Chocolate-Orange-Coconut Truffles

  I’ve recently been experimenting with homemade milks, and so far I think homemade coconut milk might be my favourite! See recipe here if you’d like to try making your own. I saved the leftover coconut pulp from making the milk and used them in these delicious whole-food truffles! I’m calling them “truffles” as opposed…

Chocolate-Strawberry-Coconut Smoothie + Homemade Coconut Milk

I’ve recently been experimenting with preparing homemade nut milks. I absolutely LOVE the flavour and texture, and the fact that there are no weird ingredients added. The one thing that is important to be aware of, however, is that homemade nut milks are not a good source of calcium like their calcium-fortified counterparts (i.e. store-bought…

Roasted Baby Romanesco with Tahini, Mint & Pomegranate

Romanesco is one of the most gorgeous veggies around, don’t you think? And who knew that you could get them in miniature size?! The intricate cones and ridges of romanesco are mesmerizing- I could get lost staring at their details! These beauties came from my friends over at Babe Farms in Santa Maria, California. Their…

Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomato Sauce

This roasted garlic and tomato sauce could not be simpler, but the flavours are truly incredible- you’ll have everyone fooled! This recipe is one that does not have measurements. Cooking without a recipe is so liberating and fun- if you’ve not tried it before, I encourage you to give it a go! I used to…

Turmeric-Tahini-Coconut Bliss Balls

These turmeric-tahini-coconut bliss balls make for the perfect snack. I whipped them up for Father’s Day as my dad loves energy balls and is always requesting I make him some. I was sure to feature some of his favourite flavours in these ones, sweetening them with blackstrap molasses (only 1 tbsp. for the whole batch)…

Taco Salad with Smoky Tahini-Lime Dressing

Healthy eating does NOT have to be boring and bland! Actually- healthy eating can be theĀ  complete opposite! I find fresh ingredients to be bursting with delicious, vibrant flavour, especially when you throw all your favourite taco ingredients into a bowl and drizzle it with a zingy, smoky tahini-lime dressing. This salad is just that-…

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

Okay, it’s official, this is my new smoothie obsession- healthy chocolate smoothie! I’m a fan of using whole foods as often as possible- and that’s exactly what is featured in this chocolate smoothie. You won’t find chocolate protein powder or other processed ingredients in this one- you may even have all the ingredients to make…

Spicy Peanut Veggie Bowl

This salad is loaded with crispy veggies, protein-packed edamame and healthy fats from avocado, peanut butter and sesame. It is a delicious, cold dish that is perfect for hot summer months! This salad packs great for workweek lunches, or as a side along with grilled chicken or fish. Feel free to customize the vegetables to…

Beet & Lentil Tabbouleh

How beautiful is this tabbouleh? The vibrant hue and earthy flavour of the beet is a fun addition to this middle eastern bulgur salad. The traditional version boasts fibre, freshness and lots of herbs and vegetables featuring bulgur, parsley, cucumber, tomato and a lemony-garlic dressing. I added lentils for protein and, of course, beets that…

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce

I love the idea of a whole head of roasted cauliflower– kind of like the plant-based version of a roast. One major difference, however, being that cauliflower is NOT a source of protein! So be sure to plan for a good veggie protein source to go along with it, or meat, of course, if you’re…