Tag: Dinner

Smoky bbq brisket with onion jam

Weekends are for slow cooking. Especially rainy weekends like we’re having today. Since Mother Nature isn’t interested in outdoor BBQs right now, I’m bringing the outside indoors with this vegan take on a Smoky BBQ Brisket. Smoky BBQ sauce, brown sugar, spices and caramelized onions give this seitan-based roast a nice crisp bark on top …

Broccoli Cheddar Rice Casserole

If you’ve got 20 minutes and a few pantry staples, you’ve got time to make this delicious Broccoli Cheddar Casserole for dinner tonight. It’s a one-pot dish that requires the barest minimum of effort to set up, and then cooks away happily on it’s own, leaving you time to do whatever else you need to …

best-ever vegan meatloaf

Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beetloaf. I LOVE meatloaf???⁣⁣Wait, what?⁣⁣I was totally Randy Parker as a small child. I was a picky eater who would happily have lived on PB sandwiches (no jam), and mac and cheese.⁣⁣And I despised meatloaf.⁣⁣My mother, however, insisted on making it often when I was a little kid. It was the early …

Cauliflower “cheese” pasta

If you’re like me, you’ve almost always got parts of a cauliflower hanging around your fridge by the end of the week.  I’m the only real fan here, so anytime it gets added to a dish, it’s in small quantities just for me. And I’m always looking for ways to use it up. Yesterday I …

Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Kale

We woke up to a light dusting of snow this morning – not enough to really stick (it’s all gone now), but enough to remind me that winter is on its way.⁣⁠⁣⁠Of course, as I’m typing this, I’m seeing the weather forecast will hit 60F again by Friday, but it’s just for a day or …

Summer Asian Chick’n Salad

This is my on-repeat-all-the-time summer salad.  It hits all the right notes: it’s light, fresh, crispy and tangy, and so satisfying.   When I was in university, there was this restaurant halfway between my house and school called Dr. Deli and the Salad Queen, and aside from slinging traditional deli sandwiches, they had an extensive …

Not Your Mom’s Passover Brisket

If you celebrate any Jewish holidays, or even Shabbat dinner, it’s pretty much a given that you are familiar with the ubiquitous beef brisket that your mom learned to make from her mom (who learned to make it from her mom…) After all, it’s pretty much required eating at the Seder table…and for days afterwards. …

Creamy Chick’n Lasagna Soup

I love recipes that turn a classic dish on its side.  Lately I’ve been seeing an abundance of posts on Instagram about “Lasagna Soup”, and I’ve been intrigued.  But, I have and entire family of non-tomato sauce loving people (well, okay, one of them loves tomato but the feeling isn’t reciprocal.  The smallest two, however, …

Homestyle Chick’n Pot Pie

I’m a comfort food gal. Food that warms my body and soul is always at the top of my list.  Not that I don’t love salads (and goodness knows I NEED to eat more salad!) but, when I think about family and friends and breaking bread, I think of comforting dishes that are easy to …

Roasted Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

I’m eating this soup for breakfast today.  I’m not kidding.   It’s Monday, and it’s raining. (Welcome to November in Toronto), and I spent my early morning running the kids to school, grocery shopping, and hauling out garbage bins under a blustery mist of rain, and I’m chilled to the bone.   While I waited for my tea …