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Appetizers

Lemon Sweet Pea Hummus

Today I’m sharing the recipe for this delicious spring-inspired lemon sweet pea hummus.  When I’m not trying a hummus recipe from one of the few cookbooks I own, I usually just throw all the ingredients in the food processor and hope for the best. It’s one of those recipes that I made so many times that I can just guess the amount of each ingredient needed. It helps that hummus is a very simple dish that can be made many different ways, while still tasting great. Don’t get me wrong, it is possible to make bad hummus (been there!), but today, I’m sharing a good one. Like most hummus recipes, this one is very simple. Just throw all the ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender…

Creamy Mushroom and Dumpling Soup

I’m exhausted.  Who can relate? It probably doesn’t help that we lost an hour of sleep last weekend, but to be honest, this internship is getting the best of me. With only a few months left, I feel obligated to give it all I have. It seems however that the more this internship goes on, the more tired I’m getting and the busier I get. I have so many recipes to share with you guys, yet so little time to write a post. I suppose there’s something about working over 40 hours a week, spending a few hours every night studying, then taking some time to exercise and develop some recipes that can make a person exhausted. So instead of being the perfectionist that I’ve always been, I&#8217…

Cheezy Whole Wheat Spiced Garlic Flatbread

It’s the Super Bowl weekend and I’m sharing a last-minute recipe for the occasion.  The truth is, I couldn’t care less about the Super Bowl (sorry, it’s true). I’m not one to watch sports and honestly, I don’t even own cable. My television time is limited to a couple of Netflix shows, so owning cable felt like a waste of money for us. Shaun however, is a big football fan. He did play football in high school and unlike me, he will be watching the Super Bowl.  So for those of you who are planning to watch the big game, I have a great healthy recipe for you to try! I know that people don’t usually care about anything being healthy during the…

Julie-Ann’s Tomato Tart

Last summer, I had the opportunity to be the photographer for a cookbook. Not just any cookbook, but my friend’s cookbook. Meet Julie-Ann Michaud, a nutrition student and a creative and talented cook. In the last year, she put all of her love and effort into this beautiful cookbook, in which she shares creative recipes adapted for a student budget. She used ingredients offered at our local food bank in order to give simple and healthy recipe ideas to those who benefit from those ingredients. As a student, I have to say that I was very excited to be a part of this project! I’m truly honored that she asked me to be the food photographer for this book. Today, I wanted to share this project with you guys. Now, I should mention that the…

Everyday Salad with Tahini Dressing & Chickpea Croutons

Meet my go-to salad.  I’ve been eating this salad almost weekly for over a year now and I never get tired of it. What does that tell you? I just love crispy chickpeas and tahini with greens. I can’t get enough of it! What I love most about this salad is that you can change it up with whichever vegetables you have on hand. Here are some of my favorites: Kale Arugula Spring mix Romaine lettuce Spinach For added crunch, I like to use: Cabbage Shredded carrots Chickpea croutons Sunflower seeds or pepita seeds You probably have some of these ingredients on hand already? I know I always have one leafy green in my fridge, a few cans of chickpeas in the pantry and mason jars full of nuts and seeds. And I almost…