Moosewood Roasted Beet Salad (Recipe Trial)


I often get a bag of beetroot in my Organic delivery.  I find an easy way to prepare them is to roast them in a root vegetable roast or use them in this recipe.  This recipe is from “Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health” by the Moosewood Collective. The colours of this salad are divine.  I…

Chestnut Roast (Recipe Trial)


I have recently discovered chestnuts.  They are scrumptious! I recently made another recipe (will post about it soon) with them and Elise and Steve absolutely loved it.  I wanted to try them in something else so I tried this recipe from Gillian McKeith’s “You Are What You Eat Cookbook”. It is an absolute winner for…

Shiitake Brown Rice Pilaf and Sesame Broccoli


Last night we had a lovely simple meal of Shiitake Brown Rice Pilaf (Re-Bar Modern Food Cookbook by Audrey Alsterberg and Wanda Urbanowicz) and Sesame Broccoli (Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers by the Moosewood Collective). The pilaf was rich with minced shiitake mushrooms, leeks, garlic and almonds (recipe was for roasted pecans).  The Sesame broccoli was…

Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage


I made this for dinner tonight.  Elise can sometimes be picky with her vegetables.  It depends on the dish.  If it’s peanut satay or thai curry she will happily gobble them up.  Anything involving broccoli is a hit.  Spinach can be picked around one day and devoured the next.  If you have a picky or…

Recent Supermeals


These were from a while back but I enjoyed them so much I just had to post them. First up – Butternut Cookies (Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health – The Moosewood Collective) with butternut squash, pecans, pumpkin seeds, raisins and semi-sweet chocolate chips.  I substituted whole wheat flour for a gluten free blend and the…