Month: December 2016

Lentil Quinoa Eggplant Salad Recipe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Lentil Quinoa Eggplant Salad

Listen up aubergine-adverse. Here’s an eggplant recipe that fully disguises my favorite purple vegetable. A warm lentil quinoa eggplant salad. The secret is always in the sauce. The trick… peeled eggplant that is slow cooked in a tomato-y sauce with a little chili and cayenne until tender. Okay, of course I could recognise that there […]

Citrus Kaki Turmeric Smoothie with Pomegranate recipe

Citrus Kaki Turmeric Smoothie with Pomegranate

The holidays are over, it’s time to give your body a healthy jump-start with a vitamin-rich citrus kaki turmeric smoothie! This isn’t your regular kind of fruit smoothie — it boasts more than just a vitamin C kick. Most of all, it contains the superfood power of turmeric. Turmeric, with its distinctive flavor and warm […]

Puy Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Glutenfree

Puy Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale

So which camp are you in? Love ’em or leave ’em? Well, I love mushrooms. Just like in this Puy lentils with mushrooms and kale dish. There are two sorts here. Dried porcini mushrooms that seem to elevate any mushroom dish and a standard favorite, brown button mushrooms (also known as cremini mushrooms). I think […]

Buckwheat Tahini Pancakes with Banana, Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Buckwheat Tahini Pancakes

Protein-rich buckwheat tahini pancakes = my new Sunday breakfast of choice. Love them. Most of us enjoy pancakes, and you may know by now that I LOVE pancakes. As do all Canadians! It’s our favorite way to use maple syrup! ;-) And listen to this — they have no refined sugar. Cause they’ve got some […]

Velvet Shortbread (with Homemade Mascobado Powdered Sugar)

Velvet Shortbread (with Homemade Mascobado Powdered Sugar)

Who knew 4 simple ingredients could make something taste so good? This velvet shortbread recipe is brilliant. It’s a family favorite stemming from my aunt Heather’s famous shortbread recipe. A velvety melt-in your mouth shortbread recipe she has been making since the 70’s. No Christmas is without it. So what’s her secret? Well that’s all […]

Barley salad with kaki, pomegranate, pine nuts, fresh herbs and arugula recipe

Barley Salad with Kaki, Pomegranate & Pine Nuts

Of course at this time of year, I feel like I should be spending my time baking cookies and holiday treats AND of naturally thinking of what to prepare for this year’s big Christmas meal! But truth be known, I’ve felt more like making wholesome comfort foods and winter salads like this one. A deliciously […]

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad with Herbed Croutons

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad with Herbed Croutons

Love them or hate them. That’s how it is. No matter how tasty I think this Brussels sprouts caesar salad is, if these mini cabbages aren’t your thing, then I’m probably not going to be able to convince you otherwise. So this is purely for my fellow Brussels sprout loving friends. Those of you that […]