Health Begins in the Kitchen

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Mashed Rutabaga with Spinach

Mashed Rutabaga with Spinach

I’m always so pleased with myself when I switch it up from potatoes and sweet potatoes.  There’s simply an air of excitement in the kitchen when I cook up a lesser-used root vegetable.  I’m sure my family doesn’t give it a moment’s thought but that’s […]

Garam Masala Collard Greens

Garam Masala Collard Greens

I’ll admit that when you take a beautiful rich-colored green vegetable and boil it up, you’re not going to get something that’s a visual feast to look at.  But with Collard Green’s somewhat harder leaves to tame, you’ll have to do something drastic to make […]

Creamy Roasted Beet and Garlic Soup

Creamy Roasted Beet and Garlic Soup

I’m a fan of color.  You can walk into my wardrobe and instantly you’ll know which side is mine.  Bright, vibrant hues of aquamarine, crimson, deep mustard, burgandy, fushia and even orange–all co-mingling in a cacophony of fashion.  On the other side, the ever-so boring […]

Mushroom and Garlic Quinoa

Mushroom and Garlic Quinoa

After an extremely long break, I’m finally back into what resembles the routine I veered from in early December.  The Christmas season followed by the New Year gets us ready to let go of the old and embrace the new but for me it always […]

Kale and Pea Fritters

Kale and Pea Fritters

It’s New Year’s Eve and my mom says she’s going to make some corn fritters.  Sadly I’m at least 8 hour away by vehicle not even taking into account bad driving conditions between here (Kelowna, BC) and there (Cardston, Alberta). You know I’m a little […]

Mashed Parsnips with Carrots

Mashed Parsnips with Carrots

Ah, finally something mashed I’m not making with cauliflower.  Mashed potatoes were a staple at every holiday dinner at the Skipworth (my nuclear family) household.  Come to think of it, they were a weekly staple.  There’s just something so comforting about a heap of white […]

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

It will become apparent in coming posts how much I like my cauliflower?  That’s because it’s so darn versatile and nutritionally stellar! it’s like a chameleon changing high carbohydrate rice dishes into ones resembling the authentic dishes.  In my opinion they taste better–more nutrient dense–and, […]

Cauli “Rice” Pudding

Cauli “Rice” Pudding

I was lucky to have two sets of grandparents around while I grew up on our farm in Southern Alberta.  The ones that lived on the farm with us were named “Grandma and Grandpa Farm” and it’s not a big stretch to understand that the […]

Cauliflower Quinoa Patties

Cauliflower Quinoa Patties

I’m always a little in awe of the versatility of cauliflower.  I call it the kitchen chameleon because it can take make shapes and forms in cooking.  You can rice, mash or roast it;  make it into a pizza; or eat it raw.  But my […]