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Mango and Blackberry Salad with Ginger

Mango and Blackberry Salad with Ginger

I was in the mood for something really tasty and refreshing the other day and, glancing at the ingredients I had on hand, decided to make this mix of fruits and veggies to go with my homemade veggie smoothie and spelt-crusted pizza for lunch. At first I was going to slice the cucumber and radish … Continue reading

Pinto and Navy Bean Soup

Pinto and Navy Bean Soup

Spring has definitely sprung, but amidst grey skies and cool winds the other day a big bowl of soup was in order. I decided on a delicious bean soup and, feeling my body a bit yang-dominant as of late, I was compelled to add some yin strained tomato to the pot to balance it out. My … Continue reading

Velvety Carrot Soup

Velvety Carrot Soup

I know this is my second carrot soup recipe on the site so far, but it turned out so different from my last carrot soup I just had to share a post about it. Not to mention how delicious it was with flash-boiled broccoli in it for my lunch today! Carrots and onions are root vegetables, … Continue reading

Glazed Roasted Carrots & Sweet Potato

Glazed Roasted Carrots & Sweet Potato

Mmmm… another play on allowing simple flavours to speak for themselves! I had a sweet potato to use up and was inspired to bake it with a bit of a sweet, indulgent twist. When is coconut oil not a good idea to use in cooking your vegetables? Not only does it add a wealth of … Continue reading

Roasted Beet and Yam

Roasted Beet and Yam

I’ve done very little cooking with beets. This is partly due to the fact that we never had them at home growing up so I’m not familiar with them at all. It is also due to the fact that I was never too crazy about beets… I love soups, but borscht was never one of … Continue reading

Kale: Infused with Coconut Oil

Kale: Infused with Coconut Oil

I was inspired to try cooking my kale infused with coconut oil. The idea had been lingering in my head for quite some time and, with the cool weather we’ve been having lately, my body was craving the heat and healthy fats. I had half a bunch of kale waiting to be eaten and decided … Continue reading

A Deliciously Bright Way to Enjoy Cucumbers

A Deliciously Bright Way to Enjoy Cucumbers

Cucumbers are so crisp, refreshing, and hydrating! They are often commonly included in salads and sandwiches, bringing moisture and great flavour. I have this seemingly unusual preference to honour the beautiful flavours naturally graced to vegetables rather than covering them up with dressings or sauces. Not that dressings or sauces can’t also be delicious! Not everyone shares … Continue reading

Flash-boiled Kale and Raspberries

Flash-boiled Kale and Raspberries

This is a snapshot of my quick lunch the other day – fresh juice, crispy vegetarian samosas, and a big bowl of kale prepared in a way I’ve felt inspired to try all summer. I wanted to lightly cook my kale and coat it in fresh raspberry – I had a feeling that the simplicity … Continue reading

Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup

Carrots are delicious. Raw, cooked, sweet, savoury – the options for using carrots are absolutely endless! I was feeling a really clean and warming savoury carrot soup when I made this batch. I’ve seen many chefs make their own rendition of carrot soups and everyone seems to do it a little bit differently. Some simply boil … Continue reading