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…

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…

Moroccan-spiced Carrot & Red Lentil Soup

I’ve been making a version of this soup for many years and it is my husband’s all-time favourite. I’ve tweaked the recipe over time to improve the nutritional balance (cue the lentils!). I absolutely love cooking with red lentils- they virtually disappear in dishes like soups (especially pureed ones), while providing a generous amount of…

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…

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…

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…

Lentil-Walnut Meatless Balls

This recipe was actually inspired by a fridge full of zucchini! We’ve headed north for the weekend (as far north as I’ve ever been, in fact- Thunder Bay, Ontario!), and I wanted to use up our fresh produce before we left town for a couple days. You may know by now that I despise throwing…

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…