LENTIL CAULIFLOWER CURRY

LENTIL CAULIFLOWER CURRY

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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LENTIL CAULIFLOWER CURRY

A slow cooked lentil cauliflower curry…

This lentil cauliflower curry came together so easily using what few ingredients I had on hand. But, it’s really all about the spices when it comes to curries. That and letting them simmer to develop more depth in their flavour profiles. So, although it may be simple to make, this recipe does take some time. It doesn’t require all that much work, but giving it time to let the flavour develop will take your curry from just okay to incredibly delicious. Serve on a bed of basmati rice or with a side of naan bread and enjoy!

LENTIL CAULIFLOWER CURRY

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LENTIL CAULIFLOWER CURRY

Lentil Cauliflower Curry

A slow cooked curry full of perfectly spiced lentils and cauliflower
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Equipment

  • Large pan

Ingredients
  

  • 540 mL green lentils canned; drained and rinsed
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 small tomatoes chopped
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions
 

  • Combine the spices and set aside.
  • In a large pan, over medium-high heat, melt half the butter and sauté the onion for 2 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to medium, add the rest of the butter, garlic and spices. Continue to sauté for 3 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes and tomato paste and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the water, cauliflower, and lentils. Turn down to a simmer, cover with a lid and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Serve over a bed of basmati rice or with a side of naan and enjoy!

Notes

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Keyword cauliflower, Coconut Red Thai Curry, lentil, lentil cauliflower curry

6 Bean Salad

6 BEAN SALAD

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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6 BEAN SALAD

I love a good bean salad. I just find it so much more exciting than a regular old garden salad and it’s so much more filling! Filled with 6 different varieties of beans and finely chopped vegetables, this 6 Bean Salad really hits the spot!

Beans, beans and more beans, plus some veggies!

Please don’t feel restricted when it comes to this 6 Bean Salad recipe. You can swap or add/replace the vegetables depending on what you have on hand. However, the cucumbers in brine with garlic are pretty crucial in bringing in that extra punch of flavour and acidity. If you don’t have any cucumbers in brine with garlic on hand, then it’s crucial that you add some lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or other type vinegar. Perhaps before you try changing this recipe too much though you can give mine a shot 😉

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6 BEAN SALAD

6 Bean Salad

6 varieties of beans, with finely chopped vegetables to make a deliciously hearty salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 8 servings

Equipment

  • Small bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 540 mL canned 6 bean mix drained and rinsed
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • ¼ small red onion finely chopped
  • ½ small red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 large cucumber in brine with garlic
  • 1 tsp brine brine from the cucumber in brine with garlic jar
  • ½ tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • ½ – 1 tsp salt to taste
  • ½ – 1 tsp pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Drain and rinse the beans from the can. Chop all the vegetables and combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Salad tastes best when it has some time to sit in the fridge, at least 1 hour. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Store in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
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Keyword 6 bean salad, bean salad, salad

Cream of Green

CREAM OF GREEN

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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CREAM OF GREEN

Want a healthy soup that still has a creamy taste? Well then, here is the perfect soup for you! Full of whatever green vegetables I found in my fridge, this soup is blended until smooth and has a touch of cream. While it’s not required, the cream adds that little bit of naughtiness to an otherwise super healthy dish.

A cream of green vegetable soup that’s full of green goodness

Cream of Green

Don’t feel restricted to the green vegetables in this recipe. You can definitely add other green vegetables to this soup or swap some for others. I simply used what I had in my fridge so if you have broccoli but no leek, go for it! If you want to make this even healthier, try making and using your own homemade vegetable stock instead of using bouillon.

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Cream of Green

Cream of Green

A super healthy creamy soup full of blended green vegetables
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Soup

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Hand blender or blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 stalk leek chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 zucchinis chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable bouillon
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp 10% cream

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Next, turn the heat down to medium and add the garlic, some salt and pepper. Cook for an additional minute. Next, add the leek and celery, cover with a lid and cook for 5 minutes. Then, turn heat down to medium-low, add the zucchinis, cover and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add the water and vegetable bouillon and turn up heat until contents come to a boil. Once boiling, turn down to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Blend the contents until smooth, adding any additional seasoning based on your preferences. Add the cream and your soup is ready to serve!

Notes

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Keyword creamy green soup, green soup, green vegetable soup, healthy soup, soup


Potato Leek Soup

POTATO LEEK SOUP

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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POTATO LEEK SOUP

A hearty, creamy potato leek soup

Ready for another soup? Here’s a super simple, classic potato leek soup. It’s another one of my seasonal favourites and so cheap to make! Using minimal ingredients this soup still manages to pack a punch of flavour.

Potato Leek Soup

If you don’t have russet potatoes, feel free to substitute them for a different variety. You also don’t have to add the cream. I feel it nicely compliments the soup and ties everything together, but it’s definitely not necessary. This soup can definitely stand as it’s own meal, but the soup and sandwich combo is one of my favourite meals.

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Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

A hearty, creamy potato and leek soup
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

  • Large pot
  • Hand emulsifier

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium russet potatoes peeled; quartered
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 2 stalks leek chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp vegetable bouillon
  • 6 cups water
  • ½ cup 10% cream

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Next, turn the heat down to medium and add the salt, pepper, garlic powder and leeks. Mix and then sauté for 12 minutes, ensuring to stir the contents every few minutes.
  • Next, add the potatoes, water and vegetable bouillon and bring to a boil. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are soft.
  • Take the soup off the heat and use a hand emulsifier until soup is blended to a smooth consistency. Lastly, add the cream and stir until combined. Soup is now ready to serve!

Notes

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Keyword leek, potato, potato leek soup, soup

ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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ROASTED TOMATO SOUP

Beautifully simple Roasted Tomato Soup

I simply couldn’t resist buying a basket of fresh tomatoes because they’re everywhere in the grocery stores right now. I can’t say that I’ve always been a fan of tomato soup, but I knew this super fresh version would be a winner. And it was. Few ingredients are the way to go when making a dish as simple as this roasted tomato soup. This recipe truly highlights Ontario’s fresh tomatoes so if you’re looking for something to do with your crop this year, I highly recommend this soup! Pair it with a grilled cheese or throw some croutons in and you have yourself a healthy and tasty meal.

Roasted Tomato Soup

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Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

A beautifully simple roasted tomato soup
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 8-10 medium field tomatoes quartered
  • 1 bulb garlic cloves peeled
  • 1 medium-large yellow onion cut into eights
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tbsp ½ and ½ (10%) cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Place all the vegetables on a baking sheet and cover with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast vegetables for 1 hour.
  • Once they’re done roasting, transfer the vegetables to a blender and add the basil and cream. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

Notes

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Keyword roasted tomato soup, tomato, tomato soup


CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD

CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD

A simple cold creamy broccoli salad…

Perfect for your BBQ this labour day long weekend! I’m a really big fan of cold and raw vegetable salads and this creamy broccoli salad really hits the spot. It’s a little sweet and tangy and is such a great side to almost any meal. I decided to keep it quite simple and limit the number of ingredients, but you can definitely add some cheddar cheese or bacon to this as well. You can also substitute the sunflower seeds for another type of seed or nut, like pumpkin seeds or cashews. Don’t like craisins? Substitute those for some raisins or other dried fruit. All in all you can definitely play around with this recipe, but to keep it simply, follow the directions below!

Creamy Broccoli Salad

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Creamy Broccoli Salad

A deliciously simple, cold creamy broccoli salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 heads broccoli cut into small florets
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup craisins aka dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup red onion finely diced

Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • tbsp sugar
  • tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the dressing ingredients and whisk together until well combined. Set aside.
  • Combine all the salad ingredients in a bowl and coat with the dressing. Stir until coated evenly. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Notes

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Keyword broccoli, cold creamy broccoli salad, creamy broccoli salad

Roasted Potatoes

ROASTED POTATOES

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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ROASTED POTATOES

My go-to potatoes are roasted

Happy National Potato day! What better way than to celebrate with my favourite way to eat potatoes, by roasting them! Roasted potatoes are always my go-to. You throw them in the oven, flip them half way through and end up with the tastiest result. The best part? You can season them any which way you want so they’ll be the perfect side to any meal.

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Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes

Delicious roasted potatoes; the perfect pairing to any meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs small potatoes white, red or assorted; quartered
  • tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp herbs de provence

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 415°F. In a bowl, add the quartered potatoes, olive oil, and the spices. Mix until potatoes are evenly coated. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, ensuring to flip half way through.

Notes

Honestly, season your potatoes with whatever you want, to match your meal perfectly. This is my go to classic flavour, so I hope you enjoy!
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Keyword potato, Roasted Potatoes

Greek Quinoa Salad

GREEK QUINOA SALAD

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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GREEK QUINOA SALAD

A Greek quinoa salad that’s full of vegetables

If you know me, you know I’m not the biggest salad person, especially boring green salads. This Greek quinoa salad on the other hand, is not boring in any way shape or form. Full of veggies and flavour, this super simple and healthy quinoa salad is the perfect side dish for your summertime meals.

