Love all the colours in this one! February 27

Go-to stir fry

For me right now, simple = the best, and the only choice for family meals.  With no time to find inspiration, this is what I threw in the wok based on what I had on hand – broccoli, peppers, carrots (julienned, thanks to my lovely cooking course! and my sous-chef :)) garlic, ginger and red […]

Massaging the kale... with my little helper! February 11

Massaged Kale Salad

Have you ever tried to eat raw kale?  The taste is a little bit bitter, the texture is chewy – not the most pleasant experience.  Enter a technique I just discovered (Thanks Rouxbe Plant Based Cooking Course!) — “Massage Your Kale.”  You can do it with a plain ripe avocado, or with the juice of […]

Red lentil soup... so warming and filling! January 15

Turkish Red Lentil Soup (Kirmizi mercimek corbasi)

First off… Hi, again!  And Happy new year!  I have been totally, completely MIA for… way too long.  I got a little bit too wrapped up in work and did less of the things I loved to do… cooking, blogging, laughing, rolling around on the carpet with the kiddies, etc.  So now, it’s a new […]

Warm, comforting butternut squash soup! October 16

Thai-style Butternut Squash Soup

This might be one of the best soups I’ve ever made.  And it was ridiculously easy to make!  Delicious, easy, good for you = sold.  Butternut squash is in season right now, so I stock up at the market weekly and try to make something new.  Last week it was a curry/ rice dish… this […]

IMG_6499 October 14

Coconut-banana-cinnamon porridge

This may look like breakfast but tonight it was dinner!  Cozy comfort food really doesn’t need to be eaten at a particular hour, any time you need a hug will do just fine.  In this case, I’ve been dealing with 2 sick little bugs and 1 daddy who is on a never-ending boy’s golf trip in […]

DSC02752 October 09

Turkish Barbunya (Kidney beans)

This has become one of my go-to meals for the week.  I love it because, first and foremost, it’s really tasty!  Also,  it’s a complete meal with ample protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals.  To top it off, it’s ridiculous easy and quick, especially in the Instant pot!  This one’s for you mom… every time I eat it […]

IMG_4582 October 09

Green market fresh soup

How’s this for the easiest recipe ever… Go to farmers market.  Buy fresh green soup mix (mix of fresh herbs, leafy greens, leeks, etc all loosely chopped and ready to eat), and 2 potatoes.  Saute some chopped onions and garlic, insert fresh mix and your 2 diced potatoes, and cook with vegetable stock for around […]