Tag: Plant Based Diet

Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Hemp Seeds – Which One Is Healthier and More Sustainable?

Chia Seeds, Flaxseeds, Hemp Seeds – Which One Is Healthier and More Sustainable?

Superfoods are big money. With their promises of everlasting youth and renewed vitality, consumers will happily spend the big bucks without further question. Some really are super, some are flops (ie. noni juice). We have always known that seeds hold a high nutritional value, but […]

Protein Rich Zucchini Noodle Lasagna with Cottage Cheese

Protein Rich Zucchini Noodle Lasagna with Cottage Cheese

When your roommate is intolerant to lentils, vegetarian sources of protein are limited. We have had more than our fair share of Summer Tofu Salad Bowl and Vegetable Packed Crustless Quiche with Feta but there are only so many egg and tofu dishes you can […]

Simple Peanut Sauce Indonesian Style

Simple Peanut Sauce Indonesian Style

We all have them, our go-to-meals when our fridge stock is looking pretty sad. My go-to generally looks something like this Japanese Miso and Soba Noodle Soup, but for my roomie Sami its peanut satay! This Simple Peanut Sauce goes great with so many dishes […]

How To Cook Lentils + 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Lentils

How To Cook Lentils + 5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Lentils

Last week I had the pleasure of dining at the notorious Lentils As Anything Restaurant in Melbourne, Australia. Since I got wind of this eatery’s concept some 10 years ago, I’d been looking forward to the day I finally got to try it out. It […]

Japanese Salad Bowls with a Miso Tahini Dressing and Brown Rice

Japanese Salad Bowls with a Miso Tahini Dressing and Brown Rice

As summer comes to an end we reflect on the memories that were made and miracles that happened. It was a summer of non-stop adventures and what may have kept our stamina going was our multiple renditions of our nutrient packed salad bowls. I’ve already […]

Almond Milk – Is It Worth Going Nuts For?

Almond Milk – Is It Worth Going Nuts For?

I came across an article written by Tom Philpott of Mother Jones titled Lay Off The Almond Milk, You Ignorant Hipsters. Boy-oh-boy did that post get some heat. He quickly responded with a follow-up post Boy, Hipsters Sure Are Defensive About Their Almond Milk. It […]

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties – Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

Wild Rice and Cornmeal Patties – Celebrating National Aboriginal Day

A two in one celebration! June 21st is National Aboriginal Day as well as the Summer Solstice the longest day of the year. We celebrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit people on this day because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice in traditional […]

All Seasons Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs and Basil Vinaigrette

All Seasons Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs and Basil Vinaigrette

Simple. Healthy. Tasty. Sometimes its OK to not feel like cooking. Sometimes its OK jazz up your leftover lentils with some fresh herbs and a vinaigrette and bring that to a potlatch. Sometimes does not make you a bad person.

Pearled Barley Risotto with Fresh Asparagus and Mushrooms

Pearled Barley Risotto with Fresh Asparagus and Mushrooms

Learning to cook can be a daunting task. Last week, NPR posted an article titled “Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp.” While the rest of us are busy buying into expensive supplements and “superfoods” to increase brain power, the seniors […]

What Your Health Professional Should Be Telling You About Food Sustainability

What Your Health Professional Should Be Telling You About Food Sustainability

I was asked to write an article for the Dietitians Association of Australia’s Vegetarian Interest Group. The topic was food sustainability for health professionals. As consumers become increasingly concerned about the link between dietary consumption and environmental impact, it is important that their trusted health […]

Curried Chickpea Roasted Cauliflower Couscous or Quinoa

Curried Chickpea Roasted Cauliflower Couscous or Quinoa

Here’s the truth. My midweek meals are lackluster. Different variations of the same thing. I can count on two hands all my variations of squash (pumpkin) lentil soup. Stir-fries? I got Chinese, Japanese, Thai…

Roasted Mushroom and Squash Pockets

Roasted Mushroom and Squash Pockets

Christmas is upon us and where there is Christmas, there is feasting. Thinking of a meatless option that even my grandparents would eat can be a challenge. No tofu burgers or nut loaves here. I’ve been sorting through recipes and this one may make the […]