Spring Gillard

Cut Out Waste

There’s a great feature on food waste in the August issue of Alive Magazine. Here’s an excerpt, but there’s much more if you click on the link.

In Canada, we throw away more food per year than Africa produces. This figure may seem shocking, but there’s no denying the cost of food waste—nearly $31 billion […]

Saffron & Chickpeas

Tried this recipe from Alive Mag recently. It’s yummy.

Saffron Stewed Chickpea Tagine with Olives

Being one of the world’s most expensive spices, saffron is an indulgence. However, a little bit goes a long way, as this tagine’s judicious application of the spice will show you.

2 Tbsp (30 mL) extra-virgin olive oil 1 red […]

Barley & Mushroom Bake

Alive Magazine has such great recipes. I made this tonight – without the prawns. Wonderful and easy – just throw it all into a hot pot and carry on with your day.

This is an adaptation of a rice risotto with equally delicious results.

3/4 cup (180 mL) dried assorted wild mushrooms 1 cup (250 […]