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”
Holiday entertaining time is fast approaching. Here is a recipe for a sweet potato appetizer that you can serve. It is a healthy and totally delicious starter that will add a pop of colour to any appetizer tray and wow your guests will a big flavour. Continue reading “Sweet Potato Appetizer”
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”
Green beans are a popular vegetable around our dinner table. Generally I serve them steamed with a sprinkling of himalayan salt and cracked black pepper. But this salad is worth veering off the course of tried and true.
Veggie burgers are not only a summer staple around our house, but year round. This easy everyday veggie burger is my go-to one that I serve as a traditional burger, as a stand alone patty, crumbled in a salad for lunch the next day, and even baked in mini-cupcake tins for kid-appeal.
Summer barbeque season is in full swing and one of my favourite quick and easy veggie burgers is the oh so simple portobello mushroom burger. Portobello mushrooms have hearty texture and mild in flavour. They absorb flavours, such as marinade and stand up well to grilling.
As a meat burger alternative, they offer a great canvass for all sorts of delicious plantiful toppings. Continue reading “Simple Portobello Mushroom Burger”
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”
This recipe is like spring in a bowl. It is fiddlehead season, for this week at least, and this dish highlights these tasty late spring veggies. I love those times of year when we can enjoy food that has a only a narrow window of opportunity like fiddlehead. I may only have one or two meals of fiddlehead each year, in late-May to early June when we get some in our local organic produce bin, so I love to come up with dishes that will showcase them.
Continue reading “Fiddlehead Zucchini Noodles”
If you haven’t tried making polenta before you really should, it can be used as a canvas for many plantiful creations. One of my absolute favourite ways, is to grill it and top it with fresh, grilled veggies.