Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a newfound glory in my life. Neither of my parents will eat them because they grew up hating them so much, so I’d never really tried them until a year ago when I tried roasting the individual petals and burnt them all (not a great introduction, but it was my fault, not… Continue reading Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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

Grilled Corn and Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Now that barbecue season is upon us, I feel the need to grill everything. Although most of the ingredients in this salad are raw, the grilled corn gives a perfect kick of flavour and colour. Pair that along with quinoa and a light dressing and you’ve got yourself a protein-packed vegetarian side dish for picnics,… Continue reading Grilled Corn and Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Orange, Cheddar and Pine Nut Asian Salad with Sesame

This recipe is the photo that has been the banner of my blog from day one. It’s light, colourful and packs a mix of flavours that aren’t commonly seen together. I’m heading up to the cottage for May 24 weekend, and this is the type of thing that’s perfect up there along with a veggie… Continue reading Orange, Cheddar and Pine Nut Asian Salad with Sesame