Orange Fennel Salad with Hazelnut-Basil Dressing

Fennel is a newly developed favourite for me. It meets all of my criteria for my grocery list: it’s cheap, it’s healthy, and it’s versatile. It’s taste isn’t bland but it doesn’t over-power other ingredients. It can be eaten raw, fried, roasted…ok, you get the point. I like it. This recipe is great for lunches… Continue reading Orange Fennel Salad with Hazelnut-Basil Dressing

Asian Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

These mushrooms are a super-easy make ahead dish that you can keep throughout the week for lunches and dinner. The ingredients are simple—all you have to do is mix everything together, let the mushrooms soak, then grill them. You can put these sliced up in a rice bowl, on an open-faced sandwich and on the… Continue reading Asian Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

Habanero Lentils

Lentils are ugly, but delicious. Since I’ve moved houses, my cooking situation has changed significantly. . You really don’t realize how many staples you need in a kitchen to make the basic things until you don’t have them. My mom always makes stewed lentils and I’ve never been able to replicate them the exact same… Continue reading Habanero Lentils

One-Pot Brown Rice Paella

Before doing this recipe, I was looking up substitutions for saffron because of the high cost. Some people recommended turmeric and paprika for colour, but nobody had a solid solution for a replicate flavour. I sucked it up and bought saffron, and while it isn’t the highlighted taste in this dish, it definitely adds a… Continue reading One-Pot Brown Rice Paella

Gluten-Free Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’m done with all-purpose gluten-free flour. But…didn’t you just use it in this recipe? YES, fine. I did. And you know what? Even with fresh zucchini I grew myself, loads of cinnamon, sugar and chocolate chips, that grainy, unfortunately familiar texture was still there. That doesn’t mean all gluten-free baked goods taste this way, it’s… Continue reading Gluten-Free Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Super Seedy Granola

Making your own granola is surprisingly easy, fast and a huge money-saver. This recipe is very flexible to your personal tastes and takes minimal effort—just pop it in the oven  and shift it around once in a while. I’ve made other granolas with pumpkin and walnuts and one with mango, but this time around I… Continue reading Super Seedy Granola

Flourless Banana-Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins

This is a seriously healthy muffin (besides the chocolate chips, but you gotta live a little). Only a quarter cup of coconut sugar for the entire batch. Flourless. Greek yogurt. Hemp. All good things. Not like one of those muffins that is actually a cupcake disguised as breakfast—you’re not fooling me, Starbucks. These didn’t rise… Continue reading Flourless Banana-Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins