Recipes

I love to cook and bake. During the week, I’m often too strapped for time to do too much cooking, but I try to do what I can during the weekend. Here’s a collection of my more successful recipes. Enjoy!

* vegetarian-friendly.

Breakfast

Apple Pie Overnight Oats*

Banana and Blueberry VOO (Part 2, including a yummy variation)*

Breakfast cookie (original attempt)*

Figgy pudding VOO*

Green Monster*

Nut Butter ‘n Espresso Cereal*

Banana and Nut Butter Stuffed French Toast*

Overnight oats*

Pumpkin 5-grain cereal*

Steel Cut Oats, Hot Cereal*

Yogurt + Almond Milk Banana Pancakes for One*

Lunch/Dinner Mains

Blue Cheese and Cherry Turkey Meatloaf

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese*

Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

Comforting Chickpea Curry*

Easy Lentil Stew*

Eggplant and “paneer” curry stir-fry*

Grilled Mahi Mahi

Jerk chicken with beans and rice

Lentil and Vegetable Curry*

Moroccan Chicken

Perfect Salmon

Potato Cakes*

Pumpernickel Egg and Black Olive Sandwich*

Red Chard and Leek Tart*

Roasted Pepper Haddock

Saag “Paneer”*

Smoked Oyster Pasta Salad

Soul Soothing Split Pea Soup*

Spicy Kimchi Fish Soup

Sweet Potato Falafels*

Sweet Potato, Leek and Eggplant “Frittata”*

Sweet and Sour Fish (Or Tofu)

Tempeh Tantrum-free Stir Fry*

Quinoa Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers*

Zucchini, Eggplant, and Butternut Squash Stir Fry with Almond Sauce*

Appetizers/Side Dishes

Baba Ganoush*

Baked falafels, curried cauliflower, kale salad*

Baked Turkey Cumin Meatballs

Chai-spiced roasted sweet potatoes*

Curry Rice with Peas*

Dill Rice*

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce*

Millet Mash*

No-cheese Cheeze Sauce*

Pumpkin Hummus*

Savoury parsnip fries* (Dill and Onion/Sweet Chili flavours/Curried!)

Simple Spaghetti Squash Salad*

Sunflower Seed Paté*

Turkey Tomato Sauce with Cranberries

Vegan CHEEZY Pizza Sauce*

Whole Wheat Spinach Roti*

Zesty Pasta Sauce*

Desserts/Snacks

1-Minute Protein Cake with Banana Soft Serve*

Avocado and Sour Cream Banana Bread

Better than Store-Bought Fig Newtons*

Camembert Stuffed Chocolate Tarts*

Cinnmosa Rolls*

Dark Chocolate Whole Wheat Cake*

Heart Healthier Fudgy Brownies*

High-Protein Banana Oat Bread*

Kale chips*

Roasted Chickpeas*

Secret Ingredient Raw Chocolatey Macaroons*

Methods

3-Step Almond Milk

Flash Freezing Fruit

Cauliflower Rice

Cooking dried red kidney beans

Hot Overnight Oats in a Pot

Preparing Spaghetti Squash

“Steaming” Chinese Vegetables (with Broccoli)

Making homemade nut butter

3-minute blueberry jam

6 thoughts on “Recipes”

  1. Dear Alison,
    I tried the breakfast oatmeal with yogurt and flaxseeds etc., and to my surprise, it tasted good and the food lasted whole morning without my going to the kitchen for more food which I normally do before lunch time. That’s a miracle!
    I tried to get a grinder but was discouraged by the sales girl that the coffee grinder might not work for the tiny flaxseeds so I am holding on to make the second trial of your magic breakfast for I hesitate to pound it on the mortar – a lot of work. Well, will try again soon. I must admit I am not making enough effort to eat healthy like your mum and my daughter May.
    I admire at your passion in food and the volume of dishes you have turned out. Wish you were running a restaurant and I could try out all the food there! What has motivated you to work so hard? I wonder. Great Job!
    Aunt Jannie

    1. Hi Auntie Jannie,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the breakfast oatmeal! I have been consistently eating it for the past few months and I also have noticed how great I feel in the morning! When I ate a bowl of cereal, I was always hungry a few hours later, but this oatmeal carries me through to lunchtime as well. Instead of grinding flaxseeds, consider using chia seeds instead. It has many of the same benefits that flaxseeds do (plus some!) and it doesn’t have to be ground up like flaxseed does to enjoy the benefits of it.

      I think the biggest motivation was having to live off my salary which meant less eating out and more eating in! Once I started exercising, I also noticed a dramatic improvement in stamina and energy when I improved the quality of my diet.

      1. Hi Alison,

        Chia seeds will be better for me as May has left a big bag at home so I want to consume them. I will grind the flaxseed too as I need to finish it. It really depends on how much time I have in hand.

        One question. Is it safe to keep the oat mixture for more than one day? Or it is better to prepare it daily and consume it? You know how sometimes you have unexpected breakfast but you have already prepared your oat the night before. So should I decline the unexpected food and finish the oat because it has expiry date? Another question is how long can we keep the yogurt (opened) in the fridge? I can buy the small cup but it is cheaper with the big one.

        Thanks and have a good day.
        Love
        Aunt Jannie

        1. Hi Aunt Jannie,

          I usually just make one bowl at a time, but I am sure you can make a big batch to keep for a few days to save even more time. I imagine the ingredients will last as long as you would expect opened yogurt/milk to last on their own. As for yogurt, I always buy a big tub over a small container – I think it should keep for at least a couple of weeks once it’s opened, but I usually end up finishing an opened container within a week or so anyway. I hope that helps!

          Alison

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