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…

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˜‰…

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…

Ginger-Braised Brussels Sprouts

This is a truly wonderful side dish. Though Brussels sprouts are a little blah on their own, they taste delightful when properly seasoned. In today’s recipe, these baby cabbages get majorly spruced up! Combined with ginger, garlic and onion, that’s when the magic happens! This warm side dish would actually be perfect for a nice…

Heavenly Thyme-Oregano Mushrooms

Do you like mushrooms? Do you really like mushrooms? If so, then welcome to where you should be right now! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This recipe features various mushrooms in all their glory and is inspired by Chrissy Teigen’s webpage. I took this recipe and slightly modified/veganized it from her Delushious blog.ย To me, whenever a recipe isn’t vegan,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…