Rice and bean dish

Rice and bean dish

I am all about minimal dishes when it comes to food prep. I’ll definitely eat a salad right out of the mixing bowl and potentially will attempt to cut veggies without a cutting board meaning I’ll cut in the air or just on the plate I am going to use. Does...
Chickpea meatballs

Chickpea meatballs

We are wrapping up this month of meatless recipes with these chickpea meatballs. I have truly enjoyed branching out and including more plant-based protein on our menu. I think a lot of people are also trying to include more in their lifestyle and that’s great....
Butternut squash tomato pasta

Butternut squash tomato pasta

I am really digging this new trend of legume based noodles! While I am sure they have been around for some time, they are for sure gaining popularity and why wouldn’t they. They are typically packed with over 20g of protein, which in my book is awesome...
Black bean and cauliflower tacos

Black bean and cauliflower tacos

A few years ago, I would’ve told my husband I was making meatless tacos and he would’ve laughed and told me to stop kidding and throw in some shrimp or something. Funny enough, he brought up how he thought we should include more plant based protein in our...
Chickpea curry

Chickpea curry

I usually like to rotate meats when I build my meal plans. I would normally include a few days of chicken and salmon, some white fish, turkey and pork. It pays off that we shop at Costco for meats since we normally always have a decent stock around in the deep freeze....
Broccoli spinach soup

Broccoli spinach soup

We’ve almost made it! The end of January is near. I know it’s the case for a lot of people, to just feel like this month will never end. I mean, I get it. You enter this new month with a holiday withdrawal. And while schedule it good to get back to, there...
Sweet potato and red lentil curry soup

Sweet potato and red lentil curry soup

I know I am probably the 5397th Albertan to complained about the weather but seriously, this has been a cold one. We are definitely feeling the cabin fever over here. While the kids can be entertained semi-easy and you can take them places to burn off energy, the dogs...
Black bean soup

Black bean soup

This one is a huge favorite in our house. And when I say that I don’t mean just for my husband and I. I am also referring to both kids. While it’s not very surprising that my youngest loves it – that kid will eat anything presented to him, and I...
Spiral vegetable pie

Spiral vegetable pie

I mostly pry myself on creating easy recipes for you guys. But I’m not gonna lie, this one doesn’t necessarily fall under this category. Well okay, it is technically a fairly easy recipe to make, it is just very time consuming to build. I was looking for...
Yellow beet and orange salad

Yellow beet and orange salad

I don’t know about you guys but I am a sucker for a colorful salad. There is no room for boring salads at our table, and that also goes for big family dinners. We usually always like to have a salad as a side. It has always been a given. I’m guessing it is...
Yam casserole

Yam casserole

While every holiday come with their general traditions, I love how every family introduces their own. From fun activities to unique side dishes, no two families celebrate the same and I think that’s what makes this time of year so special. From the moment my...
Tomato farro soup

Tomato farro soup

I don’t think I could come out and say there is a best soup out there, but there is something to be said about a nice warm bowl of tomato soup. I don’t know what it is about soup but it just makes me feel so cozy just thinking about it. Or maybe it is the...
Warm baby kale salad

Warm baby kale salad

I have talked before about our bodies craving warm or cool foods depending on the season. And fall is the perfect example for this. Fall is usually synonym of soup season, or the good ole crockpot usually comes out of the cupboard a little more often. While salads...
Roasted cauliflower and butternut squash soup

Roasted cauliflower and butternut squash soup

I have this tradition, if you can call it that, to batch make a bunch of soups and stock up the freezer. I think it started a few years back when I got a job working in an office. After a summer of eating my life in salads, I needed something else but still was...
Green bean and tomato salad

Green bean and tomato salad

I’m sure I can’t be the only one trying hard to hold on to that sliver of summer we are having. Conveniently, our garden took forever to get going and is just starting to produce a half decent crop. So cue in all the fresh veggies. If you’ve been...
Peach and tomato gazpacho

Peach and tomato gazpacho

My husband always jokes that he doesn’t understand people who drink Caesar’s. It’s like a cold tomato soup and that makes no sense to him. So when I told him we were having gazpacho – which is a cold soup – for dinner last week, he...
Cauliflower spinach smoothie 

Cauliflower spinach smoothie 

Don’t get me wrong, I love veggies! But some days it seems to be harder to get them in then others. On those days, I’m glad you can’t pretty much hide just about anything in a smoothie if the combination of ingredients is just right. Speaking of smoothies and...
Thai coconut curry soup 

Thai coconut curry soup 

Soups are a huge favorite in this house. Well mostly with me but as long as there’s meat in them my husband will go along. Until this recipe came along! He really loves this one and so do I. This soup most definitely has a bit of a kick that is complemented so well by...
Roasted red peppers and chickpea sandwich 

Roasted red peppers and chickpea sandwich 

Sandwiches are a popular option when it comes to lunch food and that’s probably because they are easy and convenient to make. And the combinations are endless from PB and J to ham and cheese and everything in between. I love a good sandwich like anybody else but I...
Roasted cauliflower curry

Roasted cauliflower curry

I don’t know about you but I tend to be a visual eater first. I mean, what better feeling than eating a plate full of vibrant colors. It just makes me feel like by eating the rainbow I’m getting the most out of my food nutrition wise. And while that may be true,...
Vegetable Miso Soup

Vegetable Miso Soup

We’ve talked about the benefits of probiotics for immunity before but did you know they can benefit your body through pregnancy also? Studies have shown a few benefits of including probiotics in your diet when you are pregnant. Besides the fact that it could...
Carrot, ginger and turmeric soup

Carrot, ginger and turmeric soup

Winter is just the perfect time for soup! This one is especially warm and comforting. Exactly what a soup should be! Sweet from the carrots with a little kick from the ginger, this soup also has amazing health benefits. Turmeric is quite the ingredient! It is known to...
Grapefruits and greens

Grapefruits and greens

Yesterday’s blog post was all about the benefits of antioxidants for the flu season which is upon us, but also for fertility support. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out already, you can here. Like I promised, here’s an easy recipe to include...