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…

Celeriac, Parsnip & White Bean Soup

Have you every tried celeriac? This knobbly root vegetable is one I recently discovered myself – and fell in love. It has a delicate celery flavour with the heartiness of a root vegetable. It really is a must-try. This is what celeriac – also called celery root – looks like. Have a look next time…

Vegetarian Moussaka

Moussaka. Perhaps the most delicious dish ever. Layers of veggies and hearty sauce, all topped with a rich and deliciously creamy layer of bĂ©chamel. What more do you need? I remember the first time I tried moussaka– and how I loved that creamy topping but could not put my finger on what it was! Was…

Chickpea Pancakes with Cauliflower Coconut Curry

Have you ever used chickpea flour? It’s my new favourite thing! Full of protein and fibre, it will keep you feeling satisfied for longer. Chickpea flour is the feature ingredient in these savoury pancakes- a filling and delicious vehicle for soaking up the curry sauce. If you choose not to prepare the chickpea pancakes (though…

Butternut “MacKimchize”

As the weather gets cooler, my mind inevitably shifts to warming, comforting dishes like soups, curries, and mac ‘n’ cheese! This is not your traditional mac ‘n’ cheese, however. First of all, you won’t find cheese in this recipe (*gasp*- I know, but it’s still delicious!). The creamy, cheesy-flavoured sauce comes from butternut squash and…

Peanut-Coconut Curry

  This peanut-coconut curry is seriously rivalling my favourite Thai restaurant. Loaded with vegetables and served of cauliflower “rice”, it’s a healthier version I can feel great about including regularly. It is possible to create healthier homemade versions of your favourite takeout dishes. I took a shortcut with this recipe by using prepared red curry…

Rainbow Salad with Crispy Lentils and Green Tahini

Eat the rainbow! Not only do colourful dishes look beautiful, they are also incredible for your health. I even turned the tahini green with the addition of fresh parsley and basil in the dressing. This vibrant salad full of crunchy, creamy, sweet, savoury and spicy goodness will keep you coming back for more! The crispy,…