Month: March 2015

Tarragon Health Benefits and Uses

Tarragon

Although tarragon is originally native to Siberia and western Asia, it is one of the classic herbs found in a French kitchen. The name itself, is derived from the Latin word “dracunculus” which means “little dragon” and also has ties to the French word ‘estragon’ which also means ‘little dragon’. The origins of this name […]

Spicy Asian Hotpot

Spicy Asian Hotpot

This is one of my all time favorite one-pot-meals and definitely a go-to dish when there’s a time crunch. It’s something you can get on the table in less than half a hour, likely 20 minutes. Not only is it fast and easy, it’s incredibly delicious. The broth has a spicy, slightly sweet, salty flavor […]

Green Risotto (Spinach, Tarragon, Parley and Chive Risotto)

Green Risotto (Spinach, Tarragon, Parsley and Chive Risotto)

With Saint Patrick’s day directly around the corner, what better than to celebrate with a “green” risotto! Rather than traditional Irish recipes, you could turn to something a little healthier and brighter. Unless drinking dyed-green beer appeals to you more! In Canada we observe March 17th as a day for celebration and take it very […]

Green Spring Detox Smoothies

Spring Cleaning Your Body

With spring around the corner, our bodies naturally start to cleanse themselves by releasing toxins and cleaning the body from excess oils, fats, salt, carbohydrates, and animal proteins. Many of us experience this in the form of a cold or flu. We can aid this natural cleansing process by eating lighter meals and indulging ourselves […]

Belgium Endive and Winter Purslane in a Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Belgium Endive and Winter Purslane in a Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Here’s a super salad dressing that makes even the simplest plate of greens memorable. Walnut oil lends the salad a light nutty flavor and blends well with watercress, Belgian endive and postelein. Postelein is the Dutch name for winter purslane or miner’s lettuce; a delicious but often overlooked wild green, resembling tiny lily pads and […]