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Bulgur-Stuffed Acorn Squash - Seasonings of lemon, cumin and parsley make this a bright vegetarian main course for two. It doubles easily.
Golden Beet Salad - A delicious sweet salad to accompany any hearty main dish in the cold winter when beets are sweetest.
Mushroom Stew - This stew tastes meaty although it really is not. A nice hearty vegetarian option for the winter months.

Almond-Crusted Pork Chops with Quick Cabbage and Pears - This heart smart recipe comes to us from the Almond Lovers Association of California. It is simple to prepare.
Apple Cider Health Drink - In 400 B.C. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, treated his patients with natural apple cider vinegar for its powerful cleansing, healing and germ-fighting qualities.
Apple Pie - Home grown goodness at its finest. No better way to impress your dinner guests over the holidays than by baking a pie from scratch. This one will work everytime.
Apple Squares - Delicious and quite possibly nutritious.
Apple Walnut Cake - We have been enjoying the harvest produce. I made an apple cake over the weekend that everybody liked, and I thought that I would pass on the recipe because it is vegan, has no sugar or added fat, uses in season apples and really is yummy. The recipe is from "Salt Spring Island Cooking" by Rodney Polden and Pamela Thornley:
Apple-Filled Acorn Squash Rings with Curry Butter - Though not a traditional Thanksgiving spice, curry powder lends a wonderful and subtle flavor to this lovely side dish.
Apricot Glazed Loin of Pork - A yummy way to serve Pork in a manner that is economical and timely.
Arugula Salad - A fresh arugula salad with warm goat cheese and toasted walnuts topped with caramelized onion and berry dressing
Baked Beans - Beans are an important part of a vegetarian's daily nutritional requirements. The food guide states you should consume 2 servings daily or have them make up 5 to 15 percent of your diet. This bean bake is a savoury, satisfying way to meet your been quota for the day.
Balsamic Beets and Beet Greens - Warm, nutritious and delicious way to use beets and beet greens together.
Banana Bread - This classic recipe is fool proof and faultless.
Banana Pancakes - What a way to start your day.
Barbecue Sauce - An easy, healthy way to add a kick to barbecued meat or vegetarian recipes too! Make a large batch and can it - a great inexpensive way to have barbecue sauce on hand whenever you need it.
Barley, Kale and Kidney Bean Stew - A very tasty way to serve up nutritious leafy greens.
Basic Blueberry Pancakes - A delicious recipe for pancakes. Serve with Montreal Spiced Bacon from Meadowbrook Farm, or thick cut bacon from Rocky Top Farm.
Basic Buckwheat Pancakes - A twist on the basic pancake recipe. Very tasty and healthy too!
Basic Crepes - This is an essential recipe for making crepes florentine, crepes suzette, or just crepes Anglaise with fresh fruit and maple syrup.
Basic Pastry - Whole wheat flour makes this pastry more nutritious than the average. This pastry bakes up flaky and delicious. Mmmm...the perfect pie!
Basic Vegetable Stock - Here is a basic recipe that you can vary according to the vegetables available in your garden or refrigerator. The only vegetables to avoid are tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, asparagus, and all of those in the cabbage family, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. If you scrub the vegetables, there is no need to peel them.
Blueberry or Strawberry Shake - What a great way to enjoy the day.
Bohemian Lavender Scones - These scones freeze well and toast up beautifully, says Litti Birker of the Bohemian Cafe and Catering company in Kelowna, BC.
Bok Choy Stir Fry - Bok choys popularity comes from its light, sweet flavor, crisp texture and nutritional value. Not only is bok choy high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C and calcium, but it is low in calories. Baby bok choy can be used as well in this recipe. Baby bok choy has a sweeter flavor than adult varieties. Low-sodium chicken broth can be used in place of water.
Brazilian Black Bean Soup - New and Improved! This recipe tastes great and is easy to make.
Bread Pudding - This bread pudding recipe is absolutely incredible. Whatever the reason this bread pudding becomes your number one comfort food; savor every bite. It is truly the soul satisfying treat that most people crave. Nothing beats warm bread pudding on a cold or rainy night.
