Category Archives: Mains

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 05

Courgette stuffed with mushroom, quinoa & herbs

I found these chubby little courgettes at the market, and they just begged for someone to lop their tops off and stuff them!  Right?  Just look at them. Since it’s mushroom season and the market stands were full of every kind imaginable, the stuffing began to crystallize in my mind… Mushrooms, sage, parley, shallots, garlic with […]