Seasonal Foods & Recipes

Winter Comfort Foods

November 4, 2014

The Science Behind Ingredients That Curb Our Cravings Winter in Canada can often leave us wondering who shut off our energy supply and replaced it with the urge to load up on carbs. Up to 35% of Canadians report suffering from dwindling energy levels during the long dark months of snow and ice.

Simmered Fall Suppers

October 1, 2014

Autumn rhythms bring us back into order, back into shoes, and back into the kitchen. Now is the time for hearty, bone-warming dishes and hardy herbs to season them. But wait.

Spring Cleansing for Weight Loss and Rejuvenation

May 1, 2014

With Fresh Air, Spring Foods, and Bitter Herbs Now that spring is here, it’s great to be able to finally peel off all those layers...

Wild Flavours of Spring

April 1, 2014

The First Greens of the Season are Cleansing Bitters After a long cold winter, I get a feeling of warmth and contentment when contemplating a...

The Culinary Adventure of Wild Autumn Harvests

September 1, 2013

September is truly a wonderful time of year because we’re able to reap the benefits of fresh Ontario produce. There is a growing trend amongst...

Go Raw this Summer

June 1, 2013

Beat the Heat with These Cool and Delicious Vegan Meals My philosophy on food is rooted in natural plant-based nutrition – so it’s only natural...

Supercharged Summer Smoothies

July 1, 2012

Ice cold and bursting with flavour and nutrition, smoothies are the invention of enterprising California beach shack owners, who improved on the puréed fruit drinks...

Nothing Says Spring Like Fresh, Wild Greens

May 1, 2012

When I was a kid growing up in rural Muskoka we strived to be as self-sufficient as possible, not only because my grandparents enjoyed growing...

Saucy Spring Flavours: Innovative Vegan Sauces

May 1, 2012

Innovative Vegan Sauces Transform Ordinary Dishes Into a Memorable Meal My goal when I wrote the Vegan Cook’s Bible (Robert Rose, 2009) was “to design...

Tastes of Summer: A Guide to the Season’s Berry Bonanza

June 1, 2011

 Tiny, brilliant orbs of pure health, berries are the jewels of the fruit world. Not only are these gems beautiful in colour – they range...

Scrumptious Squash: Feasting on Fall’s Bountiful Gourds

October 1, 2010

There is a gardeners’ joke that goes something like this: Why do New Englanders lock their cars only in September? To keep them from being...

Super Summer Smoothies: Beat the Heat With High Octane Cool Fuel

July 1, 2010

Do you find in the summer that you just don’t feel up to eating big meals? Consider making a cool smoothie instead and supply your...

Summer Dining Mediterranean-Style

June 1, 2010

Fresh, Delicious, and Drenched in Olive Oil It does my heart good to know that I’ve been serving my family Mediterranean-style meals long before I...

Heart Healthy One-Pot Meals: The Joy of Slow Cooking Hearty Winter Cuisines

February 1, 2010

Winter is the perfect time to get out the crock pot (or “slow cooker,” if you will) and cook up some healthy, hearty porridges, rich...