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 πŸ˜‰ ) 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…

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. WithΒ 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! πŸ™‚ 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…

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 πŸ˜‰ Pumpkin is a healthy fella! Its bright and…

Borscht Soup

Borscht is a Ukrainian beet soup. Actually, it doesn’t get much more Ukrainian than borscht πŸ™‚ Today’sΒ 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…

Ginger-Braised Brussels Sprouts

This is a truly wonderful side dish. Though Brussels sprouts are a little blah on their own, they taste delightful when properly seasoned. In today’s recipe, these baby cabbages get majorly spruced up! Combined with ginger, garlic and onion, that’s when the magic happens! This warm side dish would actually be perfect for a nice…

Pho Soup

Pho is a Vietnamese soup, which happens to be Vietnam’s national dish, and understandably so! Β Vietnamese people often start off their day with this soup, and consume it at any and all points throughout the day. Again, totally get it! πŸ™‚ This soup is often consumed as street food in Vietnam. It became popular worldwide…

Raspberry & Tomato Salad

Today’s beauty of a salad is inspired by and adapted from the Plenty cookbook. Plenty, Β Plenty More,Β Nopi and Jerusalem, all by Ottolenghi, are among my favourite cookbooks, and are great for making extremely flavourful meals while transitioning towards a more plant-based diet – I highly recommend them! πŸ™‚ Raspberry & Tomato Salad Ingredients: 2 pints…

Thai Coconut Soup

Coconut. Enough said. This Thai coconut soup will transport you to the land of elephants, beaches, Buddhism (which is practice d by 95% of the population), 1430 islands (the most famous of which being Koh Phi Phi), full moon parties, mountain ranges and delicious vegetarian food. Traditional and home-made Thai food is quite healthy, as…

Pomegranate & Sweet Potato Tajine

I’m a big fan of tajines – but today’s really takes the cake in terms of originality! πŸ˜‰ This tajine is not only insanely delicious, it contains a long list of healthy nutrients such as protein, antioxidants, iron, calcium, soluble fiber, complex carbohydrates, etc. It is the perfect meal for your Meatless Mondays and is…

Baba Ghannoush – Your New Favourite Dip

Nothing beats a good hummus, I think we can all agree. But if you’re in the mood for a little healthy change, why not try your hand at making baba ghannoush? It’s unbelievably easy and quick, and its taste is powerful (read: garlick-y) and delicious. Baba Ghannoush Ingredients: 2 medium-large eggplants 1/3 cup tahini 2…