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…

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…

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…

Creamy Tomato-Cashew Soup with Herbs

Every year I say it, yet every year it takes me by surprise- how is summer over already? Okay, I suppose it’s not technically over until September 21st, but it sure has been feeling like fall these past few weeks, with cool (i.e. FREEZING!) evenings and the changing colours of the leaves. Gone are the…

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,…

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…

White Beans in a Smokey Tomato Sauce

When it comes to breakfast, do you prefer sweet or savoury? Or both? My preference is savoury and it’s no secret that I have a serious love for eggs Benedict. This hollandaise-drenched (the more, the better) dish is reserved for holidays and special “breakfast for dinner” dates with friends. Or the odd weeknight. You know. Weekday breakfasts,…

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…