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…

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…

Broccoli Green Curry Coconut Soup

This broccoli green curry coconut soup is an exotic and flavourful departure from the classic cream of broccoli soup. Aromatic garlic and ginger, curry paste and coconut milk come together to create a soup that is a far cry from the congealed goop in a can we all had growing up. No wonder broccoli gets…

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!…

Carrot Cake Smoothie

I’ll be the first to admit that I am not a morning person (who’s with me?!). This sometimes translates into boring and repetitive breakfast choices- I could do better, and I know it. Solution: the smoothie! Prepared in minutes and easily made portable if needed. To cut down on my breakfast prep time, I’ve started…