Out with the old, in with the new! Well, kind of.  While it’s fun and exciting to see some tropical-feeling additions to the seasonal roster, (from the teensy bursts of sunshine in mandarin oranges to the mouthwatering, juice-y bites of goodness found in persimmons), it’s nice to see some good old reliable winter staples, (like […]

Hello all! Our first swap of 2013 happened on Monday, January 28th in the evening, and what a great swap it was! There are fewer things more satisfying in life than opening up a new year with a great start. We were super pleased and impressed with all of the variety from our first swap […]

Ingredients: 1/2 of a phyllo pastry package 1 (500 mL) container of cottage cheese 1 (250 mL) container of sour cream or yogurt 1/3 cup sugar/agave syrup 1/2 cup raisins (or more!) 2 eggs a bit of oil 1/4 T cinnamon Directions: Preheat your oven to 375. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients (except […]

Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils 1 heaping tsp cumin seeds 1 heaping tsp turmeric ½ onion 2 cloves of garlic 2 cm-ish piece of fresh ginger 1 ½ tbsp olive oil 1 heaping tsp garam marsala Directions: Place your lentils into a big bowl and pour water on top of them until they’re submerged. Stir […]

Ingredients: 1 very big yam 2 very big carrots 3 beets 1 onion 2 tbsp olive oil 6-ish cups of vegetable stock 2 bay leaves 1 heaping tsp of ground ginger 1 tsp of cinnamon ½ tsp cloves Just under ½ tsp nutmeg Directions: Peel and chop up the yam, carrots and beets, and then […]

Ingredients: 10 oz old cheddar cheese 3 green onions 2 jalapeno peppers 1 12 oz. can of corn, drained (reserve the liquid) 1/3 cup oil 2 eggs ½ cup plus 2 tbsp of the reserved corn liquid 2 tbsp sugar 2/3 cup cornmeal 2/3 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder Directions: 1. Preheat oven to […]

Ingredients: 1 cup flour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1/3 cup butter ½ cup white sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar, […]

Ingredients: 1 lb sweet potato (approximately 2 large potatoes) 1 ½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour 1 tsp nutmeg ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp salt Freshly ground pepper Directions: Preheat the oven to 400° F.  Scrub and pierce the potatoes.  Place ‘em on a baking sheet, them them in the oven, and bake for 45-60 minutes, […]

Ingredients: 4 cups all purpose flour ½ cup corn grits ¾ cup oats 1 cup raisins 1 ½ tsp baking soda 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 beaten egg 1 ½ cups kefir (or buttermilk, or milk with a bit o’ vinegar, or yogurt – yogurt makes it moist without butter!) ½ cup brown sugar […]

(This recipe has been adjusted from allrecipes.com) Ingredients 1 cup uncooked whole wheat couscous 1 ¼ cups vegetable broth 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 table spoons fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon ground cumin 5 green onions, chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh […]