Quinoa kale salad

Dijon-Lime Quinoa Salad

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This quinoa salad is a perfect side for a barbecued chicken dinner or grilled burgers!  The recipe makes a lot of food, which is fabulous because the salad also makes a delicious packed lunch. I have been doing a lot of camping this summer, and this quinoa salad has been a staple to bring along for the road.  It helps to …

Slow cooker vegetarian chili

Hearty Crockpot Vegetarian Chili

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This recipe makes a hearty batch of delicious, hearty and nutritious chili. It makes for great packed lunches and provides for a lot of leftovers, which I love because the flavours continue to meld in the fridge and it tastes even better the next day. I like to serve this crockpot vegetarian chili topped with fresh avocado, which adds a nice, …

Immune boosting salad

Spring Salad with Garlic Miso Dressing

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This salad is perfect for a delicious lunch or a patio dinner with friends on a sunny summers evening. It makes for a satisfying meal, and the garlic miso dressing is one of my absolute favourites! It is incredibly savoury and delicious, while also being amazing for your health! The salad dressing contains raw garlic and ginger. Ginger helps to clear the lymphatic …

Easy homemade guacamole with spinach

Simple Spinach Guacamole

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One of the best parts about this recipe is that it only takes 5 minutes to throw together!  The spinach guacamole can be enjoyed as a spread for sandwiches, a topping for burgers or as a dip for raw veggies or tortilla chips.  Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse and is an excellent source of iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, vitamin K …

Healthy vegetarian chili

Simple Vegetarian Chili

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This simple vegetarian chili makes a perfect meal now that the weather is getting a bit cooler. The recipe was inspired this evening by the ingredients that I happened to have in my cupboards and fridge. I threw a few things together, and it turned out to be delicious! This chili has a hint of sweetness and isn’t too spicy. …

Kale salad

Crunchy Kale Salad with Savoury Miso Dressing

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This salad makes a satisfying main course or a delicious side dish!  The key to a tasty kale salad is to massage the leaves with your hands to break down it’s otherwise fibrous nature.  After washing the kale, tear it into bite sized pieces and work it with your hands, gently kneading and squeezing it.  Massaging the kale for 2-3 minutes …

Curried sweet potato pasta

Creamy Roasted Garlic & Red Pepper Sauce With Sweet Potato Pasta

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This sweet potato pasta dish is a delicious substitute for grain-based pastas. The sweet potatoes are a vitamin and mineral rich source of fibre, and make for a satisfying base for this dish. If you have never used vegetables in place of grain-based pastas, I encourage you to give it a try!   To make the sweet potato pasta, you …