Kollektive Eats: Quick Lunch Salad with Hummus

Sometimes I crave a salad for lunch.  When I do I make my “Whatever I have in my Fridge” with Hummus salad.  It only takes 20 minutes to make, is flavourful & healthy, so you can have a burger for dinner if you feel like indulging.

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Kollektive Eats: Vegetable Curry Soup

I had a craving for something with curry today, but  also didn’t feel like going out in the freezing rain to buy any new ingredients.   Luckily, I had some left-over Lentils from my Tomato & White Bean Soup, some Cherry Tomatoes that were about to go bad & a bag of Long-Grained Brown Rice.   After looking up a couple of recipes for inspiration –  Curried Lentils & Coconut Curry Lentil Soup – I decided to make Vegetable Curry Soup with Rice. 

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Kollektive Eats: Hearty Tomato & Bean Soup

Winter has officially come to Toronto.  It is either raining or snowing or raining & snowing. All of which calls for a soup to warm you up after braving the winter weather.

One of my favourite soups to make is a hearty Tomato & White Bean Soup from the “100 Soups from 1 Easy Recipe” book I bought for $4.99 at Chapters.  Klara bought it first & the soups were so delicious I had to have my own copy.

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Chopped, prepped & ready to cook

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Kollektive Eats: Pork & Veggie Stir-Fry

What do you make when you have a meat, some veggies & rice? A stir-fry of course! It is one of the simplest & delicious meals that you can throw together in under an hour.  Just the other day I made a  Pork & Veggie Stir-Fry out of the ingredients I had in my kitchen.

I do have a healthy supply of spices & the ingredients for a stir-fry sauce.  If you do not, I would invest in at least some basic spices & you can use vegetable, beef or chicken stock for the sauce.

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Kollektive Eats: Kale, Apple & Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Last month, Klara started experimenting with fruit smoothies for breakfast.  I was slow on the up-take as I really enjoy my toast in the mornings & blender noise is not something that I enjoy in the morning.  But, having indulged a bit this summer & being short of time in the mornings I decided to jump on the breakfast smoothie bandwagon.

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