A Veggie “Meal Prep” Plan: how to stock your kitchen to eat more veggies

Jessica Penner, RDNutrition, Recipes, SIde DishLeave a Comment

With this veggie meal prep plan you’ll have 5 different types of veggies in stock so that the easy choice is also the healthy choice! This post contains affiliate links. My foundational food recommendation across the board for anyone and everyone is to always include a fruit or a veggie at every meal or snack. Does that sound overwhelming to you? With a little bit of both planning and keeping your home stocked strategically, it can be very doable! (hint: you don’t HAVE to be eating fresh produce all the time!) A little planning, a little prepping can go a … Read More

How to Roast Nearly Any Vegetable [+video]

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Roasted Broccoli

An easy tutorial for learning how to roast vegetables in the oven using my show stopping all-purpose seasoning! (This post contains affiliate links) If you read nearly any food blog post it inevitable starts with a lot of gushing about how the recipe is now this person’s new all-time favourite food ever! And then you see the next post and it says the exact same thing. The cynic in you is probably doubting how every single recipe surpasses the one before. Now that I’m a food blogger, I totally get it. When you create and test a recipe, it’s hard … 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

Sprouted Bread Recipe – herbed lentil sourdough bread

Jessica Penner, RDBaked, Recipes2 Comments

herbed sprouted lentil sourdough bread

This sprouted bread recipe makes a naturally-leavened, low-gluten bread. Nutritionally it packs a powerful punch from the sprouted lentils, packaged in the superb flavour of garlic, rosemary, and thyme.  Sometimes, some really good things can come out of a mistake…. like this sprouted bread recipe! But people hate making mistakes. I run an online program that teaches healthy mindsets  and eating habits, bringing people to a terrific relationship with food that nourishes their mind, body, and soul. One thing I’ve learned through coaching people along in their journey is this: people hate making eating mistakes. By eating mistake, I mean … Read More

Instantpot Greek Lemon Potatoes

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, SIde Dish38 Comments

Healthy, quick, and easy! These Instantpot Greek Lemon Potatoes are potato perfection! Pair with chicken souvlaki skewers and a Greek salad for a tasty meal. I’ve taken a few shots at this recipe, and you’ll be glad that I persisted, because I can honestly say now that it’s perfect! You won’t find tastier Greek Lemon Potatoes anywhere, I guarantee it! That’s a money back guarantee… oh wait, this recipe is free to read so I’m fully covered 🙂 tastier with time If you happen to have leftovers of these InstantPot Greek Lemon Potatoes, you are one lucky person. First of … Read More

Golden Cauliflower

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turmeric roasted cauliflower

Something magical happens when veggies are roasted… this golden cauliflower represents a turmeric roasted transformation into sweet, crispy morsels of goodness that melt in your mouth! This is how delicious veggies can be. I’ll roast a whole head of golden cauliflower and a large onion, and it will be devoured in two meals by our family of three! Golden cauliflower is easily the best part of any meal I’ve added it to. Roasting in the oven really does do magic to veggies. Suddenly all the bitterness disappears and the veggies are transformed into these sweet, crispy morsels of goodness that … Read More