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…

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…

Mexican Black Bean & Corn Salad

It’s back to school time! And this period of the year always reminds me of my own experience. Leaving the home nest to attend university, moving into a residence, meeting international students from all around the globe, honing my overall self-discipline and last but not least, learning how to become my own chef Boyardee. And…

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…

Autumn Butternut Squash & Kale Minestrone

One of my favourite things about living in Montrรฉal, Quรฉbec is the 4 seasons and all of the respective activities and foods they bring. Today’s soup is one that literally tastes like a fall harvest and is made with butternut squash, which is literally taking over the fruit and vegetable section at the market ๐Ÿ˜‰…

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…

Zucchini Hummus

Do you sometimes feel a little bloated after eating lots of hummus? For one, it might be because you just ate a lot of hummus, hehe. But perhaps (just perhaps) there’s another reason. Have you heard of the FODMAP diet? Far from being an actual “diet”, the FODMAP diet has been on the lips of…

Curry, Tomato & Coconut Soup

I. Love. ____________ (fill in the blank, we are playing Mad Libs here! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) If you guessed Indian food, you are spot on. I love Indian food for its hodgepodge of ingredients and all of its intoxicating aromas. What is interesting about Indian cuisine is that typically and molecularly speaking, a meal will taste…

Raw Vegan Pad Thai

Many a restaurant pad thais are high in sugar and fat, but not this one!ย This mouthwatering pad thai is fabulous if you’re craving a fresh and plant-based recipe.ย This dish is high in all the good stuff- plus it’s raw.ย In my humble opinion, pad thais should be light and nicely balanced in terms of texture and…

Brain Power Spinach & Kale Soup

To cook vegetables or to not cook vegetables? That is the question! People often ponder whether it is best to eat their veggies raw or cooked, and my answer is as follows: it depends! I recommend not being too dogmatic about it and enjoying your vegetables raw if you feel like it, or cooked if…

Gai Tom Kha – Coconut & Lemongrass Soup

It had been on my nutrition bucket list for quite some time to cook with lemongrass. Its long grassy stalks always caught my eye at the farmer’s market, and screamed “I dare you to try me” (hallucinations much?). Lemongrass, which also goes by the name of cymbopogon (beats me why anyone would call anything that!…