barley salad with a garlic lemon dressing

Barley Salad with a Lemon Garlic Dressing

This barley salad has a delightfully unique texture, and when drizzled with its garlic lemon dressing, snaps you into spring with a fresh finish of crispy veggies. What makes the best chocolate chips cookies? You might think of having high quality ingredients or the right mix of ingredients, but the real answer is… Texture! A crisp, overbaked crumbly cookie is worthless, in my opinion. A soft and chew chocolate chip cookie? Divine! So… what do cookies and salads have in common? Texture! I used to make this salad with couscous, but I realized I could make it even better by using … Read More

japanese cabbage salad -healthy and easy

japanese cabbage salad

Sesame and almond flavours dominate this Japanese cabbage salad filled with plenty of veggies and healthy plant proteins and fats.  We’ve been eating this salad literally everyday for the past week.  Because it’s THAT GOOD and we can’t get enough of it. But, also because there’s enough here to feed an army and we’ve only got 2 1/2 people in our house…. Make sure you have a large bowl ready for this one! It’s a perfect recipe to bring to a potluck and feed a crowd. Because it’s THAT BIG. But, also because it tastes best on the first day. … Read More

healthy broccoli salad with berries

healthy broccoli salad with berries

This healthy broccoli salad has a yogurt and almond butter dressing for a healthier fat profile and is filled with fresh anti-oxidant rich summer berries!  What defines summer for you? For most people: good times at the lake, soaking up some sun, throwing a frisbee, meandering down trendy streets with gelato in hand, or enjoying a picnic in the park.   I love all those things too! But for me, summer means berries! I don’t shell out the money to buy them at imported prices throughout the year. Too expensive, and they never taste as good as when they’re in … Read More

tomato bean pasta bake

tomato bean pasta bake

Feed your whole family for less than $5 with this hearty, delicious pasta bake! If this were the 70s I’d happily call this a casserole, because let’s face it, that’s what this is. But I just can’t seem to call a recipe a casserole. It’s this weird hangup I have with the word. I’m just going to go and blame it on how I hated when the food on my plate mixed together when I was a kid so casseroles were the ultimate food to be feared.  Speaking of fear, don’t be afraid of this short list of ingredients! On the surface, it … Read More

orange poppyseed protein waffles

orange poppyseed protein waffles

Greet your morning with the bright flavour or oranges and nearly 20g of protein! Tasty on their own or with a smear of berry jam. Important questions to ask someone you’re dating to figure out if they’re “the one”: do you want kids in the future or not? are you a home body or do you like to travel? are you a spender or a saver? do you prefer waffles or pancakes? Marriage advice from a food blogger: if you’re going to be spending a lot of lazy Saturday mornings together you don’t want every weekend to begin with the “waffle or … Read More

thai green curry lentil soup

Thai Green Curry Lentil Soup

A flavourful, spicy soup with basic ingredients you probably already have in your house! Except the green curry paste. You might need to check out the ethnic food aisle in your local grocery store for that one! The up and down weather of spring has me wanting hot and cozy soup one day then a big, fresh salad the next.  Do your food choices follow the temperature on any given day?  This soup really warms you up. The spice from the curry paste is just enough to make you breathe a little fire. If you’re sensitive to spice I’d recommend cutting the … Read More

freezer breakfast burritos (vegetarian)

black bean salsa egg burritos

Keep these breakfast burritos in the freezer for a quick, filling, and nutritious breakfast! 20g of protein in each burrito! When a baby is born everyone thinks of doting on the mother and the baby.. but what about the dad?  It’s the mom who’s checked in at the hospital so she gets the comfy bed and meal service. The dad gets a little fold out chair to sleep on (if he’s lucky).  The baby is closely monitored to make sure he or she is eating well. But who’s making sure the dad gets something to eat?  The day before my … Read More