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Spring Challenge Day 6- Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad 1/2 Medium red onion, cut fine into half moons 4 radishes, cut fine into half moons 2 Tablespoons umeboshi vinegar 1 Tablespoon brown rice vinegar 11/2 Cups quinoa 3 Cups spring water 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 2/3 Cups hazlenuts 1/4 Cup chopped parsley or chopped mint 1/2 Cup rasins, washed and drained   […]

Spring Challenge Day 14- Sweet Corn And Basmati Salad

Sweet Corn And Basmati Salad   1 Cup brown basmati rice, rinsed well and soaked for 2 to 3 hours 11/2 Cups spring or filtered water Sea salt About 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 Cloves fresh garlic, finely minced 1 Yellow onion, finely diced 1 Cup fresh or frozen corn kernels Mirin […]

Spring Challenge Day 15- Wakame cucumber salad

Yay! Week 3! Well done everyone! So what has been you or your families favorite dish so far?  My children loved the maki sushi and the noodle dishes, they called the tempeh dish “Tempeh nuggets” , my brother came for a visit and really liked the radish dish and of course the pancakes were a […]

Boiled Salad

2 cups carrots, shaved 2 cups celery, sliced into thin diagonals 1 cup cauliflower florets 2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds 1 tsp dulse flakes 3 cups water pinch of sea salt Bring water and sea salt to a boil, add cauliflower and and boil for about 1-2 minutes.Remove cauliflower, and set aside in a bowl. […]

Pressed Salad

This morning I made a pressed salad to go with lunch. Pressing is a way of marinating vegetables under pressure in order to make them more digestible. Pressed salad is often used in small amounts, or as a condiment. 1 carrot, cut into thin rectangles 1/4 cabbage, shredded 4 red radishes, sliced into thin rounds […]


I guess part of me is still in Tobago. I’ve been cooking Caribbean food, mostly homemade roti, mild curries and rice. I have a few books about Rastafarianism and I was thinking about their diet and the similarities between it and macrobiotics… The Rastafarians believe that they are what they eat. They shun additives, preservatives and processed […]

Salad Dressings

Raspberry Mustard Dressing 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp Unsweetened raspberry jam 11/2 tbsp dijon mustard 1 tbsp sesame seeds or 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil (a little splash of maple syrup can be added) Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy keep in the fridge Miso dressing […]

Put a Spring in your step!

When I think of spring I think of how new and fresh everything smells – new grass, wet leaves, colourful flowers and yummy vegetables right from the garden. Right now in the Northeast spring is just arriving, so we are still in the mode of finishing off what is left in the root cellar . […]

What A LOVEly Day

 Definition of love: 1 Corithians  Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things; believes all things; hopes all […]