Summer Chickpea Kale Salad with Feta, Olives & Basil

August 23, 2013

Hey all! Hoping everyone had a great week! Today’s post is a quickie as I head off to a day of discussion, sharing, driving & fun with a big group of my co-workers somewhere deep, deep in the woods where cell phones don’t work. Yup, it’s time for our annual team building retreat weekend in the BC Wilderness where the … Read More

ShiraSummer Chickpea Kale Salad with Feta, Olives & Basil

Classic Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

December 21, 2012

Hey all! What a week! Here I am coming up for a little air and breathing deeply at the thought of a quiet weekend at home – I feel I’ve been a little MIA here the past few days – we’ve just finished up a whirlwind week of kids Christmas concerts, choirs, and gifts for teachers and friends, not to … Read More

ShiraClassic Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Bright & Lively Beet Borscht

November 27, 2012

It’s definitely here. As winter creeps upon us and chills our insides, it is important to stay warm from the inside out. This is the time of year that I reach for thick leggings versus pants, as I need extra layers of warmth like I need extra heat in my belly. This borscht recipe is one of my all time … Read More

ShiraBright & Lively Beet Borscht

Wild Rice & Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

November 22, 2012

You’ll have to forgive me, or rather, let me re-phrase that, I hope you’ll all forgive me. I am having a salad moment (or three or seven). Ask my kids at any given moment what mom eats, the answer is always the same. Salad. But don’t you worry, because that is where the sameness ends, because when it comes to … Read More

ShiraWild Rice & Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Thyme Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cannellini Beans

November 18, 2012

I recall a recent convo I had with a girlfriend who was looking forward to making this raw Brussels sprout salad I posted a while back after our Canadian Thanksgiving last month.  The salad was to be enjoyed by the whole family, just not her dad, who prefers his sprouts on the ‘plain’ side. Read: just steamed or boiled, as … Read More

ShiraThyme Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cannellini Beans