Parsley Root, Apple & Hazelnut Soup

A month or two ago I ended up watching the Disney movie, Tangled, on TV (does anyone else love kids’ movies as much as I do?!). There was mention of a hazelnut soup in the movie and I was instantly intrigued. What else would be in this hazelnut soup?  I decided to give it a…

Romanesco & Cranberry Salad

I decided to do a healthy take on the traditional mayonnaisey-bacony-cheesy broccoli salad! I prepared my version with beautiful Romanesco, though feel free to substitute for broccoli.  The creamy sauce is a blend of (mainly) plain Greek yogurt and mayonnaise, with major flavour additions: fresh garlic, apple cider vinegar and nutritional yeast. SO good! Ingredients:4…

Creamy Cashew, Carrot & Celery Root Soup

This soup is so luxuriously creamy thanks to the addition of soaked raw cashews. I was honestly amazed by how creamy this soup was- and its entirely vegan!  This soup features very few ingredients and the flavours are fairly simple- though that does not take away from its deliciousness! Sometimes simple really is best. Prepare…

Roasted Fennel with Lemon & Parmesan

Fennel is a vegetable that is relatively newer to me. I’ve really only come to appreciate (and obsess over) it within recent years. I’ve also come to love it equally raw and roasted: crisp, clean and refreshing, or caramelized and softened, yet crispy at the edges. How can you choose?! If you’ve not yet tried…

Tempeh-Black Bean Burgers

Over the past month, I have decided to venture into the world of entirely plant-based, vegetarian eating. I was surprised by the conscious effort required to avoid meat in the beginning, though this got much easier as time went on. I’m now at a point where I’ve not only become accustomed to altering my food…

Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower with Creamy Garlic-Hemp Sauce

A feast for the eyes and for the taste buds- this roasted veggie side dish is too good to skip! The creamy garlic & lemon hemp dressing really takes these veggies to a new level. Just try it out and see for yourself! The dressing is delicious in this recipe, but also makes a great…

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…

Parsley Root Puree with Mushrooms, Lentils and Gravy

This dish is the ultimate in comfort food. Silky, flavourful parsley root and cauliflower puree, topped with meaty mushrooms, lentils and peas, soaked in a tasty vegan gravy and topped with crunchy walnuts. What more do you need? I think I could eat this every day of my life. One of my favourite parts of…

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…

Roasted Baby Romanesco with Tahini, Mint & Pomegranate

Romanesco is one of the most gorgeous veggies around, don’t you think? And who knew that you could get them in miniature size?! The intricate cones and ridges of romanesco are mesmerizing- I could get lost staring at their details! These beauties came from my friends over at Babe Farms in Santa Maria, California. Their…