This delicious and nutritious salad celebrates the humble, and seasonal Kohlrabi – a versatile vegetable, that is part of the brassica family (along with broccoli, kale, cauliflower etc.). Once peeling the beautiful kohlrabi, please do not toss away the green tops – as they can be chopped up and sautéed, or added to soups/stews – […]
This creamy, and delicious protein-packed chocolate pudding is fantastic when you want a simple, satisfying healthy dessert. Silken tofu can be easily stored in your pantry, so there is no stress about it going bad. Getting good quality cacao powder makes all the difference in the recipe, as it masks the subtle taste of tofu, while adding most of the flavour to the dessert. Maple syrup is my go-to sweetener, being an unrefined lower-glycemic sweetener that blends beautifully with most ingredients.
I used a high-powered Vitamix (for extra creaminess!) but if you don’t have one – opt for a food processor, and scrape down the sides as you mix. Top your edamame hummus with toasted sesame seeds or za’atar (Middle-eastern thyme/sesame spice)! While regular chickpea hummus is always delicious and nutritious, this edamame rendition is a […]
Herbed tofu ‘ricotta’, fresh basil, tomato sauce, grilled seasoned eggplant. Make the walnut ‘parm’. To a food processor, add 1 cup of raw walnuts, 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, and a big pinch of salt – pulse until it forms a crumble. Set aside in the fridge. Roughly cut up a block of firm (organic/GMO-free) rinsed […]
This bright and delicious berry dessert, is made from nutritious whole foods – with no refined ingredients. Composed mostly of nuts, dried fruit, berries, and a little maple syrup – to sweeten the creamy cashews. The frozen berries, fresh lemon and ginger, provide plenty of flavor, and balance the natural sweetness of the recipe. Texturally, the […]
I used organic raw sesame seeds from Montreal’s Prana Bio, however you can use any non-roasted sesame seeds available. Cheesecloth can be purchased at many health food stores, and speciality food shops, or ordered online. I got mine at PA Nature! Soak the sesame seeds for 8-hours. Do this overnight, or start soaking in the morning – […]
Inspired by the flavors of both Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, I wanted to create a protein-packed, plant-based comfort dish, that featured: Creamy cashew ‘cheese’, roasted peppers, caramelized onion, meaty tempeh crumble, and socca aka chickpea-flour flatbread. Each nutrient-dense bite is rich in flavor and texture – so one slice goes a long way! Socca is a versatile base for many different savory combinations. Once you prep the flatbread/s, feel free to add whatever toppings you enjoy! Adjusting this recipe to suit your personal preferences. You can also just use the cashew cheese, and/or the tempeh crumble recipes – to incorporate into plenty of different dishes! Keep each component separate, to assemble into multiple meals throughout the week- making the most of your precious time in the kitchen. As always, my goal is to provide you with healthy culinary ideas, to inspire your whole food, plant-based cooking!
This simple 4-ingredient plant-based dessert is composed of nutritious ingredients, and is quick and easy to prepare. These apricots make a wonderful edible gift – a real crowd-pleaser! Inspired by middle-eastern flavors, which often feature pistachios and dried fruit – I wanted to create a sweet and salty bite, with multiple textures. Naturally ‘packaged’ in individual bites, you can enjoy 2 or 3 chocolate-dipped apricots and feel satisfied!
My ode to spring! This light, seasonal dish offers a mix of nutrient-dense vegetables, and different textures – providing energizing nourishment, without overloading your digestive system. The fermented miso also provides probiotic benefits, supporting the gut/body during the seasonal transition. As we move into warmer weather, and away from heavy winter meals, we can start incorporating more fresh, and lightly cooked whole plants into our diets – like this! These vitamin, mineral, and fiber-rich foods are immune supporting, that are especially supportive during ‘allergy season’. Eating (somewhat) seasonally, allows us to rotate our diets – obtaining a wider spectrum of nutrients, and making our meals more varied and interesting!
A true celebration of cauliflower, this nutritious and hearty side-dish is a satisfying addition to your lunch or dinner ‘bowls’. Enjoy it with a protein source like lentils or beans, grilled tofu/tempeh, quinoa, farro or buckwheat groats. Roasting cauliflower brings out its natural sweetness, which is delicious with the warming spices it’s coated in. The salty capers provides a burst of flavor, along with the fresh parsley, and bright lemon. The almonds provide crunchy texture, along with some healthy fats and protein. Make enough of each component, to assemble and enjoy for 3 days worth of meals!