Turmeric-Tahini-Coconut Bliss Balls

These turmeric-tahini-coconut bliss balls make for the perfect snack. I whipped them up for Father’s Day as my dad loves energy balls and is always requesting I make him some. I was sure to feature some of his favourite flavours in these ones, sweetening them with blackstrap molasses (only 1 tbsp. for the whole batch)…

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-…

Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

Okay, it’s official, this is my new smoothie obsession- healthy chocolate smoothie! I’m a fan of using whole foods as often as possible- and that’s exactly what is featured in this chocolate smoothie. You won’t find chocolate protein powder or other processed ingredients in this one- you may even have all the ingredients to make…

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…