Celeriac, Parsnip & White Bean Soup

Have you every tried celeriac? This knobbly root vegetable is one I recently discovered myself – and fell in love. It has a delicate celery flavour with the heartiness of a root vegetable. It really is a must-try. This is what celeriac – also called celery root – looks like. Have a look next time…

Vegetarian Moussaka

Moussaka. Perhaps the most delicious dish ever. Layers of veggies and hearty sauce, all topped with a rich and deliciously creamy layer of b├ęchamel. What more do you need? I remember the first time I tried moussaka– and how I loved that creamy topping but could not put my finger on what it was! Was…

Chickpea Pancakes with Cauliflower Coconut Curry

Have you ever used chickpea flour? It’s my new favourite thing! Full of protein and fibre, it will keep you feeling satisfied for longer. Chickpea flour is the feature ingredient in these savoury pancakes- a filling and delicious vehicle for soaking up the curry sauce. If you choose not to prepare the chickpea pancakes (though…

Butternut “MacKimchize”

As the weather gets cooler, my mind inevitably shifts to warming, comforting dishes like soups, curries, and mac ‘n’ cheese! This is not your traditional mac ‘n’ cheese, however. First of all, you won’t find cheese in this recipe (*gasp*- I know, but it’s still delicious!). The creamy, cheesy-flavoured sauce comes from butternut squash and…

Peanut-Coconut Curry

  This peanut-coconut curry is seriously rivalling my favourite Thai restaurant. Loaded with vegetables and served of cauliflower “rice”, it’s a healthier version I can feel great about including regularly. It is possible to create healthier homemade versions of your favourite takeout dishes. I took a shortcut with this recipe by using prepared red curry…

Creamy Tomato-Cashew Soup with Herbs

Every year I say it, yet every year it takes me by surprise- how is summer over already? Okay, I suppose it’s not technically over until September 21st, but it sure has been feeling like fall these past few weeks, with cool (i.e. FREEZING!) evenings and the changing colours of the leaves. Gone are the…

Rainbow Salad with Crispy Lentils and Green Tahini

Eat the rainbow! Not only do colourful dishes look beautiful, they are also incredible for your health. I even turned the tahini green with the addition of fresh parsley and basil in the dressing. This vibrant salad full of crunchy, creamy, sweet, savoury and spicy goodness will keep you coming back for more! The crispy,…

Beet Cobb Salad with Creamy Hemp-Dill Ranch Dressing

Is anyone out there beet-obsessed? If there is one food I just can’t control myself around, it’s beets (and beet greens!)- pans of roasted beets are known to disappear quickly in my house. They are, without a doubt, a can’t-live-without favourite! The striking crimson of the beet was used to create these beautiful beet-pickled eggs….

Pasta with Tomatoes and Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Every time I create a recipe I keep in mind the nutritional balance of the meal. This may not be a concept that is considered for all recipes out there on the Internet. I must say I come across many that are loaded with carbohydrate or lack a protein source. Meals such as these will…

Nectarine, Avocado and Lentil Salad

How beautiful are these colours? I’m always amazed by the beauty of fresh fruits and vegetables. I think it’s so important to pay attention to food- notice the colours, the textures, the smells, and of course, the tastes! I think it’s too easy to eat mindlessly these days- and I’m certainly guilty of it myself…