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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…

Spiced Root Vegetable Soup

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend? We had a quiet weekend at home which was a nice change. Friday night, Shaun and I went for a small hike, then we had popcorn and wine while watching a movie. My idea of a perfect fall Friday night! Saturday, I stocked the fridge, did a bit of university work and baked some pumpkin cookies (the recipe is coming to the blog SO soon!). Finally, I spent most of Sunday cooking and cleaning. I love starting a new week with a clean house and a fridge full of prepared meals. I can certainly say that it was a productive weekend!   I don’t always take the time on Sundays for meal prep, but now that I’m busy with my internship from Monday to Friday, the weekend is the…

Naan Avocado Toast with Dukkah & Pan-Fried Chickpeas

This month, it’s all about using the ingredients I already have in my pantry. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (unsweetenedcaro), you probably know by now that we’re moving! I’m doing my dietetic internship in Saint John this September, so we’re moving an hour and a half away from the place I always called home. Yes, I know an hour and a half isn’t a big deal, but I’ll still miss Moncton. It also means that I can’t bring the food I have in my freezer and I’d rather not bring what I have in the fridge… Not only that, but I’m moving in an apartment with Shaun and my friend who’s allergic to peanuts. I…

Golden Hummus with Curried Roasted Chickpeas

There’s hummus and then there’s golden hummus. Turmeric is quickly gaining popularity, so I was surprised not to see any turmeric hummus. I thought I’d give it a try and I was pleasantly surprised with the results! The color is really bright (as Shaun pointed out, it’s the color of pee… thank you Shaun, thank you.) Despite that comment, we both found this hummus SO flavorful. I also added cumin and garlic to give it a boost. I like to top it with crushed chili peppers, parsley and roasted chickpeas. Eat it with roasted carrots, crackers or raw vegetables and you got yourself the perfect snack or a quick healthy lunch. For the chickpeas, I decided to go with a curry flavor since it pairs well with the turmeric and the cumin in the hummus. Not…