Farro & Chickpea Salad with Blood Orange, Fennel and Mint

How gorgeous are blood oranges? Their deep red colour and berry-like flavour are a welcomed addition to any plate in the middle of a grey and cold winter. This salad is so fresh and vibrant, it will have you forgetting it’s only February! The crisp and clean flavour of the fennel certainly contributes to this…

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…

Moroccan Couscous with Crispy Chickpeas and Spiced Yogurt

Make healthy eating work with a busy schedule by choosing quick-cooking ingredients. Like whole grain couscous that’s ready to go in 5 minutes! 🕐 To make this dish in even less time, skip the crispy chickpeas and go for plain right out of the can. Ingredients:  1 cup whole wheat couscous (uncooked) 1-19oz can chickpeas,…

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…

Thai Pineapple-Cabbage Slaw with Almond Dressing

Summer salad swap! Spice up your next summer potluck or BBQ with this Thai pineapple-cabbage slaw with almond dressing! Ingredients:  For the slaw:  5 cups cabbage (I used green and purple), thinly sliced 3 bell peppers, any colour, thinly sliced 2 medium carrots, shredded 1.5 cups thinly sliced pineapple 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion…