Lemon Pesto Pasta Salad

This simple pasta salad is filling, tasty and perfect for barbecues and picnics. It travels well, tastes better with time and is a real crowd pleaser.  The pesto recipe that is used to dress the salad is a versatile recipe on its own. You can use it to flavour warm pasta dishes, in soups or even as a spread on a wrap or sandwich. Continue reading “Lemon Pesto Pasta Salad”

Smoothie-A-Day Challenge: Plantiful Smoothies 101

Join me this May for the Plantiful Plates Second Smoothie-a-Day Challenge. It is free to enter and participate!  I will send you a new recipe each week in May, and the corresponding ingredient list for the week.  All you have to do is to commit to drinking a smoothie each day in May!  You can share your experience on the Plantiful Plates Smoothie Challenge Facebook Page and get support and tips from those taking part in the challenge with you!  Look for the yellow sign up box to your right or at the bottom of this post! Continue reading “Smoothie-A-Day Challenge: Plantiful Smoothies 101”

Easter Treats: Plantiful Plates Cooking Class

PLANTIFUL EASTER TREATS

The next class in the Plantiful Plates Kitchen will feature wholesome, plantbased treats you can enjoy this Easter.  Each recipe made in class will feature techniques and ingredients that will turn Easter sweets into nutritious treats.  I will show you how to make delicious chocolates, cheesecakes and seasonally featured power balls that will satisfy your sweet tooth, yet not include any refined, are gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free.

 

Location: Plantiful Plates Kitchen

Time: Sunday, March 26th 2pm-4pm

Cost: $45 

To register, email me at michelle@plantifulplates.com by Wednesday, March 22nd.

Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili

Even though the calendar shows that we are almost into Spring, it still feels decidedly Winter-like outside.

A staple recipe that I like to make for busy weeknights, or any cool-weather evenings is chili. This version is made in a slow cooker, so set it on low in the morning and it will be ready to serve by dinner. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili”