Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie ~ a healthy quick and delicious breakfast!
Beverages, Vegan

Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie

I know.  Winter is coming up fast and the weather is getting colder, but while I try to keep my blogging seasonal most of the time, at this time of year I often find myself craving something tropical and something green.  This November the west coast of British Columbia experienced the most amount of rain… Continue reading Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie

Quinoa Pomegranate Festive Salad
Quick and Easy, Salads, Vegan

Pomegranate Quinoa Festive Salad

Is there a more cheerful looking fruit than the pomegranate?  It's bright red seeds and scarlet juice add a celebratory touch to anything it garnishes.  Only nature could have made such a merry, vibrant colour! There used to be a quaint organic store near me that made a wonderful quinoa salad.  I've copied their recipe… Continue reading Pomegranate Quinoa Festive Salad

Pumpkin Kidney Bean Curry ~ Yum!
Dinner, Quick and Easy, Vegan

Pumpkin Fireside Kidney Bean Curry

Pumpkins ...... they remind us of autumn and Halloween, orange meadows and cool, crisp evenings.  Can you hear the crunch of the leaves as they scuttle across the ground and the chill swish of the breezes?  Eerie pumpkin faces often look at us on October 31st, as they act as doorway decoration for the scariest… Continue reading Pumpkin Fireside Kidney Bean Curry

Chocolate Yam Brownie Cake
Desserts, Holiday Cooking, Vegan

Chocolate Yam Brownie Cake

As I was testing this chocolate yam brownie recipe and it wasn't behaving exactly how I'd imagined, I was thinking that I could perhaps start doing specialty posts called Cleo's Confessions ..... oops, make that Cleo's Cooking Confessions ---- we don't want to get too personal! So, first confession ...... my intention when I began… Continue reading Chocolate Yam Brownie Cake

Watercolor Potato Salad
Quick and Easy, Salads, Vegan

Rainbow Potato Salad

Potato salad can immediately remind you of picnics and summer days, yet I enjoy making them from mid-summer into the start of fall, when the potato plants are wilting and the potatoes are ready to be dug.  This year I planted a number of different varieties in my garden: creamy German butter potatoes, bright red… Continue reading Rainbow Potato Salad

Kale and White Bean Soup
Quick and Easy, Soups, Vegan

Kale and White Bean Autumn Soup

When the brisk, slightly chilly breezes of autumn begin to whisk around, I start to crave warm soups made with all kinds of cold weather garden ingredients, such as squash, beets, cabbage, and in the case of this soup, kale. While kale has become more popular as a vegetable, many people still remember the tough… Continue reading Kale and White Bean Autumn Soup

Maple Rosemary Almonds
Quick and Easy, Snacks, Vegan

Maple Rosemary Almonds

Have you ever tasted a fresh almond?  Many people don't realize that most almonds which are purchased in a store are at least three months to one year old, and the flavour is muted or stale.  It wasn't until I started purchasing newly-harvested bulk almonds online that I discovered what an almond should really taste… Continue reading Maple Rosemary Almonds