Fattoush with Fried Halloumi Cheese

Fattoush! Have you ever heard of or eaten fattoush? It’s a Lebanese salad typically consisting of lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, radishes, fried pita and plenty of herbs.  I think of this salad as a version of panzanella, or Italian bread salad, with it’s fried or baked pita. The primary spice use in fattoush is sumac. Sumac has…

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

It’s here! The recipe that turns Brussels sprouts into irresistible flavour bombs, whether you’re a Brussels sprout lover or hater. Kung Pao Brussels sprouts! They’re crispy, salty, spicy and a little bit sweet, and full of flavour from garlic and ginger. Even my husband, who is an avid Brussels sprout hater, wanted to gobble these…

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…

Creamy Tahini & Cauliflower Soup

If you’re looking for a super quick and easy recipe that requires minimal effort, packs great for weekday lunches and freezes well for a no-fuss meal in the future- look no further! This soup comes together in no time, with only 3 ingredients to chop: an onion, some garlic and a head of cauliflower. And…

Tempeh, Black Bean & Quinoa Burrito Bowls

While I was preparing the spiced tempeh & black bean mixture for these burrito bowls, my husband came over and snuck a taste and said, “wow, that actually reminds me of meat!”. Yes! Vegetarian and even vegan options can still be incredibly delicious and satisfying – I promise you won’t miss the meat in these…

Salmon Tacos with Grapefruit & Avocado Salsa

These salmon tacos are incredibly fresh and delicious, and bonus: they are bursting with nutrition!!! The omega-rich wild salmon, probiotic-packed sauerkraut, and fibre-filled veggies provide major wellness points. Another great thing about this recipe– it is complete, start to finish, in about 20 minutes. Make this your go-to recipe on busy weeknights! Salmon cooks quickly…

White Bean & Beet Dip

Have you ever made homemade hummus? I assure you it is almost too easy. I’ll admit that I purchase hummus at the store on a regular basis (you can’t do it all!)- but when the mood strikes, I enjoy whipping up an inspired flavour (like this Moroccan carrot hummus), or changing up an ingredient. Cue…

Red Curry Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup

Okay. This soup is absolutely delicious and you should probably try it! You may even have all of the ingredients on hand at this very moment. That’s precisely how I dreamt up this soup- with some sweet potatoes that needed cooking and a pantry full of staples (red lentils, vegetable broth, coconut milk)- this soup…