Pasta with Roasted Tomato Sauce and Delicata Squash

This was a good meal and very in season. So for the tomato sauce, I roasted some cherry tomatoes in the oven with a little oil, salt and pepper – until they were browning and starting to burst open. Then I roughly pureed them to get a sauce consistency. I had to add about 1/2…

Vegan Shepherds Pie

Fall is a time to make delicious meals that really warm your heart – this was one of them. I made a fantastic shepherds pie, using veggie ground meat and leftover mashed potatoes. The “meat” filling is started with sauteed onions and carrots, then I added a bit of ketchup for some tomato-y-ness. Then I…

Quinoa Cookies

I love little energy bites/cookies and it turns out that quinoa makes the perfect base. I had some leftover cooked quinoa from the dinner I made the other night (Mexican Tortilla Lasagna) and I mixed in other yummy ingredients then popped them in the freezer for a quick treat. To the plain quinoa, I added…

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Today has started off pretty cold and rainy so I thought it would be nice to have a warm bowl of oatmeal.  I cooked my oats in almond milk with a pinch of salt and cinnamon. When it was almost done, I stirred in some brown sugar. In my bowl, I put sliced banana, almonds…

Mexican Tortilla Lasagna

This recipe is definitely one to keep. It’s layers of tortillas with quinoa/corn/spice mixture (salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, chili powder) and veggie meat/onions/tomatoes/ peppers. There’s also a but of cheese too. Really good meal and even though it’s the same ingredients as a burrito, eating it as a “lasagna” is much nicer. Super filling and…

Tofu Fajita(ish) Bowl

I don’t know why but I love eating food in bowls instead of on plates.. anyone else feel the same? Anyways, this was the perfect meal that was made for a bowl. Dinner tonight was a quinoa based bowl with baked tofu (oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, oregano, cumin, paprika), sauteed peppers and onions, and…

Tomato and Asparagus Quiche

Dinner tonight was super simple and this would be a delicious meal any time of day.Quiche is easy to prepare, especially when you use a frozen pie shell, like I did. Once you have the crust, all that’s left is filling it with some veggies, cheese and meat (I kept mine vegetarian but you could…

Greek Watermelon and Chickpea Salad

I know my previous post is a Greek salad, but this one has a twist. Instead of this one being lettuce based, I used watermelon and chickpeas. Then I added feta cheese, kalamata olives, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, chili flakes and oregano (same dressing as last time).  This was a really nice…

Easy Peasy Greek Salad

August was a busy month for me – travelling and working – so I really haven’t been cooking too much 😦 I’ve been having quite simple meals (like this one). This salad was super simple and entirely from scratch. The salad ingredients are iceberg lettuce, cucumber, tomato, kalamata olives, avocado and feta cheese. The dressing…

Peach and Strawberry Scones

I saw this post on instagram today (by fitmittenkitchen) and I knew I had to make these scones. I loved the recipe as soon as I saw it. There are no eggs and only 1/4 cup of butter which is relatively low for scones. I also used half whole wheat flour and half white flour…

Lemony Blueberry Pie

Pie is everything. One of my favourite desserts. I cheated and used a store bought frozen pie shell for this but I think it’s easier than making pastry. The filling had like 3-4 cups of blueberries which sounds like a lot but it really shrunk when it’s cooked. Mixed with the blueberries was corn starch,…

Zucchini and Tomato Tian

I’ve seen so many people make these before and I really wanted to make one for myself. They look so pretty and it’s not that hard to make the design – it honestly took less than 10 minutes to put together. So I have alternating slices of zucchini and tomato, then I drizzled a bit…