Pesto & Pea Pasta

Pesto & Pea Pasta

Buckwheat noodles are currently my noodle of choice. Energizing and nutritious, buckwheat is often used as an alternative to rice or made into porridge. In Asian cuisine, buckwheat noodles are a very popular choice for hot broths or chilled salads, also referred to as soba noodles. Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat.Buckwheat is a gluten-free grain, that is in fact a seed, and a member of the rhubarb family. High in protein and rich in flavonoids, manganese and magnesium, buc […]

Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos

Coconut Crusted Fish Tacos

Since I was a kid I’ve always enjoyed taco night dinner, but this recipe is a far cry from that Old El Paso kit!  It seems fish tacos are the “it” food of 2016, popping up on restaurant menus near and far. Typically battered and fried, a fish taco can punch way above it’s weight in calories, not always making them a healthy option. However, these spiced coconut crusted fish tacos involve no frying at all; just a little baking and a little broiling, making them a healthy homemade Mexican fea […]

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl

Dahl, which is also often spelled dhal, daal and dal, is a rich and thick lentil soup very common in Indian cuisine. Depending on the region, the manner in which it is made can vary, so this is my personal take on an Indian dahl. Full of lentils, this dish is rich in plant-based protein and full of fiber making it a hearty lunch or dinner.  Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato DahlThis recipe uses yellow lentils, but you could easily substitute for red lentils if t […]

tray bake salmon

Tray Bake Salmon

A simple one pan weeknight dinner that is full of flavour without the clean-up! Tray Bake SalmonGluten-Free, Dairy-FreeIngredients:2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling1 tbsp balsamic vinegar10 baby potatoes, halved1 tsp dried oregano2 salmon fillets20 green beans, trimmed10 cherry tomatoes, halvedJuice of 1/2 lemonSea SaltFresh PepperInstructions:Preheat oven to 375°F.Toss the potatoes and 1 tablespoon of olive oil onto an baking sheet, and season with salt […]

Bean & Beef Chilli

Red’s Bean & Beef Chilli

Chilli has always been a winter staple for me, my mom used to make it for us, and although I probably like mine a lot spicer now, it always reminds me of home. Most chilli recipes call for a lot of beef, and a touch of beans, but I like to turn my recipe on its head. A half serving of beef and a double portion of beans makes this dish a protein powerhouse and the perfect winter dinner. Red’s Bean & Beef ChilliYou can easily omit the beef all together in this recipe and add another ca […]

Curried Honey Mustard Chicken

Curried Honey Mustard Chicken

This recipe was given to me by a friend’s mother about 10 years ago and I have been using is ever since. With only 4 ingredients, this marinade is simple for anyone to make, and can really be used for a variety of different meats. If you are weary of the amount of butter in the recipe, read this blog post, and if you are concerned about the honey, you need not be. When buying honey, try and buy local, raw and unpasteurized honey as it provides a multitude of health benefits, and remember that th […]

thai red prawn curry

Thai Red Prawn Curry

A little something I like to call – “Curry in a Hurry”. Curry paste is one of the few condiments I like to keep in my fridge for a quick and tasty dinner. Most brands are free of additives, added sugars and preservatives and added to a broth of coconut milk with ginger, garlic and lots of veggies can make a delicious weeknight meal!  Thai Red Prawn CurryGluten-Free, Dairy-Free, PaleoIf you are not a fan of seafood, this recipe can easily be made with chicken, beef or even a vegetari […]

Za'atar Roast Chicken

Za’atar Roast Chicken

This recipe is inspired from a Gordon Ramsay recipe that I found while living in England. Unfortunately the cookbook I bought in England is not available in Canada, so I figured I would share my own interpretation of his recipe with you all! I’ve mixed up the flavour a little bit to offer a bit more of a Middle Eastern Vibe. I’m a big fan of Lebanese flavours, and adding the za’atar seasoning to this recipe really hits the spot. Za’atar seasoning is a spice blend commonly used in Middle Eas […]