Baked Mushroom Herb Polenta

Main Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables

Easy Baked Mushroom Herb Polenta with Rosemary

There are few things more challenging than getting a healthy dinner on the table after a busy day!  I swear that it’s one of the hardest parts of being an adult (let’s not get started on taxes and laundry).  I sure have a bigger appreciation for my mom these days! Polenta is one of those foods that can feel daunting … View The Post

Honey Orange Glazed Salmon with Orange Almond Couscous

Main Dishes

Honey Orange Glazed Salmon with Orange Almond Arugula Couscous

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that putting a healthy dinner on the table doesn’t have to be intimidating or time consuming.  I LOVE cooking. But even a hard-core foodie like me doesn’t like complicated recipes. Maybe I will when my kids are grown and I have oodles of time on my hands (does that ever happen?), but at … View The Post

Vegan Mushroom Wellington

Main Dishes, Vegan

Vegan Mushroom Wellington

Despite what many think, eating plant-based is NOT difficult! The term ‘plant-based’ can mean different things to different people, but in short, it really just means eating mostly plants. And the benefits are endless!

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

Lime Capellini with Seared Scallops

I was thrilled to do a cooking demo at the Okanagan Eats Food Show today, and decided to make this lime capellini 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

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

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

Vegan Green Goddess Avocado Pasta

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 avocado pasta sauce is velvety rich without the guilt.