tagged beet, easy, healthy, hearty, quick, soup, vegetable
We were recently contacted by Cookin’ Greens to create a unique and tasty using some of their fresh frozen vegetable mixes. Bob & I decided that creating a veggie packed BBQ pizza would be the best option! Now here is something cool about Cookin’ Greens which I really appreciate: all their frozen veggies (chopped kale, chopped spinach, chopped rapini, Designer Mix and the Athlete’s Mix) are frozen within six hours after being freshly farm picked, then are double washed, double blanched, chopped and flash frozen to seal in the maximum amount of nutrition and flavour. Because of Cookin’ Greens intense process, you can find these frozen veggies in the organic isle. But I’m hungry, so let’s get to the recipe! Continue reading
Posted in Barbecue, Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Pizza, Vegetable
Tagged Barbecue, BBQ, cheese, cookin, dinner, easy, fresh, goat, greens, healthy, pizza, summer, vegetable
Now maybe Ratatouille doesn’t need that many exclamation marks, but I was excited to make it and finally find out what it tastes like! After watching (and thoroughly enjoying) the Pixar film, I’ve always been curious what it was like! Well I wasn’t disappointed! All the vegetables melded together into some wonderful flavours. My only issue with this dish was the texture, but to combat some of the “mushiness” I chopped up some more fresh peppers and added it. This gave it another layer of flavour and added that much needed crunch (in my opinion).
Posted in Dinner, Fresh herbs, JC100, Vegetable
Tagged bell, child, Disney, eggplant, jc100, julia, mastering the art of french cooking, onion, peppers, pixar, ratatouille, vegetable, week 11, zucchini
Well my lentil kick continues and this time it’s a little bit different. This time it comes in the form of lentil sprouts. These sprouts have a nice flavour to them – similar to fresh garden peas and have a good crunch to them. They are great to use in sandwiches, eggs, soups or dressing meat dishes. Let’s get to the part where you learn how to grow these right in your kitchen! Continue reading
Posted in Easy, Fresh herbs, How To
Tagged easy, green, grow, how, lentil, own, sprouts, to, vegetable, your
To continue on with the beet recipes, here is a super easy, light, and tasty salad I made a couple weeks ago, since blood oranges were in season! If you haven’t tried a blood orange, you need to! They are really unique looking and taste great; I would describe their flavour as a orange/grapefruit hybrid.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Healthy, Salad, Side, Vegetable
Tagged arugula, beet, blood orange, cheese, creamy, easy, fresh, fruit, goat, light, orange, Roasted, Salad, summer, vegetable
I made this grilled cheese a while ago and just haven’t gotten around to posting it, but since it’s NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE DAY (Probably the best day ever?!?) I couldn’t not post a grilled cheese! Now this one is quite different from anything I have done in the past, with my super hearty and savoury grilled cheese such as the Baked Potato Grilled Cheese. I am personally more a fan of those ones, but I enjoyed switching it up with this one! What are your guys thoughts?
Posted in Bread, Cheese, Dinner, Grilled, grilled cheese, Panini, Sandwich, Snack, Snack, Vegetable
Tagged arugula, beet, bread, cheese, different, french, goat, gourmet, Grilled, Sandwich, sherry, vegetable, vegetarian
If anyone has a garden or lives anywhere close to a Farmer’s Market they know zucchinis are season. This vegetable lasagna is a great way to pack in your veggies in a hearty manner! Continue reading
Posted in Cheese, Easy, Healthy, Just for Fun
Tagged basil, green, healthy, lasagna, mushrooms, onions, pasta, peppers, Quinoa, red, sauce, vegetable, vegetarian, veggie, vodka, zucchini