Posts From Pat Crocker

Recipe: Herbal Power Balls

December 1, 2016

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Sweet Solutions – Healthy Alternative Sweeteners for the Festive Season I treat these gems as medicinal truffles because they are...

Sweet Solutions – Healthy Alternative Sweeteners for the Festive Season

December 1, 2016

Are you hosting a holiday party for guests who are diabetic or counting calories? Are you following a Ketogenic Diet (low carb / moderate protein...

Recipe: Walnut-Olive Pesto

May 1, 2016

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals‘. (Makes ½ cup) Ingredients ½ cup walnuts ¼ cups pitted black olives...

Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals

May 1, 2016

The first green spikes poking through winter’s crusty grip seem to be my trigger for initiating all sorts of gritty tasks like cleaning cupboards and lightening up closets.

Recipe: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Stack

May 1, 2016

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals‘. It’s like a decadent, oozing burger, full of texture and flavour and...

Recipe: Spring Greens and Peas Soup

May 1, 2016

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Freshen Up Your Spring Menu with Plant-Based Meals‘. In the northern hemisphere, when the sun makes its climb towards the...

Recipe: Red Curry Paste

December 4, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘FIRE UP YOUR WINTER MEALS‘. (Makes 1 cup) Ingredients 3 cloves garlic 1 slice candied ginger (or 1 Tbsp fresh...

Recipe: Corn Chowder

December 4, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘FIRE UP YOUR WINTER MEALS‘. Sweet and hot, we add a dash of sour to this ultimate of comfort foods....

Pat’s Cayenne Fire Cider

December 4, 2015

The name sounds daring, and the brew is ablaze with the energy of healing ingredients.

Recipe: Harissa

December 4, 2015

A key flavouring and condiment in Middle Eastern and North African cuisine, Harissa is never far from a Moroccan, Libyan, Algerian, Turkish, or Tunisian table.

Recipe: Curry Paste

May 1, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘SIMMERED FALL SUPPERS‘. From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals‘. (Makes about 1-1/2...

Recipe: Berry, Nut, and Grain Trail Mix

April 30, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals‘. Being a high energy way to add healing power to between-meal...

Recipe: Lemon Salsa Verde

April 30, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals‘. (Makes 1 cup) Ingredients 1/4 cup pistachio nuts 1-inch knob of...

Recipe: Spiced Bergamot Tea

April 30, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals‘. Bergamot is a natural for herbal tea and tea blends. It...

Recipe: Hot Lemon Toddy

April 30, 2015

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals‘. (Makes 1 drink) Ingredients Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon...

Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals

April 30, 2015

I often think of lemon in springtime. Lemony yellow is the colour infused into pale green spring buds and young tender leaves springing to life.