Golden Beet Soup

Baby, it’s cold outside! This soup should help ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you’re anything like me, you love making soups for the winter “hibernation” period! During the harsh winter months, curling up in warm blankets and flannel pyjamas and consuming nothing but warm food and beverages is my protocol ๐Ÿ˜‰ This soup fits the bill and helps…

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.ย 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…

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰…

Kohlrabi Curry

When in doubt, make curry. Words to live by, if you ask me ๐Ÿ˜‰ And never mind restaurant curries – just make this one in the comfort of your home! ๐Ÿ™‚ Kohlrabi isย in season so I figured I would share with you a magnificent way in which we can incorporate its wholesome goodness into a…

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…

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Today’sย version is probably one of my fave winter soupsโ€“ 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…

Raspberry & Tomato Salad

Today’s beauty of a salad is inspired by and adapted from the Plenty cookbook. Plenty, ย Plenty More,ย 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 โ€“ I highly recommend them! ๐Ÿ™‚ Raspberry & Tomato Salad Ingredients: 2 pints…

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…

Heavenly Thyme-Oregano Mushrooms

Do you like mushrooms? Do you really like mushrooms? If so, then welcome to where you should be right now! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This recipe features various mushrooms in all their glory and is inspired by Chrissy Teigen’s webpage. I took this recipe and slightly modified/veganized it from her Delushious blog.ย To me, whenever a recipe isn’t vegan,…

Oat Thumbprint Cookies with Fieldberry Jam

Wait! Don’t throw out those overly ripe bananas! Put them to good use by making this incredibly easy recipe. You’re very welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰ย These cookies require minimal ingredients (only 5!) and are packed with satiating fiber, heart-healthy potassium and immune-strengthening beta-glucans. And, they’re fun to make with the kids (level of difficulty: slim to none). Let’s…