Hi there!

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a warm and wonderful holiday season! I do hope you take some time to relax and unwind, celebrate with family and friends and enjoy the festivities. I also hope you and your loved ones get outside together for some exercise and enjoy time in nature. …And of course, I hope you share some healthy and hearty plant-based meals! (I have a great recipe for you below!)

2017 has been a big year with a lot of changes! The family is growing, the children are busy with their sports and activities, we are building a new home, and we just got two new puppies from our local Humane Society. Meet Oscar and Drake….brothers we couldn’t decide between. Talk about a busy time! Oh, and the Mom was a Great Dane…we must be crazy! (this explains why you haven’t heard from me in a couple of weeks!)

Now for some comfort food! In light of the holiday season and the cold weather here in Canada, I thought I’d share my favourite Baked Bean Recipe with you. It is so simple and nutritious, and it will feed a good number of guests! You can watch this short video HERE, to see just how simple it is! Enjoy 🙂

Baked Beans

1. Soak 1 package (900 gm) of Navy Beans overnight. (8 hours)

2. Rinse in cold water

3. Chop 2 medium sweet onions and place in the bottom of a large bean pot

4. Add 1 tbsp of oil on the bottom of the pot (this is optional)

5. Pour the rinsed beans into the pot, over the onion

6. Add water so beans are covered plus one inch above beans

7. Add:

  • one 28 oz can plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Stir well, Bake 6-8 hours at 325 degrees, Enjoy!

Wishing you all the best for a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

Margot xo