Tag: vegetarian

Basil & Cashew Pesto Recipe

Awesome on pasta! This one’s quick and easy. My new recipe for pesto is lemony, fresh and sweet, made with cashews (instead of expensive pine nuts).

Greek Style Stuffed Zucchini

This Greek style recipe is so fresh and light it screams summer. This is the time of year where my garden is producing zucchini faster than my family can consume. Which means it’s time for a zucchini recipe!

Mushroom & Cashew Stuffing

Stuffing is so delicious. It’s my favourite thing on the Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner table. I could eat a whole plate of just stuffing. Add some cranberry sauce on the side and I’m in heaven! Since becoming a vegetarian I’ve been searching for the best recipe that doesn’t include bird, and after many tries I [...]

Sweet Potato Squash Soup

I think I’ve discovered my new favourite fall vegetable, the sweet potato squash! I first discovered this delicious little beauty at my local organic farmer’s market (Riverdale Farm) and the farmer told me I could eat the skin and all! Well, that was enough to pique my interest, as I love eating the skin on [...]

Totally addictive Kale Salad

This salad is truly addictive, trust me. There’s something about the crunchy ingredients combined with the rich Asian flavours that makes you want more and more! Another wonderful feature of this salad is that it stands the test of time. You can make it the day before, or have it the next day for leftovers. [...]

Pruning your beefsteak tomato plants

This entry in our ‘Grow your own beefsteak tomatoes’ series is long overdue, but hopefully you’ve been weeding and watering and keeping things more or less under control. If your plants have gone a little bit wild, there’s still time to stake and prune them and encourage some healthy fruit.

Asparagus Pasta Salad with Lemon & Dill

Asparagus Pasta Salad with Lemon & Dill Here’s a different and delicious take on pasta salad. It captures the essence of spring by using fresh, local Ontario ingredients to deliver a dish that’s light, fresh and crisp!

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Attention pizza lovers! This pizza recipe is going to blow your minds! The combination of interesting ingredients makes it a winner. Give it a try and let me know what you think. This will make about 3 ten-inch round pizzas. Although, mine never end up being round, they come out more rectangular. It’s the flavour [...]

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UPDATE: In May 2015, Erin launched her Toronto-based Dirty Girl Urban Gardening Webseries. Subscribe and watch episodes on the Dirty Girl YouTube channel, and follow Erin on Twitter @DirtyGirlWeb. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Erin Spencer as our contributing recipe blogger! She is the founder of Erin’s Food Ideas, which features her own culinary [...]