Bread Pudding Sauce - If you make the sauce to put on top of your bread pudding, adjust the brown sugar in the bread pudding recipe. Reduce the amount in the recipe to 1/3 cups dark or light brown sugar (the sauce has the other 1/3 cup in it, in the form of white or light brown sugar).
Breakfast Granola Bars - These are a great grab-and-go food for busy people. Grains, dry fruit and nuts give them lots of staying power to keep you fueled to your next meal. Inspired by a recipe from Mollie Katzen's "Still Life with Menu".
Broccoli in Sesame Sauce - A quick and easy dish that is brimming with nutrition and flavour.
Brussel Sprout Soup -
Burrito Filling - Mexican fiesta anyone? Invite over your best amigos to try these mouth-watering bean burritos. Pickled jalepenos and fresh cilantro are the perfect flavour enhancers for this traditional Mexican dish. This tasty recipe can also be altered to suit your spice pallet - just add more peppers! Your mouth, and stomach will say "Gracius"!
Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger - This recipe is absolutely perfect for the midwinter blues. Nothing could be more nourishing on a cold winter day. Serve with toasted Cheddar Cheese and Herb bread from the LaHave bakery for the perfect lunch.
Cabbage Rolls with Turkey - Here is a scrumptious way to prepare all varieties of cabbage in a well balanced meal for the whole family, cabbage naysayers and all.
Caramelized Onion Sauce with Arugula - A light pasta sauce. The proportions of greens are flexible, and you can mix or substuitute spinach, collard, escarole, mustard, etc. The alcohol in the wine will dissipate with cooking.
Carrot Cake with Maple-Cream Cheese Icing - A standard at health food restaurants across the country, carrot cake was ubiquitous in the seventies. Grated carrots made it a nutritious choice, or so the thinking went. This ultra-moist version is updated with a maple icing.
Carrot Soup with Ginger and Lemon - This beautiful and delicious soup is served at The Kinloch Lodge Hotel in Scotland.
Carrot, Dill & White Bean Salad - Delicious recipe brought to us by 101 Cookbooks!
Cedar plank salmon - This is a tasty way to enjoy a healthy meal without overheating the kitchen in the heat of summer.
Celeraic and Kohlrabi Rosti. - Fried root veggie cakes that serves 4-6 as a side dish or 2-3 as a light lunch with salad
Chocolate Frosting - This Chocolate frosting is very versatile. It is the real deal!
Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Fudge Glaze - This is a show stopper dessert but is SO easy to make! People won't guess the secret ingredient and you can be guaranteed that kids will eat their green vegetables.
Christmas Cake - Nice hint of lemon. Not a heavy cake.
Cinnamon Tortillas with Strawberry Salsa - A fruity take on tortillas and salsa. This sweet recipe is perfect for a snack or dessert.
Cranberry Sauce - This seductive red sauce will impress and delight your guests presented along side the turkey. Other possibilities include a topping for vanilla ice cream or chocolate cheesecake.
Cream of Cauliflower Soup - For a creamy smooth soup, this is very low in fat. Buttermilk enhances the other flavours, and caraway is the perfect foil for the cauliflower.
Creamed Turnips -
Creamy Dairyless Rice Pudding - This dairy-free rice pudding is perfect for vegans or those with lactose intolerance. But don't restrict yourself to making it just for those with special dietary needs or preferences - the whole family will love it for dessert, snacks, or breakfast.
Creamy Italian Dressing - A nice creamy dressing alternative made without milk products.
Creamy Mushroom Soup - This soup is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter's day. It's creamy and delicious. Give it a try!
Creamy Turnip with Paprika Soup - A pureed vegetable soup can be an impressive, easy and affordable first course for an elegant dinner, or even a light dinner on its own with salad and bread
Curried Pan-fried Potatoes - Don't have any o.j. to accompany your scrambled tofu? No problem: potatoes eatn with the skins on are a great source of vitamin C. Pan-fried potatoes are a great side dish for any breakfast entree. So eat your spuds! Serve with baked beans (see recipe index) and toast.
