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The BEST Lemon Blueberry Muffins. Big bursts of blueberry paired with a touch of lemony goodness. Very moist and incredibly delicious! Lemon Blueberry Muffins, Blue Berry Muffins, Cake Cookies, Cupcakes, Sweet Treats, Food And Drink, Favorite Recipes, Sweets, Baking

The BEST Lemon Blueberry Muffins

The recipe I'm about to share with you is in the front running for one of the very best muffin recipes I've ever tried. I was looking for a way to use up some vanilla flavoured greek yogurt that was drawing close to it's best before date. I wanted to use as much of the yogurt as possible and I needed to restock on breakfast foods so I figured a batch of muffins would be the best way to remedy the situation. After searching through a few recipes I found online, I settled for this Joy of…

Almond Tea Cookies by Turnip & Bean Almond Tea, Tea Cookies, Oatmeal, Good Food, Beans, Sweets, Candy, Cooking, Breakfast

Afternoon Almond Tea Cookies

It's a weekend afternoon. The house has been meticulously cleaned, the dog has been walked, you are dressed and ready to breathe a sigh of relief and sit down and relax, when your mother-in-law (or any other relative or friend) calls. They are in the neighborhood shopping and will be stopping by in 30 minutes. Eep! You don't have anything in the house to offer them. No cookies. No crackers and cheese. What to do? Based on a recipe from L. Michelle ("Easiest Almond Cookies") I whipped up a…

Orange Maple Chocolate Cream Eggs from Turnip & Bean - Great DIY Easter Treat! Creamed Eggs, Chocolate Cream, Easter Treats, Beans, Candy, Drink, Orange, Ethnic Recipes, Holiday

Orange Maple Chocolate Cream Eggs

I am the first born grand-daughter on my mom's side of the family. Before I was born, my dad, jokingly warned my Nana, she'd better keep treats around the house once I came along. I don't know whether, she immediately had my Papa run her to the closest store to pick up some candy, but my dad says, from that day forward, she always had candies around her house. Easter was an especially chocolate and candy-abundant time at my Nana's house, and I just remember sneaking jelly beans and…

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies Best Brownie Recipe, Brownie Recipes, Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies, Deserts, Beans, Sweets, Baking, Drink, Food

Baking Break

I don't know about any of you, but this was a tough week! I work at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, a fantastic organization which helps to fund charitable activities in Ottawa. I specifically work on the Grants and Community Initiatives team and this week we had an important grant deadline. On top of a crazy week, unfortunately I injured my back, missing two days of work. Once I returned back to work, it was extremely busy and I was so happy for 5:00 pm on Friday to come! Because of my…

Warm Brussels Sprout & Soft Boiled Egg Salad by Turnip & Bean Boiled Egg Salad, Soft Boiled Eggs, Brussels Sprout, Beans, Warm, Drink, Cooking, Breakfast, Food

Warm Brussels Sprout & Soft Boiled Egg Salad

Apartment cleaning was complete, errands were run, dog grooming was finished. Finally, a chance to sit and enjoy a gorgeous spring Saturday. There isn't much to this dish, but it is simple and satisfying and works great as a weekend brunch dish. Warm Brussels Sprout & Soft Boiled Egg Salad 1 soft boiled egg* 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 cups of Brussels sprouts, cut into eighths 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar or honey Salt & Pepper…

Pumpkin Apple Sage Soup (aka Thanksgiving Soup) by Turnip & Bean! Vegan, vegetarian, hearty and yummy for on a cold autumn day! Thanksgiving Soups, Vegan Vegetarian, Cantaloupe, Sage, Beans, Pumpkin, Cold, Apple, Autumn

Autumn Pumpkin Recipe Series I {Pumpkin Apple Sage Soup aka. Thanksgiving Soup}

Finally, I am sitting down to write the first of a series of blog posts about that wonderful fall ingredient: PUMPKIN! I made all of these recipes using two medium sized Pie Pumpkins from a local Ottawa grower. To start off all of these recipes, the pumpkins were cut in half, the seeds and pumpkin insides (guts, really) were taken out, and they were then smothered in olive oil. One pumpkin (two halves) were covered in salt and pepper for the savory recipes and the other pumpkin was brushed…

Basil & Sweet Pea Pesto from Turnip & Bean Seasons Pizza, Thin Crust Pizza, Fish And Meat, Fresh Mozzarella, Food 52, Cheese Recipes, Beans, Easy Meals

Quattro Stagioni (Four Season) Pizza

For me, the weather outside often determines what I want to eat. Cold, snowy weather? I want a hearty stew. Hot and humid? I want barbecue and a cold beer. This week, it officially became spring. Mother nature of course, I think, did not get that memo (at least here in Ottawa) as we received yet another dump of the white stuff. In the last month, we've had warm weather, brutally cold weather; we've had all the snow melt completely, only to return, covering the ground anew, a few days later…

St. Patrick's Day - Braised Beef & Roasted Root Vegetable Irish Stew ft. Wellington Brewery Dark Ale Braised Beef, Roast Beef, Irish Stew, Roasted Root Vegetables, Craft Beer, Brewery, Ale, Beans, Drink

