Charred Corn Chowder

Alright. Before I get started on today’s post, I want to send out MUCHO love. Not sure if I say it enough, but I’m SO grateful for you all and SO appreciate hearing about your success with my recipes. They’ve brought me health, happiness (who doesn’t love a GOOD kitchen party?!), and have conquered some…

Thai Rice Bowl

Welcoming SUMMER like…! The temps have dropped for June (as usual), and I’ve been craving foods to warm my core. This Thai Rice Bowl is one that I chowed down on just the other day – brown basmati rice topped with tomatoes poached in a creamy/slightly spicy peanut sauce (packing cilantro + jalapeño) AND a…

Roasted CherryTomato Pesto

It’s (finally) SPRING! For me, Spring is all about simple sides like this Roasted CherryTomato Pesto. The warmer temps turn me into a cheerful content grazer rather than the better be BIG hungry beast winter weather seems to attract (cue Godzilla clip). The cold just makes me SO hangry?! It doesn’t get much easier than…

the classy Seitan Rueben

Oh, hello you. I’ve been calling this one the classy Seitan Rueben. Ever since I can remember, mustard was my #1 condiment choice (really, is there any other?). When it came to building this rueben from scratch, I knew I needed a Creamy GrainyMustard to make up for any lack of melty cheese. I also…

Creamy Jalapeño Macaroni

Getting up close & personal with THIS bowl of Creamy Jalapeño Macaroni! Yep, I LOVE my spicy peppers. These noodles may be sporting a healthy dose of green, but don’t be fooled – the ‘heat’ factor is WAY low. This macaroni is full of that dreamy jalapeño flavour with little to no heat once cooked….

Creamy WiltedSpinach w/ Poached Cranberries

As soon as I saw a whole stockpile of fresh organic cranberries hit the shelves at my local grocers back in December, the first recipe that came to mind was this comforting combo. Many of you have likely figured out that I LOVE variety – texture, flavour, colour…you name it. I find meals, such as…

Poblano QuinoaBake

Yasss…Friday is here!! AND it happens to be a looong weekend, woot! I’m keeping things super simple (and deliciously healthy) with this Poblano QuinoaBake. If you know me, which if you’ve been following along, you likely do – I LOVE me some hot peppers…and garlic. I wanted to create a simple creamy dish that could…

WildBlueberry Amaranth Pie(?)

The name is still out on this one! I’m not sure if this delightful dessert leans more towards ‘cheesecake’ or cookie dough (pie)? The filling tastes like a mixture between the two, and happens to be SUPER creamy. It’s packed full of antioxidants & minerals. AND because it’s oil (& coconut) free – I’m counting…

AvocadoBasil Pistachio Pops

When shooting popsicles in +35*C, one must act FAST. This pop had the lucky misfortune of being the stand-in (nibbled). Popsicles make for a solid challenge to get a quick focused shot. Must be all those tasty little bits in there?! As for me – over exposed, but naturally pasty so that’s partially accurate. I…

Cream of ZucchiniLeek Soup

Cream of ZucchiniLeek Soup – I can’t believe I’m thinking SOUP during a HEAT WAVE (brow wipe). Good thing this one tastes just as good lukewarm – room temp. in my case. I’ve been seeing so much beautiful fresh produce, including these zucchinis, I just had to put them to work in a recipe. Leeks,…

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip *Plant Based. This classic appy seems to be a favourite for many. It would have come in SO handy at Mabel Lake. Over the weekend, I met one of my cousins son’s who has a fairly severe intolerance to dairy and eggs. There was so much food lying around from…

Creamy Summer Fettuccini

One taste of this pasta – and you’ll be dreaming about it the next day. When cooking, the smell alone…drool worthy. This Creamy Summer Fettuccini is featuring fresh cherry tomatoes, red onion, capers, garlic, lemon juice, basil, dry white wine – I know, & cashew cream. You won’t be able to plate it fast enough!…