Category Archives: Dairy Free

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Decadent, rich Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. The stuff dreams are made of!
If you make any food at all in your house, you know that there comes a time in every relationship when you must attempt the impossible: Make your partner's favourite recipe from when they were a kid. Ah yes, that macaroni casserole laced with summer picnic nostalgia, that pie whose smell wafts through the halls…Read More

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Crispy bacon wrapped around sweet dates, these babies are the perfect appetizer! Bacon Wrapped Dates - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
In the little town where I went to university, there is a pub that makes THE BEST burgers I have ever eaten. Seriously, on all our travels I could find nothing to fill the hole that burger left in my heart. It’s the kind of burger that you pick up and everything falls off because…Read More

Roast Chicken and Rice Soup

Roast Chicken and Rice Soup - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
One of the things that I love most about food is how it is so woven in to our sense of self. Food is not just something we eat, for many of us it is so much more than that. Every bite has a memory attached, whether it be the smell, the texture, the taste. Even…Read More

Roasted Garlic Chickpeas

These Roasted Garlic Chickpeas are perfect for an easy, hot snack! With lots of kick, they're sure to brighten your afternoon!
How do you cook with chickpeas? I honestly don’t know. Or garbanzo beans???? They are also a mystery. (Ha. Ha.) I swear if I were ever in a cooking competition and they revealed the next challenge as make something – anything! with chickpeas, I would have to quit right there. Hands thrown in the air,…Read More

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

This Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day, with healthy grains, protein, and a kick of fruit!
If there’s one thing that’s a hit around here, its BANANAS. I swear, if there was some sort of pie graph or non-food-named graph for the various fruits eaten in this house, bananas would be the winner. Hands down. It wouldn't even be a fair fight. They’re just so versatile. You can use them in…Read More

Hearty Winter Butternut Squash Soup

This Hearty Winter Butternut Squash Soup recipe will stick to your ribs! It's thick and creamy and ohhh so delicious!
There’s a picture that’s been floating around our little Maritime nook of the internet, on Facebook, on twitter. It's an infamous picture of a stack of wilted, withering cauliflower at the grocery store with a sign reading '$7.99 each' underneath it. Another picture is of cucumbers - $3 each. Lettuce, spinach, $6.00. Canada, it seems,…Read More

I Wish it Were Spring Rolls

I Wish it Were Spring Rolls - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
Actually, do you know what? No, no I don’t. Wish it were spring, that is. It was -10 degrees outside this morning (14°F), and as I was scraping the ice off the car all I could think about was how gorgeous it was. Last night’s inches of snow were light and fluffy, and everything was…Read More

Quick and Easy Broccoli Salad

Quick and Easy Broccoli Salad - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
This is my go-to salad for Broccoli Emergencies. You know, like when there are respectable people coming over and you have to at least pretend that you weren't just planning on eating a bowl of cereal for dinner. (Which I never ever do...) Broccoli is easily one of the most impressive foods at emergency dinner. You can…Read More

Breadmaker Brown Bread (Molasses Bread)

Breadmaker Brown Bread (Molasses Bread) - I Say Nomato Nightshade Free Food Blog
Maritimers have a special relationship with molasses. Maybe it’s the cold, the ocean-tossed, barren rocks that means we need that little extra sweetness in our life, but Maritimers grow up slathering molasses on everything. If maple syrup is liquid gold, then this stuff is liquid bronze. It goes on plain crackers. Bread and butter. On…Read More