Toasted Corn & Spaghetti Squash

Some time ago when my eldest child was still a preschooler, we were invited to a friend’s house for dinner. Another couple brought in the vegetable dish they had made to contribute to the dinner. It was the first time I had tasted spaghetti squash and I was instantly hooked to its delicious taste and…

Coconut-Lima Bean Dip

Getting a bit tired of the regular chickpea hummus? Want to try something new that everyone in your family can enjoy? Try this easy vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free and oil-free recipe for a Coconut-Lima Bean Dip. It gives a refreshingly different spread for your veggies and whole wheat crackers. The recipe can be used…

Tips on Cooking Spaghetti Squash

Based on personal experience, here are some tips for cooking and using spaghetti squash. While you can microwave or bake the spaghetti squash, I’ve found that it is easiest to boil it before removing its strand-like interior. Here is how I would recommend boiling spaghetti squash: Use a knife to make a few small holes…

Just How Does a Citrus Peeler Work?

When I recently attended an educational presentation, we were given each a citrus peeler as a ‘take-home’ gift. It looked like a strange green plastic contraption to me and I wasn’t sure how to use it. The presentation facilitator stressed that it was not a toy. Up to now, I had been simply using a…

Sesame-Cashew Snaps

  My husband has a love (…ok craving…) for sesame snaps and frequently buys them at grocery stores. It looks deceptively healthy…after all it’s packed with sesame seeds, which are nutritious right? However, a look at the ingredient labels reveals that the snack is basically made up of sugar. For example, of the four ingredients…

Vegan Coconut Corn Mini-Breads

I knew there was a reason I bought this recipe book. Many years ago, I decided to buy a book titled ‘Quick Breads’ by Howard Early and Glenda Morris. I am a novice bread baker, so the idea of being able to make breads rapidly without much dough kneading or rising time was very appealing.…

Toastie Corn Black Bean Soup

Have you ever tried combining some toasted corn kernels with black beans? Our family tried this out some time ago, modifying a recipe we found and it became an instant family favorite meal option. It’s super easy to make because it builds on a ready-to-heat can or carton of black bean soup as the base,…

Five-Minute Guacamole

Need to whip up some guacamole super fast? Try this simple recipe below for fresh delicious guacamole to go with your Mexican feast or pair it with one of these tasty options: Unsalted tortilla chips Warm pita bread strips Baked pita chips Carrot/cucumber/celery sticks Red, orange or yellow bell pepper sticks Apple slices Pretzel sticks…