Grapefruit, Fennel & Walnut Summer Salad

This crisp salad is full of well-balanced and delicate summer flavours. Plus, it contains fennel, which is a veg of many benefits. It is a source of vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium and is known to be great for digestion. More specifically, it can help soothe bloating, gas and acid reflux. I will definitely be…

Fig & Date Squares

Date squares are the ultimate comforting dessert, it’s true. Buuuuut, I had a huge bag of dried figs in my pantry feeling like it lacked a sense of purpose. Therefore, I decided to experimentally tweak these beloved bars into a hybrid – one that tastes like a cross between Fig Newtons and thick crumbly date…

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Asparagus is a springtime veg which has decided to grace us with its presence, and has been doing so for the past few weeks. Did you know that once asparagus is planted, it can only be harvested 3 years later? Though it may be playing hard to get, asparagus is well worth the wait😉 Its…

Tips for A Great One Pot Pasta

Whoever likes a flexible meal, which yields less dishes and is ready in a cinch (about 20-30 minutes), raise your hand. Now that all your hands are raised, let’s talk one pot pasta! Have you ever heard of this trend? One pot pasta is basically an all-in-one pasta dish in which components thereof are cooked together, and…

Kohlrabi Curry

When in doubt, make curry. Words to live by, if you ask me😉 And never mind restaurant curries – just make this one in the comfort of your home! Kohlrabi is in season so I figured I would share with you a magnificent way in which we can incorporate its wholesome goodness into a curry. Kohlrabi,…

Matcha Coconut Popcorn

Matcha is best known for its use in teas or lattes, but did you know this green tea powder can be used as an antioxidant-rich popcorn topping? In today’s recipe, popcorn gets a vibrant and beautiful green makeover. The end result is a hipster (ha!), salty, low-calorie, high-fiber snack with a subtle grassy flavour and an…

Olive Oil & Orange Oatmeal

This morning I decided to be an oatmeal artist and put a spin on traditional oats by experimenting with some different mix-ins: orange for a citrus burst, almonds for vitamin E rich crunch and thyme for a savoury twist. The unique result is heart-healthy (its soluble fiber does wonders for cholesterol levels), diabetes-friendly (low glycemic…

Mango Coconut Chia Pudding

I’m definitely a chia seed pudding enthusiast. Such puddings are great for breakfast on the go (especially if you make them the night before😉 ) and/or make for a satisfying and energizing snack. Chia seeds may be puny, but they contain legitimate amounts of protein, calcium, iron, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Talk about nutrition…

Almond Mylk de la Casa

Once you go home-made, you never go back. This is especially the case with almond mylk. In my humble (or not so humble) opinion, home-made almond mylk trumps store bought for a variety of reasons: Cost. With a cup of almonds, you can make both a liter of almond milk and obtain about 1 cup of…

Artichoke Tapenade

Need a good dip to spice up your life? I’ve got just the recipe for you! Today’s dip stars artichoke, a thistle which offers up surprising health benefits. Here are a few: Artichokes are higher in antioxidants than foods that typically spring to mind when thinking of antioxidants (such as blueberries, dark chocolate and red…

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

  More often than not, pumpkins are used for decorating purposes by Haloweeners. However, pumpkin isn’t just another pretty face, it is truly beautiful inside and out, as it is a highly nutritious ingredient that totally deserves to be in your soup, or any other dish😉 Pumpkin is a healthy fella! Its bright and vibrant…

Borscht Soup

Borscht is a Ukrainian beet soup. Actually, it doesn’t get much more Ukrainian than borscht Today’s version is probably one of my fave winter soups– veggie-heavy, of a deep ruby-red hue and extremely nutritious (contains beta-carotene, iron, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K and fiber). Veggie-Heavy Ukrainian Borscht Ingredients: 1 onion 2 tbsp. olive oil 10 cups…