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…

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…

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…

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…

Roasted Winter Panzanella Salad

Sweet, bitter, spicy and tangy- these flavours come together to make this salad an unforgettable one! You won’t find fresh garden tomatoes and basil in this panzanella- it’s inspired by winter, featuring seasonal vegetables like fennel, carrots and red onions. This salad features a variety of textures and temperatures too- a playground for the senses!…

Farro & Chickpea Salad with Blood Orange, Fennel and Mint

How gorgeous are blood oranges? Their deep red colour and berry-like flavour are a welcomed addition to any plate in the middle of a grey and cold winter. This salad is so fresh and vibrant, it will have you forgetting it’s only February! The crisp and clean flavour of the fennel certainly contributes to this…