Fresh Corn & Blueberry Summer Salad

This salad is a must-make, especially towards the end of summer when fresh corn is in season and oh-so-delicious! Highlighting seasonal ingredients is a great way to get maximum flavour with minimal effort. I also love supporting local farmers by hitting up the farmers market for as many goods as I can get my hands…

Beet & Edamame Salad with Beet-Tahini Dressing

This salad is almost too fun to eat! It may come as no surprise, but I absolutely love and am inspired by colourful foods. Not only does their colour represent body-boosting nutrients, their vibrant hues are almost impossible to resist. If you’re a beet lover (like I am), this salad is for you! Ingredients: 4…

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…

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…

Heirloom Carrot and Lentil Salad

Aren’t heirloom carrots beautiful? I love the varying hues of purple, yellow, orange and white. I have a thing for fruit and vegetables that are different  than their usual shade (am I the only one?)- green cauliflower, orange tomatoes, yellow beets, purple potatoes. So fun! Heirloom vegetables are not merely a feast for the eyes-…

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 béchamel. 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…

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…

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…

Roasted Vegetable Salad with Crispy Lentils and Yogurt Pesto

I’ve made roasted chickpeas many times….and today I decided to experiment with roasted lentils! Success!  Such a great crispy salad topper! Ingredients:  2 large handfuls baby spinach Feta, to serve Sprinkle of hemp hearts For the roasted veggies: 2 sweet potatoes (I used purple ones!), scrubbed clean and cut into wedges 1 head cauliflower (I…