Month: April 2016

Grünkern Pilaf with Spinach, Tomatoes & Chickpeas

Grünkern Pilaf with Spinach & Chickpeas

Grünkern pilaf makes for the perfect whole grain side dish – one that won’t bore you to death! I have seriously fallen in love with this grain. It’s damn tasty! And if you are not German, some of you may already be asking what is Grünkern? Grünkern is spelt that’s that been harvested while still […]

Asparagus and Fava Bean Quinoa Salad with Crispy Shallots and Prosciutto

Asparagus and Fava Bean Quinoa Salad

Along with a zingy dressing and a morsel of deliciously complex, and sophisticated prosciutto, this is a delicious asparagus and fava bean quinoa salad salad. Spanish serrano ham can also be used in its place. There are a few differences between Jamon Serrano, but it’s equally tasty. This spring salad can easily be served as […]

3 Recipes for Spinach Smoothies

3 Quick & Easy Spinach Smoothies

Spinach smoothies are a great way to ease into the world of green smoothies. Green smoothies are healthy, full of flavor, and can range from simple to oh-so adventurous, that tastes so very “green”. That’s why spinach is great for newbies jumping on the green smoothie wagon. First of all, it’s easy on pretty much […]

Raw Cacao Banana Espresso Smoothie

Cacao Banana Espresso Smoothie

So you know how I made that delicious coconut-lime cabbage and mango salad and skimmed off the thick layer of coconut cream from the can of coconut milk, well here’s what I did with it. I created a super delicious breakfast smoothie with a caffeine kick and cacao bliss effect. A cacao banana espresso smoothie. […]

Asian-Style Salad with Edamame and Fried Egg

Asian-Style Salad with Edamame

Inspired from a supermarket-bought takeaway salad in Amsterdam, this is a deliciously light main meal salad with edamame that’s full of tasty Oriental flavors, fresh flavors of radish and cucumber, plus strips of omelette for that extra finishing touch. Coming from Vancouver with it’s significant Asian influence, edamame is something I have been enjoying for […]

Honey Rhubarb Tart with Almond-Oat Crumble Gluten-Free with Coconut Oil

Honey Rhubarb Tart with Almond-Oat Crumble (GF)

I have literally fallen in love with this wonderful honey rhubarb tart. It’s many things: moist, juicy, sweet — all the while not being overly sweet! — crumbly, gluten-free, and surprisingly easy to prepare. Yes, spring is finally here! And of course, you can’t have spring without enjoying fresh asparagus OR this TO-DIE-FOR rhubarb tart, […]

Coconut-Lime Cabbage & Mango Salad

Coconut-Lime Cabbage & Mango Salad

Spring has seemed to wake my taste buds to fresh, assertive and bold flavors. And this coconut-lime cabbage salad is the new flavor sensation of my life! Full of the fresh flavors of mango and cilantro, it’s Thai inspired coconut-lime dressing really makes it shine, only to take it to the next level of absolute […]