Poblano QuinoaBake

Yasss…Friday is here!! AND it happens to be a looong weekend, woot! I’m keeping things super simple (and deliciously healthy) with this Poblano QuinoaBake. If you know me, which if you’ve been following along, you likely do – I LOVE me some hot peppers…and garlic. I wanted to create a simple creamy dish that could…

WildBlueberry Amaranth Pie(?)

The name is still out on this one! I’m not sure if this delightful dessert leans more towards ‘cheesecake’ or cookie dough (pie)? The filling tastes like a mixture between the two, and happens to be SUPER creamy. It’s packed full of antioxidants & minerals. AND because it’s oil (& coconut) free – I’m counting…

Herb Sprouted Risotto & Sea Salt+Pepper GreenBeans

Kicking the week off with some Herb Sprouted Risotto & Sea Salt+Pepper GreenBeans. I have to admit that this deliciously creamy risotto is a bit high maintenance due to my choice of a sprouted flax/lentil/brown rice combo – longer cooking time, but well worth it. I prefer my rice chewy (HELLO fibre) and full of…

RoastedPeaches & Cream Overnight Oats

RoastedPeaches & Cream(?) Overnight Oats – breakfast for dinner…yep, sometimes. Just not today. Lately, most mornings have been chaos, hence why many of my posts are in the evenings. Each day is filled to the brim – ahh, life. If I don’t keep at it, the list seems to GROW. Greatly. Wish I could say the same for…

Classic (PlantBased) Spinach Salad

Classic (PlantBased) Spinach Salad – deciding on dinner?…salad is always at the top of our list. Although I LOVE to fill my bowl full of delicious combos, spinach salad is one I just like to keep somewhat simple. Between the dressing & smoky tempeh strips (thanks Lightlife!), there’s already a TON of flavour. AND with…

UradDahl Bowl

Alright. As quick as summer came – it’s now on the way out. The last few mornings have left me reaching for a sweater…brrr. I LOVE fall, so no complaints here. I’m just amazed how fast the seasons turn over. I think my garden is too. With the cooler temps, I’ve been craving more hearty meals –…

Power Macaroons

When I was first introduced to AquaFaba as an egg substitute, the first thought I had was…MACAROONS! Of course I packed them full of additional goodies including hemp hearts, flax seed, and cacao nibs. In no way do these lil’ gems compare to what you’d find in France, BUT they do make for a super…

Baked SerranoHerb Falafel

Baked SerranoHerb Falafel – still drooling over this one. I was first introduced to falafel during a night out on the town while I was living in Vancouver. It was February in 2010, the day of the BIG gold medal hockey game – the Olympics. The streets were packed with people…tourists, locals, & proud Canadians….

AvocadoBasil Pistachio Pops

When shooting popsicles in +35*C, one must act FAST. This pop had the lucky misfortune of being the stand-in (nibbled). Popsicles make for a solid challenge to get a quick focused shot. Must be all those tasty little bits in there?! As for me – over exposed, but naturally pasty so that’s partially accurate. I…

Spicy CherryTomato Spaghetti

Spicy CherryTomato Spaghetti w/ Portobello Mushroom Crisps – everyone has a favourite tomato sauce (or two). When ripe tomatoes are in abundance, that’s when I usually turn to making sauce…pasta, pizza, sandwiches, & soups. SO many tomatoes, so many options. This sauce is relatively low maintenance. No peeling, limited chopping, & shorter simmer time. AND…

Couscous Stuffed Peppers (Tabbouleh)

We’re still riding this heatwave and the air is filled with smoke – forest fires. I can only hope that everything that needs to escape, will. When it’s THIS hot out, it makes cooking with heat quite interesting. Not only am I downing the water like a tank, but my stove/oven are cooking even hotter…

FriedGreen Tomato & Avocado Salad

FriedGreen Tomato & Avocado Salad – I have the crows to thank for this one. My poor tomato plants have been regularly pillaged by the neighbourhood crow squad. This left me wandering out to the garden each morning to assess the ‘damage’. I collected any tomatoes left behind on the ground – apparently crows don’t…