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…

Pasta with Roasted Garlic & Tomato Sauce

This roasted garlic and tomato sauce could not be simpler, but the flavours are truly incredible- you’ll have everyone fooled! This recipe is one that does not have measurements. Cooking without a recipe is so liberating and fun- if you’ve not tried it before, I encourage you to give it a go! I used to…

Taco Salad with Smoky Tahini-Lime Dressing

Healthy eating does NOT have to be boring and bland! Actually- healthy eating can be the  complete opposite! I find fresh ingredients to be bursting with delicious, vibrant flavour, especially when you throw all your favourite taco ingredients into a bowl and drizzle it with a zingy, smoky tahini-lime dressing. This salad is just that-…

Spicy Peanut Veggie Bowl

This salad is loaded with crispy veggies, protein-packed edamame and healthy fats from avocado, peanut butter and sesame. It is a delicious, cold dish that is perfect for hot summer months! This salad packs great for workweek lunches, or as a side along with grilled chicken or fish. Feel free to customize the vegetables to…

Beet & Lentil Tabbouleh

How beautiful is this tabbouleh? The vibrant hue and earthy flavour of the beet is a fun addition to this middle eastern bulgur salad. The traditional version boasts fibre, freshness and lots of herbs and vegetables featuring bulgur, parsley, cucumber, tomato and a lemony-garlic dressing. I added lentils for protein and, of course, beets that…

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce

I love the idea of a whole head of roasted cauliflower– kind of like the plant-based version of a roast. One major difference, however, being that cauliflower is NOT a source of protein! So be sure to plan for a good veggie protein source to go along with it, or meat, of course, if you’re…

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…