Category Recipes

Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Zucchini Summer Salad with Lemon, Mint and Walnuts

Raw food veganism, you got me this time. As many of you know, July in Toronto was frequently the equivalent of living in a steam oven. Attempting to be an optimistic opportunist, I thought about how it would have been cool to bake bread and see that yeast kick into action, making dough rise in […]

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Swap Recipe: Gill and Brian’s Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

This recipe was adapted from The Food Network‘s recipe. Ingredients: Several beets, peeled and boiled 2 oz raspberry vinegar 2 tbsp orange juice 3 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 small red onion, diced 2 large oranges Some goat cheese (to crumble on top!) Directions: Dice the beets into […]

Swap Recipe: Emily’s Vegan Banana-Walnut Muffins

Ingredients: 6 medium size bananas (the riper, the better!) 4 tbsp flax meal 1 cup warm almond milk (unsweetened, preferably) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce 2/3 cup maple syrup 2 tbsp vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups whole-wheat flour 2 tbsp baking powder pinch o’ salt 3/4 cup chopped […]

Swap Recipe: Willie’s Apple Chutney

To re-create this flavourful, spicy-but-not-too-spicy chutney, simmer all of these things in a pot for about an hour: 2 apples 1 onion 1 jalapeno 1 cup of brown sugar 1 cup apple cider vinegar turmeric cinnamon allspice cloves cayenne garlic ginger And voila!  You’re done. ////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\////\\\\ This item was part of our food swap on […]

Swap Recipe: Natalie’s Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

This recipe was adapted from Oh She Glows’ website. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash 1 can of chickpeas (reserve the liquid aside) A couple tablespoons of olive oil A tablespoon or two of tahini 2 cloves of garlic A couple teaspoons of cumin, curry and cinnamon. A squeeze o’ lemon juice Directions: First off, roast up […]

Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Honey-Roasted Chickpeas, Kale + Carrot Salad

This honey-roasted chickpeas, kale and carrot salad (with a honey sesame dressing) is a simple crunchy salad with a sweet and savoury blend. This combination is but one way of using these flavours – I think the honey-roasted chickpeas could be spiced a bit more and would make a great on-the-go snack, and the dressed […]

Swap Round-Up: March Madness, Indeed!

Hey, all!  We had our second swap of the year on Monday, March 25th — March was a crazy month and snuck up on us out of no where.  Our first swap of the year happened in January and February went by swap-less (but not without any exciting events!  Stay tuned for an upcoming post […]

Swap Recipe: Sonia’s Lemon Cranberry Scones

Ingredients: 1 cup sour cream ¼ cup lemon juice 1 tsp grated lemon rind 1 tsp baking soda 4 cups all purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 2 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp cream of tartar ½ tsp salt 1 cup unsalted butter 1 egg 1 cup cranberries Directions: 1. In a small bowl blend sour […]

Swap Recipe: Jenn’s Smokey Lentil Chard Soup

This flavour jumble number is adapted from smittenkitchen’s lentil soup with sausage, chard, and garlic, which itself is adapted from Adam Roberts’ Secrets of the Best Chefs, where it was provided by Gina DePalma. The adaptations were both central (i.e. note the absence of sausage) and in the details. For example, with the way we […]

Swap Recipe: Jasmine’s Orange and Chia Seed Muffins (with Lavender Icing!)

Ingredients: 2/3 cup white sugar Grated zest of 1/2 an orange (or you can do 1 lemon. I was just in a pinch and had no lemons) 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup lemon juice 3/4 cup sour cream 2 large eggies 1 tsp vanilla […]