Curried Parsnip Pie - A hearty pie for those long winter nights.
Curried Parsnips - Here is a great way to cook up your Parsnips for a super savoury side dish.
Dandelion Greens - Dandelion greens are so good for you that you would do well to dry and powder them and place the powder in a salt shaker to be sprinkled on all your food as a nutritional supplement.
Delicious Dandelion Lasagna - Invigorate this Italian dish with vitamin-packed dandelion greens!

Dandelion greens are so good for you that you would do well to dry and powder them and place the powder in a salt shaker to be sprinkled on all your food as a nutritional supplement.
Dijon Scalloped Potatoes - This is an appetizing dairy-free version of scalloped potatoes, with a rich mustard sauce. Great for a pot luck!
Easy Eggnog - Very easy to prepare. A festive delight - possibly because of the brandy and rum!
Eggless Eggnog - This is the perfect eggnog for those who are vegan or lactose intollerant. Get out your blender and whip up the best eggnog on the block. After a couple of spiked cups, no one will be able to tell the difference.
Fennel & Orange Salad - This refreshing salad goes really well with fish or following a hearty pasta or stew.
Fruit and Spinach Salad - Whether you add apples, pears, oranges, or berries this salad is a delicious way to eat up your local greens!
Garlic Broth - Although Spanish and French cuisines, in which garlic soups abound, would never add Japanese miso to the broth, we think that garlic and miso are a perfect partenership: Miso has its own wide reputation as a health tonic, and it makes the broth taste even better.
Ginger Ale - Begin festivities with this perky ale.
Ginger Molasses Cookies - These cookies are obscenely delicious. Best results when using fresh organic ginger and stone ground flour. Add lemon zest for an added flavour boost.
Ginger Peanut Sauce - This sure hit, containing a lovely combination of flavours such as ginger, sesame oil, curry, and peanuts, is not just for stir-fries, but is great with any pasta dish.
Ginger Tea - A healthy hot tea that doesn't make you drowsy. Drink when you feel under the weather.
Golden Beets and Brussel Sprouts - A recipe for those of us who love both beets and brussel sprouts! A delicious, autumn side dish. Serves 3 - 4.
Gomashio - A simple yet wonderful Japenese condiment. Very addictive and satisfying, use it as a topping for any recipe or in place of salt on cooked vegetables or in salads or soups.
Granola - Enjoy this healthy, crunchy granola for breakfast or snack time. Once you try this recipe, you'll never go to store bought again.
Greek Bean Salad - This salad is quick to make with things on hand and is a great addition to a summer meal. It also keeps well in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Green Goddess Dressing - A colourful dressing with a supurb flavour. This is excellent as a dip or dressing.
Greens and Rice Casserole - If you have a lot of greens and want a quick and easy way to use them up, this is the perfect recipe. It can be made ahead as a take-along dish for a potluck.
Holy Moly Hummus - Savour this creamy, smooth Mediterranean dip made from chick peas, one of the most nutritious beans of all, and garlic, known for its medicinal properties and lovely scent. A snap to make, it can be a fantastic accompaniment for your favorite vegetables, crackers, chips or bread. You can alter the taste of this recipe by changing the beans. Try black beans and sun-dried tomatoes for a treat!
Honey Garlic Dressing - This is Geordie's own wonderful Honey Garlic Dressing! It is great for all occasions, so if you are preparing ribs or wings for this Natal Day long weekend, try this one and let us know what you think! It would certainly go well with the mixed greens that went out in this weekend's foodbox.
Iced Mochaccino - The name says it all!
Kale and Cabbage Brose - Brose is a soup that is thickened with toasted rolled oats. This is a very savory soup that is fabulous for a cold winter warm up. Stocked with lots of healthy vegetables, it is a great way to add some extra greens to your diet.
