Smashed Avocado Anytime Spreadable November 14

The Anything Spreadable Anytime Snack

The basic recipe of this snack/ lunch in a hurry is Spreadable something + a Base to spread on + spices + veggie/ fruit topping.  The possibilities are endless!  Spreadable examples — avocado, hummus, smashed beans, leftover lentils smashed together, nut/ seed butters.  Base examples – nori wrap, tortilla, rice cracker, good old bread.  Spices = you […]

Buddha Bowl November 10

On the fly Buddha Bowl

People ask me a lot what I eat, and imediately after how I make time for all that cooking. The secret is PREP. Give yourself 90 min 2x week, and you can have meals ready in a flash when you need them. No joke! This Buddha bowl is one of my favourite examples of the […]

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 […]