Consider The Food System

 

We’re in a pandemic and we’re all waiting for it to be over. We want to get back to work, get back to grocery shopping with naked faces, meet our friends on patios and toast the death of COVID-19. But, in our impatience for quarantine measures to lift we might take a moment and consider what’s really happening right now. This virus is exposing a lot of things that have always existed but not always been questioned, or at least not as strongly as they are being questioned now. A new vegan cookbook offers great recipes, and some real food for thought. Continue »



Pantry Staples: Beans

 

We are in lockdown and there is no end in sight, yet, even in all this uncertainty one thing is sure – never before have we been so thoughtfully connected to the food that we eat. Procuring food, whether at the grocery store or through Uber Eats, is no longer a mindless act. So let’s delve deep into one food item that we all have in our pantries: the humble bean.  Continue »



Red Rice and Curry

Vegan Butternut Squash Curry from Healthy Nibbles

Vegan Butternut Squash Curry from Healthy Nibbles

As we head into March in a February deep freeze let’s talk curry. This is the time of year when we want comfort food but we really need our veggies. Our favourite way to address this issue is with a slew of curry dishes. Continue »



The Perfect Valentine’s Day Ingredient

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It’s not chocolate, or oysters or ribeye steaks – those are all great ingredients to be sure. But there is one ingredient that shines above all others for the most romantic day of the year.

Pepper.

Pink peppercorns to be specific.

Pepper is one of the world’s most precious and storied spices, used in cuisines all over the world. Black, white and green peppercorns are all from the same plant, the piper nigra, harvested at different stages of development, each possessing their own unique flavour profiles. But today, Valentine’s day, it’s time to think pink. Continue »



Making Meatless Mondays Fun with Spaghetti Squash

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Spaghetti squash is sometimes marketed as “the fun squash,” and for good reason. A super healthy vegetable that can masquerade as spaghetti! What’s not to love about that! Continue »