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.Continue reading “Asparagus, Stuffed Peppers and Herbed Quinoa Bowl”
This bowl of soup is inspired by the weather–the April snow and ice storm we are experiencing this weekend. The white represents the snow (argh!!) and the spray of nutritional yeast and croutons represent the sunshine we should be experiencing at this time year. On a cold spring day–soup seemed to be the answer. Continue reading “Super Creamy Cauliflower Soup”
This easy quinoa salad features crisp green vegetables that say “spring is here!” This delicate salad is a crowd pleaser. Continue reading “Spring Green Quinoa Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette”
There is nothing particularly complex about these ingredients, and that’s what makes this so fresh and delicious. Simplicity allows the flavours of the quality products to shine through. Continue reading “Farmers Market Inspiration: Garlic White Beans & Mushrooms on Toast with Creamy Asparagus Soup”
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”
This delicate salad is bursting with spring flavours and ingredients. The chickpeas provide added sustenance, making this a perfect side to a delicate Mother’s Day lunch or spring bbq. To make the salad spread further, toss it with 3 to 4 cups of baby spinach or other spring green.
Squash is a fall favourite. Let me show you how to prepare 3 popular varieties and make delicious Coconut Curry Butternut Squash slow cooker soup. Continue reading “Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup”
Beets are an earthy tuber that are a good source of fibre and important minerals like folate, potassium and magnesium. As exciting as that sounds, beets are not all that popular and I’d like to change that. Continue reading “Simple Walnut Beet Salad”
Apple Nachos are a fresh, sweet and crunchy treat that make a great after-school snack…or mid-morning snack at work for adults. They also make an awesome breakfast!
Summer is here and it came in strong. The first day of summer, and the weekend leading up to it was HOT, and who felt like cooking? Not me!
Using beans as a base of a salad is a great way to make a meal-worthy dish. You can make this up ahead of time, this will only make it taste better, and it will keep for at least three days in the fridge. Continue reading “Black Bean Salad with Lime Cumin Vinaigrette”