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…

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˜‰…

Gumbo Gumbo

February is heart health month and to kick it off, I give you … (Mardi Gras snare drum drumroll) … ย gumbo. Who’s with me? If you haven’t heard it through the grapevine, gumbo is a thick and tangy stew seasoned with creole herbs. In fact, gumbo is so delicious it has been made Louisiana’s official…

Broccoli, White Bean, Mushroom & Garlic Fritters

Brunch just got sexy. Put on your fluffiest slippers, pour yourself a hot cup of coffee and getย frying! I love brunch. To me, brunch is about more than the food being served, it’s about who you are sharing it with. Brunch is worth waking up for, on those lazy weekend mornings when sleeping in sounds…

Mint Chocolate Chip Green Monster Smoothie

When I was younger, my favourite ice cream flavours were cookie dough, Superkid (a.k.a. all the artificial/chemical flavours and colours in the world gathered into an ice cream) and mint chocolate chip. I tended to gravitate more towards the latter. For some reason, mint and chocolate are just so good together. Mint choco chip and…

The Power of Plants

When I was studying Biochemistry back in Quebec City, I took a history of pharmacy class out of personal interest, which was the only class I failed in my life, might I add (the prof swore there would be no dates on the final exam which counted for 70% of the final grade – turns…

Taste The Rainbow

Taste the Rainbow for Optimal Health Taste the rainbow, I say. And I sure am not talking about Skittles here. Y’all thought I was gonna feed y’all candy? Nope. Nor do I mean a literal rainbow (good luck). When it comes to slowing down the aging process, it’s good to seek out different antioxidants in…

Why Anti-Inflammation is Necessary for Everyone

When I tell my patients that a food is beneficial for themย because it is anti-inflammatory, many of them look at me like I`m from Venus (which I am, and men are from mars, right? :P). Most people assume that if they don’t have arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease, they don’t need anti-inflammatory foods. False. To…