Beet and Orange Salad with Goat Cheese

I truly think that beets are underrated. They are so easy to make, taste so delicious and are so healthy. I know that many find them to be too “earthy” tasting for their palate, but that is exactly why you need to pair them with something sweet…like an orange! It may seem like an unorthodox…

Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagne Roll-Ups

Sometimes I pretend I’m on the show Chopped and I try to use ingredients in an innovative way. Like lasagne noodles for example. Why lay flat, when you can roll, baby. Thaz right. The layers in this lasagne aren’t lookin’ like a sedimentary rock, nuh uh. They are more like a snail shell. Yah feel…

Tortiglioni in Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Shoutout to pasta for being the most consistent love I’ve ever had. It’s never let me down and that’s how I know it’s real. “Tortiglioni” is really hard to say. It looks kind of like rigatoni, so I may just stick with that if I ever have to say it out loud. I use Molisana’s…

Vegan Ginger and Roasted Carrot Soup

Guys, I have to tell you a secret – I’m obsessed with ginger. I put it in a good percentage of my soups. Every night, I boil water and pour the water over a hunk of ginger that I’ve peeled and cut in half. I would eat it in any sauce. I’d eat it outside…

Make-Ahead Vegan Sweet Potato Salad

Here is the perfect plant-based side dish for this year’s lonely Easter dinner. It is perfect because: You can (and should) make it the day before It is 100% vegan It tastes like traditional mayo-based potato salad, but healthier It’s a smaller batch (you should be social distancing!) I love potatoes of all kinds, yet…

Lemon Caper Pasta

Hi, my name is Kelly, and I am a rule-abider. It is March, 2020 and I am self-isolating. I am aggressively washing my hands. I’m FaceTiming my friends. I am using what’s in my pantry for meals, instead of venturing out to the grocery store. I may still have fresh and frozen vegetables in my…

Gourmet Adult Grilled Cheese with Quick Tomato Jam

I always say that I could be a vegan if it wasn’t for cheese. More specifically, grilled cheese. Can’t stop, won’t stop. You might be wondering how I have the audacity to post a grilled cheese recipe. An easy, classic that everyone knows how to make. Well let me tell you, I’m audacious! And this…

Crockpot Ginger and Turmeric Immune-Boosting Soup

Soup. Soupa-doop. Soupa-doopa-doopa-doop. Grab your salt ‘n pepa (get it?!) and let’s finish off this last month of winter with some cozy, comforting, cold-fighting soup! Nineteen. More. Days. Although I love living in a country that experiences four diverse seasons, winter is always way too long. And as a teacher, it’s hard NOT to pick…

Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry

I think it is safe to say that one of my favourite continents for food inspiration is Asia. Thai, Vietnamese, Israeli, Japanese…and today – I’m Indian-inspired. A land of spices and flavours. I’m in love with warm curries, samosas, chutneys, naan bread, paneer, rice…everything. It’s so good. And since it is very cold and snowy…

Orzo, Halloumi and Roasted Grape Salad

At the beginning of January, I was all – “One carb per day,” and now I’m all – “One carb per meal.” It just feels good, okay?! Enter: Orzo. A little rice-shaped pasta that absorbs flavours and makes a perfect side dish or salad. Cooking orzo is easy – Just add some olive oil to…