In The Veggie-Light: Sunchokes

Here we are again; in the land of delicious, seasonal vegetables! Sunchokes are definitely not commonly used, at least not where I’m from, and I actually hadn’t heard of one until a few weeks ago. I’ve gathered a few recipes for you, as I do, and all of them make me glad that I know of the vegetable.

Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day tends to be filled with hallmark cards, generic stuffed animals, and boxes of heart shaped chocolates. If you’re into celebrating this holiday, why not add a homemade touch to it? For your loved one, for your family, or a party for friends; I’ve gathered up a few recipes that may breathe some life into the day of love.

In The Veggie-light: Broccoli

It took me a long time, but here I am: finally enjoying broccoli almost every way it’s served. Although it’s easy to get broccoli all year round, it actually tastes best in the fall/winter (it’s more sweet, less bitter). Broccoli does a lot of great things for you, so here are some recipes to test drive if maybe the ol’ raw broccoli thing isn’t doing it for you!

Fruits of Winter

Usually when you think of winter foods, fresh fruit isn’t exactly the first thing to pop into your mind. Cold weather tends to put the kibosh on a lot of the fresh, seasonal fruits that grace our tables and restaurant menus when the weather is warmer… Fortunately for all you fresh food lovers out there, wintertime has its own crop of delicious fruits for the picking!

Eat Your Winter Veggies!

In the U.S. where so many vegetables and fruits can be found all year round, it’s easy to forget that these foods actually have seasons, for the most part. Since I don’t want to show you the usual suspects (Broccoli!), I thought I’d share a few vegetables with you that you may never have heard of or seen!

Breads To Hibernate With

If you’re like me, you’re a bear and hibernation is… no, wait, that’s not right. Let me try again: If you’re like me, you love bread and you’d love for your home to be filled with the scent of freshly baked something-or-other. I don’t have a bread machine, myself, so I’ve looked around the internet to try and find some tasty sounding recipes that will be easy for anyone to throw together!

A Feast Fit for a… Hobbit?

Fans of Middle Earth rejoice! Last night heralded the premiere of the long-awaited first installment of The Hobbit trilogy in Wellington, New Zealand, and what better way to celebrate the release of the film than to do what hobbits (and dwarves) do best? Feast!

A Group of Soups

Soup is great any time of the year, but there’s something about this weather that gives me cravings for something warm, filling, but not too heavy. Here are a selection of different soups to sample, sip, and maybe even slurp, during these rapidly cooling days and nights!