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…

Taco Salad with Smoky Tahini-Lime Dressing

Healthy eating does NOT have to be boring and bland! Actually- healthy eating can be the  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-…

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…

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…

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…

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…