Okanagan Wine Pairing Menu

Appies & Snacks, Main Dishes, Recipes, Salads, Sides

Okanagan wine pairing with Sandhill wines by Tori Wesszer from Fraiche Nutrition, including Salmon Cakes, Peach Chèvre Crostini and Creamy Mushroom Ragu

I can’t believe that we’re in the back half of August, someone please tell me where the summer has gone! That being said, there are still many days ahead to soak up this beautiful weather and enjoy cool beverages, flowy dresses and delicious fresh summer food. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Sandhill wines for this … View The Post

Creamy Garlicky Kale & Mushroom Pasta (Vegan)

Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegan

Creamy Vegan Kale and Mushroom Pasta

There is simply nothing that says comfort food better than pasta.  Even in these warm summer months I find myself craving a dish of pasta every now and then, and of course once September hits it’s game on! We grew up having mushrooms in nearly every second dish.  It’s funny how mushrooms can be so polarizing, either you love them … View The Post

Lime Capellini with Seared Scallops

Main Dishes, Recipes, Sides

I was thrilled to do a cooking demo at the Okanagan Eats Food Show today, and decided to make this pasta for the crowd.  It was hard to settle on what to make but I chose this dish as it embraces a lot of what I ‘stand’ for: moderation and balance (among other things).

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie (gluten-free, vegan)

Gluten-Free, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegan

Now that we’re edging into some warmer weather, thoughts of cable knit sweaters, warm cups of tea and cozy dishes like Shepherd’s Pie are soon to become a distant memory.  But before you pack up your fluffy slippers for the year (I can’t be the only one who owns a pair of these amazingly comfy and oh-so-unattractive footwear), pull out your … View The Post

Green Goddess Avocado Pasta (vegan)

Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegan

This has to be one of my favourite pasta dishes on earth! Brimming with flavour from fresh garlic, mounds of fresh basil, lemon juice and zest in a base of healthy avocados all from Nature’s Fare Markets, this vegan sauce is velvety rich without the guilt.

Quick & Easy Plant-Based Lunch Ideas

Lunch, Main Dishes, Recipes, Vegan

As a busy mom trying to juggle so many different priorities, it’s never been more important to keep myself healthy… and never so difficult!  For some reason lunches are the most challenging for me, the days seem to just disappear before I know it.  I’m sure I’m not the only one!  Which is why my cousin and fellow new mama Jillian … View The Post