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Vegan Stuffing, Healthy Holiday Alternatives - Food Gypsy

Healthy Holiday Alternatives – Vegan Stuffing

December 18, 2013 | 4 Comments

Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean we abandon healthy eating habits, instead just adapt favorite recipes into healthy holiday alternatives, like this little twist on an old favorite – Vegan Stuffing. To say that...

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Wilted Baby Kale - Food Gypsy

Wilted Baby Kale – Simple Sides

December 13, 2013 | 1 Comments

Weeknight dinners call for fast, easy cooking.  Packed with vitamins B6, A and C, plus potassium,  iron, magnesium and calcium, kale is one of nature’s super foods, Wilted Baby Kale is barely cooked, leaving all that nutrition intact. Most of...

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Pineapple Salsa - Food Gypsy

Fresh & Fast, Pineapple Salsa

September 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

Our local grocer’s shelves are positively loaded with pineapple, that combined with a craving for flavours of the Yucatan and next thing I know, I’m chopping pineapple for a tangy, tasty Pineapple Salsa. Fresh fruit...

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Lime Cilantro Grilled Corn - Food Gypsy

Grilling 101 – How to Grill Corn

August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fresh corn is only here for a short time, so get it while it’s hot then toss it on the grill for a late summer treat.   If you’ve never dabbled in cobs over the...

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Muhammara Red Pepper Dip - Food Gypsy

Heart Healthy Muhammara Red Pepper Dip

July 8, 2013 | 5 Comments

A Middle Eastern pesto, Muhummara combines roasted red peppers with toasted walnuts, a splash of lemon juice, garlic, onions and the sweetness of pomegranate molasses for a dip that is loaded with heart healthy fats,...

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Za’atar is to Middle Eastern cooking what Herbs du Provenance is to Southern French cooking.   A spice blend so versatile and so pungent, it’s used on meats, vegetables, in rice dishes and (my favourite) Za’atar...

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Coco's Curried Naan-za - Food Gypsy

Coco’s Curried Naan-za

May 8, 2013 | 7 Comments

This week we had the same vegetarian meal, twice in a row – by request rather than coercion.  We call that a hit and thus Coco’s Curried Naan-za became a new menu item in our house. At home, I...

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower - Food Gypsy

Curry Roasted Cauliflower

May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Simple sides make weekday meals so much easier.  This is one of our favourites  just toss with olive oil, garlic and curry powder, and bang it in the oven and 20 minutes later; Curry Roasted Cauliflower....

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Lentil Curry, two ways - Food Gypsy

Lentil Curry – Two Ways

May 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Lentils are a solid source of clean, plant based protein.  This curry you can eat hot, as a stew or cold, blended as a zippy dip.  This recipe is simple, fast, low fat and entirely plant based. We’re...

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Cultured Coconut & Blueberries - Food Gypsy

Cultured Coconut Milk – Kitchen Alternatives

January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The things I eat in the name of research – gluten-free breads, tofu, liver and now – cultured coconut milk.  A dairy alternative with a similar texture to yogurt,  cultured coconut milk was a pleasant surprise, and is now among my list...

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Brandied Fig Tapenade - Food Gypsy

Brandied Fig Tapenade

October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Brandied figs, they became an addiction last fall; sweet, juicy, boozy. We've played with them in a vinaigrette, against foie gras, in a roasted sweet potato treat and now we give you ...

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Cardamom Pear Butter - Food Gypsy

Cardamom Pear Butter

October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Autumn fruits fill the aisles, how can you possibly resist the shapely pear? So smooth, so ripe, so bottom heavy, and perfectly delicious with a bit of blue cheese as Cardamom Pear Butter. ...

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