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The Saag Tofu* Saga & Recipe

The Saag Tofu* Saga & Recipe Having just returned to Cape Breton from several weeks of travel I was eager to get back in the garden. While there was no snow on the ground, it was getting unseasonably cold. A bit worried about how the garden greens were faring I was pleased to find healthy …

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Barbara’s Winter Recipes: Kale “Green Bites” with Savoury Sauces

You may not be out in your winter garden gathering kale, as Barbara does here, but you can add Barbara’s recipes for Kale “Green Bites” served with Apple Chutney and Yoghurt dip–for vegetarians, vegans and other “foodies”. Savoury Green Bites with apple chutney and yogurt dip   These tasty morsels can be served as an …

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Winter comes early this year

I’m eating my words (and kale) these days- after telling everyone who wants to know what Cape Breton winters are like, “oh, the real snow doesn’t come until the 2nd or 3rd week in January….we pick greens from the garden at Christmastime” – and everyone is impressed.  Not so this time. I just harvested the …

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Spring recipes from the Vegetarian Kitchen

Spring has finally sprung here on Cape Breton and along with the first garden and wild greens have also come a series of guests who observe a gluten-free diet.
Rice cakes for breakfast go only so far until they become oh so boring. So I finally screwed up my courage and attempted to bake a loaf of gluten-free bread. Just reading the ingredient list is a challenge: xanthan gum? tapioca flour? potato starch? Never mind where I might find these on this island that at times feels like it’s located at the end of the world…
But after a bit of research […]

Barbara’s A Hint of Spring Recipes

Carrot Ginger salad
serves 4
6 large carrots, peeled grated – place into large bowl
juice from 1 lemon – add to carrots and mix in
2″ section of fresh frozen ginger, grated – mix into carrots
1/2 c diced parseley or chives – add to carrots
3 T olive oil – add to carrots
season to taste with salt & pepper

Cauliflower Mango Curry with Cashew Nuts
Serves 4-5
3 T olive oil, heated in large wok or cast iron frying pan
Add 1 large diced onion – slowly caramelize on medium heat, stirring frequently
When onions are caramelized, add 1 stalk diced celery, sautee with onion, stirring frequently
Add 3 cloves […]

More of Barbara’s Winter Recipes

Here’s a dish with condiments that is sure to please you vergetarian Indian food lovers….
Palak Paneer
Cut 1 pound of Paneer cheese or extra firm tofu into 2cm squares. If you use tofu, sautee it in 2 T olive oil over medium heat until lightly browned – set aside
Sautee one medium-sized onion in 3 T olive oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally
Once onions are caramelized, add 4 cloves of minced garlic
Add 2 more T olive oil and once heated add the following spices, stirring frequently:
1 t tumeric
1 t whole mustard seeds
1 t ground cardamom
1/4 t cayenne or chili pepper flakes
1 t […]