Category Archives: Meals

Home-Made Croutons

On Tuesday we had a chicken caesar salad for dinner, a really huge one. It was very refreshing, and I want to talk about the croutons. We made our own croutons. I had never done this before and didn’t really know how to go about it, but they turned out great. We even used the […]

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Breakfast Burritos

Ever since I visited California last june and had the best breakfast burrito ever, (sooo much better than McDonalds), I’ve enjoyed making them at home. Now, they’re not the exact same as I had down south, but that’s half the fun. Since we had fajitas last night, we had leftover fajita veggies and tortillas, (sold […]

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The Most Amazing Quinoa Salad

Yesterday Joanie made the most amazing quinoa salad ever. I’m not talking about a green salad with lots of leaves and stuff. This salad was a lot more like a bean salad, but instead of using beans as its main ingredient it used quinoa. We don’t have an exact recipe for the salad, it was […]

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So we made this Amazing Pasta

Last night we made an amazing pasta for dinner. It’s a recipe for Pasta with Squid Rings, (yes, I know they could have named it better – they were trying to incorporate the word “rings” because of the Olympics), that I saw in the Globe and Mail about a week ago and I’ve been thinking […]

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Ate a bunch of Animal Products

Today we had a mini celebration and went to our favourite little diner for brunch, which means I ate a bunch of animal products, (sausage & mushroom omelette), and the best hash browns ever. However, I think that’s the first animal product I’ve eaten since the weekend, and with today being Thursday, my average animal […]

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Vegetable Lasagna

Last week I mentioned that we had seen some dairy-free, meat-free lasagna on the Dr. Oz show that I wanted to try. We finally got around to making it yesterday and it’s pretty good. We discovered that it’s a lot of work, a lot more work than normal lasagna, and there are a couple of […]

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Super-Good Pizza

When I posted the weekly roundup earlier I mentioned some amazing Pizza that we’ve been eating this week. It’s really good, and really simple. Since we’re lazy, we haven’t made any pizza dough, we just bought whole-wheat pitas and used them as the crust. Once we had the pita, we added tomato sauce and pesto, […]

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Chicken Not Pie Redux

Almost exactly a month ago the first dinner we ate from the book Food Matters was the Chicken Not Pie, (Chicken Pot Pie without the crust), recipe. At the time I thought it was too pea-ish, but promised to try it again. Today is that day. I made a Chicken Not Pie. I cooked the […]

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Meaty Dinner

The great thing about the Food Matters style of eating is that while reducing my meat intake and increasing my plant intake, it’s still totally OK to have a meaty meal once in a while. With that in mind, and a little laziness, last night I cooked a tourtière that’s been in our freezer for […]

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Lunch Time!

Joanie made lunch today. We don’t have a lot of food ready to eat right now except for the purple soup that I mentioned yesterday, so she chopped up a bunch of vegetables and mixed them with some leftover chick peas from making hummus. I added some leftover vinaigrette, (based on the Thai Beef Salad […]

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    I'm a guy named John, and I do most of the writing around here. I went from a really active lifestyle to a really inactive lifestyle very quickly and my body is noticing. On top of that I'm worried about what's happening to our planet, so, I'm trying to do something about it.

    For Christmas I received the book Food Matters, which I found very interesting and inspired me to start changing. Check out my first post for the beginning of the story.