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Moroccan Coconut Corn Chowder ( Vegan/dairy free)

Moroccan Coconut Corn Chowder

The sky is grey and trees once hanging heavy with snow are now bare due to 25 km winds. It’s amazing how much a landscape can change with just a gust of wind. Though mild temperatures persist, it feels more like a blizzardy day, one where you’d  hunker down with a big bowl of stew and your fuzziest blanket. Ice pellets falling from the sky are in the immediate future and the wind gusts are proving to challenge even the strongest ravens (and those things are fierce in the north…and the size of medium sized dogs. These are seriously huge birds!). It’s time for comfort food. Again…

Comfort food. Perfect for cold days, low days, sad days, days on the ski hill with the kids, days that are blustery, after a night of not sleeping well or for days spent outside frolicking in the snow with good friends. Seriously, when is it not the right time? Depending on who you ask, comfort food can vary greatly. However, it’s usually associated with dishes someone you loved used to make. What they often have in common is some kind of startchy goodness like rice, potatoes, pasta or bread and some type of creamy texture mixed in for good measure. Comfort food doesn’t always have to be unhealthy though and with New Year’s resolutions falling like flies in late fall, this one won’t leave you with any guilt at all. Little potatoes, corn, and butternut squash all surrounded in a coconut milk broth and warming spices to wrap you up in proverbial blanket of coziness. Continue Reading →

By on January 21, 2015 in Blog, Chickpeas, Coconut Milk, Corn, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

TV Tuesday #33: Hassle Free Holiday Snack: Perfect Holiday Popcorn

 You may not think of this as a snack to set out for guests but I urge you to give it a try. I was introduced to this fabulous popcorn recipe at a funky restaurant in Victoria called The Superior (which we love) and I swooned. As we waited for our meal they brought the tastiest popcorn I had ever had.

I know, you’re probably thinking “Popcorn, really?” But it makes perfect sense. It’s light, so it’s not too filling and won’t spoil the meal. It’s also a much healthier version than caramel corn, and much easier on the waistline than a cheese platter or hor d’oeuvres. It’s also gluten free, dairy free and it’s spiced perfectly for the fall and winter.  It’s also very inexpensive and super easy to make.

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By on November 27, 2012 in Appetizer, Blog, Corn, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Snack, TV Tuesdays, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos

Whole Food Wednesday – Chipotle Corn and Zucchini Salad

Welcome to Whole Food Wednesdays! You’re invited to come and share your real food recipes using the Linky below. We’re excited to see what yummy things you’ve been creating and what great informational posts and videos you’ve got for us!

I truly believe things in their simplest state can often bring out the best in something. Like a perfectly clean sun kissed face on a warm summer morning, a single balloon to tell someone you were thinking of them, a walk through the forest with only the sound of your own steps along the gravel trail and birds singing.

This is kind of like this salad. Nothing fancy, nothing complicated, just good natural ingredients that are allowed to shine through as summer starts to make its way into our lives. Zucchini right now is at its most tender and delicate. The corn adds a sweet crunch without crowding any of the other flavors. This would also make a great addition to any picnic.

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By on June 27, 2012 in Blog, Corn, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Salad, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian

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