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˜‰…

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…

Artichoke Tapenade

Need a good dip to spice up your life? I’ve got just the recipe for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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…

Lucuma Buckwheat Pancakes

It’s fall, y’all! And on this cool November Sunday, there’s no breakfast I’d rather make than buckwheat pancakes! Pancake Sundays are my jam! It’s a fact of life: everybody loves pancakes! Plus, this version of flapjacks will help you plough through your whole morning because they have a low-glycemic index! Buckwheat is a hearty and…

Zoats, It’s What’s For Breakfast

Zoats? Zucchini in oats is the best thing since greens in smoothies. I love sneaking greens into things as they provide extra fiber and antioxidants without altering the taste.   Here’s how to get these zoats into your belly. Zucchini Zoats with Berries Ingredients: 2/3 cup steel-cut oats 1/2 cup grated zucchini 1/3 cup soy…

Pistachio & Fresh Herb Falafels

G’day! Mea culpa for being so MIA lately. There have been many major changes taking place in my life lately (excuses, excuses ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), including launching my very own organic and vegan catering companyย (stay tuned ๐Ÿ™‚ ). I feel like the tectonic plates are shifting and bringing me towards a better place – a place…

Pasta with Cashew-Lemon Sauce

The lighthouse of your soul brought you here. Thatโ€™s right, this is soul food people. ๐Ÿ™‚ As a means of getting the most nutrition from fruits and vegetables, Canadian dietitians recommend that you enjoy at least one bright orange vegetable (ex. sweet potato, squash or carrots) and one dark green vegetable (ex. spinach, broccoli or…

Chickpea Waldorf Salad

Ever wonder where the Waldorf salad gets its name (yes, these are my morning ponderings – I’m a geek)? I did, and after a little digging, I’ve uncovered that the Waldorf salad gets its name from the fact that it was “invented” in 1893 at the Waldorf hotel in New York City. In case you’re…

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Sweet potatoes aren’t just for fries orย baby food anymore, although this smoothie is slightly reminiscent of my first years of existence (I’m lying – I can’t remember that far back ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Kidding aside, sweet potatoes are mildly sweet and have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making them great for chronic disease prevention, individuals suffering from…

Russian Walnut & Onion Kasha

I hesitated and almost spelled it K@$ha, just for kicks. Kasha, also known as buckwheat groats, is the backbone of Russian and Eastern European cuisines, so much so that it is one of the oldest and most traditional foods consumed in Russia. It is often used in savoury side dishes, but can also be used…

Kitcheree / Kitchari

Kitchari who now? Kitchari is an Ayurvedic dish which is often served at yoga retreats. In the kindali yoga tradition, kitchari is eaten as it’s a giver – it gives a lot of energy and nourishment and doesn’t require much energy for digestion. Kitchari is made with basmati rice, mung dahl (split peas), a medley…

Quinoa Breakfast Porridge

Oh how quinoa has had way more than 15 minutes of fame. And with reason. When one breaks it down, it becomes obvious that quinoa is quite the catch – it’s got a lot going for it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Per cup of this little seed, 35% of the daily recommended intake for iron is contained, which…