Grilled Romaine Salad

Grilled Romaine Salad

In case you couldn’t tell, I am currently addicted to the BBQ. I’m basically grilling anything I can get my hands on – enter this grilled romaine salad. I know it might seem a little “fancy”, but I can assure you it’s actually quite basic. Romaine lettuce has taken the back burner lately with the popularity of spinach and kale, but it is not to be forgotten! Romaine lettuce not only adds some great texture, but is a rich source of vitamin A and K. So why not give it a little grill at your next B […]

essential salad dressings

Essential Salad Dressings

Bottled salad dressings are easily found in grocery stores, but unfortunately healthy options are few and far between. With refined oils, added sugars, and way too many additives, these dressings are less than ideal choices. Fortunately, homemade dressings are so easy to make, so here are 3 essential recipes to include in your cooking repertoire. Simple Balsamic Dressing6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar1 pinch sea salt1 pinch bl […]

spiced carrot salad

Spiced Carrot Salad

This tangy and simple dressing is the perfect compliment to the sweetness of carrots. A nice make-ahead salad, perfect for a summer BBQ or weekday lunches. Spiced Carrot SaladPaleo, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, VeganServe 4-6Ingredients:6 large carrots, grated1/2 cup raisins1/4 cup fresh parsley or coriander, chopped1/4 olive oil1 lemon, juiced1 tbsp. dijon2 garlic cloves, minced1 tsp. cumin […]

power bowl

Power Bowl with Garlic Tahini Dressing

The term ‘power bowl’ (or macro bowl) simply refers to a mixture of fresh and highly nutritious ingredients that are combined into a bowl for make a hearty and filling meal. Typically you will find a grain, a root vegetable, leafy greens, fresh veggies and some nuts or seeds. The nice thing about making a power bowl is that you are able to use up any odds any dinner leftovers for tomorrow lunch it is really the dressing that makes it all come together.  […]

winter salad

Winter Salad with Ginger Orange Dressing

This salad is the perfect side dish to any winter dinner, or a hearty weekday lunch. I used kale and Brussel sprouts, but you can really use any leafy greens you like. The dressing is full of winter flavours, and the ginger add some welcome spice and warmth to the dish. Winter Salad with Ginger Orange DressingPaleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, VeganServes 4-6 as a Side DishIngredients:1 head kale, washed and chopped1 cup Brussel sprouts, shredded or chopped (about 6)1 carrot, pe […]

Broccoli Salad with Tahini Dressing

Summer time calls for fresh vegetables and refreshing salads, however sometimes leafy greens get a little boring. Coleslaw is always a popular summer BBQ staple, however unfortunately all that added mayonnaise dressing is not the best option for your waistline. This broccoli salad provides a nice big crunch while providing a daily dose of greens and satisfies that creamy craving. This recipe can be eaten right away or prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge all […]

Spiced Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Spiced Quinoa & Black Bean Salad

Spiced Quinoa and Black Bean SaladServes 4Grain and bean salads are the ideal summer salad for weekday lunched. Because of their hearty texture they can be dressed ahead of time and stored in the fridge for a couple days. This Spiced quinoa and black bean salad is rich in plant based protein and therefore make the perfect office lunch or weekend summer lunch at the cottage. It can be eaten as a main course, topped with avocado and feta, or even makes the perfect cold side dish for dinner. […]