Author: Elle

Vegan Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew with Tofu

Vegan Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew with Tofu

This African-inspired vegan sweet potato and peanut stew is a hearty, flavourful, and super comforting plant-based stew. Creamy sweet potato cubes, onion, garlic, sweet red pepper, tomatoes, coconut milk, crispy fried tofu and hearty greens, together with delicious spices make this unique stew so incredibly flavourful. Served with nutty, whole grain Italian black rice, it makes […]

Beetroot and Orange Salad with Fresh Herbs

Beetroot and Orange Salad with Fresh Herbs

This vibrant beetroot and orange salad is full of flavour and simple to make. The citrusy sweetness of the orange and the earthy sweetness of the beetroot, together with red onion, fresh herbs and a light vinaigrette is a fantastic combination. Made with raw beetroot, this salad is a light and fresh tasting salad that […]

Potato Soup with Parsnip & Leek

Potato Soup with Parsnip & Leek

This easy potato soup recipe is simply fantastic!  It’s easy to make, is nice and creamy (without using cream!), and it’s not just an ordinary potato soup. What makes it so tasty is that the potatoes are first roasted in the oven with parsnips, onion and garlic. Roasting the vegetables adds such a satisfying, bold […]

Cheddar Cheese Scones with red onion

Cheddar Cheese Scones

These savoury cheddar cheese scones are a delicious treat! Made with spelt flour and fine-cut oats and flavoured cheddar, sautéed red onions and a little dried basil, they are quick and easy to make. And best yet, this scones recipe can easily be adapted to include your favourite savoury ingredients or made sweet! A basic […]

Pasta with White Beans, Arugula and Lemon

Pasta with White Beans, Arugula and Lemon

This pasta with white beans, arugula and lemon dish makes the perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner. And it only takes 20 minutes to prepare! Yes, it couldn’t be easier to pull together. All you need is a a couple pantry items and standard kitchen staples, plus some fresh arugula greens. There are only 8 […]

Beetroot Curry with Coconut Milk & Spinach

Beetroot Curry with Coconut Milk & Spinach

This beetroot curry with coconut milk and spinach is a mild and aromatic curry dish. This recipe combines my love of curry and love of beetroot. The result is a glorious scarlet red beetroot and coconut curry. With beets being the star of this dish, it is definitely for fans of this ruby-colored root vegetable. […]

Indian Curried Rice with Roasted Carrots

Curried Rice with Roasted Carrots

This curried rice recipe is packed with flavour! It’s made with a mix of spices (not just curry powder!) to give it a deep flavour that transforms whole grain basmati rice into something quite exciting. Peas and roasted carrots add a touch of sweetness, and a sprinkle of roasted cashews adds a little more richness […]

Easy White Beans in Tomato Sauce

Easy White Beans in Tomato Sauce

White beans in tomato sauce. So easy. Inspired by Greek Gigantes Plaki, this is a super simple recipe for roasted beans in tomato sauce. With the flavors of oregano and subtle smoked paprika (a Spanish touch) this recipe is so easy to make, in one pan in 45 minutes. With only 126 calories per serving, […]

Leek Risotto with fried Jerusalem artichokes

Leek Risotto with fried Jerusalem artichokes

This leek risotto is so GOOD. Made with simple ingredients and a little patience, it’s packed with flavor — it’s lemony and creamy, with the subtle flavor of leek in every bite. This risotto is also topped with fried Jerusalem artichokes which add a nutty, potato like flavor with a hint of artichoke, which perfectly […]

Minestrone Soup with Rice and White Beans

Minestrone Soup with Rice and White Beans

It’s about time I added a traditional minestrone soup recipe to this blog. Minestrone is a hearty Italian vegetable soup made with a tomato-y broth and either pasta or rice. For this recipe I choose rice — natural short grain rice, which is my absolutely favourite kind of rice. And since minestrone was traditionally made […]

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts

Brussels Sprout Salad with Blue Cheese and Hazelnuts. It doesn’t get simpler than this. Three simple ingredients that make such a tasty trio when tossed in a simple honey vinaigrette. This is a salad that is a terrific side dish for the holidays. And yes, these are raw Brussels sprouts, shredded just as you would […]

Classic Gingerbread with spelt flour

Classic Gingerbread with Spelt Flour

Here is my absolute favorite gingerbread cookies recipe. Soft in the center, slightly crisp on the edges, it’s made with spelt and whole spelt flour, it’s perfectly spiced, and has two types of ginger. Pure holiday goodness. Yes, I love these and here’s why: of course these are cookies, but they are not overly sweet. […]

German Chestnut Soup, recipe with mushroom topping

Chestnut Soup

Creamy chestnut soup: the perfect soup for the festive Christmas season. Decadent but simple, it definitely tastes like a special occasion soup. Chestnuts are puréed with shallots, celery root, apple, a pinch of cinnamon, cream, crème fraîche and a splash of lemon to create what is, an absolutely delicious starter or appetizer. It’s a must […]

Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

This curry-coconut-lentil soup is so vibrant and is so creamy delicious! It is packed with flavor thanks to garam masala curry and spices. And sweet potatoes and coconut milk gives it a smooth and velvety consistency. Curry-coconut-lentil soup comes together in 1 pot and is easy peasy! You start by sautéing onion, garlic, and ginger […]

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

These are the best blueberry scones I’ve ever made! They are bursting with juicy blueberries and they’re buttery and moist with a perfectly crisp exterior. And… they are healthier than most! This “best ever” scone recipe is made with spelt flour and fine cuts oats, and just a little unrefined Muscovado cane sugar (only 35g!) […]

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

Mediterranean Bean Salad with Roasted Peppers

This Mediterranean Bean Salad with chickpeas and white beans is packed with fresh tasting flavors – thanks to market fresh vegetables and herbs, plus a few Mediterranean pantry staples like roasted peppers, olives and capers. All tossed together in a zingy za’atar dressing. It’s the perfect side salad that will get you through the picnic […]

Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

This pesto pasta salad recipe is full of fresh summer flavors! First there’s homemade pesto (so easy to make!). Then there are super sweet and juicy summer tomatoes. I like a mix of heirloom cherry tomatoes. Plus peas. Yes, peas, they are great in pasta salads. And if you can get them fresh, definitely do […]

Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

Chimichurri Potato Salad with Green Beans

This flavor-packed chimichurri potato salad is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious side dish that is easy to prepare. It’s packed fresh herbs and garlic, plus green beans! My favorite combo with potatoes. It’s the perfect healthy and easy to prepare side dish that’s ideal for anyone looking for a […]

Fresh Fava Bean Dip

Fresh Fava Bean Dip

This fresh fava bean dip is made with just 8 ingredients. Simple! I guess you could say it’s a delicious alternative to the chickpea hummus. This fava bean recipe makes a great appetizer with toasted pita bread, or as a spread for wraps and sandwiches! Fresh fava beans are a treat not to be missed! […]

Tomato Nectarine Salad with Chickpeas, Almonds & Herbs

Tomato Nectarine Salad with Chickpeas, Almonds & Herbs

Tomato Nectarine Salad, because juicy nectarines, heirloom tomatoes, chickpeas, red onion, roasted almonds, basil and mint definitely go together, right? Yes! They do. :) Fresh summer ingredients tossed together with a drizzle of your best olive oil and red wine vinegar make an incredibly simple and delicious summer salad. One that can be enjoyed on […]