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…

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…

Pho Soup

Pho is a Vietnamese soup, which happens to be Vietnam’s national dish, and understandably so! ย Vietnamese people often start off their day with this soup, and consume it at any and all points throughout the day. Again, totally get it! ๐Ÿ™‚ This soup is often consumed as street food in Vietnam. It became popular worldwide…

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…

Thai Coconut Soup

Coconut. Enough said. This Thai coconut soup will transport you to the land of elephants, beaches, Buddhism (which is practice d by 95% of the population), 1430 islands (the most famous of which being Koh Phi Phi), full moon parties, mountain ranges and delicious vegetarian food. Traditional and home-made Thai food is quite healthy, as…

Pomegranate & Sweet Potato Tajine

I’m a big fan of tajines – but today’s really takes the cake in terms of originality! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This tajine is not only insanely delicious, it contains a long list of healthy nutrients such as protein, antioxidants, iron, calcium, soluble fiber, complex carbohydrates, etc. It is the perfect meal for your Meatless Mondays and is…

Montreal Eats: Aux Vivres

One of the pioneers of vegan restaurants in Montreal is Aux Vivres, circa 1997. This eatery serves up some of the best plant-based brunch, lunch and supper in town, and does so in a cute 50’s diner-style decor. The red-leather booths and metallic accents remind me of a classier Nickel’s. On the menu, you will…

Ginger Cinnamon Cupcakes

Ginger isย my jam, for so many reasons. More than anything though, its flavour is beautifully unique and aromatic and lends itself to so many types of cuisine and baking. Today’s recipe is for puffy, filling and festive cupcakes.ย ‘Tisย a sophisticated twist on traditional cupcakes with bursts of assertive crystallized ginger speckled throughout these beauts. These tasty…

Copenhagen Foodie Life

One of my hubby and I’s favourite places in the world is Copenhagen! This is why we decided to go back for a 2nd time in 2015 (#addicted? #yes!). Copenhagen is exactly what we look for in a city – which is probably why we half-jokingly talk about moving there every other day. Its citizens…

Holiday Cranberry-Cashew Bliss Bars

These bars are the perfect way to use up those cranberries you bought but don’t know what to do with. Let’s be honest, it can get tricky finding uses for these tart little berries. This is why I’m plopping a cran recipe on the blog today, and combining it with orange for a magical result….