Fresh Tomato Sauce

This fresh tomato sauce is a staple in our home. We make it ahead as it is great for freezing and can pull it out to thaw in a pinch for dinner. It pairs nice with a glass (or two) of Chianti, and some shredded parmesan cheese. It will be sure to have you feeling “abbiocco”

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30-45 mins

Serves: 6-8

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Spicy Cauliflower “Wings”

These Spicy Cauliflower “Wings” have been a hit at our parties for both vegetarians and people who eat meat. They’re pretty easy to make and one head of cauliflower goes a long way. Try serving them with various dipping sauces such as ranch, blue cheese, and creamy garlic, and fresh cut veggies. Read more

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Part 3

It’s that time of year when “gratitude turns what we have into enough”. I’ve always valued experiences and time with family more than possessions, and Thanksgiving is a day that reminds me of why “more life, less stuff” is important to me. Read more

Sweet Summer Peach Crisp


Satisfy your sweet tooth with this “so long” Sweet Summer Peach Crisp. Gosh I love summer! Farm stands pop up all over my neighbourhood with juicy peaches, fresh sweet corn, deep red cherries, and delicious strawberries. When these stands start making an appearance, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be there shopping for the freshest ingredients. The peaches we got were “run down the front of your shirt with every bite” juicy. And as if they weren’t sweet enough, I coated them with sugar and made a peach crisp. Since I’m a big fan of the “crisp” portion of the recipe, I decided to make a crust layer as well. If you’d rather just the top crumble, halve the “crisp” ingredients and only crumble over peaches.

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Caramelized Pear and Goat Cheese Flatbread

I created this recipe after going out to a chain restaurant that offered minimal vegetarian food options. When I was there, I asked them to hold the meat, which ended up with a barren and less than appetizing flatbread. 

This is now a favourite in our home! Can be used as an appetizer, or as a great hot lunch! Enjoy!

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