All posts filed under: Winter

Healthy and Delicious Winter Recipes

Local and seasonal abbage and root vegetables, lamb’s lettuce, Brussels sprouts, pumpkin, parsnips, carrots, beetroot, topinambour, parsley roots, leek, black salsify, celery roots, red cabbage, potatoes, onions, kale, savoy, apples and pears.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

So how do you transform these cute little cabbages into something amazing? — Roast them! I love roasted Brussels sprouts! And I particularly love roasted Brussels sprouts with pomegranate and roasted hazelnuts. There are tender sprouts, a hint of lemon, that uniquely sweet-tart flavor of pomegranates and roasted hazelnuts for a great nutty crunch… all […]

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

If you ask anyone what is a typical Tuscan dish that’s hearty, filling and perfect for a cold winter’s night, you’ll likely get the answer “a traditional Ribollita”, otherwise known as a rustic Tuscan vegetable stew. It’s loaded with dark greens, lots of beans, vegetables and thickened with day-old bread. In my version, which isn’t […]

A simple and creamy saffron-salsify risotto recipe made with black salsify and Prosciutto di Parma that gets its vivid color from saffron.

Saffron-Salsify Risotto (Schwarzwurzel-Risotto)

Bored with the same old winter vegetables? Well, let me introduce you to a very memorable winter risotto, which for me, is made with a new vegetable. A saffron-salsify risotto. Salsify what? Yeah, I too was also among those people who didn’t know what salsify is, let alone what to do with it! I had […]

Puy Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Glutenfree

Puy Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale

So which camp are you in? Love ’em or leave ’em? Well, I love mushrooms. Just like in this Puy lentils with mushrooms and kale dish. There are two sorts here. Dried porcini mushrooms that seem to elevate any mushroom dish and a standard favorite, brown button mushrooms (also known as cremini mushrooms). I think […]

Barley salad with kaki, pomegranate, pine nuts, fresh herbs and arugula recipe

Barley Salad with Kaki, Pomegranate & Pine Nuts

Of course at this time of year, I feel like I should be spending my time baking cookies and holiday treats AND of naturally thinking of what to prepare for this year’s big Christmas meal! But truth be known, I’ve felt more like making wholesome comfort foods and winter salads like this one. A deliciously […]

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad with Herbed Croutons

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad with Herbed Croutons

Love them or hate them. That’s how it is. No matter how tasty I think this Brussels sprouts caesar salad is, if these mini cabbages aren’t your thing, then I’m probably not going to be able to convince you otherwise. So this is purely for my fellow Brussels sprout loving friends. Those of you that […]

Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp Recipe, Vegan, Gluten-free

Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp (Vegan + GF)

Cranberry Orange Apple Crisp. So much awesomeness in one place. It’s the perfect cozy, wholesome treat in a bowl. Full of warming flavors like cinnamon, bourbon vanilla and ginger, here’s a crisp made with wholesome ingredients (oats, walnuts, maple syrup, caramel-toned mascabado sugar, coconut oil, and a winning combination of cranberries, apples, and oranges). Love […]

fresh cranberry muffins recipe with spelt flour, walnuts and orange zest

Fresh Cranberry Muffins

Cozy up with this winter with fresh cranberry muffins. That’s right, meet my new seasonal favorite for breakfast on-the-go. This recipe truly makes me wish fresh cranberries were available year-round. These muffins are made with spelt flour which has an mild, slightly sweet and appealing nutty flavor and is packed fresh, bright red cranberries. Spices […]

Sweet potato hash with caramelized onons, red pepper, cumin, coriander, cayenne. Served with eggs.

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potato hash. The thing weekends are made for. With dark winter mornings and sleeping in, cable-knit sweater season is perhaps the high point for brunch. What could be better at this time of year than a lazy Sundays with good food that is really comforting? I’m not talking about a quick batch of Canadian […]