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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

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

Raw Daikon Salad

Raw Daikon Salad

Daikon is a type of white radish cultivated throughout Asia. It is supposed to have a milder flavour than red radishes, but I still find it rather spicy to eat raw. Since I prefer dressing my salads/vegetables with citrus juice rather than dressings or sauces, I quickly discovered that the acidity in lemons seems to … 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 areΒ so crisp, refreshing, and hydrating! They are often commonly included in salads and sandwiches, bringing moisture andΒ 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 reallyΒ 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

Tons’o’Greens Soup

Tons’o’Greens Soup

I bought a big bunch of kale the other day that seemed to wilt and start to go bad much faster than normal. I’ve never used kale in soup before – mainly because I prefer it raw – and decided it was time to make a soup loaded with lots of greens. And somehow make … Continue reading

Curried Broccoli Fried Rice

Curried Broccoli Fried Rice

I made a big pot of delicious basmati rice on the weekend and had quite a bit left over that needed to be used up. It’s been a bit cool and rainy the past few days so I was craving something warming, energizing, and satisfying, and after a long day of work followed by an … Continue reading