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…

Brassica Breakfast Bowl

Tired of your usual go-to breakfast items? Looking to switch things up a bit? Then this breakfast bowl is for you! It features super filling and fibre-packed farro, crispy and caramelized kohlrabi and Brussels sprouts and the irresistible soft poached egg! The runny yolk creates a luxurious sauce for the farro that is almost too…

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…

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…

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…

Glow Bowl with Curried Tahini Dressing

The other day I impulse-purchased some beautiful heirloom carrots [insert joke here about the dietitian impulse-purchasing vegetables]. How do you say no to RED carrots? I’ve seen the usual shades of purple, yellow and white before- but red? I couldn’t pass those up! These beautiful carrots were the inspiration for the name of this dish-…

Hearty Lentil-Vegetable Soup

There’s nothing more cozy and comforting on a cold day than a hot bowl of soup- don’t you agree? I made this soup on a Sunday and have thoroughly enjoyed eating it throughout the week…either a warming mug to fuel and fill my belly during the workday, or a steamy bowl in my pj’s  in…

Rainbow Salad with Crispy Lentils and Green Tahini

Eat the rainbow! Not only do colourful dishes look beautiful, they are also incredible for your health. I even turned the tahini green with the addition of fresh parsley and basil in the dressing. This vibrant salad full of crunchy, creamy, sweet, savoury and spicy goodness will keep you coming back for more! The crispy,…

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…

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…