KitchenSink Salad w/ Nutty SesameGinger Dressing

KitchenSink Salad w/ Nutty SesameGinger Dressing – the ‘KitchenSink Salad’ is used by my dad to define salads that are thrown together based on what’s currently ‘fresh’ in the fridge. You’ve got it…i.e. leftovers. The Broccoli Salad made earlier in the week left me with a few extras + the addition of freshly chopped romaine…

Fiddleheads & the AncientForest

The Land of Fiddleheads & Fairies – nah, no fairies BUT definitely fiddleheads! I can’t help but stare in awe. Every year around the same time (a little late this season) I hike the Ancient Forest, the world’s only inland temperate rainforest, just to visit the fiddleheads. They’re EVERYWHERE. There’s a part of me that…

Roasted Yams w/ Pomegranate, Goats’ Cheese, & Dressed MixedSprouts

Cooler temps. today but that doesn’t stop us from taking things to the pergola. Enjoying some Roasted Yams topped w/ PomegranateSeeds, fresh Goats’ Cheese, & some lightly dressed MixedSprouts. Simple, balanced, tasty, and filling! Perfect for a day like today. This is an easy one to throw together when company stops by. There are SO…

Broccoli Salad w/ SesameGinger Dressing

Broccoli Salad w/ SesameGinger Dressing…this salad will have you eating broccoli like it’s nobody’s business! Expect questions if they catch a whiff of that dressing – yum. AND those colours. I find people either love broccoli or…well, don’t. My favourite part are the florets. As a kid, I would fill my plate and leave behind the…

Gummy Bears *PlantBased

Gummy Bears *PlantBased…they’re nothing new – BUT the flavours sure are!! I took my Gummy Bear making experience as an opportunity to play around with some of my favourite flavours: TurmericGinger & Coconut, BeetRoot, AND Tropical VitaMatcha (added vitamins). Yeah I did! Rather than loading them with refined sugar and gelatine, they’re packing their natural…

BasilChive CashewCream Spaghetti & Meat(less)Balls *Gluten Free

BasilChive CashewCream Spaghetti & Meat(less)Balls *Gluten Free. In all honesty, I felt just a little awkward typing the title for this one. Maybe it’s because I had a flashback to when I was writing the SuperRaw Energy BALLS post?! Ok, you know me by now – I had some leftover The Converter (Veggie) Burger patty…

The Converter (Veggie) Burger

I’ve been calling this one – The Converter (Veggie) Burger. Toppings…AlfalfaSprouts, Avocado, RedOnion, & BasilChive CashewCream. Talk about weekend vibes on a Wednesday! All that is missing is a lakefront view and a cold drink (nah…pitcher! So hot still). I’m fairly picky with my veggie burgers. I’ll eat almost anything *plant based, but when it…

ChocolateChip Cookies *Dairy&Gluten Free

ChocolateChip Cookies…chewy, nutritious, & flavourful! They’re also dairy&gluten free. The *SeedMix I used for the Amaranth Cakes (see previous post), well the leftovers had me up early creating these cookies. SO glad I did. I understand including an ingredient like my SeedMix in a recipe isn’t conventional but when it comes to health, for me,…

Amaranth Cakes w/ Tomato CashewCream Sauce

Amaranth Cakes w/ Tomato CashewCream Sauce nesting on a bed of fresh Spinach. When I eat pasta dishes at my parents, they come served on a bed of greens. I think it’s an attempt to ensure that the salad lovin’ gems of the family get their fix. Well, it definitely works! Here, I’ve omitted the…

BBQ Corn w/ BasilButter + CoconutPineapple & Ginger Smoothies

HappyHour at thecrimsonsink…pretty well looks like this! BBQ Corn w/ BasilButter + CoconutPineapple & Ginger Smoothies. I’ve upped my intake of pineapple over the last few weeks not only because it seems to be ‘in season’ but it also apparently does wonders for inflammation – something I’ve dealt with due to catching strep back in…

Organic free-range EggTaco(?)

Organic free-range EggTaco(?) stuffed with Alfalfa Sprouts, Roasted Yam, FireRoasted Salsa, SpicyChickpeas, & AvocadoAlmond Cream. Yep, there’s definitely a trend here. Using up those leftovers!…and when they taste that good – yum. This one was devoured out on the deck early in the morning when the sun was just rising, birds were chirping away, and…

Fully Loaded SpicyChickpea Lettuce Tacos

The heat wave continues & these fully loaded SpicyChickpea Lettuce Tacos make for one tasty refuel after a long day of dodging those rays. The addition of fresh FireRoasted Salsa & AvocadoAlmond Cream are right on point. I naturally gravitate towards using big leafy greens for ‘tacos & wraps’ – I think it’s the crispness?…or…