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”.

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)”

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”