RECIPES

Nature’s Little Blue Powerhouse

Berries are among my favourite sweet natural foods that I refer to as “nature’s candy”. They are so sweet and colourful and have a soft gentle texture. No doubt you’ve heard that all berries are superfoods …and  ranking near the top…

Delicious Seitan Recipes You’ll Love!

Seitan is wheat gluten, which is the protein of wheat. It is made by washing wheat flour dough with water until all of the starch has been removed, leaving just the wheat protein. It was developed by the Chinese in the 6th Century, and was used as a meat substitute by…

Amazing Barley Recipes

You may remember me sharing with you that barley was the fuel for the Roman Gladiators.  These vegan warriors got all of the nutrient-dense fuel they needed to rise to the challenge, and as such, they were known as “The Barley Men”. Barley is an…

Favourite Plant-Based Tomato Recipes

Roasted Tomato-Fennel Pasta with Pine Nuts and Capers (modified from Dreena Burton) 1 teaspoon avocado oil 4 cups fresh Roma tomatoes (about 1.5 lbs/680 gm) 1 large fennel bulb 4 large cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 teas sea salt fresh ground…

Butternut Squash: Recipes You will Love!

Butternut Squash is at the top of my list of favourite foods.  Here are some of the recipes I love to make with this delicious and nutritious squash! Butternut Squash Soup                          …

Low-Fat Vegan Recipes: Mushroom Lentil Soup

It is my greatest passion to see people heal from chronic disease, lose weight, and often get a new lease on life, just by changing what they eat and moving more. This low fat, vegan mushroom lentil soup recipe is one of countless whole foods, plant-based recipes I share in the Taiga monthly newsletter. For more low fat, vegan and whole foods, plant-based recipes like this, and for some gentle guidance with your plant-based diet, you can subscribe at taigawholehealth.com

BREAKFAST RECIPES

Green Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to pack nutrients into one simple glass. If you have kids who won’t eat salad, read on.

Buckwheat Barley Banana Pancakes

I love pancakes. Who doesn’t? These are a little something I created with the help of a couple of my favourite pancake recipes. Brendan Brazier’s Buckwheat and the Clean Eating Mama’s Buckwheat , meets barley flour. yumm!

LUNCH RECIPES

Nature’s Little Blue Powerhouse

Berries are among my favourite sweet natural foods that I refer to as “nature’s candy”. They are so sweet and colourful and have a soft gentle texture. No doubt you’ve heard that all berries are superfoods …and  ranking near the top…

Favourite Plant-Based Tomato Recipes

Roasted Tomato-Fennel Pasta with Pine Nuts and Capers (modified from Dreena Burton) 1 teaspoon avocado oil 4 cups fresh Roma tomatoes (about 1.5 lbs/680 gm) 1 large fennel bulb 4 large cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 teas sea salt fresh ground…

Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots

Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots     -This delicious salad is featured in the Taiga Newsletter. For more amazing recipes like this, opt in for the monthly newsletter on the Taiga website or Facebook. “Mom, this is amazing! I’d have this…

Sweet Potato Squash Soup

I picked these Sweet Potato Squash up at the Farmer’s Market last weekend. The children wanted their favourite Butternut Squash soup, but the market had sold out of Butternut Squash. Using these little squash instead turned out to be a hit. Perfect for a chilly autumn day.

DINNER RECIPES

Delicious Seitan Recipes You’ll Love!

Seitan is wheat gluten, which is the protein of wheat. It is made by washing wheat flour dough with water until all of the starch has been removed, leaving just the wheat protein. It was developed by the Chinese in the 6th Century, and was used as a meat substitute by…

Butternut Squash: Recipes You will Love!

Butternut Squash is at the top of my list of favourite foods.  Here are some of the recipes I love to make with this delicious and nutritious squash! Butternut Squash Soup                          …

Low-Fat Vegan Recipes: Mushroom Lentil Soup

It is my greatest passion to see people heal from chronic disease, lose weight, and often get a new lease on life, just by changing what they eat and moving more. This low fat, vegan mushroom lentil soup recipe is one of countless whole foods, plant-based recipes I share in the Taiga monthly newsletter. For more low fat, vegan and whole foods, plant-based recipes like this, and for some gentle guidance with your plant-based diet, you can subscribe at taigawholehealth.com

Grilled Veggies with Tofu “feta”

Here is the Grilled Veggie recipe Catharine showed us at the Taiga Cooking class. It was absolutely delicious! You will need: a variety of vegetables cut up into large chunks. Think peppers, onion, cauliflower, mushrooms, etc. balsamic glaze 1 lb extra-firm organic…

Curried Potatoes

  These curried potatoes are easy, fat free and delicious.  Perfect for a cold winter night.   You will need: 2 medium sweet onions 3-4 cloves of garlic 4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into chunks (leave the skin on) 1 1/2 cups sliced white button…

Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

My girlfriend Eileen is one of the best cooks I know. When she calls me with a new recipe I know its bound to be killer….