Easy White Beans in Tomato Sauce

White beans in tomato sauce. So easy. Inspired by Greek Gigantes Plaki, this is a super simple recipe for roasted beans in tomato sauce. With the flavours of oregano and subtle smoked paprika (a Spanish touch) this recipe is so easy to make, in one pan in 45 minutes. With only 126 calories per serving, this bean and tomato...

Minestrone Soup with Rice and White Beans

EIt’s about time I added a traditional minestrone soup recipe to this blog. Minestrone is a hearty Italian vegetable soup made with a tomato-y broth and either pasta or rice. For this recipe I choose rice -- natural short grain rice, which is my absolutely favourite kind of rice. And since minestrone was traditionally made to use up leftover...

Oven Roasted Pumpkin with Chili, Almonds and Feta

Say hello to my new favorite way to enjoy oven roasted pumpkin. Imagine...Hokkaido pumpkin, sweet red onion and almonds tossed together with pure Canadian maple syrup and olive oil, then sprinkled with chili flakes and seasoned with salt and pepper. All roasted till tender then sprinkled with feta cheese, parsley and a good drizzle of freshly squeezed lemon juice...

Curry-Coconut-Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato

This curry-coconut-lentil soup is so vibrant and is so creamy delicious! It is packed with flavour thanks to garam masala curry and spices. And sweet potatoes and coconut milk gives it a smooth and velvety consistency. Curry-coconut-lentil soup comes together in 1 pot and is easy peasy! You start by sautéing onion, garlic, and ginger until tender. Then add the spices,...

Lacinato Kale Pesto – quick, easy, delicious!

Lacinato Kale Pesto is a spin on the traditional Genoese pesto. Take some green leaves, extra virgin olive oil, some pine nuts, a little garlic, add some Italian aged cheese and you have yourself a green sauce that will elevate any dish and will give you those healthy fats and polyphenols you need on a daily basis. The green...
Beetroot Salad with fresh Herbs Parsley, Mint, Cilantro)

Beetroot Salad with Fresh Herbs

This simple beetroot salad with fresh herbs makes a great side dish for a BBQ, potluck or picnic…or simply as a fall side dish. This has been my go-to salads lately since I have been getting loads of beets (with fresh beet greens!) from my organic farm delivery. And this time of year, I also love to take advantage...
Tomato Nectarine Salad with Chickpeas, Almonds & Herbs

Tomato Nectarine Salad with Chickpeas, Almonds & Herbs

Tomato Nectarine Salad, because juicy nectarines, heirloom tomatoes, chickpeas, red onion, roasted almonds, basil and mint definitely go together, right? Yes! They do. :) Fresh summer ingredients tossed together with a drizzle of your best olive oil and red wine vinegar make an incredibly simple and delicious summer salad. One that can be enjoyed on the hottest of days....
Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

Tomato-Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mint

This tomato-melon salad with crispy prosciutto and mint screams warm weather! Yes, this is the time of year for something fresh, summery, light and quick to prepare. This recipe utilizes simple ingredients, actually just 6 ingredients in all, and only about 15 minutes to prepare. That’s fast. It is made up of the fabulous combination of sweet cantaloupe with...
Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

Warm Smoked Salmon Niçoise Salad

This salmon Niçoise salad is a little less than traditional, but like the original it is a fantastically tasty and a terrific summer salad. Okay, I did retain a detail or two. There are boiled potatoes and green beans. And instead of tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, I decided to use green asparagus. And a final detail. My Niçoise salad...
Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

Asparagus Salad with Mixed Beans, Lemon and Herbs

Asparagus salad – quick, simple and SUPER delicious. I absolutely love recipes like this...ones made of just a few fresh ingredients prepared in a simple manner. Yes, that's this! The stars here are: steamed green asparagus, fresh herbs (parley, dill and mint), sweet and crunchy red pepper and a mix of beans (chickpeas, white beans and kidney beans). All...
Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber, Avocado & Mint

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber, Avocado & Mint

Watermelon Salad with Feta, Cucumber, Avocado & Mint – a summer classic made with just a few ingredients and ready in less than 15 minutes. It’s a simple salad made with cubed watermelon, cucumber, avocado, mint and crumbled feta. And because I love my greens, there’s a handful or peppery arugula. Healthy and delicious watermelon is such a wonderful...

Summer Salad with Strawberries, Tomatoes, Mint & Basil

Summer in a bowl is what this salad with strawberries, tomatoes, mint and basil is! This salad is loaded with fresh strawberries! And then there are sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, mint, peppery arugula and toasted pine nuts. All of which is tossed together in a super tasty balsamic vinegar dressing. This combination is truly irresistible. And summer salads...
Roasted White Asparagus Soup (Vegan)

Roasted White Asparagus Soup (Vegan)

This recipe for roasted asparagus soup is one of my favorite spring soups! Roasted white asparagus, a little dill and a hint of lemon are a sensational combination. And the best part is that this soup tastes creamy, but in fact it is 100% dairy-free. Whether served as a delicious starter or light main course, asparagus soup always tastes...
Pear Fennel Salad with Sumac and Mint

Pear Fennel Salad with Sumac and Mint

This pear fennel salad is one of my stand by favorites that can be made in a matter of minutes. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients: fennel, pear, mint, and red onion, then tossed with a simple lemony sumac vinaigrette. Fennel’s faint licorice flavor and crisp texture is the perfect complement with pear. And because this dish...
Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern

Savoy Cabbage Soup with Grünkern. Okay, this soup is not going to sell itself. But let me say this... if any cabbage soup is going to satisfy your hopes for a tasty cabbage soup, this could be the one. Although it’s undeniably healthy, this soup is not to be confused with the famous cabbage soup diet. There’s nothing sacrificial...
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts and Poppy Seed Dressing

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts and Poppy Seed Dressing

Not only is this beet salad gorgeous, it also has a delicious poppy-seed dressing that makes it sing! Then there’s the roasted hazelnuts, creamy goat cheese and fresh herbs that transform an earthy root vegetable into something simply glorious. Yes, I know that not everyone likes beets but when cooked right, and paired with the right things, beets taste...

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