Turmeric Falafel Bowl

Jessica Penner, RDDinner, Meatless, Recipes, SaladLeave a Comment

Turmeric Falafel Bowl (vegan, gluten free)

This turmeric falafel bowl is vegan soul food in a bowl! Fresh greens, earthy beets, and sweet dates compliment the spicy falafels and umami filled dressing. “With dishes as tasty as this turmeric falafel bowl I could definitely go vegan!” True words I spoke to my husband today. But then we had a good chuckle because he knows how much I also love fine European cheese, and going out for a special steak dinner. So no, while I don’t foresee myself ever excluding myself from animal products entirely, we do eat a lot of vegan meals in our house. I … Read More

Mango Quinoa Salad -Thai Inspired!

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, Salad3 Comments

Mango Quinoa Salad -Thai Inspired

A tasty Thai inspired mango quinoa salad filled with juicy mangoes; crisp red peppers, and creamy cashews; it’s good for your health and soul! I love Thai Mango Salad. I love Mango Quinoa Salad. Put them together = mind blown. It’s just perfect on a hot summer day…. or any time! I’ve certainly made it in the dead of winter just to insert a bit of a tropical feel inside the house, even if it’s a polar vortex outside! Feel free to add chicken or shrimp to kick it up a notch and add some extra protein and minerals. Why … Read More

Barley Salad with a Garlic Lemon Dressing

Jessica Penner, RDMeatless, Recipes, Salad4 Comments

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

Raspberry Pretzel Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

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raspberry pretzel salad

A healthy raspberry pretzel salad that’s worthy to be called a meal! Contains heart healthy ingredients to nourish your body and delight your tastebuds! I bought some pretzels to make these adorable reindeer celery sticks. At the same time, I was making a salad to go along with the meal and a brainwave hit: PUT THE PRETZELS IN THE SALAD! Why had I never thought of this before? Pretzels are perfectly crunchy and salty like a crouton! Not to mention that they’re so, so tasty! Side note: If you think this reindeer is cute and you want more FUN FOOD … Read More

Savoury Turmeric Salad Dressing (vegan)

Jessica Penner, RDDip & Spread, Recipes, Salad5 Comments

turmeric salad dressing

Reap the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric spice in this super simple turmeric salad dressing! It’s a savoury vegan dressing full of umami flavour.  I’m experiencing a major crush on salads right now! In winter I usually switch to going nuts on soups,  but this year salads are making a major appearance at our table! It may be because salads are a good reminder of summer… which I’ve desperately needed with this -40C cold snap Winnipeg’s been going through! The headlines over Christmas highlighted the fact that it was colder in Winnipeg than both the North Pole and Mars. Yup, somehow … Read More

10 Easy, Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Jeremy PennerRecipes, Salad3 Comments

raspberry pretzel salad

Improve your nutrition by making your own salad dressings! It’s SUPER easy to whip together these healthy salad dressing recipes!  Your salad is only as good as your dressing. Mediocre dressing equals mediocre salad. Delicious/amazing/fantastic dressing equals delicious/amazing/fantastic salad! I didn’t start to LOVE salads until I started to make my own salad dressings. Homemade dressings are so fresh and full of flavour! Bottled dressings are drab in comparison. The good news? It literally only takes 5 minutes or less to make your own salad dressing! Even the laziest of cooks can find 5 minutes to spare, right? how I … Read More

DIY Healthy Salad Mix (costco copycat)

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DIY healthy salad mix

Four reasons to make your own DIY healthy salad mix: save time, save money, reduce food waste, and eat more veggies! I was super inspired by Susan from A Little Nutrition when she posted on Instagram about making her own salad mix and how it lasts longer than either pre-bagged mix or even whole heads of lettuce or bunches of greens. She said it lasts 10 days in the fridge! Could this really be true? I was a little sceptical but also really hoped it was true so I had to try it out for myself. Why did I doubt? Susan … Read More