Author: Elle

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

I finally made a cake that I can get excited about. A simple carrot cake that is refined sugar-free and gluten-free…and most of all delicious! It’s naturally sweetened with Medjool dates and a little pure Canadian syrup, so, sweet but not so sweet. Let’s say flavorful….and moist…and perfectly dense. There’s ground oats and almonds, plus […]

Bulgur Salad with Sweet Potato, Chickpeas & Herbs

Bulgur Salad with Sweet Potato, Chickpeas & Herbs

This simple recipe for bulgur salad with sweet potato, chickpeas, herbs and almonds makes the perfect side dish or main meal salad. I love the simple ingredient list and complexity of flavors and textures this combination makes. Bulgur, chickpeas, fresh parsley, mint and lemon are a dream team together. And ground cumin is right at […]

Cappellini in a Parsley Walnut Pesto

Cappellini with Parsley Walnut Pesto

Think of this as your next weeknight meal. This parsley walnut pesto is as simple as it gets. Inspired by a pesto made from garlic (lots of garlic!) and walnuts, called agliata in Italy, this dish is loaded with the vibrant flavors of parsley, garlic, olive oil, and walnuts…and a touch of lemon. It’s a […]

Vegetarian Chili (Chili sin Carne) with Grünkern

Vegetarian Chili (Chili sin Carne) with Grünkern

Hearty and satisfying, this one-pot recipe for vegetarian chili is such the perfect thing for a blistery cold night. It’s packed with just enough vegetables (but feel free to add more!), kidney beans and my all-time favorite grain — Grünkern. This plant-based version of Chili con Carne is actually called Chili sin Carne (chili without […]

Pear Fennel Salad with Mint & Sumac

Pear Fennel Salad with Mint & Sumac

This pear fennel salad is one of my stand by favorites that can be made in a matter of minutes. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients: fennel, pear, mint, and red onion, then tossed with a simple lemony sumac vinaigrette. Fennel’s faint licorice flavor and crisp texture is the perfect complement with pear. […]

Coconut Korma Curry with Chickpeas & Roasted Vegetables

Coconut Korma Curry with Chickpeas & Roasted Vegetables

Made with roasted vegetables and chickpeas, this coconut korma curry is simmered in an Indian-inspired curry sauce and is topped with roasted cashews and fresh herbs. Although the list of ingredients is long, it’s super easy to make! Plus it’s a crowd pleaser since first of all… it’s delicious… and secondly… it’s gluten-free, vegetarian and […]

Potatoes with Greek Yogurt and Feta Dressing

Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Yogurt-Feta Dip

This isn’t a ground breaking recipe, but it definitely is delicious. Two amazing things come together here. My best ever roasted potatoes and my go-to yoghurt dip (a.k.a. sauce). The potatoes are a dream. Crispy on the outside, perfectly tender on the inside. And since I’m not much of condiment girl, I like homemade yoghurt […]

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern. Okay, this soup is not going to sell itself. But let me say this… if any cabbage soup is going to satisfy your hopes for a tasty cabbage soup, this could be the one. Although it’s undeniably healthy, this soup is not to be confused with the famous cabbage soup […]

Coconut Milk Garam Masala Curry with Turkey and Spinach

Coconut Milk Garam Masala Curry with Turkey

This quick and easy Garam Masala Curry is made with tender turkey breast, fresh ginger, garlic and curry spices (a mix of garam masala, cumin, coriander and turmeric) simmered together with vine-ripened tomatoes and coconut milk to give this dish an aromatic flavor that is equally appeals to curry newbies and seasoned lovers. It’s great […]

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce

Tagliatelle Pasta with Mushrooms and Thyme Sauce

This is a spectacular way to showcase tasty cremini mushrooms – in a simple and delicious pasta with mushrooms and thyme sauce! This recipe shows you how easy it is to make a tasty pasta dish, the real Italian way, with just a few basic and fresh ingredients. The sauce it simple: there’s tomato paste, […]

Beet Salad Hazelnuts, Goats Cheese and Poppy Seed Dressing

Beet Salad with Hazelnuts, Goats Cheese and Poppy Seed Dressing

Not only is this beet salad gorgeous, it also has a delicious poppy-seed dressing that makes it sing! Then there’s the roasted hazelnuts, creamy goat cheese and fresh herbs that transform an earthy root vegetable into something simply glorious. I know that not everyone likes beets but when cooked right, and paired with the right […]

Granola Recipe with Figs, Coconut and Nuts

Granola Recipe with Figs, Coconut and Nuts

Are you ready for a new homemade granola recipe? About time, right? Well, say hello to a simple and delicious granola with figs, coconut and crunchy nuts! It’s got almonds AND walnuts, cause they are my go-to granola nuts. Love them. And then there’s the coconut. Flaked natural coconut that gets all toasty in the […]

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Fully of bright flavors, this kale tabbouleh is my new salad triumph. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it delivers lots of flavor and textures, and is well… simply GOOD. Super nutritious Tuscan lacinato kale is tossed together with fresh parley and mint, sweet cherry tomatoes, green onion and protein-packed, gluten-free quinoa instead of […]

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells in Cast Iron Pan

Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Spinach and ricotta stuffed shells are an easy and flavorful dinner for any night of the week! The jumbo shells are stuffed with ricotta, parmesan, spinach, parsley, pine nuts, chili flakes, and sautéed onions and garlic — giving them SOoo much flavor! It’s comfort food at its best. Which is exactly why I decided to […]

Sweet Potato Red Curry with Coconut, Turmeric & Lime

Sweet Potato Red Curry with Coconut, Turmeric & Lime

Simple and tasty. That’s what this sweet potato red curry is. You know, I’ve always had a love affair with curry, which is why I love coming up with new ways to enjoy one. This vegan red curry is unlike all my other curry recipes. Although, it has red curry paste and coconut milk, its […]

Barley Risotto with Feta and Kale

Barley Risotto with Feta and Kale

Barley risotto with feta and kale is of course is non-traditional. There’s no parmesan, no white wine, no butter. Instead this is a risotto made with pearl barley, tomatoes, winter greens and Greek feta. The spices used for this recipe are smoked paprika, fresh thyme, bay leaf and red pepper flakes, which add depth and […]

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

This Asian-style kale salad recipe is actually more about one of my favorite dressings that I adore with kale. I have so many different versions of this recipe ’cause it’s actually a winter staple that we eat in some variation once or twice a week for the entire Tuscan Lacinto kale season. Which sadly is […]

Oven-Roasted Parsnips and Carrots with Hazelnut Gremolata

Oven-Roasted Parsnips and Carrots with Hazelnut Gremolata

these oven-roasted parsnips and carrots are cooked to perfection then served with a splash of lemon and a nutty hazelnut gremolata, making them the perfect side dish! This plant-based recipe makes such a satisfying side dish no matter what it is accompanying. It’s fantastically easy to makes, takes 30 minutes to prepare and tastes great […]

Kale Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Lentils and Tahini Dressing

Kale Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Lentils & Tahini Dressing

Okay are you ready for it? This kale salad with roasted vegetables, lentils and tahini dressing is my new go-to winter salad. Really it’s the salad of my dreams! It’s influenced by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine (what’s not to love about that!?)… which in my mind, I can simply sum up as “extra delicious”. […]

Fresh Ginger Cookies (Gluten-free)

Fresh Ginger Cookies (Gluten-free)

During the holiday season, I just love baking fresh ginger cookies. This delicious recipe blends the spice of fresh ginger and cinnamon with the a subtle amount of sweetness from maple syrup and brown sugar to create delicious cookie, that happily can be considered healthier than most. And since it is completely grain-free, it is […]