It’s World Food Day

It’s World Food Day.

I was supposed to have this post written days ago, but until today I hadn’t been able to come up with (what I think are) the right words.

There’s so much finger pointing when we talk about social justice issues and I don’t want to do that. So today I’m just going to tell you my story.

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Fall Canning: A round-up of simple recipes

Today’s post is filled with simple fall canning projects, and is intended as a nudge toward the canning pot.

My hope is to inspire you to stock one or two of your favourite preserves in the pantry. I’m also sharing my own efforts to date and goals for the next month or so.

If you don’t have a game plan, the early fall months can easily pass you by with little or no canning accomplished, making for a scramble in late fall to put food up while it’s still bountiful – and affordable – in the markets.

As I always say, start small and pace yourself. It’s easy to take on too much, and canning really isn’t a project that should be rushed.

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Recipes and Tips for a Zero-Waste Thanksgiving

Let’s get right to the point: food waste is the single biggest problem in our current food system.

A recent study showed that we waste thirty percent of food we buy, essentially tossing out one bag of groceries for every four we bring home.

What exactly is going on? To echo the sentiment of Greta – How dare we?

World Food Day is coming up on October 16. With my kitchen experience, I feel like I can help tackle one part of the problem: food waste at home.

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Mix-and-Match Granola Recipe || Simple Bites

Aran’s Mix-and-Match Granola Recipe

Today’s recipe is about so much more than a fantastic homemade granola formula.

It’s Global Goals Week as well as Climate Week in NYC with a string of events, summits, talks and strikes organized to examine how we can accelerate both the SDG’s and climate action. It’s exciting stuff.

If you’re feeling a little left out of the fun, rest assured that we all have our part to play and the kitchen is a great place to start.

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Whole Roast Cauliflower with Minty Chimichurri :: Simple Bites

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Minty Chimichurri

As the weather cools, our little Mallard friends leave the lake to fly South and we make a gradual return to hearty stews, roast chicken and comforting curries in the Simple Bites kitchen.

Well, today I’m bringing you the perfect autumn recipe to serve alongside them all.

I’ve fallen hard for the whole roasted cauliflower, a trend that I’ve long resisted because of the lengthy cooking time (about one and a half hours). However, it does’t take up much oven space and needs very little attention during the roasting time, so I’ve gotten into the habit of roasting off a cauliflower alongside my sheet pan suppers and fall baking projects.

This was the solution I needed, and you need too, because this Whole Roasted Cauliflower is absolutely fantastic and I want you to enjoy it for yourself.

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