KALLALOO! VEGAN CARIBBEAN SOUP

One of our favourite books at home is a sweet story called, “Kallaloo! A Caribbean Tale”. It was a gift to my kids from their papa. The story is about a community that comes together to make a big pot of soup that everyone shares – each contributing something small (although they think it’s a “magic…

VEGAN THAI COCONUT SOUP (TOM KHA TOFU)

When I was younger and unattached, I spent close to a year in Thailand. I loved a million things about the country –  the warmth, the people, and the food. The spices were so varied and complex, meaning I could eat the same type of food every day (soup) and yet always enjoy a variety of flavours. A…

CLEANSING DETOX SOUP

I’m about to embark on a 2 week cleanse with my naturopath Christina Carreau from Degen’s Health Group in Scarborough and the recipe below is part of her meal plan. To me, a spring cleanse is a great way to press the reset button in my body. I feel like I’m down with the clean eating part,…

“CHEESY” ROASTED CAULIFLOWER & POTATO CHOWDER

There’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of chowder for dinner. Back in my fish-eating days, I could be talked into almost anything over a bowl of clam chowder in a bread bowl. This vegan version is just as tasty (bread bowl optional) and really easy to pull together. Have it for dinner one…

“SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT” NOODLE SOUP

One of my favourite things about living in Thailand was how consistent my co-workers were when it came to the lunchtime meal. We would all head out together around noon, and walk over to one of many nearby noodle shops. Each and every day for 6 months, I ate soup with a variety of vegetables,…

BUTTERNUT SQUASH, APPLE, AND SWEET POTATO SOUP

Amongst his many well-deserved titles, my husband has earned that of “Seasoner” in our household. I often prepare everything in my soups…prepping and roasting the veggies, making the stock, etc and then call him in to be my closer. The guy just has a way with spice. I discovered this hidden talent many years ago when we…