Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili

Even though the calendar shows that we are almost into Spring, it still feels decidedly Winter-like outside.

A staple recipe that I like to make for busy weeknights, or any cool-weather evenings is chili. This version is made in a slow cooker, so set it on low in the morning and it will be ready to serve by dinner. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili”

Fiddlehead Zucchini Noodles

This recipe is like spring in a bowl.  It is fiddlehead season, for this week at least, and this dish highlights these tasty late spring veggies. I love those times of year when we can enjoy food that has a only a narrow window of opportunity like fiddlehead.  I may only have one or two meals of fiddlehead each year, in late-May to early June when we get some in our local organic produce bin, so I love to come up with dishes that will showcase them.
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Plantiful Rainbow Primavera

A really simple way to transition to a more plantiful diet is to up the plant-power in a familiar meal, like spaghetti.  Spring is the perfect time to start greening up your favourite pasta dish. This recipe switches out the marinara for a primavera that’s filled with cremini mushrooms, rainbow chard and green peas for a wallop of nutritional goodness.

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