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…

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…

Summer Mixed Berry, Roquette & Quinoa Salad

Hellooooooo salad! They say we eat with our eyes first, and this salad is looking mighty fine! Your eyes, taste buds and body will all love-love this salad. And with the bounty of gorgeous summer greens and berries available, why the heck would you not put summer on your plate? This salad is so beauteous,…

Fattoush

Live it up like you’re in the Mediterranean with this salad, which is boundย to make your day!ย  Fattoush is a Middle-Eastern salad which is great in hot weather because all of the veggies that make it up are high in water, making it a hydrating delight (drink your salad?)! It is made with crispy and…

Greek Quinoa Salad

Classic Greek salad never goes out of style! For today’s recipe, I wanted to make a vegan version of the king of salads while keeping it as authentic as possible. The result isย deliciously Greek, but see for yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚ Greek Quinoa Salad Ingredients: 2 cups quinoa 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely…

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…

Happy Hempy Tabbouleh

Ahhhhhh, Lebanese cuisine! I’m crazy about it. Lebanese cuisine is an uber healthy cuisine that makes use of an abundance of fresh fruits (specifically pomegranate, watermelon, dates, lemons an figs), vegetables (specifically eggplant, zucchini and green beans), whole grains and fragrant herbs and spices. My first experience with Lebanese food was as a kiddo, when…

Red Berry, Orange & Chilli Salad Dressing

Once in a blue moon, I’ll catch someone ordering a salad sans dressing and I’ll try to keep my eyebrows from raising disapprovingly or from having a breakdown. Let me break it down. The vitamins that your body requires can be categorized into one of two categories: water-soluble and fat-soluble. Water-soluble vitamins include vitamin B…

Potato Salad + Reasons Potatoes Don’t Deserve Their Bad Reputation

When I ask my clients if there are any foods they gravitate towards or steer away from, I often get the following response: “I avoid all grains, and potatoes”, to which I reply, “Stop hating on the potato”. Most of us start off loving potatoes, maybe because of our beloved Mr. Potato Heads (such a…