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Two Vegan Main Course Recipes for Thanksgiving

a vegan wellington on a plate

Every Thanksgiving I get slews of emails asking for a vegan entree to serve at the family feast. This year I have a new one to add to the fare, from the PC kitchens this Mushroom and Chickenless Wellington was created by Chef Craig Harding from Constantine’s restaurant in Toronto. I got to sample it […]

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Skillet Enchiladas

a pan of skillet enchiladas

Vegetarian Makes 6 servings Five o’clock Hell aka as “What’s for dinner tonight?” If this describes your life, then this is the recipe for you. This quicka and easy skillet enchilada recipe is on the spicy side, so if spicy isn’t your thing you can eliminate the cracked pepper, choose mild enchilada sauce and use […]

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Edamame and Quinoa Entree for Vegetarians

The next time you’re having a fall or winter dinner party and one of your guests is a vegetarian serve this main course as part of your dinner menu. TIP: don’t be surprised when everyone wants to try it, and then asks for the recipe.   ¼ cup (60 mL) red or white quinoa, rinsed […]

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Pomegranate Quinoa Salad – Gluten Free

a cut pomegranate

Cue the fireworks, its pomegranate season. I have a great affection for those ruby red orbs, it started when I was a kid growing up in Vancouver. My Grandmother, who was born in South Africa, was raised on pomegranates. She and her sisters would eat them and then crush any seeds that were left and […]

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Autumn Apple Crêpes – gluten free

Fall is in the air and the apples are ready for harvest. This recipe is a great dessert for entertaining both adults and kids alike. The recipe is from The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook was short listed for a food writing award with Taste Canada. Autumn Apple Crêpes Recipe created by fellow professional home economist […]

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lasagna

This slow cooker vegetarian lasagna recipe is great for those hectic days when you are driving one child to hockey practice and the other to a music lesson. Leftovers are fabulous the next day; it’s a great big pot of love. 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) mixed beans, well rinsed and drained 2 2/3cups (650 […]

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Flour 101 – Who’s Who and What’s What

Ever feel as if you are being bombarded by flour in the baking aisle? Bleached, unbleached, whole wheat, stone ground whole wheat? To understand flour in general you need to know about grains. Grains All grains are made up of three important parts – the bran, the germ and the endosperm.  Each one of these […]

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Blueberry Quinoa Salad

This is one of my favourite summer salads – the combination of  protein from the quinoa and the amazing nutritional all star the blueberry make this dish a gift for your brain and your heart. Make the quinoa the night before and keep in the fridge for the next day.  The night before: 1 cup […]

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Goat Cheese, Red Pepper and Spinach Quiche in Quinoa Crust

 This quinoa pie crust is gluten free, easy to make, and tastes great. The three winning answers in the quest for a tasty easy-to-make gluten-free crust!   Pie Crust 1/3 cup (75 mL) quinoa, rinsed and drained 2/3 cup (175 mL) water 2 tbsp (30 mL) non-hydrogenated margarine, melted, divided 3 tbsp (45 mL) pasteurized […]

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Blueberry Quinoa Salad

This is one of my favourite summer salads – the combination of  quinoa and the amazing blueberry make this dish a nutrient dense gift for your brain and your heart. Make the quinoa the night before and keep in the fridge for the next day.  The night before: 1 cup (250 mL) water ½ cup […]

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