Roasted Bruschetta Orzo

July has welcomed regular thunder showers! Therefore opportune moments to fit in some BBQ time are well treasured. This humidity though – apparently I’m ‘glowing’ and rocking some serious beach hair…in Northern B.C.!? Ok, so I love bruschetta – especially the ‘garlicky slurry’ my dad adds to his recipe. Watch out though, major dragon breath…

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…

Jalapeño Cilantro Salad Dressing

If you haven’t tried this salad dressing yet, you’ll want to jump on it! *Now I can’t get that song out of my head. You’re missing out on a VERY good thing – I literally drench my greens in this stuff. In the coming days I’ll also be sharing a favourite summer salad that includes this…

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…

Nacho Cheese

I bought a jar of @truly.turmeric Wildcrafted Whole Root Turmeric Paste and knew I had to use it in one of my upcoming recipes. Beautiful product. That recipe…this velvety Nacho Cheese. I LOVE turmeric, especially when it comes in a ready to use paste. What I didn’t know when I decided to add it, how well…

Hearty Enchilada Sauce

There’s this sauce my dad would make on taco night that was SO good I couldn’t help but hover in the kitchen sneaking SPOONFULS of it as it simmered down. I loved skimming the skin that forms off the top. Super flavourful. I would totally do this whole act of “…going to chop some cilantro!”…

Romesco Bowl

Everyone needs a GOOD Romesco in their life!…for me, a good Romesco sauce is all about balance. Grilled peppers pack a TON of flavour and are slightly acidic, so the right amount of nuts and herbs can make all the difference. I actually added raw sunflower seeds & hemp hearts  for an additional boost of…

Spicy CherryTomato Spaghetti

Spicy CherryTomato Spaghetti w/ Portobello Mushroom Crisps – everyone has a favourite tomato sauce (or two). When ripe tomatoes are in abundance, that’s when I usually turn to making sauce…pasta, pizza, sandwiches, & soups. SO many tomatoes, so many options. This sauce is relatively low maintenance. No peeling, limited chopping, & shorter simmer time. AND…