Tempeh, Black Bean & Quinoa Burrito Bowls

While I was preparing the spiced tempeh & black bean mixture for these burrito bowls, my husband came over and snuck a taste and said, “wow, that actually reminds me of meat!”. Yes! Vegetarian and even vegan options can still be incredibly delicious and satisfying – I promise you won’t miss the meat in these…

Salmon Tacos with Grapefruit & Avocado Salsa

These salmon tacos are incredibly fresh and delicious, and bonus: they are bursting with nutrition!!! The omega-rich wild salmon, probiotic-packed sauerkraut, and fibre-filled veggies provide major wellness points. Another great thing about this recipe– it is complete, start to finish, in about 20 minutes. Make this your go-to recipe on busy weeknights! Salmon cooks quickly…

White Bean & Beet Dip

Have you ever made homemade hummus? I assure you it is almost too easy. I’ll admit that I purchase hummus at the store on a regular basis (you can’t do it all!)- but when the mood strikes, I enjoy whipping up an inspired flavour (like this Moroccan carrot hummus), or changing up an ingredient. Cue…

Tamari Pumpkin Seeds

A variation on the ever-popular tamari almonds- crunchy, salty bites that are great for topping soups, salads, Buddha bowls, or for adding to your trailmix.  These are so simple and quick to make on your own! Try experimenting with different nuts or seeds! Tamari Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients: 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds (or pepitas) 2…

Red Curry Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

Okay. This soup is absolutely delicious and you should probably try it! You may even have all of the ingredients on hand at this very moment. That’s precisely how I dreamt up this soup- with some sweet potatoes that needed cooking and a pantry full of staples (red lentils, vegetable broth, coconut milk)- this soup…

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…