Farro & Chickpea Salad with Blood Orange, Fennel and Mint

How gorgeous are blood oranges? Their deep red colour and berry-like flavour are a welcomed addition to any plate in the middle of a grey and cold winter. This salad is so fresh and vibrant, it will have you forgetting it’s only February! The crisp and clean flavour of the fennel certainly contributes to this…

Roasted Veggie Grain Bowl with Romesco Sauce

Have you ever tried romesco (not to be confused with romanesco, that (beautiful) cauliflower-broccoli hybrid)? Romesco is like Spanish pesto- prepared with a nut base (in this case, almonds), and flavoured with roasted red peppers, smoked paprika, garlic and parsley. It is such a fun and flavourful alternative to pesto if you’re looking to spice…

Autumn Harvest Bowl

The changing seasons are an endless source of inspiration for my cooking. One of my favourite seasons (for the food!) is fall – squash, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, beets, parsnips, apples…I could go on. I decided to celebrate the flavours of fall with this autumn harvest bowl- bursting with roasted Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and red…

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…

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…

Wheatberry Beet Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

This salad is inspired by a recent trip to the farmers’ market where I picked out some fresh, local beets (my #1) and arugula. I did not have a recipe in mind for these ingredients, but after some pondering and a quick peek in the fridge and pantry, it came to me. I had some…

Strawberry Quinoa Tabbouleh (adapted from Sprouted Kitchen)

How do you get inspired in the kitchen? Is it farmers’ markets? Cooking shows? Maybe it’s recreating restaurant favourites? I have friends who do a delicious job of recreating their favourite steakhouse dinner, complete with tempura green beans (sadly no longer available on the menu [what were they thinking?!]). A main source of inspiration for…

Beet Hummus

After an amazing trip to the west coast, I’m enjoying being back in the kitchen with my little sidekick 🐶💕 And after many delicious and slightly indulgent meals, this big ol’ bowl of veggies could not taste better! I mean, I may have even ordered carrots and celery on the PLANE! Who does that. This…

Cauliflower Steaks with Romesco Sauce & Garlicky Chickpea Farro

Cauliflower steaks with romesco sauce and garlicky chickpea farro! Have a bite and 💃💃💃! Romesco sauce is like a roasted red pepper version of pesto! Such a fun a flavourful alternative! Ingredients: 1 cup farro (uncooked) 2 cloves garlic, grated 2 tsp olive oil 1-2 tbsp lemon juice, to taste 1 can chickpeas, drained and…

Buffalo Cauliflower Stuffed Potatoes

P U B   P O T A T O E S ✨! Stuffed sweet potatoes inspired by “wing night”! I’ve certainly had wings here or there over the years, but it was only recently that I truly 💡got it💡. Wings are so delish 👅! I definitely make room in my life for super saucy,…