Kale and White Bean Soup - Soup is best if made 1 or 2 days ahead. Cool completely, uncovered, then chill, covered. Thin with water if necessary. Lacinato is available at farm stands, specialty produce markets, and natural foods stores. Be aware that it has many aliases: Tuscan kale, black cabbage, cavolo nero, dinosaur kale, and flat black cabbage.
Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw with Creamy Dressing - A unique and delicious salad. With ribbons of fresh mint, it has a summery taste and feel. The kohlrabi and apple meld so beautifully together that for anyone prone to hiding vegetables amid fruit, you are not likely to get caught.
Lemon Cake - Makes one 9-inch (23-cm) cake. A touch of lavender goes a long way in this lovely summer cake.
Light Fruitcake - A traditional Christmas cake with a little something for everyone.
Mango Marinade - Mango, both in its green and ripe form is a very good tenderizing agent, and is therefore ideal to include in any marinade. This particular marinade is a sweet, lightly spiced delight that works well with meat, poultry or vegetables.
Mango Spring Rolls - These heavenly creations are not as difficult to prepare as you may think, and the reward is definitely worth the effort. Vale la pena!
Mashed Garlic Celeriac - Celeriac is the root of a variety of celery. It differs from most root vegetables in that it is NOT very starchy. Because it is so low in starch, people often use it as a substitute for potatoes and it is often recommended for gluten sensitive diets. The flavour is mild and reminiscent of celery.
Mayonnaise - This makes a lovely, tangy dressing. You can experiment with changing the flavour by altering the type of oil, or vinegar used.
Miso Soup - Miso is a fermented bean/grain paste that originated in Asia. There are 3 varieties of miso: soybean, barley, and brown rice; I like to use brown rice miso in this recipe because I find it has the best taste. Combining miso with shitake mushrooms creates a balanced protein, which of course is a major concern among vegetarians and vegans alike. Shitakes not only enhances the soup's flavour, but also contain all 8 essential amino acids the body needs. A word of caution: NEVER boil or overcook your miso; this kills all of its nutrients. Always add miso just before removing the soup from the heat.
Mushroom filled Nappa Rolls - An easy way to prepare cabbage rolls for dipping as an appetizer or a main course.
Mushrooms Stuffed with Garlic Goat Cheese - This recipe for garlic and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms is from Caprials Cafe Favorites, Caprial, Pence. I tried it for the first time last evening with the Earltown Country cream cheese, it was really, really good. I plan to make it again and again
Nice 'n Spicy Avocado Dressing - This creamy dressing goes great over a fresh green salad or can be used as a veggie dip.
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies - This tasty cookie recipe contains unrefined sweeteners, and spelt flour for those on sugar-free, wheat-free diets. This recipe can also satisfy a vegan's sweet tooth - just use dairy-free chocolate chips and follow the substitutions provided. These cookies are sure to be a hit!
Onion and Feta Risotto - This simple but flavourful risotto is quite versatile and quickly made. Arborio rice is an extremely glutinous short-grained rice, known for its ability to absorb a lot of liquid quickly and still remain firm.
Parsnip and Carrot Latkes - A delicious variation on the more commonly known potato latkes. Excellent with apple sauce, sour cream, or chutney!
Pasta Salad - This simple recipe can be prepared in advance for easy meals throughout the week.
Pizza Dough - A perfect dough recipe to use for pizza or calzones.
Port plums with vanilla crème fraîche - Plums are a summer fruit that can be enjoyed picked straight from the tree but this recipe shows that eating them doesn't always have to feel like an everyday experience.
Potato Leek Soup - A classic fall recipe.
Pumpkin Brownies - Using pumpkin and spices in this recipe makes delicious, moist, melt-in-your-mouth brownies.
Rich Beet Chocolate Cake - It may look all-chocolate, but this amazing dish is packed with beets too!
Serve with Chocolate Frosting.
Rigatoni al Forno - In anticipation of spring asparagus I am sending you one of my favourite recipes for this lovely little veggie from Mollie Katzen's cookbook Vegetable Heaven...
Rigatoni with Swiss Chard -
Roasted Green Beans - Excellent served as a side dish or appetizer, warm or cold. Green beans are a great source of antioxidants and fiber. The pine nuts add a warm flavour along with the nutritional punch of essential fatty acids for a healthy heart.
