Whip Up these Wonderful Gluten-Free Cashew Cookies Today

written & photographed by Jane Grueber To finish off September is Eat More Plant-Based Foods Month, here is a simple recipe for delicious cashew cookies. These can be whipped up in no time flat and ready for the cookie jar, a potluck or as a gift for someone special. Recipe 2 cups raw cashews 1…

Roast your Squash with this Easy, Seasonal Recipe from Carolyn Herriot

Carolyn Herriot, Author of The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Home Grown Food, has been a generous and consistent contributor to Recipes of My Home. She lives and farms about a 10 minute drive from where we live on Vancouver Island. We met this past June at her IncrEdibles! Farm Stand and I ended…

Bringing the Community Together Over Local Food, Pop-Up Restaurant Style

You have no doubt heard of pop up shops where celebrities and designers alike sell their wares. Well, say hello to the future – a pop up restaurant called In Cahoots -the revolutionary brain child of two Victoria Chefs.  Their philosophy: be sustainable & keep it local. I met two of the three members of In Cahoots at the…

Plant-based Diet? 7 Foods to Start Eating More of Today

Processed foods that are filled with refined sugar, excess sodium and unhealthy fats place us all at risk for chronic health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Poor nutrition is one of the things we can change right away to prevent the development and severity of chronic diseases. The Academy of Nutrition…

Bayer gives Monsanto an Irresistable Offer: The Little Merger of two Giants

This deal has been in the works for some time. Now the major obstacle these two companies are facing come from regulators around the world. Bayer AG, a German pharmaceutical company who also happens to be a huge agricultural pesticide producer, and Monsanto, a North American chemical/pesticide/fertilizer/seed company have reached a deal that would consolidate…

Gluten Free Cake in a Cup Recipe – Ready to Eat in Two Minutes

  Here’s one for the busy people out there and a must have for your recipe arsenal. Not only is it delicious, it doesn’t compromise on healthy. This lovely cake in a cup is quick and easy. It is one serving size and always tastes like more. Prepackage the dry ingredients and make it when…

Buying Certified Organic – What You Need to Know

written by Jane Grueber Sustainable agriculture is often associated with organic practices and local/regional food production. Organic food is in high demand. The aversion to GMOs, consumer perception that organic foods are healthier, more nutritious and better for the environment as well as a shift toward disease prevention have been big drivers behind the increasing…

Get Your Greens On with this Delicious Broccoli Soup Recipe

written and photographed by Jane Grueber After reading some heavy articles about plant-based eating and its benefits, I am opting for a bit of a lighter read: Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life by Karen Karbo. I first read this book about 6 years ago and I think it would be a great book club…

Agricultural Sustainability?

written by Jane Grueber All this talk of sustainability, food security, policy making and consumer demand piqued my interest. Where is this all going? What does it mean for the environment, farmers, farm workers, food processors, retailers and, of course, consumers? My conversation with Carolyn Herriot, Author of The Zero-Mile Diet, got me thinking and reading about…