Roasted Bruschetta Orzo

July has welcomed regular thunder showers! Therefore opportune moments to fit in some BBQ time are well treasured. This humidity though – apparently I’m ‘glowing’ and rocking some serious beach hair…in Northern B.C.!? Ok, so I love bruschetta – especially the ‘garlicky slurry’ my dad adds to his recipe. Watch out though, major dragon breath…

Taco Salad

One look at this Taco Salad and my mouth is watering – yum! Can you see the crisp fresh romaine lettuce peeking through all of those toppings? Yep, it was tossed in that JalapeñoCilantro Salad Dressing I posted the other day. That’s what takes this Taco Salad to the next level – tastefully dressed greens….

Mediterranean Zoodles

Coming at you with this HOT MESS – Mediterranean Zoodles…ok, mixed in with some (rice/quinoa) spaghetti noodles. Have to have some pasta in there! This is one of our go-to pasta dishes for the warmer months. Just look at ALL of those flavours!…AND simply dressed in a mixture of garlic, fresh lemon juice, sea salt,…

Spiced Apple Cake

As a kid, I had this love/hate relationship with apples. They were my parents quick solution to tide-over a hungry child. For the record, I was still hungry. My lunchbox always included the same – bologna sandwich (no, thank you – tradesies), a fruit rollup, and an apple. The apple was the ONE item I…

Cabin Cobb Salad

Breakfast, lunch, dinner – this salad can pretty well fit in ANYWHERE. Cabin Cobb Salad. I tacked on ‘cabin’ simply because I eat a few variations of this salad, and brekkie at the cabin is usually (scrambled tofu) eggs + smart bacon. Thanks LightLife! This salad is always a favourite as it sports ALL of…

Tortiglioni w/ *Roasted CherryTomato Pesto

Let there be PASTA – you had to see this one coming! Still riding the wave of easy eats, and what’s easier than tossing some al dente pasta in with the Roasted CherryTomato Pesto I whipped up the other day. Fridays are ALL about welcoming the weekend by calling your crew, kicking up your feet,…

Butternut Squash Romesco Soup

I don’t know about you, but the hour change is hitting me HARD (…zzz). It’s simple meals like this Butternut Squash Romesco Soup that keep me nourished during my more spent days. I just LOVE sauces like romesco – packs on TON of flavour, good for DAYS, and SO versatile. I always have some sort…

Artisan Beet Burger

BEET Burgers – one of my all time favourites. AND apparently, I’m not the only one. Hi Anne! This isn’t my first burger that features beets. I posted THE Converter (Veggie) Burger last year – yum. Unlike THE Converter (Veggie) Burger, this Artisan Beet Burger contains just beets – and an apple, aside from a…

Pistachio Encrusted Broccoli w/ Harissa Mayo

Happy Monday! Before I get into today’s post, I’d just like to say Thank You. I ‘ve been receiving multiple notifications regarding my recipes/posts – shared, tagged, made. I’m over joyed to share something I enjoy SO much with likeminded people. Super cool. What a true pleasure it is to also experience many of you…

THE (Green) Sides + Crispy Harissa Tofu

THE (Green) Sides topped with some Crispy Harissa Tofu – this was dinner a couple nights ago. As I scratched my head trying to decide what to make, I realized my fridge was packed with fresh goods that my dad had taught me to cook – sautéed garlicky kale, blanched sesame asparagus, roasted broccoli, and…

Tomato Cream Masala Curry

The winter weather doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. It’s FREEZING out, and I can’t help but hope all have a warm place to tuck away. For me, it’s with my pups nestled around the fire. This day, I happened to have a hearty bowl of Tomato Cream Masala Curry in hand. I…

the Seitan Roast

This, for me, was a VERY interesting culinary experience – Seitan Roast w/ a MushroomPeppercorn Gravy. I know many plant based foodies are very familiar with seitan. Moi…not so much. This was my first, and I couldn’t believe how similar the results were to something you’d find in a deli – we’re talkin’ well cured…