Steamed Greens Super Sandwich

Looking for ways to use dark, leafy greens in your diet? We love hearty leaves like kale, beet greens, and chard, and try to use them in as many ways as possible.

Massaged Kale Salad – Protein Rich Superfood

Kale is rough, tough and kind of bitter, but it’s one of the most nutrient dense foods available…and if you do it right, it can be downright delicious.

Steamed Veggies with Chunky Lemon Dill Sauce

This was a glorious lunch that filled me up with super energy for my yoga class today. You can improvise with whatever vegetables you have on hand, raw or steamed.

Lentil Salad with Sun Dried Tomato-Tahini Dressing

I made this quick lentil salad to accompany my bowl of Smokey Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic (which I will post later this week!).  It was the perfect, protein-packed side, full of crunchy veggies (use what you have in your crisper) and tossed in a creamy, sun dried tomato dressing.  If you’re cooking the lentils Continue Reading …

Not Just Another Rice Bowl

Everyone knows what a rice bowl is, and throwing together a grain, protein and veg is quite simple for most, I hope.  This is my latest creation, including yummy roasted butternut squash, steamed kale and panfried marinated tofu.  BUT, what is different about this version is, I made it all fancy using a small springform Continue Reading …

White Bean and Kale Stew

This stew is hearty, low in fat and full of nutritious winter veggies.  The fresh herbs and lemon juice/zest add a lovely freshness that shouldn’t be omitted.  This stew is also gluten free by using brown rice flour as a thickening agent.  Simple one-pot dishes like these just get better over time, so doubling the Continue Reading …

Butternut Squash and Potato Gratin

I was inspired to make a savoury fall dish using mostly local, organic ingredients, by Jessica’s Halloween 100-Mile Potluck at  This dish doesn’t meet all requirements but it does come pretty close.  Most of these ingredients are grown locally, seasonally and organically.

Vegan Zuppa Toscana

This recipe is a veganized version of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, courtesy of Dominic Geracia at  Dominic has a great passion for food and is moving towards a vegan diet, so he thought he would use vegan alternatives and see if they passed the test.  And according to him, they did!  We were also Continue Reading …

Rubbed Kale Salad with Marinated Vegetables

I don’t know if you all understand what a magical technique it is to rub fresh kale with oil and salt to soften, as the base for an incredibly delicious and nutritious salad.  We recently featured Jen’s Super Powered Sesame Kale Salad, which is where we first learned of this brilliant tenderizing technique. It’s such Continue Reading …

Super-Powered Sesame Kale Salad

Just over a week ago, Jen competed in the Western Canadian Hatha Yoga Asana Championships in Vancouver. This is the super-powered kale salad recipe she ate the night before that led to her placing third!  She wanted (and needed) something raw and alkalizing that would give her energy, while also being comforting and delicious: