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…

Blackened Salmon Tacos

This blackening spice mixture is mega flavourful, you need to try it! It would be delicious added to chicken or another variety of fish, or even tofu or tempeh if you’re vegan/ vegetarian. I topped my tacos with quick-pickled red onions. I’ve experimented over the years with preparing quick pickles- and I find it super…

Radish, Fennel & Citrus Salad

“This is the most delicious salad I’ve ever eaten in my life!” – my exact words while gobbling this up. It is incredibly fresh tasting, and the flavours and textures pair so well together. I’ve had the very exciting opportunity to partner with Babe Farms, a specialty produce farm in Santa Maria, California. Their produce…

Roasted Winter Panzanella Salad

Sweet, bitter, spicy and tangy- these flavours come together to make this salad an unforgettable one! You won’t find fresh garden tomatoes and basil in this panzanella- it’s inspired by winter, featuring seasonal vegetables like fennel, carrots and red onions. This salad features a variety of textures and temperatures too- a playground for the senses!…

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…

Butternut Squash Chili

The answer to a busy workweek: meal prep! This one-pot wonder can be prepared on a Sunday and eaten for the week. Vary it from day to day by changing the garnishes, serving it with a piece of whole grain toast or on top of brown rice. If you’re not one to eat the same…

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,…

Beet Cobb Salad with Creamy Hemp-Dill Ranch Dressing

Is anyone out there beet-obsessed? If there is one food I just can’t control myself around, it’s beets (and beet greens!)- pans of roasted beets are known to disappear quickly in my house. They are, without a doubt, a can’t-live-without favourite! The striking crimson of the beet was used to create these beautiful beet-pickled eggs….

Mango-Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Who likes mango salsa? Or should I say who doesn’t like mango salsa? Sweet, spicy, savoury and zingy- it’s classified as addictive in my books! Mango salsa is one of those things that tastes great on just about anything. Try spooning some overtop of cooked chicken or fish, scoop it up with tortilla chips, or…

Tempeh Shawarma Salad

Confession: one of my favourite takeout meals is shawarma. So many veggies, tangy pink pickles (seriously, what are those?!), all dripping with the garlicky-est tahini sauce. What more do you need? I decided to try a healthified vegan version that I could feel great about including regularly. Feel free to eat this recipe as a…