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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lentil, Green Bean and Potato Salad

Lentil, Green Bean and Potato Salad

A green bean and potato salad is a classic. Though this time, I thought I would mix it up a bit by adding some French green lentils and capers, plus some fresh herbs, celery and radishes to give this salad a boost of fresh summery flavors. The new potatoes are boiled and then tossed with […]

Spinach Salad with Roasted Beets, Chickpeas, Bulgur and Feta

Spinach Salad with Beets, Chickpeas, Bulgur and Feta

This power-packed spinach salad with roasted beets is chockfull of lots of good things! There’s cumin and coriander spiced chickpeas and red onion, whole grain bulgur, toasted walnuts, a little mint (a key addition that totally makes this salad!) plus original Greek feta. So tasty! And it provides enough fuel to be considered a main […]

Pasta Salad with Asparagus

Spring Asparagus Pasta Salad

Spring has finally arrived!! And since warm weather is on its way, I thought it would be the perfect time to enjoy a fresh and tasty pasta salad. One that screams springs greens! Which is pretty much means a spring asparagus pasta salad, because I have been dying to jump into asparagus season. Green asparagus […]

Cucumber Radish Tzatziki

Cucumber Radish Tzatziki

Okay tzatziki addicts, this is my new favorite tzatziki — cucumber radish tzatziki. It’s soooo addictive! I absolutely L O V E it! I hope you like GARLIC! Okay, there are two cloves, not enough to really scare off anyone. It is like the classic Greek dip after all. :-) Original Greek yoghurt is what […]

Cumin-Roasted Carrot Tabbouleh

Cumin-Roasted Carrot Tabbouleh

Carrot Taboulleh — yeeees CARROT taboulleh. Not just the crunchy stems, but the greens as well. This take on the the wonderfully fresh and light Lebanese parsley salad is made with roasted cumin-carrots, toasted almonds and loads of green goodness from carrot tops, parsley, and mint. All tossed together with bulgur and finished off with […]

Simple Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe with Morrocan spices

Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Hello roasted cauliflower lovers — this is for you! This Moroccan-spiced roasted cauliflower soup is a simple vegan recipe that is flavor-packed, naturally creamy, healthy and super easy to prepare. Roasting the cauliflower is essential to bringing out its nutty flavor — a step that shouldn’t be missed since it adds so much richness and […]

Lentil and Greens Soup, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Brown Lentils Recipe

Wintery Lentil and Greens Soup

This is what winter is all about. Warming soups! And here it is, a rustic lentil and greens soup simmered in a rich flavorful broth. This simple lentil soup recipe is made with humble pantry ingredients but also includes hearty winter greens, fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon to give it a bright, fresh […]

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Cream and Pork Belly Recipe

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Cream

It’s the time of year again, so I am busting out another Brussels sprouts recipe. This time, oven roasted Brussels sprouts with smoked pork belly and balsamic cream. Smoked pork belly is kind of a new addition cause I really thought I could convince anyone teetering between camp ” hate ’em, leave ’em” to come […]

Simple Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Simple Kale Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Here’s a simple kale salad for lovers of dark leafy greens! Yep, that’s me! I crave kale salads at this time of year. And as you might be wondering just about now…”is this a raw kale salad?”. It most definitely is. A massaged kale salad with good-for-you ingredients like carrot and beet, which are tossed […]

Autumn Chicken and Mushroom Stew

Autumn Chicken and Mushroom Stew

I don’t often share traditional, “homey” type meals like this chicken and mushroom stew, but sometimes, I just feel the need to make a family meal that hopefully everyone is going to love. Kids and adults alike. And something other than spaghetti Bolognese or lasagna Bolognese. These two meals have all too often frequented our […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

So how do you transform these cute little cabbages into something amazing? — Roast them! I love roasted Brussels sprouts! And I particularly love roasted Brussels sprouts with pomegranate and roasted hazelnuts. There are tender sprouts, a hint of lemon, that uniquely sweet-tart flavor of pomegranates and roasted hazelnuts for a great nutty crunch… all […]

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup (Ribollita)

If you ask anyone what is a typical Tuscan dish that’s hearty, filling and perfect for a cold winter’s night, you’ll likely get the answer “a traditional Ribollita”, otherwise known as a rustic Tuscan vegetable stew. It’s loaded with dark greens, lots of beans, vegetables and thickened with day-old bread. In my version, which isn’t […]