Monthly Archives: November 2013

Mini Sweet Potato Pot Pies

Living alone, I’m always on the hunt for meals that I can make in individual servings. I like leftovers, but a full pot pie is too much for me. These mini pot pies are perfect. I made 2 ramekins – one for supper, and the other for lunch the next day. But it is a […]

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

With December approaching, gingerbread and cinnamon are the answer to cold, snowy weather. These cinnamon rolls have a slight gingerbread flavour, and are decadent without being overly sweet. These rolls are not much work, but waiting for them to rise is a bit time consuming. If you are organized enough (I was not), the dough […]

Celery Potato Soup

This soup is quick to make and requires only 3 main ingredients – onion, celery, and potato. Add vegetable stock and spices, and you have a satisfying, creamy soup within 30 minutes. The potato gives the soup a creamy texture without the need to add milk or cream. I adapted this recipeĀ from Pickled Plum, though […]

Apple Breakfast Crumble

Apple crumble…for breakfast! Apples, oats, whole wheat flour, and only a little sugar make this a healthy, lightly sweet breakfast version of apple crumble. Serve alone or top with greek yogurt. It tastes great warm or cold, so it can be made ahead and refrigerated for breakfast the following day. Apple Breakfast Crumble Ingredients 2 […]

Quinoa and Tofu Salad

I’m thrilled to be part of the Virtual Vegan Potluck, an online gathering of cooks from around the globe, sharing delicious vegan recipes. Thanks to VVP team for organizing: Annie of An Unrefined Vegan, Somer of Vedged Out, and Jason of Jason and the Veganauts. This salad makes a healthy, tasty lunch. The tangy dressing […]

Leek and Oka Cheese Sandwich

This sandwich makes a tasty, light lunch. This was my first time trying Oka cheese, a flavourful, medium-hard cheese from Quebec. It pairs wonderfully with warm leeks and ripe tomatoes in this sandwich. A nice hearty bread is best, especially one studded with sunflower seeds like this one. Leek and Oka Cheese Sandwich Ingredients 2 […]

Pumpkin Spelt Pancakes

Continuing my cooking adventures with spelt flour, I made these pumpkin pancakes for breakfast today. The spelt flour gives them a nutty taste, but the pancakes are still light and fluffy. You can replace the spelt flour with an equivalent amount of whole wheat flour or white flour if you prefer. Add another tablespoon or […]