It's Strawberry season and if you are like me, you've probably bought way too many strawberries and they are just sitting in your fridge waiting to be eaten.
Before you go freezing those berries, here's a way you can use them up in a delicious and new way: Strawberry Dip Salsa
Strawberries as a salsa? Yea, you read that right.
Trust me after you taste this, you'll never go back to regular salsa.
The best part? It only takes like 5 minutes to make! You just chop everything up and mix!
I can't believe that it has been two weeks already since my first ever cooking demo at Simply For Life!
I am honestly so grateful for the amazing opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for good and local food with others.
So thank you once again to Colin for allowing me to host my first Cooking Class and for all those who made some time in their busy schedules to come out!
For those that couldn't make it out, I still want to share the evening with you guys! So here's a recipe that blew people's minds at the demo! It's a simple recipe really, nothing too complicated but my addition of a non traditional ingredient, kimchi, adds quite the kick to this avocado breakfast toast!
I think I might of been from the Middle East in in my past life because I LIVE for these exotic flavours and spices from Turkey, Lebanon, and the other countries in Western Asia. I am slowing learning about them and every week I dive a little more into their culinary world by cooking with their spices and foods.
This week, I put my leftover coconut butternut squash sauce to good use by pairing it up with some lentils and Indian spices to make a curry!
It was quite unintentional actually, I was actually going to cook my lentils the Spanish way but once I added coriander, garam masala, and curry to my mirepoix of onions, garlic, and ginger, I realized that I was on my way into creating more of an Indian dish than a Spanish one.
But it is times like these when I love the kitchen. There really is so much room to transform food into different dishes with a variety of flavours!
I'm always on the hunt for the next healthy dessert recipe to satisfy my sweet tooth. These Pumpkin Oat Protein Bars definitely made it into my book of healthy dessert recipes! They have the perfect amount of sweetness and are super healthy and packed with goodness like Ontario Grade A Maple Syrup, Oats, Pumpkin, and Eggs! And they are just so yummy.
I honestly think that I have chocolate once a day, whether it's a piece of dark chocolate from ChocoSol or Ambrosia , one of my Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies or a piece of my Almond Banana Bread with Whipped Honey Frosting. I need chocolate in my life. I like to think everything in moderation is okay, including indulging daily in a piece of something that sweetens your soul. And these bars are now part of my rotation of sweets during the week.
Super easy recipe to whip up too! Nothing scary or overly complicated and you will love and enjoy every last bit of the end result.
Ahh the plant based life. It’s a bountiful one for sure! There is a luscious abundance of food in any plant based meal because each vegetable brings a unique kind of nutrition and flavour to the dish.
There's a reason why Buddha Bowls are so popular in the vegan, plant based, and hippy community. When you don’t eat meat, you need a whole lot of other goodness to fill the nutrition you otherwise would be lacking! And Buddha Bowls are a perfect way to fill your a) belly and b) give your body the nutrients it needs!
One may argue that you should just eat a steak and get it over with but there is just another kind of wonderful aromas that can come from vegetables. And I am not being biased, because I do still occasionally eat and enjoy meat. (As long as its the right type of meat, locally and ethically raised!)
Ever since I found this recipe by The Minimalist Baker, I can tell you that I am obsessed with it. It’s one of my favourite recipes to cook. I literally make it every week and I still haven’t grown tired of it!
Every time I cook, I swear I become more vegan/vegetarian/plant based/whatever term you want to call it. I honestly never thought I would love eating dishes with no meat but its hard not to when you come across delicious recipes like this butternut squash risotto!
This is one of the most delicious things I've ever made, seriously. I'm not joking. It's that good! Even my sister was asking for seconds and she never eats anything I make!
With this recipe, I wanted to take advantage of the winter vegetables I had acquired in my last farmers market run and I also wanted to make something new and interesting that anyone (a meat lover and a non meat eater would love and enjoy). I found this recipe online and tweaked it a little by adding nutritional yeast and mushrooms to add a source of protein to the dish.
Ahh coffee time.
It’s probably my favourite time of day—yes, even over breakfast and brunch! Or at least on par. It’s such a treat which is why I love it. Specially If it has been a rough day, then coffee time is just what I usually need.
Nothing better than a cup of freshly made coffee with something sweet to add a little love to your day. Seriously when 4 o’clock rolls around, or sometimes after lunch time (if I’m too impatient), I get ready to have my coffee and a sweet treat.
This recipe will not only satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt but will make a lasting impression on your friends and family during your afternoon coffee/tea time!
Makes 2-3 servings
It’s hot—like really hot in Canada right now. If you didn’t know the date, you would think we were in July.
But no, we are in September, end of September and Fall is nowhere to be found in this intense heat. I am sitting outside typing this recipe for you guys and I am literally dripping sweat, refusing to go inside because you just cannot not spend days like these outside.
Since its hard to think about the Fall Harvest and crave squash and pumpkin flavored anything in this heat, I came up with this fresh but hearty salad; perfect for odd in-between seasons weather like we are experience right now. Read more to get the recipe!
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