Dinner, Quick and Easy, Vegan

Brussels Sprouts and Apple with Persimmon and Pomegranates

Christmas is approaching fast and we're all looking for tasty, yet creative dishes for dinners over the holidays. Well, here is a dish that will become a holiday favourite and one that you can make all the year through. It's our Christmas present to you and I'll tell you why .... Brussels sprouts. Whenever I… Continue reading Brussels Sprouts and Apple with Persimmon and Pomegranates

Carrot and Fennel Soup with Pistachios ~ a healthy comfort soup for any meal
Quick and Easy, Soups, Vegan

Carrot Fennel Soup with Pistachios

With my Christmas shopping already complete and the season in full swing, I thought I'd take a break from Christmas recipes to share something more mainstream.  Soups are so wonderfully comforting this time of year.  For autumn, I shared my Kale and White Bean Autumn Soup but I thought I should begin to share more… Continue reading Carrot Fennel Soup with Pistachios

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

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

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

Sun-dried Tomatoes with Basil and Garlic ~ a recipe from the markets of Southern France
Appetizers, Quick and Easy

Sun-Dried Tomatoes Provençal

Who doesn't love images of the South of France and, particularly visions of the many tasty French food creations.  Markets abound, not only in each city, but in each village, with cheeses, meats, and produce displayed in arrays of creativity and with a certain cultural and regional pride. The array of culinary works of art… Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomatoes Provençal

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

Summer Watermelon Feta Salad
Salads, Summer

Watermelon Feta Salad

Welcome to our blog, Journey to the Garden, and the start of our new adventure! Since summer is slowly slipping into cool lazy nights that spark the advent of autumn, we decided to share a dish that will keep us under summer's spell.  Hot temperatures still heat the daytime and what could be better than… Continue reading Watermelon Feta Salad