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 […]

Green Smoothie Bowl

Green Smoothie Bowl

A simple green smoothie bowl recipe with toppings of your choice! Because sometimes you want a healthy breakfast that tastes like ice cream. Green Smoothie BowlPaleo, Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-FreeIngredients:1/2 banana, frozen works best1/2 avocado1 scoop VegaOne Coconut Almond (or protein powder of your choice – vanilla flavour would be best)1 large handful fresh spinach1/2 to 1 cup of water or non-dairy milkOptional Toppings: Berries, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, h […]

shakshuka

Red’s Shakshuka

Brunch is without a doubt my favourite meal. I love waking up on the weekend, going out for a workout, and coming back to whip up and chow down on a delicious feast. Eggs are my go-to weekend meal, but I do like to mix them up a bit more than the simple scramble. So a big ol’ brunch of shakshuka does just the trick for me. If you new to shakshuka, it’s actually a lot more simple than it sounds. A staple in a lot of North African cuisines, it is a dish of is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce […]

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 […]

spiced red lentil soup

Spiced Red Lentil Soup

Lentils are one of my favourite winter ingredients, and this recipe is a constant rotation in our kitchen. A member of the legume family, lentils are high in protein, rich in fibre and come in a variety of colours from brown to green to red. Using red lentils in this recipe makes it a speedy soup to prepare, and just one cup of lentils can create a week’s full of lunches. I love making a double batch of this simple soup, and freezing half of it for later. This recipe is a family staple […]

rainbow sauerkraut

Rainbow Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut’s literal translation from German is “our cabbage”, and is traditionally fermented with juniper berries. Sauerkraut is commonly made with green cabbage, but can be made with any colour cabbage or even a combination of flavours. The health benefits of sauerkraut are numerous, check out my blog post about fermentation for all the details. Rainbow SauerkrautGluten-Free, Paleo, Vegetarian & VeganNote: When fermenting, it is vitally important to use the b […]

Salted 'Caramel' Oatmeal

Salted ‘Caramel’ Oatmeal

Oh yes, it taste as good as it looks, folk. The great news is that it is sooo much healthier than in looks! Three very simple ingredients take a humble oatmeal to a whole new level – the perfect weekend breakfast. Salted ‘Caramel’ OatmealServes 1​IngredientsOatmeal1/2 cup rolled oats1 cup almond milk1/2 tsp cinnamonChopped nuts of your choice – I used hemp seeds and almonds.Caramel1 heap tbsp tahini1 tbsp maple syrup1 pinch sea saltDirectionsIn  sauce pan, heat almond to […]

asian salmon

Asian Salmon

I looooove this recipe. I mostly used this marinade on salmon, but I know it also works well on shrimp or chicken. A few ingredinent whisked together create an incredibly flavourful marinade with a delicious Asian twist. Asian SalmonPaleo, Vegetarian, Gluten-FreeServes 4Ingredients4 salmon fillets2 tbsp dijon mustard3 tbsp tamari (or gluten-free soy sauce)5 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp sesame oil2 gloves garlic, minced1 inch ginger, gratedDirectionsPre-heat oven to 400 degrees celsius.Finely min […]

kale and white bean minestrone

Kale & White Bean Minestrone

Good ol’ minestrone. A childhood classic, with a bit of a twist. The typical minestrone soup is a combination of a simple broth, a mixture of veggies with a little noodle or rice. I’ve mixed this version up by simply swapping the noodles for some cannellini beans to help kick on the protein content, and included some kale to add some much needed greens. Kale & White Bean MinestroneVegetarian & Gluten-FreeServes 4-6Ingredients2 tbsp butter or olive oil1 leek1 carrot1 celery stalk1 […]

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 […]

brussel sprouts

Sea Salt Roasted Brussel Sprouts

In my opinion, Brussel sprouts have gotten a bad rap. Perhaps it’s the cooking method of choice, boiled and steamed sprouts are definitely not the most flavourful option, and bring back memories of childhood nights being forced to sit at the dinner table until we have cleaned our plate. Looking like miniature cabbages, Brussels sprouts are actually members of the cruciferous family of vegetables and are closely related to cabbage as well as kale, collard greens, and broccoli. […]

coconut butternut squash soup

Curried Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

A simple seasonal soup that is rich in flavour and packs a real nutritional punch.  Loaded with powerful antioxidant vitamins A and C, this soup is the perfect recipe to help you beat the cold weather flu. The recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer to keep you going through the week.  Curried Coconut Butternut Squash SoupGluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan & PaleoServes 6Ingredients:1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed1 yellow oni […]

Morning Glory Muffins

Red’s Morning Glory Muffins

Muffins are delicious. There is no two ways around it. But one of the reasons that they are so delicious is that they are effectively cake – not so healthy. The traditional muffin recipe is loaded with white flour and lost of sugar, making it pretty poor breakfast or snack option. The Morning Glory Muffin is my absolute favourite muffin, it’s pretty much loaded with everything but the kitchen sink and makes a real satisfying snack. Legend has it, the Original Morning Glory Muffin &nbsp […]

Chia Spice Smoothie

Chai Spice & Everything Nice Smoothie

Chai is one of my favourite spice mixtures; spicy, rich and warming, it makes a delicious tea, latte or addition to any flavourful dessert. Unfortunately, store bought lattes and smoothies are often made with chai syrup, loaded with added sweeteners and sugars making it a unhealthy option. Fortunately, with the mixture of a few simple spices, you can create your own anti-inflammatory chai blend at home, and this creamy chai smoothie really satisfies a sweet tooth! Chai Spi […]