No-Knead Rustic Bread Recipe

This recipe is derived from Jim Lahey’s My Bread cookbook which I highly recommend to anyone who wants to make delicious and simple breads. The primary requirement for making this rustic round … [more]

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This simple soup brings out the true character of the squash. It has a nice rustic texture. This serves about 4. [more]

Creamy salad dressing

I was asked to prepare a salad with a dressing that was a creamy-frenchy vinaigrette sort of thing . I am not the most creative when it comes to dressings (I nearly always opt for a balsamic and … [more]

Simply spaghetti

I was in Tuscany in a place of dreams. It was summer and, even though the sun had gone, it was still as warm as England’s hottest day. I sat on a terrace wondering if any view could be more … [more]

Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza Pie

This tangy, tasty, creamy and healthy dish works great as an appetizer, main course, or side. Just make sure you have plenty for everyone, including the kids! [more]

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Soup

This simple soup brings out the true character of the squash. The cream gives it a luxurious palate, but if cream isn’t your thing, it can be omitted for a more rustic texture. This serves about 4. … [more]

Charie’s Vegetarian Quiche

The credit for this amazing quiche recipe goes to my Godmother Charie MacDonald. Mix in any fillings you like. My fave is the spinach and gruyere. Enjoy!! [more]

Balsamic heirloom tomato pizza

The season for heirlooms has grown longer with the rising popularity of these delicious tomatoes. That means more pizza making opportunity. In the spirit of improvisation, I have come up with this … [more]

Pasta with garlic, olive oil and broccoli

If you read any of my recipes, you know that I am all about comfort food and simple, easy dishes. This is just about as simple and tasty as they come. They key to this dish is using an excellent … [more]

Tomato Sauce with Pasta

This is my go to comfort meal when tomatoes are in season. Frequently I will pick up bruised tomatoes on the cheap from the farmers at the market. I keep trying to make extra to store in the freezer … [more]

My First Shot at Becoming Vegetarian

A thump of approval …pain is joy…joy is pain…this mind is a strange thing The hook sunk into the soft flesh of the upper palate of the silvery fish – it writhed and jerked in pain. The line … [more]

Sue's Spinach and Lentil Soup

when i lived in sydney, i lived with a wonderful woman named jacky houssarini (my daughter petra’s gorgeous aussie godmother). her heritage is lebanese and her mom (Sue) is an amazing cook! i … [more]

Vegetarian Lentil Soup

I found some beautiful red lentils beans in Greek deli and simply couldn’t resist. The color was vivid red and they were cheap. This soup is delicious, quick and easy. Feel free to improvise. [more]

Vegan Tomato Soup

Heres a simple soup designed to warm the kindest of hearts. It’s flavorful and easy to make. You can also freeze it for when tomatoes are not in season. [more]

Mashpo Momo with Sauce

We introduced the Veggie Mamas for the first time on 24-26th August 2007 at a women’s festival in Kathmandu. We also introduced our “signature” vegetarian dish – “mashpo momos”. “Mashpo … [more]

Losing a bit of compassion

I looked out of my window, attracted by some movements on the lawn behind my house. On a small grassy mound several metres away, there were two men, a young boy probably in his early teens and a … [more]

Vegan Thai green curry

This is a vegan version of my Thai green curry. I started making this because I’d always liked the look of the dish in restaurants, but couldn’t eat it because I’m allergic to … [more]

Pan Fried Tofu with Snowpeas

This dish is a great main course for vegans and vegetarians. But you don’t have to forswear animal products to enjoy this simple recipe. Best of all this dish is open to interpretation. So if … [more]

Spanish Gazpacho

I have seen many variations of this recipe. I like the authentic taste of this recipe. From the smokey heat of the Spanish paprika to the cool, fresh palate of cucumbers and tomatoes. Serves about 6. … [more]

Falafel (Egyptian)

This recipe takes a little longer to make than my “ quick falafel ” but, the difference in taste is worth the effort. This is made with fava beans but if you like a more traditional … [more]

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