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…

Watermelon Salad

This salad is the epitome of summer! The crunchy, juicy veggies and fresh flavour from the lime and mint make this salad irresistibly light and refreshing- a perfect side dish to enjoy on the deck! Additionally, the sweet and savoury ingredient pairings will have you coming back for more! I added seared scallops to my…

Fattoush with Fried Halloumi Cheese

Fattoush! Have you ever heard of or eaten fattoush? It’s a Lebanese salad typically consisting of lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, radishes, fried pita and plenty of herbs.  I think of this salad as a version of panzanella, or Italian bread salad, with it’s fried or baked pita. The primary spice use in fattoush is sumac. Sumac has…

Vegan Sushi Salad

Sushi is one of my favourite options when we go out to eat. I enjoy choosing restaurants or entrees that are exotic or difficult to make at home. Sushi is one of those things! To make it at home requires a fair bit of preparation and specialized tools or ingredients. That being said, I love…

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

It’s here! The recipe that turns Brussels sprouts into irresistible flavour bombs, whether you’re a Brussels sprout lover or hater. Kung Pao Brussels sprouts! They’re crispy, salty, spicy and a little bit sweet, and full of flavour from garlic and ginger. Even my husband, who is an avid Brussels sprout hater, wanted to gobble these…

Blackened Salmon Tacos

This blackening spice mixture is mega flavourful, you need to try it! It would be delicious added to chicken or another variety of fish, or even tofu or tempeh if you’re vegan/ vegetarian. I topped my tacos with quick-pickled red onions. I’ve experimented over the years with preparing quick pickles- and I find it super…

Brassica Breakfast Bowl

Tired of your usual go-to breakfast items? Looking to switch things up a bit? Then this breakfast bowl is for you! It features super filling and fibre-packed farro, crispy and caramelized kohlrabi and Brussels sprouts and the irresistible soft poached egg! The runny yolk creates a luxurious sauce for the farro that is almost too…

Radish, Fennel & Citrus Salad

“This is the most delicious salad I’ve ever eaten in my life!” – my exact words while gobbling this up. It is incredibly fresh tasting, and the flavours and textures pair so well together. I’ve had the very exciting opportunity to partner with Babe Farms, a specialty produce farm in Santa Maria, California. Their produce…