How to make it

When it comes to salads, it’s important to have different textures to make the salad more exciting. The other important piece is to chop everything in a uniform way. You don’t want some vegetables 3 times the size of others, so it’s important to cut everything in a consistent way.

A lot of the flavour comes from cooking the quinoa in vegetable broth, so be sure not to miss this step! Alternatively, you could cook your quinoa in water, but in that case you’ll have to add some seasoning at the end.

Greek Quinoa Salad

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Greek Quinoa Salad

A deliciously fresh and flavourful cold Greek quinoa salad
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek

Equipment

  • Medium pot
  • Medium bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup quinoa cooked as per packet instructions
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • ¼ English cucumber quartered
  • ¼ small orange pepper diced
  • Handful cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 2 tbsp red onion finely diced
  • 6 olives I used green olives stuffed with garlic
  • ½ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 3 tbsp feta cheese crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Cook 1 cup of quinoa as per the packet instructions, adding the vegetable bouillon to the water for added flavour. Once cooked, set aside and let it cool.
  • In a medium bowl, add the quinoa, lemon juice, cucumber, pepper, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives, parsley and feta. Mix until well combined and it’s ready to serve!

Notes

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Keyword cold quinoa salad, greek, greek quinoa salad, quinoa salad

tartar sauce

TARTAR SAUCE

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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TARTAR SAUCE

The quickest, easiest tartar sauce

This super easy tartar sauce is made out of ingredients you’ll most likely find sitting in your fridge. It’s so quick to make why would you buy a store-bought version?!

Honestly, I came up with this recipe because I needed a sauce to top off my crab cakes and I let me tell you, I absolutely blew myself away. I’m quite picky when it comes to my tartar sauce and this one really hit the mark. It’s a must have for me with my fish and chips and most other fried seafood.

Variations:

To make this recipe vegan, simply use a vegan mayonnaise and relish!

Click here for my crab cake recipe!

Tartar Sauce

Tartar Sauce

A super easy tartar sauce made from the staples already in your kitchen!
Prep Time 3 mins
Course Sauce, Side Dish
Servings 4 side servings

Equipment

  • Small bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • tsp relish
  • ¼ lemon juiced
  • ½ tsp dill fresh or dried

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, relish, lemon juice and dill.
  • Enjoy right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

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Keyword sauce, tartar sauce

MAC AND CHEESE

MAC AND CHEESE

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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MAC AND CHEESE

Happy national Mac and Cheese day!

Mac and cheese, mmmm. What a great comfort food that’s perfect as a side or as the main dish. There are just so many options when it comes to this dish! Depending on what cheese you decide to use and whether you decide to add protein or vegetables, the opportunities are endless.

This time, I decided to stick to a classic recipe because I had a bunch of cheese in the fridge that I needed to use. So sticking to the quarantine mentality of using what you got, I made a mozzarella and cheddar version. Our neighbourhood ribfest stand was still up, so we decided to pair it with Silver Bullet BBQ’s ribs.

Mac and Cheese

The key …

It absolutely crushes my soul when I see people post their recipes where they just throw shredded cheese in with some macaroni and bake it. When making mac and cheese, you MUST make a cheese sauce. Otherwise, you’ll have chunky, stringy, half melted cheese on plain pieces of macaroni.

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Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

Macaroni enveloped by smooth, creamy, cheesy mozzarella and old fort cheddar sauce and baked with a crunchy top layer.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Medium sauce pan
  • Medium pot
  • 10 x 10 baking pan

Ingredients
  

  • 454 g cut macaroni cooked al dente
  • cups mozzarella shredded
  • cups old fort cheddar shredded
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 10% cream
  • dash nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs or panko

Instructions
 

  • Cook the macaroni as per packet instructions, about 11 minutes or until al dente.
  • In the meantime, melt the butter in a saucepan on medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and mix until well combined and a roux is formed.
  • Add the cream, reduce to a medium-low heat and stir constantly. After a few minutes, once the cream is warm, slowly begin adding your shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese, a handful at a time, stirring constantly. Once the first handful of cheese melts and is combined, continue to add the cheese, a handful at a time until incorporated. The sauce will thicken as the cheese is added and melted. Once you’ve added all your cheese and the sauce is a smooth texture, turn of the heat and add the nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 380°F. Put half of your cooked macaroni into a baking pan and coat with cheese sauce. Mix so it’s well combined before adding the remainder of your macaroni and cheese sauce. Once your mac and cheese is combined, top with seasoned bread crumbs and bake for 15 minutes. Then switch to a low broil and broil for 5 more minutes or until bread crumbs start to brown on the top.

Notes

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Keyword mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese