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…

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…

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…

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Even though it’s April, an ice storm has descended upon southern Ontario. We’re combating this cold, grey weather with some cozy French onion soup! This soup is a labour of love! Be sure to have some ski or swim goggles on hand before you begin chopping the onions! Patience is also a virtue when making…

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Sometimes you just need dessert! And why not make your dessert with a healthy spin? The base of these blondies is pureed chickpeas- a versatile blank slate that can be used in  both savoury and sweet capacities as well! I always have numerous cans of chickpeas and other pulses in my pantry- they really are…

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…