Pulled Jackfruit Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema and Strawberry Salsa

Tacos are definitely up there in terms of summertime fare. Lackingย a little taco inspiration though? Say hello to your new favourite: pulled jackfruit tacos ๐Ÿ™‚ I was feeling pretty inspired over the weekend and decided to finally give pulled jackfruit a whirl as I’d seen this featured in sloppy joe and curry recipes (stay tuned…

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…

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…

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…

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…

French Tofu Ratatouille

‘Tis an unusual and funky ratatouille recipe with parsnip and butternut squash. I’m not sure how into tofu the French are but I’m quite sure if they gave this ratatouille a chance, they’d ask for seconds! A taste of Southern France awaits: Eggplant, Butternut Squash & Parsnip Ratatouille Ingredients: 1 block tofu (454 g), cut…

Zagreb Foodie Life

Soooooooo, we decided to visit Croatia on a little bit of a whim. We took a red-eye flight out of Montreal, had a layover in Munich, and landed in beautiful Zagreb. We felt like seeing Croatia’s capital, rather than the coast, which seems to be more of a popular tourist destination. On our way to…

Multiple Vegetable Paella

Hola! Quรฉ Tal? When roaming around various spots in Spain, I laid taste buds on many paellas. That’s because many tourist-trappy restaurants serve these, and I’m guilty as charged of setting foot in such establishments. Plus, paella is the most well-known culinary symbol of Spain. However, my inner picky eater found the rice:vegetable ratio a…

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…

Silky Rutabaga Soup

For those of you who aren’t in the know, I am a recipe contributor for Rutabaga magazine. I felt like a bit of a phony collaborating for a magazine whose name was a vegetable I was totally unfamiliar with so I decided to remedy the situation. I decided to make this wondrous and lightly sweet…

Creamy Corn Chowder

Today’s creamy soup is a take on the New England clam chowder that arose whenย American settlers left the Atlantic coast (and wittle clams) and headed towards the Midwestern Corn Belt. What ensued was a “clam chowder” in which the clams were replaced by corn (to my satisfaction – what can I say, in a previous…

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup has been a favourite of mine for quite some time now. Of course, about a decade ago, prior to embarking upon the beautiful journey that was my degree in human nutrition (geez, when did I get so poetic?), the only mushroom soup I ate/drank (just stumped myself there) was a can…