Parsley Root, Apple & Hazelnut Soup

A month or two ago I ended up watching the Disney movie, Tangled, on TV (does anyone else love kids’ movies as much as I do?!). There was mention of a hazelnut soup in the movie and I was instantly intrigued. What else would be in this hazelnut soup?  I decided to give it a…

Romanesco & Cranberry Salad

I decided to do a healthy take on the traditional mayonnaisey-bacony-cheesy broccoli salad! I prepared my version with beautiful Romanesco, though feel free to substitute for broccoli.  The creamy sauce is a blend of (mainly) plain Greek yogurt and mayonnaise, with major flavour additions: fresh garlic, apple cider vinegar and nutritional yeast. SO good! Ingredients:4…

Creamy Cashew, Carrot & Celery Root Soup

This soup is so luxuriously creamy thanks to the addition of soaked raw cashews. I was honestly amazed by how creamy this soup was- and its entirely vegan!  This soup features very few ingredients and the flavours are fairly simple- though that does not take away from its deliciousness! Sometimes simple really is best. Prepare…

Roasted Fennel with Lemon & Parmesan

Fennel is a vegetable that is relatively newer to me. I’ve really only come to appreciate (and obsess over) it within recent years. I’ve also come to love it equally raw and roasted: crisp, clean and refreshing, or caramelized and softened, yet crispy at the edges. How can you choose?! If you’ve not yet tried…

Whole Roasted Romanesco with Cranberries & Balsamic Glaze

The Christmas countdown has officially begun…. 30 days! I thought I would celebrate the season with this delicious and festive dish: whole roasted romanesco with cranberries, toasted pine nuts, balsamic glaze and feta. Does this dish remind you of anything…? (cough*, Christmas trees, cough*). I was lucky enough to receive these beautiful romanesco from my…

Fennel, Orange & Avocado Salad with White Beans

This salad thoughhh. You need to make it. The key, in my opinion, is loading it up with avocado. The creaminess of the avocado pairs so well with the crunchy fennel and bright flavour of the orange. I made this salad on a Sunday and packed the leftovers for workweek lunches. I’m not exaggerating when…

Fennel, Apple & Kohlrabi Salad with Pomegranate

I absolutely love salads without leafy greens. I find it’s all the goods that are added TO the leafy greens that are my favourite….so I decided to go leafless with this one! It’s filled to the brim wit so many tasty, nourishing and refreshing ingredients. This salad features one of my favourite vegetables, kohlrabi. A…

Tempeh-Black Bean Burgers

Over the past month, I have decided to venture into the world of entirely plant-based, vegetarian eating. I was surprised by the conscious effort required to avoid meat in the beginning, though this got much easier as time went on. I’m now at a point where I’ve not only become accustomed to altering my food…

Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower with Creamy Garlic-Hemp Sauce

A feast for the eyes and for the taste buds- this roasted veggie side dish is too good to skip! The creamy garlic & lemon hemp dressing really takes these veggies to a new level. Just try it out and see for yourself! The dressing is delicious in this recipe, but also makes a great…

Fresh Corn & Blueberry Summer Salad

This salad is a must-make, especially towards the end of summer when fresh corn is in season and oh-so-delicious! Highlighting seasonal ingredients is a great way to get maximum flavour with minimal effort. I also love supporting local farmers by hitting up the farmers market for as many goods as I can get my hands…