Tag Archives: Thursday Night Dinner

The Best Homemade Wholesome Bean Burgers

Yum.  I cannot brag enough about how good this extraordinary yet simple burger recipe is. I created this burger on my quest for the best veggie bean burger recipe by  putting together the best ingredients of a few recipes and using our … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Kale Salad with Slivered Almonds

Spring always brings Asparagus, but it won’t last for long, as it is a spring-only vegetable, so enjoy it while it lasts. This herbaceous green veggie is tender and sweet, and it’s chock-full of nutrients, too. Asparagus is a very … Continue reading

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Stuffed Collard Rolls

Eat Your Dark Leafy Greens! Here is a very cool way to use Collard Greens. Most of the time collard greens are braised, steamed, sautéed or fried.  Collards are tough and leathery greens. They may be the heaviest and thickest … Continue reading

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Zesty Ginger Butternut Squash Soup

Would you like a soup that will not only stick to your bones, but warm you up from the inside out in a pleasant way?  Try this Zesty Ginger Butternut Squash Soup.  This soup makes for a great meal that … Continue reading

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Delicious from “Tops to Bottoms” Beet Soup

Beet Soup! So full of flavours, this sweet and brothy beet soup is simple to make and simply delicious. A refreshing soup you will simply have to make and keep coming back for multiple bowls full.  I am not generally a … Continue reading

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Zucchini Salad, casserole and more

Low carb eating this summer involves zucchini. This tasty summer vegetable is so versatile by the fact that you can prepare and eat it in a multitude of ways. Stuffed, baked, sautéed, grilled, steamed, boiled. The zucchini has a delicate … Continue reading

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Veggie Bean Burgers from Scratch

Burger Season is here.  Who can resist a homemade veggie burger?  How about a veggie burger for the Barbecue?  Make plenty and have them on hand for those impromptu get-together times with friends.  These simple burgers can be made from almost … Continue reading

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Eggplant Bake

What to do with all that Eggplant we seem to be seeing lately?  Well, at your next soiree, this amazing casserole will dazzle the crowd, awe the taste buds and impress even the fussiest of pallets.  Serve along side a … Continue reading

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Veggie Pancakes

I am making these pancakes for my lunches at work.  They are handy and can be eaten as finger food at my desk should the need arise.  And the need does Arise! VEGETABLE PANCAKES These are a lot of fun, … Continue reading

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Bean Burritos with Homemade Tortillas

Mexican Burritos are always a hit, fun to eat and so easy to put together.  Depending on how far you want to take it, you can even make your own tortillas and soak and cook your own beans. The flavours … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Beet Risotto

Beets.  We seem to get our fair share of beets in the fall and winter from our storage crops, and quickly and swiftly and are constantly seeking ways to prepare them.  Most of us shy away from beets, as they … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Squash or Pumpkin?  Both work equally well in this delightful recipe.  Who can’t go wrong with this awesome comfort food?  Serve this with on a chilly day with a light side dish of greens, a glass of wine and crusty … Continue reading

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Squash Veggie Burgers

Here’s an interesting way to get more veggies in and an equally interesting way to use squash, if you run out of ideas….  Squash, Carrots, Onions, Celery, Greens, almost anything you have on hand can go into these burgers and … Continue reading

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Chili Soup with Sour Cream and Cilantro

Make a veggie version of this hearty soup by substituting 1/2 cup of dried red lentils and 1 cup of finely chopped mushrooms for the beef.  Serves 4 to 6. This recipe is taken from Fresh, Seasonal Recipes Made With … Continue reading

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Maple Glazed Teriyaki Chicken

Maple, what a beautiful flavour. Maple goes with everything you can imagine. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener, the nectar of the Gods, discovered first by our Native American Indians, “sinzibuckwud”, the Algonquin word for it means literally “drawn from … Continue reading

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Parsnips Roasted Sweet ‘n Parsnips Roasted Savoury

Tickle your taste-buds. You choose.  Do you like your veggies sweet or savoury? Depending on what is accompanying your main dish you may wish to choose one or the other.  With a roast of turkey, pork or chicken, perhaps the … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

This soup is so easy to prepare, and so easy to impress your friends and family.  Serve it on a brisk weekend for lunch after a refreshing walk in the leaves, in a heavy earthenware bowl along side a bed … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Purple Cabbage

Cabbage season is coming very soon,  I find myself running out of ideas on how to prepare cabbage in a quick and easy way.  One awesome recipe is this Sweet and Sour Purple Cabbage which is wonderfully like sauerkraut, only … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken Pizza – Locavore Learners

This is a great recipe for having friends over for an evening of fun. Everyone loves pizza, but this pizza gives a twist on an old classic, and the flavours together are awesome.   Preparation time can be more involved, but if … Continue reading

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Healthy Hearty Chilli – Locavore Learner’s

This recipe was made one dull Thursday night, in search of something productive to do. After consulting a cookbook, I ventured out on my own to the supermarket to buy the ingredients (adding many of my own). I started off … Continue reading

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