Rosemary's Classic Pizza Dough - One of the best white flour pizza dough formulae I know, for a crisp but tender crust.

Sauteed Kale with Garlic - This is a simple and delicious way to prepare Kale as a side green for any meal. Go especially well with fish, chicken, or tofu.
Scrambled Eggless Eggs - Light and satisfying.
Seared Jumbo Ocean Scallops in a Sweet Dumpling Squash with Lemon Curry Butter - This decadent recipe was found at http://wvec.com/recipes/scallops_in_dumpling_squash.htm. I don’t even have to try it to know that it is rich and delightful – all the right yet simple ingredients are there. Vegetarians and Vegans can easily replace the scallops with tempeh for an equally victorious meal.
Sesame Noodle Salad - The flavour of sesame oil is the subtle surprise in this tasty creation. An elegant, satisfying salad.
Shortbread Cookies - These tasty traditional holiday cookies melt in your mouth.
Sour Cream Coffee Cake - Perfect for a Sunday morning brunch.
Spiced Chai Tea - A rich, warm tea spiced to perfection. You can find cardamon in South Asian markets. This recipe is also yummy served chilled.
Spicy Kale and Chick Pea Stew - This is a pleasant stew for a cool summer night. As the nights get colder, the kale grows stronger. Makes about 14 cups, serving 8 to 10
Spinach Artichoke Dip - This is a crowd pleaser for all occasions. Rich and delicious. Serve with fresh veggies, grilled pita bread or as a spread on sandwiches.
Strawberry, Kiwi and Banana Salad - This is a simple combination of colourful fruit that makes good use of strawberries in season. It can be an elegant breakfast food or a jazzy dessert.
Sweet and Gooey Parsnips - A yummy caramelized parsnip recipe. Sweet and gooey!
Sweet Basil Pesto - Yummy - Why say anymore?
Sweet Ginger Dressing - This sophisticated dressing lends its flavour to any vegetable it tops.
Tabouli Salad - The assertive and clear flavours of garlic, lemon, parsley and mint carry this traditional Middle Eastern salad without any added oil. The amount of parsley in tabouli can vary greatly. Traditionally, tabouli is mostly parsley with just a smattering of bulgur for texture and colour. Although a generous amount of parsley is a must, we have given a wide range in this recipe so you can adjust it to your taste.
Tofu Squash Medley - Wondering how to use up some of the squash from your food box? Give this one a try. It's the perfect fall/winter dish with an abundance of flavour to warm the heart.
Tomato, Swiss Chard and Ricotta Calzones - A tasty way to serve up nutritious greens.
Tomato-fennel lasagna rolls - A vegetarian delight
Vegan Mac n' Cheese - Who said mac n' cheese can't be vegan? This is a delicious, nutritious, dish even a dairy-eater can appreciate. Nutritional yeast gives it that cheesy flavour, while cashews add to its protein content. Give it a try... you'll love it!
Vegetarian Bread Bird - Are you looking for an affordable alternative to turkey on your vegetarian holiday table? This is it. Bread dough wrapped around a delicious stuffing fashioned into the shape of a turkey. It is sure to be the highlight of your next vegetarian feast!
Vegetarian Pate - This is a great appetizer or snack for a big party. We keep it on hand in the fridge for to spread on bagels on Sunday morning.
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough - This pizza dough uses half white flour and half whole wheat flour making a more nutritious pizza crust that's higher in fiber. You can substitute wheat flour with light spelt and whole spelt flour and omit the gluten flour all together if your diet is wheat-free.
Wild Blueberry Waffles - This is a basic waffles recipe that is sure to impress. For best results, preheat your waffle iron to medium high heat. Pair with some maple style bacon from Meadowbrook Farm for a very satisfying Sunday brunch.
Wilted Beet Greens Bruschetta - A tasty variation of an old favorite.
Zucchini with Cilantro and Cream - savory zucchini with a twist
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