My favourite 'slaw' option! This cleansing apple, carrot, beet, parsley and lemon slaw is one of my favourite from-scratch options as a side dish/salad, or topping on a burger, in tacos, or in a wrap! And...it's perfectly suited to the warm, sunny days of spring and summer when you most often crave the crisp, refreshing and cleansing food options! As it's quick-and-easy to make, is fiber-rich (supportive of digestion) and oh-so-fresh-and-tart tasting, it's most definitely 'Je
Today's blog post is short and sweet! Homemade salad dressings are incredibly easy to make at home and are a logical way to really reduce refined sugar, refined sodium, industrially refined/processed oils and food additives and preservatives from your day-to-day diet.
So, today I introduce to you my (plant-based) Caesar salad dressing option that takes just minutes to make in your blender! Enjoy! Garlicky Creamy Caesar Dressing Yield: approx. 1 1/2 cups Prep Time: approx.
Mmm! One of my FAVOURITE lunch ideas! Kelp noodles are a fantastic alternative to pasta noodles or rice noodles - a low-carb, low-calorie option with a glassy appearance! They have a neutral taste, taking on the flavour of the ingredients they happen to be combined with, Found at my local health food store, you can expect to pay a higher price point, which, in my household, makes them more of a periodic treat than a regular purchase! Pictured below is one option I've found at
It was time to create a new salad recipe! Cue my “Warm Winter Spinach Salad w/ Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette”! What I love about this salad, beyond its vibrant colours, is the combination of cooked ingredients (i.e. roasted butternut squash, red onion), ever-so-slightly warmed ingredients (i.e. baby spinach, carrot, toasted slivered almonds) and raw ingredients (i.e. orange, avocado and a creamy and tangy dressing)! The result is a satiating meal or side dish that fuels with plenty
As a nutrition practitioner and educator, one of my inevitable professional goals is to have my work published in various types of literature in my field - cue new recipe development for various Canadian publications! This new recipe, focused for print magazine, cookbook publication and web-based publication is this gorgeous, colourful, fresh and cleansing Golden Beet & Berry Salad w/ Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette! Be sure to take a look at some of the benefits of a few of the key
BUH BYE, CALGARY WINTER!!! Let me count the ways in which spring is REFRESHING! With this particular change in season, that is so anxiously and excitedly anticipated after a long, cold and DRY winter(!), comes a change in key foods and a need to CLEANSE and HYDRATE the body! So, inevitably, out come even more green juices and smoothies, beets (can’t wait to get my hands on some golden beets at my local farmers’ market) and salads that wake your body UP from its recent hibern
In keeping up with the experimentation with fennel this weekend, and in looking for new spring/summer salad ideas that utilize some of my most favourite flavours, I turned to this vibrant and refreshing Honey Lemon Fennel Slaw! The recipe of inspiration comes from Chef Michael Smith, a Canadian chef, nutritional activist, food media producer and host on the Food Network. The honey? A deliciously smooth honey from Petroni Vineyards in Sonoma Valley, California...a picturesque