We have been in the midst of a summer heatwave and I have zero desire to turn on the stove or oven at the moment. As a result, I find myself reaching for recipes that require no heat and are quick and easy to pull together. Salads top the list, you can pair some lettuce or greens with a delicious vinaigrette, add a few different toppings and you are good to go. It's also a wonderful way to make use of the abundance of fresh greens available this time of year. My trip to the Halifax Brewery and Seaport Markets this weekend provided lots of seasonal inspiration for this delicious salad. The main focus of this salad comes in the form of cherries, which were in abundance at the market this week. I make a point of chatting with the vendors I purchase my fruit and veggies from and was…
Back in my university days I remember popping into a cafe on the University of Toronto campus to pick up a quick and filling lunch. They frequently served Italian Wedding Soup, which I was a big fan of. There was something about the little balls of chewy pasta, paired with greens and meat balls that was satisfying from both a textural and flavour perspective.
Sometimes recipes come out of happy accidents - or running out of ingredients! Today is a travel day, which requires some advance prep to ensure we have healthy options readily available while on the road.
I am a long time fan of Mexican Tortilla Soup. I used to go to a fantastic Mexican restaurant located in Downtown Calgary with my brother, their food was incredible, but my personal favourite was their rich and fragrant Tortilla Soup.
I have to admit, I have never been an egg fan. I don't care for the taste, the smell, the texture or the evil things they do to my stomach. But the one exception to that rule used to be Greek Avgolemono soup, with its lovely tang and citrus notes.
I had so much fun putting this soup together, especially because it contains some of my all time favourite flavours! I am still working my way through an abundance of zucchini, and decided to play around with a different set of ingredients and flavour profile for my soup this time around.
I am so grateful to have been gifted with large quantities of zucchini and zucchini squash from my friend's garden this year. I love roasting slices of zucchini for roasted veggie sandwiches and dicing zucchini to add to chili but I wanted to see if I could challenge myself to come up with a few new recipes to make use of our abundance of zucchini!
Fall is definitely in the air as we start to experience shorter days and colder nights. All of these shifts and changes have me reaching for my cozy sweaters along with warm and nourishing soups and teas. The inspiration for this particular recipe came from the bounty of root vegetables in our weekly CSA bag, along with a strong family history of consuming beets.
I was recently categorizing all of my recipes for my new website and realized that I have a decided lack of salad recipes (aka none). I elected to rectify this by adding one, and what better day to do so than the first day of spring?
Just when I thought spring was upon us with its corresponding smoothie and salad cravings, a Newfoundland style Sheila's Brush descended with a cold, wet and bleary day more reminiscent of November than March. As a result, I found myself reaching back in the fridge for my grounding root vegetables and miso paste.