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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…

Greek Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

It’s Global Pulse Day and I’m celebrating with a healthy Greek Quinoa & CHICKPEA Salad! Chickpeas are hands down my favorite pulses. I must say that picking a favorite is a little difficult, because well… I love them all! But I think I’ll stick with chickpeas. From salad toppings to hummus and veggie burgers… You really can’t go wrong with chickpeas. What are your favorite pulses? In the spirit of Global Pulse Day, here are some of my favorite pulse recipes: Everyday Salad with Tahini Dressing & Chickpea Croutons Easy Black Bean and Quinoa Chili Vegetarian Lentil Pot Pie Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus Golden Roasted Cauliflower Dahl Crispy Chickpea Burger And now this salad! I’ve had this recipe saved up for a while now. Not for this particular…

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…