Tag Archives: vegetables

Apple Cider Glazed Carrots

Elevate your carrots into this luscious plate of sweet, cider-glazed jewels – a stunning side dish. Bugs Bunny would approve. Carrots are a humble vegetable – the unnoticed wallflowers of the veggie world. Every garden grows them. Every market carries … Continue reading

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Fresh Veggie Chow Chow

This isn’t any ordinary chow chow – it’s Veggie Chow! A tangy mix of crunchy, pickled fresh veggies that you can spoon into salads to add colour and zing, or pile onto a burger, or stir into eggs. Add it … Continue reading

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Healing Turmeric Broth (and Soup)

Do something good for your body. Sip a mug of power-packed, healing Turmeric Broth, loaded with nutrients from veggies, garlic, ginger, and that magical anti-inflammatory yellow spice – turmeric. I don’t know if it’s just me, or if it’s this … Continue reading

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Basil Beet Salad, Sauteed Beans, and Peas on Earth

Meet Eric and Ruby, of Peas on Earth, Alberta producers of exceptional organic produce, and have a taste of Ruby’s fantastic Basil Beet Salad, or a nibble of Sauteed Garlicky Green Beans. Passion and Love. Those are the two emotions … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – a Cool Soup for a Hot Day

Cool and refreshing, a bowl of chunky gazpacho loaded with fresh veggies is the perfect light meal or starter on a hot summer day. (Plus, it’s an easy make-ahead.) On these hot days I often don’t feel like cooking – … Continue reading

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Quick-Braised Eggplant

Even if you think you don’t like eggplant, you will love the silky lusciousness of braised eggplant – and it only takes eight minutes to prepare! It’s hard to describe the sheer heaven of this eggplant dish – juicy, tender … Continue reading

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A Canadian Food Hero in Northern Alberta, and Pickled Beets and Creamed Vegetables

 The Canadian Food Experience Project (August) The Canadian Food Experience Project began June 7, 2013. As we, the participants, share our collective stories across the vastness of our Canadian landscape through our regional food experiences, we hope to bring global clarity to … Continue reading

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Quinoa Salad with a Crunch

It’s January and I’m craving salads – big green leafy salads and hearty crunchy grainy salads. The thermometer goes up and down, driving us crazy. One day it’s dripping off the eaves, and we can go out with our coat … Continue reading

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Rich Creamy Succotash – a Fava Bean and Corn Delight (and a trip to the lake)

I’m back from a lovely week at the cabin at Francois Lake in northern B.C. – and what a glorious week it was. Hardly any fish, and no morels, but lots of saskatoons and wild blueberries, hot saunas and relaxation. … Continue reading

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When the Zucchini Monster Strikes – Crustless Zucchini Pie and Zucchini Fritters!

A creamy, crustless zucchini pie makes great use of summer’s zucchini bounty. Or try delicious zucchini fritters. It happened again. We got attacked by the Zucchini Monster. Somehow, when I wasn’t looking – he struck . . . dumped a … Continue reading

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