Nutrition

Best Beefless Bolognese Sauce

When I make a bolognese sauce, I process the vegetables with tomato purée separately to keep it very smooth. And, because we eat mainly plant-based meals in our house, I don’t add any ground meat. Instead, I add ground hydrated soya, also known as TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein). This beefless bolognese sauce is worth trying. […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

French Canadian split pea soup

When I make split pea soup, I make lots of it, especially in the winter time. As a young girl growing up in the “Great White North,” eating my mom’s French Canadian pea soup helped me cope through those long, cold, wintery days. Warm, thick and smokey, it was the ideal comfort food! The split […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Red wine poached pears

Pears are a delicious and healthy fruit best eaten fresh. But every now and then, it’s nice to do something a little special, and Christmas is one of those times. The pears in the image above were poached in red wine and spices. You can serve them as is or with a scoop of vanilla […]

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Nutrition

Black bean, cauliflower and sweet potato stew

Last week, I made this black bean, cauliflower and sweet potato stew. It was a nice and simple meal. Since I cook mainly plant-based meals, black beans are a key staple in our family. They are high in plant protein and fibre and contain vitamins and minerals that are necessary for good health. You can make […]

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