Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Even though it’s April, an ice storm has descended upon southern Ontario. We’re combating this cold, grey weather with some cozy French onion soup! This soup is a labour of love! Be sure to have some ski or swim goggles on hand before you begin chopping the onions! Patience is also a virtue when making…

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Sometimes you just need dessert! And why not make your dessert with a healthy spin? The base of these blondies is pureed chickpeas- a versatile blank slate that can be used in  both savoury and sweet capacities as well! I always have numerous cans of chickpeas and other pulses in my pantry- they really are…

Beet-Lentil Bolognese

This beet-lentil bolognese is hearty, filling and deeply flavourful. Topped with cashew “parmesan”, this meal is entirely vegan and you’d never know it! Cashew parmesan is super easy and quick to make- just put 1/2 cup cashews, 1 clove garlic, 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast and a pinch of salt into a food processor, and…

Salmon Quinoa Cakes

These delicious protein-packed salmon-quinoa cakes are a cinch to make. Canned wild salmon, pre-cooked quinoa and a few additional ingredients come together to create a flavourful cake that boasts major nutritional value. Protein, fibre, omega-3 fats, the list goes on. These cakes are also quite versatile- see below for my pairing of salmon quinoa cakes…

Broccoli Green Curry Coconut Soup

This broccoli green curry coconut soup is an exotic and flavourful departure from the classic cream of broccoli soup. Aromatic garlic and ginger, curry paste and coconut milk come together to create a soup that is a far cry from the congealed goop in a can we all had growing up. No wonder broccoli gets…

Roasted Winter Panzanella Salad

Sweet, bitter, spicy and tangy- these flavours come together to make this salad an unforgettable one! You won’t find fresh garden tomatoes and basil in this panzanella- it’s inspired by winter, featuring seasonal vegetables like fennel, carrots and red onions. This salad features a variety of textures and temperatures too- a playground for the senses!…

Carrot Cake Smoothie

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a morning person (who’s with me?!). This sometimes translates into boring and repetitive breakfast choices- I could do better, and I know it. Solution: the smoothie! Prepared in minutes and easily made portable if needed. To cut down on my breakfast prep time, I’ve started…

Farro & Chickpea Salad with Blood Orange, Fennel and Mint

How gorgeous are blood oranges? Their deep red colour and berry-like flavour are a welcomed addition to any plate in the middle of a grey and cold winter. This salad is so fresh and vibrant, it will have you forgetting it’s only February! The crisp and clean flavour of the fennel certainly contributes to this…

Creamy Tahini & Cauliflower Soup

If you’re looking for a super quick and easy recipe that requires minimal effort, packs great for weekday lunches and freezes well for a no-fuss meal in the future- look no further! This soup comes together in no time, with only 3 ingredients to chop: an onion, some garlic and a head of cauliflower. And…

Savoury Granola

I love turning recipes upside-down by changing an ingredient or flavour profile. Like this incredibly delicious, crispy, salty, spicy, toasty, savoury granola! Have you ever tried savoury granola before? It’s taking tamari-roasted almonds to the next level! This was my first time making granola- I’ve never even made the sweet variety. I was amazed by how…