This meal “à la carte” is a no fuss way to enjoy lunch or dinner while nourishing your body as it has a good dose of the essential macronutrients; carbohydrates, fats and protein. Barley is dressed in a Pine Nut Parsley Dressing and accompanied by balsamic roasted vegetables and cashew cheese on sourdough bread. The barley can be swapped out for your favourite grain, you can use any combination of vegetables you have on hand and the cashew cheese can be replaced with your favourite nut cheese or bean spread.
This creamy tomato and cannellini bean soup was inspired by the flavours of Tuscany. It’s satisfying enough to make a meal, yet light enough for a late weeknight dinner.
Spaghetti are tossed with lightly sauteed agretti, sundried tomatoes and garlic with a splash of lemon juice, fresh ground black pepper and chili flakes to add a kick. It’s comes together in under 20 minutes, it’s light enough for a weeknight meal, it’s fresh, tart and loaded with nutrients from agretti and the choice of quinoa and brown rice pasta. The sauteed agretti with sundried tomatoes and garlic also makes a great side dish on it’s own without the pasta.
This seasonal dish makes a great center of the table main course. Artichokes are stuffed with a mixture of almonds, bread crumbs pine nuts and herbs and seasoned with salt, pepper and my vegan walnut parm, layered over a bed of brown, red, and wild rice with spinach and baked to perfection.
This salad is refreshing, crisp and sweet and loaded with vitamin C from both fennel and oranges. The sweetness is balanced out with a light and tangy white balsamic and thyme vinaigrette. It makes a perfect starter or side salad.
This lightened up three layer lasagna is filled with artichokes, leeks and a creamy and flavourful vegan bechamel that has been infused with the seductive aroma of saffron.
This grain free warm roasted vegetable “couscous” salad has all the goodness of cauliflower, brussels sprouts, arugula, chickpeas, almonds and dried apricots and is simply dressed with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar cream for a light yet satisfying cool weather salad.
This bright green tapenade is loaded with the goodness of artichokes, pistachios, and parsley with a rich texture and hints of lemon and garlic. It’s sure to be an impressive appetizer and crowd pleaser at our next gathering.
This tangy pesto is packed with the nutritious goodness of dark leafy green Tuscan Kale and loaded with vitamins and minerals and delivers a good dose of chlorophyll. Tossed with Orecchiette pasta and topped with a vegan Walnut parm it makes a great meal for any occasion.
This hearty soup is made with brown lentils, sweet potatoes, and tuscan kale and seasoned with za’atar spice and herbamare for a comforting and satisfying one pot meal that’s packed with protein, fiber, and several essential vitamins and minerals.