Puttanesca Penne

Puttanesca penne is a pasta dish originatingย from Naples, in Southern Italy. It is thought that some women (let’s call them ladies of the night) used to make this pasta dish to attract men (let’s assume they were looking for company) with its pungent flavours. Real talk (and after having made it, that totally makes sense…

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…

Goji & Mint Pilaf Stuffed Bell Peppers

  What a good looking famjam! This recipe is a colourful and fun way to get some delicious rice pilaf into you ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s also a grand idea if you have a leftover rice or quinoa dish in the fridge and feel like revamping it. When making stuffed bell peppers, the cooking vessel is the…

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…

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…

Tips for A Great One Pot Pasta

Whoever likes aย flexible meal, which yields less dishes and is ready in a cinch (about 20-30 minutes),ย 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 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…

Matcha Coconut Popcorn

Matcha is best known for its use in teas or lattes, but did you know this green tea powderย 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…

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) 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…

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…

Pho Soup

Pho is a Vietnamese soup, which happens to be Vietnam’s national dish, and understandably so! ย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ This soup is often consumed as street food in Vietnam. It became popular worldwide…