Roasted Eggplant and Pomegranate Salad
The pop from the pomegranate “jewels” pairs so perfectly with the creamy eggplant in this delicious dish. Use it as a starter salad or a dip for veggies, chips or crackers.
Kale & Sweet Potato Slaw with Cranberries and Pecans
This is a really hearty salad for any meal! And yes ... the sweet potato is added raw and it is delicious!! Bring this salad to your next potluck and you will be the hero! This will make a very large salad, but it will keep in the fridge for a few days if you have leftovers.
Leek and Potato Soup
A deliciously creamy and comforting classic!
Lemony Celery and Portobello Salad
This is a great change from a routine green salad. It is really easy to put together and it is really fun to eat, really fresh, lemony and crunchy!
Boston Lettuce Topped with Cremini Mushrroms
A great simple side salad to serve with a pizza or quiche!
Zaatar Tomato - Cucumber Salad
This is a really simple salad to put together, but extraordinary because of this incredible spice mix Zaatar. It really makes the salad special! It’s a great addition to any brunch table or a side salad with a nice dinner.
Creamy kale Soup topped with Kale Chips
This is a great soup to serve as a first course if you want to really impress company! The delightfully creamy soup is topped with an unusual soup topper- kale chips. They add a slight crispness in every bite that brings this soup to a whole new level! The soup can be prepared a couple of days in advance, store in an airtight container in the fridge. Just before serving heat the soup and top with the kale chips. If you prefer you can also pass around the chips and allow guests to top their own bowls as they please.
Mini Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Tarts
For this recipe I made 6 mini tarts using these adorable 5 inch molds that I bought! It makes a really nice presentation for an appetizer or light lunch. If you prefer however you can also make one large (12 inch) tart instead.
Roasted Tomato and Poblano Soup
Roasting the tomatoes before processing them in the soup brings out their natural sweetness and bold flavours. This is a great soup to make in summer when you can buy big boxes of fresh tomatoes in the farmer’s markets for very little money. In this version of the soup I added poblano peppers for a touch of earthy heat. This soup is a real winner!
Arugula, Fig and Green Apple Salad
This is a great salad to impress guests for a special occasion dinner! The sweetness of the fresh figs pairs so beautifully with the tart apples and slight bitterness from the arugula. Make it when fresh figs are in season!
Raw Beet and Fennel Slaw with Asian Vinaigrette
In addition to being really crunchy and delicious, this salad is a colourful addition to any buffet table! The Asian vinaigrette adds a bit of a surprise factor to these crunchy fresh veggies!
Crispy Panko Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
These mushrooms are heavenly! They make a great vegetarian main course, with a side salad or you can serve them as an appetizer for an upscale dinner party.
Eggplant and Tomato Towers
This recipe will really wow your guests! It is just so beautiful and has such deep and complex flavours, but yet it is just so easy to prepare!
Cucumber Sesame Salad
This is a really nice refreshing picnic basket salad! For this salad I used a spiral veggie slicer to get the cucumbers so thin. If you do not have one, you can use a mandolin or just a very sharp knife and slice as thinly as possible. This salad can keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Carrot, Lentil and Ginger Soup
Roasting the carrots and onions brings out their natural sweetness and really enhances the flavour of the soup. I also snuck some lentils into the soup to add more protein and make it heartier!
Creamy Leek and Celery Root Soup
This is a great alternative to the classic leek and potato soup. Celery root is much healthier than potatoes and it has such a soft and creamy flavour. It is a bit of a weird looking vegetable, but don’t be scared of it – it’s delicious!
Roasted Carrot and Dill Soup
I love roasting carrots to bring out their natural flavours and sweetness! In this soup, you won’t believe just how well the fresh dill pairs with the carrots!
Colourful Spring Salad
This salad is a great side salad for a barbecue because of the vibrant colours and fresh crunch it offers. It can also be nice to pack for a lunchtime healthy meal.
Insalata Caprese (Tomato and Bocconcini Salad)
This is a very classic Italian appetizer salad, made up of sliced tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella or bocconcini cheese. It is a beautiful salad as it is designed to look like the colours of the Italian flag (Red, white and green). It is also delicious as these ingredients pair so well together!
Roasted Tomato Soup
This is a light soup with incredibly deep flavours! That is thanks to the caramelization achieved by roasting the tomatoes on high heat before pureeing them.