Braised Beef & Roasted Root Vegetable Irish Stew ft. Wellington Brewery Dark Ale

Being Irish (my last name is McMahon...C'mon!) my family celebrates St. Patrick's Day, like any holiday, with good food and uses it an an excuse to drink slightly in excess. In my expert opinion, the holiday is not the same without a hearty Irish stew. It's been tradition for the past few years that I make up a stew to share with family and friends, enjoyed with a cold beer. This year was, of course, no exception! So, call up your friends and family, tell them to come over and bring some…

Cinnamon Cardamom Basmati Rice Pudding from Turnip & Bean Cake Recipes, Cinnamon, Beans, Paleo, Sunday, Rice, Gluten Free, Pudding, Baking

Slow Sunday - Cinnamon Cardamom Basmati Rice Pudding

After waking up disoriented due to the daylight savings time change, I knew it would be another slow weekend morning. I was craving something creamy, warm and satisfying. Why not rice pudding? This is a simple recipe which is great for breakfast, but would also work as a dessert. Cinnamon Cardamom Basmati Rice Pudding *Recipe adapted from Canadian Living 2 tablespoons of butter 1/2 cup basmati rice 5 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon stick 2 1/2 cups 2% milk 2 tablespoons sugar 1 orange supremed…

Quattro Stagioni (Four Season) Pizza from Turnip & Bean Seasons Pizza, Vegetable Pizza, Quiche, Beans, Drink, Vegetables, Cooking, Breakfast, Food

Quattro Stagioni (Four Season) Pizza

For me, the weather outside often determines what I want to eat. Cold, snowy weather? I want a hearty stew. Hot and humid? I want barbecue and a cold beer. This week, it officially became spring. Mother nature of course, I think, did not get that memo (at least here in Ottawa) as we received yet another dump of the white stuff. In the last month, we've had warm weather, brutally cold weather; we've had all the snow melt completely, only to return, covering the ground anew, a few days later…

Pumpkin Hummus & Spiced Pita Chips from Turnip & Bean! Pumpkin Hummus, Fall Pumpkins, Pumpkin Spice, Spices, Beans, Chips, Autumn, Cooking, Ethnic Recipes

Autumn Pumpkin Spice Series III {Pumpkin Hummus & Spiced Pita Chips}

It is Halloween! I hope all you ghouls and goblins are preparing to scare up a storm this evening and gather pillow cases worth of candy! I remember very fondly, how excited my sister and I would get dressing up in wacky costumes and getting out in our neighborhood to knock on those doors and in unison declare, "Trick-or-Treat!" at the top of our lungs, grab our loot and run away! The good houses gave away full chocolate bars or cans of pop (my parents were known for that) and the bad houses…

Spicy Black Bean Pale Ale Soup from Turnip & Bean! Ipa, Black Beans, Spicy, Soup, Cooking, Ethnic Recipes, Desserts, Kitchen, Tailgate Desserts

Spicy Black Bean Pale Ale Soup

Generally, I don't make any fussy weeknight dinners. But that doesn't mean I don't want something flavourful. Soup is a great dinner and can be made in advance, like on a slow weekend and kept for dinners (and lunches) throughout the week. This is a great recipe to be made ahead and served during the week. It's also wonderful for those long tiresome Mondays, because it includes one of my favourite ingredients: beer! Spicy Black Bean Pale Ale Soup Ingredients 1 1/2 cups dried black beans…

Best EVER Black Bean Burgers from Turnip & Bean! Black Bean Burgers, Vegan Burgers, Summer Bbq, Black Beans, Alternative, Beef, Healthy Eats, Cooking, Food

Summer BBQ Alternative: Black Bean Burgers

This Canada Day weekend will be a great opportunity to get together with friends and family to celebrate this great country, and of course, share some great food! Now that the hot and humid weather has arrived, many shy away from using the stove or oven and in it's place, fire up the ol' BBQ. Despite the fact I am unable to keep one at my apartment, I still take advantage of the season by frequenting my parents house for all of my favourite summer staples. The recipe I am about to share with…

 Delightful summer drink from Turnip & Bean! Alcoholic Drinks, Beverages, Ginger Peach, Summer Drinks, Road Trip, Beans, Mint, Cooking, Food

Summer Road Trip 2013 Highlights ft. Ginger Peach Mint Juleps

August 1st was finally here! After months of waiting, planning and counting down the days, it was vacation o'clock and time for the Turnip & Bean Summer 2013 Road Trip Adventure! WARNING: This is a long post, but (we think) worth the read! --- The Drive The early morning came and we packed up the car, along with our best, four-legged, furry gal, Steele. Our first, and possibly most important stop of the road trip was just two blocks away. Coffee. And not just any coffee; a rich, bold, piping…

Autumn Pumpkin Recipe Series from Turnip & Bean! Pumpkin Recipes, Beans, Autumn, Drink, Cooking, Food, Kitchen, Beverage, Fall

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Turnip & Bean is a blog about food and cooking. We follow food-related events, and also review restaurants. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Indian Spiced Scrambled Eggs on Naan Bread Scrambled Eggs, Naan, Spices, Bread, Cooking, Heart, Ethnic Recipes, Food, Kitchen

Indian Spiced Scrambled Egg Naan Wrap

You know those days when you get the biggest craving for a particular type of food? Today was most definitely one of those days. The ingredients for a mushroom and pea curry have been biding their time in my refrigerator and cupboards for the past week or so, just waiting for me to muster up the effort to combine them (am I the only lazy cook around here?). I was really craving something warm and spicy while at work today and I knew my kitchen was clean and ready to go, so I thought, sure…