Sunshine Smoothie

This bright and creamy smoothie is a delicious way to start your day. The Sunshine Smoothie is packed with whole fresh fruit, anti-inflammatory turmeric and tahini for flavour and extra nutrients.

Turmeric is a bright yellow spice which is renown in culinary nutrition for it’s anti-inflammatory qualities and for aiding digestion. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is more readily absorbed when combined with black pepper. So this smoothie includes this boosting spice too!

Tahini is sesame seed paste. It is a little nutty, a little bitter and deliciously creamy. It adds good fats, protein and iron to the smoothie.

Spring Asparagus

Asparagus, Stuffed Peppers and Herbed Quinoa Bowl

Spring is here and in Canada this means a fresh harvest of plantiful goodies are upon us! Asparagus is one of my most favourite spring time treats. In this recipe it is simply roasted and placed atop this delicious stuffed pepper and quinoa. The fresh herb gremolata-style sauce ties all the flavours together is also a celebration of spring. Fresh, light and delicious, you may want to double the recipe to have it on hand for plenty of leftovers.

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Creamy, Cozy, Cashew-Cheesy Cauliflower

The recipe title says it all. This alternative to Mac n’ Cheese is comfort food at it’s best. It’s creamy and cheesy but also has more health-promoting ingredients than the traditional dish. In place of pasta, I’ve used roasted cauliflower. In place of cheese sauce, I’ve modified my go-to cashew sauce, into a replica with dare I say, more flavour?

This dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb, vegan dish will have you forgetting about all those labels. All you will think about as you eat it is “mmmmmm”.

Tex Mex Sweet Potato Fries

Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Fries

In my house, we generally have some variety of tex-mex meal at least once a week (and a couple days after as left overs). One of the things I tend to make as a side to the burrito/taco/fajita/chili are these amazing sweet potato fries. I always make two sheets of them so that I have left overs for salads or grain bowls through the week. Continue reading “Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Fries”

Lemon Caper Tofu (Tofu Piccata)

Piccata is traditionally made with chicken, but translates perfectly with tofu.  I have been working on this dish for a while and hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Extra-firm tofu is dredged in seasoned chickpea flour, and then served with a lemon, white wine caper sauce.  It is perfection.  It is a great dish for spring and summer served with a side of fresh greens, asparagus and mashed cauliflower.   Continue reading “Lemon Caper Tofu (Tofu Piccata)”