Author: Elle

Spicy Coconut Chicken Skillet Curry

Spicy Coconut Chicken Skillet

This moist and flavorful coconut chicken skillet recipe is spiced much like a curry; there’s cumin, coriander, turmeric and for a little kick, cayenne pepper which coats the chicken before it is pan-fried and simmered in coconut milk together with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh red chilies and baby spinach leaves. It’s super easy to prepare and […]

Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

Gluten-free thumbprint cookies. Sounds healthy, right? Well, sort of. Of course there are some good things in these cookies… like ground almonds, buckwheat flour, brown rice flour and good ole oats. Yay to that. But these are Christmas cookies after all, which means we are approaching the time of year when we grant ourselves permission […]

Tuscan Kale Salad with Hokkaido Pumpkin, Cranberries & Feta

Tuscan Kale Salad with Roasted Pumpkin, Cranberries & Feta

So the thing about this kale salad with roasted pumpkin is that you really need to enjoy a little bit of everything in every bite. This is a salad with sweet, tart, salty and nutty flavors, so it tastes best if you get a mix of two, three or all of these flavors together. There’s […]

Mediterranean Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Dill & Lemon

Mediterranean Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Dill & Lemon

Brussels sprouts lovers behold, here’s a recipe to pull you out of the same old, same old doldrums. These Mediterranean style roasted Brussels sprouts are full of bold flavors thanks to fresh dill, capers and lemon, making them a refreshingly new way to enjoy these cute looking cabbage-like sprouts. This is my new favorite way […]

Classic Apple Pie with Cranberries

Classic Apple Pie with Cranberries

I am beyond excited to finally share my favorite American apple pie recipe with you. It’s a little different then my grandma’s apple pie, which my mother also made, but it’s still quite traditional and by all means my favorite. Favorite enough that, even me, as a non-dessert person, loves it. It’s not too sweet, […]

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower

Fettuccine Alfredo. Rich and creamy. It’s an Italian classic. Typically, it’s loaded with butter and parmesan (and quite possibly cream). Not this one! This recipe, as irresistible as it is, is actually dairy-free! Yes, vegan! So what’s the secret to a tasty vegan Alfredo sauce? Well, it’s cashew-based…and made with some onions and garlic, then […]

Pumpkin and Red Lentil Curry with Garam Masala & Coconut

Pumpkin and Red Lentil Curry

This glorious pumpkin and red lentil curry is the ultimate in comfort food. Creamy and utterly delicious, this is a healthy and easy recipe with amazing flavors of Indian Garam Masala and creamy coconut milk. Now, I’m not going to pretend that every recipe to come out of my kitchen is a stunner. These are […]

Carrot Cake Muffins with Ginger and Coconut

Carrot Cake Muffins with Ginger and Coconut

Ever try making carrot cake muffins? And how about ones with ginger, coconut and walnuts? Ohhh yeah. Things are about to get awesome. Yes, these carrot cake muffins are absolutely perfect. Plus, they are straight forward and super simple too. I guess I could call these “healthy-ish” carrot cake muffins because they’re made with spelt […]

Vegan Coconut Ginger Beet Soup

Coconut Ginger Beet Soup

Fellow lover of beets, this is the recipe for you. I love this coconut ginger beet soup. I’m not a pink girl, but just look at that color! Gorgeous AND it’s full of flavor. The simple combination of market fresh beetroot, ginger, and coconut milk is so tasty. Then there are some subtle flavors of […]

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin and Grünkern recipe

Roasted Hokkaido Pumpkin and Grünkern and Yoghurt Dressing

Ahhh, pumpkin season has just arrived. I adore pumpkin. And this friends, is the first pumpkin recipe of the season. It’s a delicious dish made with spiced roasted Hokkaido pumpkin and Grünkern, roasted walnuts, a little red onion, and a lemony herbed yoghurt dressing. To keep things interesting, the pumpkin is spiced with ground coriander, […]

Tabbouleh with Sweet Potatoes, Feta and Pumpkin Seeds

Tabbouleh with Sweet Potatoes, Feta and Pumpkin Seeds

Tabbouleh with sweet potatoes? Yeeees! Seriously, you’re going to love it! There’s lots of good stuff going on here, first there’s well…sweet potatoes. LOVE. And some of those goods things that make it a tabbouleh — bulgur, fresh parsley, mint and lemon juice. Then there is a little red onion, Greek feta, toasted pumpkin seeds […]

Sumac Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Quinoa

Sumac Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes with Quinoa

What better way to celebrate the end of summertime than with a delicious quinoa salad with sumac roasted eggplant and cherry tomatoes. If you love eggplants, then this dish is for you. This Middle-Eastern influenced dish is seasoned with sumac — one of my favorite spices — one that closely resembles a lemon flavor. Take […]

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach

This sweet potato peanut stew is a wonderful combination of nourishing vegetables in a delicious coconut sauce spiced with turmeric and cumin, then topped with more toasted peanuts of crunch. You could even say this is a curry of sorts. It’s creamy, has a satisfying texture, awesome flavor and it’s super nutritious. This sweet potato […]

Shiitake Mushroom Blue Cheese RisottoShiitake Mushroom Blue Cheese Risotto

Shiitake Mushroom Blue Cheese Risotto

This shiitake mushroom risotto with blue cheese and spinach is Italian comfort food at its ABSOLUTE best! It’s got fresh shiitake mushrooms sautéed until golden-brown and delicate wilted spinach all together in a pan of warm, creamy, blue cheese and parmesan speckled risotto. There’s just enough of cheese to make it creamy and ooh-so tasty […]

Spanisch Orzo Pasta Salad with Potatoes & Green Beans

Spanish Orzo Pasta Salad with Potatoes & Green Beans

This Spanish orzo pasta salad is a delicious way to enjoy a fresh tasting summer salad which takes advantage of in-season-now crisp green beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and baby new potatoes. Tuna adds a little seaside flavor and spices like smoked paprika and cumin add smokiness and depth. Not a fan of tuna? Well, it’s […]

Tomato Avocado Corn Salad

Tomato Avocado Corn Salad

This tomato avocado corn salad is so EASY, so FRESH tasting, and so YUM! Loaded with ripe tomatoes, sweet red pepper, creamy avocado, cilantro, red onion, lime, a little cumin, and sweet, smokey grilled corn, I couldn’t love it more! It’s grilling season, which also means corn on the cob season. And if your summer […]

Thai Watermelon Salad

Thai Watermelon Salad

This Thai watermelon salad is the ULTIMATE refresher salad for a warm summer evening. It has loads of crispy textures, thanks to the irresistible combination of juicy, bright, sweet, red watermelon & baby cucumber, plus there are bright flavours from cilantro, mint and fresh chilli. And what makes it a Thai salad? well…it’s all in […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

This recipe combines two of my favorite things, lentils and sweet potatoes! But actually this sweet potato lentil salad is so much more than that. Along with the sweet potatoes, are carrots, red onion and a pinch of dried chili flakes — all roasted together to bring out their sweet and caramelised flavor. The exact […]