Legumes

Grains & Rice

Chicken with Red Beans and Rice

We’re going through a really good food phase in our house. Esme has decided she loves mussels and squid and over a recent ramen lunch, Julian announced that he loved

Dinner

Vegetarian Chickpea Chili

I’m not even pre­tend­ing any more. Did you get that? I’M NOT EVEN PRETENDING! I’m so tired of win­ter that I can no longer try to be chirpy about it. (Was

Fall

Lentil Chili

Do you think Laura scared winter away with her angry outburst the other day? I like to tease that her temper can run to horse-head-in-the-bed extremes (which is actually almost

By Occasion

Gluten Free Black Bean and Corn Salsa

It’s hot out there. Like really really hot. The kind of hot that makes you want to lie down with a cold drink and breathe quietly in the dark. But

Sides

Maple Baked Beans

Are baked beans as a brunch side dish a Canadian thing? I think they might be. Not that I wouldn’t like to eat them for lunch or dinner but there’s

By Season

Coconut Lentil Soup

You know what you can count on, when you live in Ontario, like we do? Winter. Every year. Right after fall. And yet… Lordy, the crying and belly-aching over the

By Ingredient

Chef Notes: Dried Beans

Being a good southern girl, I’ve eaten my share of dried beans.  Back in the day they were a staple of all working class southern families.  They’re healthy, simple to

By Occasion

Sweet Corn Tostada

As a Mexican food fan living life in Canada you can imagine my pickings for authentic restaurants are slim. It’s only made worse by my boastful husband who loves to

By Ingredient

Grilled Corn and Green Bean Salad

Whenever August arrives I’m a bit conflicted. Part of me wonders where the hell half the summer has already gone while the other half of me is psyched for the

Dinner

Chili

It’s not cold outside. It’s NOT cold outside. It’s NOT COLD OUTSIDE. It’s June, for goodness sake – and it’s cold outside. I could cry. Despite what it says on