Carrot & Meatball Pasta Salad

It’s sometimes hard to remember or even want to slip enough veggies into your daily meals, without the right planning. As adults it can be difficult, which means even more so for kids. I threw this together in an appealing way, so as to make introducing some healthy nutrients a little easier for the young…

Cashew Cream Spaghetti

By now, I have experienced the benefits of veganism first hand. When done right, a few weeks on a vegan diet can boost your mood, energy levels, and combined with a regular amount of exercise can have you shedding the pounds quicker than you realize. One run-in I’ve had with the diet, however, is how…

Blueberry and Cranberry Chia Bars

I’m a big fan of sweet treats that are easy to throw together, and even more so when they happen to be healthy. Dates are an extremely popular fruit in the Middle East, where I’m currently working because of the huge volume of date palm trees. They’re high in fiber and can be used as…

My Minestrone

Minestrone – a traditional, thick Italian soup – consists usually of many vegetables like beans, onions, celery, carrot sticks and tomato, with added rice or pasta, or sometimes both. There have been many different varieties of minestrone created down through the years, with every different twist as interesting as the other. Most people stick to…

Blueberry Oat Scones

Oats have long been a life-saver for me when it comes to cooking. From using them as an affordable way to start my day as a student with porridge, to blending them into a flour to bake a healthy loaf, to making a bulky and filling smoothie and making these decadent yet super easy scones….

Sun-dried Red Pesto

Pesto has always been one of my favorite condiments. The original form consisting mainly of basil, garlic and olive oil is what first got me hooked; eating it in the most peculiar of ways has caused many to question me before! I love substituting it for things like butter and mayonnaise as I feel it…

Mango and Kale Smoothie

When I first became aware of the health buzz surrounding kale, I didn’t enjoy the taste and had a difficult time introducing it to my meals. Kale chips can only get you so far before give up and into your sweet potato fries again. I’ve noticed though, that kale can easily be hidden behind beautiful…

Sweet Potato Fritters

Sweet potato is another favorite healthy carb of mine because of its health benefits and the many ways in which it can be used. I’ve recently snuck it into some sweet baked recipes such as my Sweet Potato Brownies, but this time I’m cooking with it in savory form. These fritters bind well with a…

Chia Bolognese

Chia seeds are a great addition to any meal; a nice inclusion of omega-3 fats, antioxidants fibre iron and calcium. Looking back on some recipes I’ve made with chia seeds has reminded me about their versatility. They’re so adaptable that you don’t even realize they’re there sometimes, like for example in this following chia bolognese….

Sweet Chili Marinaded Tofu

I’ve always found tofu one of the toughest foods to present well – this may be why we see a lot of tofu scramble on our news feeds, because at least messy is the look we’re going for! After doing my research, firm, pressed tofu is definitely the way to go if you want it…