Beet Bourguignon

I first made beef bourguignon for my mom’s birthday earlier this year. It was a fairly involved recipe and I can recall having numerous pans on the stove simultaneously, browning off large quantities of bacon and beef. The stew turned out to be delicious and it was a wonderful celebratory meal! Flash forward to today…

Coconut-Cashew Chai Spiced Energy Bites

Oh my gosh- these bites though. The smell of the chai spices is intoxicating. I’m fairly certain I said that out loud while rolling these into balls! I’ve been making a batch of energy bites every couple of weeks to keep in the freezer. I pop a frozen bite or two into my lunch to…

Moroccan-spiced Carrot & Red Lentil Soup

I’ve been making a version of this soup for many years and it is my husband’s all-time favourite. I’ve tweaked the recipe over time to improve the nutritional balance (cue the lentils!). I absolutely love cooking with red lentils- they virtually disappear in dishes like soups (especially pureed ones), while providing a generous amount of…

Glow Bowl with Curried Tahini Dressing

The other day I impulse-purchased some beautiful heirloom carrots [insert joke here about the dietitian impulse-purchasing vegetables]. How do you say no to RED carrots? I’ve seen the usual shades of purple, yellow and white before- but red? I couldn’t pass those up! These beautiful carrots were the inspiration for the name of this dish-…

Hearty Lentil-Vegetable Soup

There’s nothing more cozy and comforting on a cold day than a hot bowl of soup- don’t you agree? I made this soup on a Sunday and have thoroughly enjoyed eating it throughout the week…either a warming mug to fuel and fill my belly during the workday, or a steamy bowl in my pj’s  in…

Gingerbread Energy Bites

Is there anything that reminds you more of Christmas than gingerbread? With the first snowfall of the season I found myself craving the warming spices of gingerbread and I became inspired to capture these flavours in a nutritious bite! You may know by now that I (almost) always strive to minimize added sugars in my…

Heirloom Carrot and Lentil Salad

Aren’t heirloom carrots beautiful? I love the varying hues of purple, yellow, orange and white. I have a thing for fruit and vegetables that are different  than their usual shade (am I the only one?)- green cauliflower, orange tomatoes, yellow beets, purple potatoes. So fun! Heirloom vegetables are not merely a feast for the eyes-…

Roasted Veggie Grain Bowl with Romesco Sauce

Have you ever tried romesco (not to be confused with romanesco, that (beautiful) cauliflower-broccoli hybrid)? Romesco is like Spanish pesto- prepared with a nut base (in this case, almonds), and flavoured with roasted red peppers, smoked paprika, garlic and parsley. It is such a fun and flavourful alternative to pesto if you’re looking to spice…

Butternut Squash Chili

The answer to a busy workweek: meal prep! This one-pot wonder can be prepared on a Sunday and eaten for the week. Vary it from day to day by changing the garnishes, serving it with a piece of whole grain toast or on top of brown rice. If you’re not one to eat the same…

Autumn Harvest Bowl

The changing seasons are an endless source of inspiration for my cooking. One of my favourite seasons (for the food!) is fall – squash, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, beets, parsnips, apples…I could go on. I decided to celebrate the flavours of fall with this autumn harvest bowl- bursting with roasted Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and red…