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Nourishing Protein Quinoa Bowl

Welcoming the New Year with this nourishing protein quinoa bowl. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and that you’re ready for 2019! Did you set any goals this year? I shared a few of my goals in this post, but I’m trying to be a bit more flexible with my goals this year. For the first time in my life, I have no idea what the future holds and I’m okay with it. All I know is that we’re off to a good start. We started 2019 in Los Angeles, on our 2 week road trip across the West Coast. Not a bad start at all if you ask me. So far, we’ve been to Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona and now we’re back in Nevada before…

Tempeh Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

Kale tempeh salad with Tahini Dressing. I can’t believe this is my first time sharing a tempeh recipe. Before moving to BC, 5 months ago, I had only ever had tempeh once, at a potluck with dietitian friends. For some reason, I never bothered cooking with it at home. Then we travelled across Canada and tried many new vegetarian restaurants. After trying tempeh in different dishes, I knew I needed to start cooking with it at home. My favorite way to eat it so far? In a salad with tahini dressing. It’s so good, it’s making me crave salads every day. This salad is ready in less than 30 minutes, which makes it perfect for last-minute weeknight meals. Here’s how it’s made: Start by chopping the kale (small bite sizes makes it much easier…

Vegan Chickpea Pasta Salad with Tahini Dressing

Vegan chickpea pasta salad with tahini dressing. Chickpeas, pasta, arugula, red onion, tomatoes and tahini dressing. Key word here: Tahini. Have you ever tried tahini dressing with pasta? It’s life-changing (slight exaggeration here, but my love for tahini dressing is real). Rarely do I make a salad without it, no matter the kind of salad. Part of it is because it tastes so good, the other part of it is because I’m too lazy most days to make creamy dressings using avocadoes or cashews and a blender. I mean, more dishes? No thank you. To make things even better, this salad is all done in one bowl (plus a small mason jar to make the sauce, but at least that can easily go in the dishwasher). Here’s how it goes: Boil the pasta…

Sweet Peach Kale Salad with Feta & Toasted Pecans

My first recipe in a few weeks – Sweet peach kale salad with feta and toasted pecans. (That title is quite the mouthful, but I wanted to include all the goodness!). Actually, this is the first salad I’m sharing that doesn’t require turning on the oven. For real. All of my other favorite salads include either cooked grains or roasted veggies. I can’t help it, I love that hot and cold combination when it comes to salads! However, now that we’re in Vernon and the temperature is considerably warmer than it was in Saint John, I’m craving cold salads. Honestly, anything that doesn’t require turning on the oven. A little off topic, but as I’m writing this (a few days before actually sharing the recipe), it’s Saturday evening and we…

Roasted Potato Pesto Salad with Spicy Chipotle Chickpeas

Roasted potato pesto salad with spicy chipotle chickpeas. Another delicious vegan recipe for you guys! I’m almost halfway through my vegan month and to be honest, it doesn’t feel different from my usual diet. That doesn’t mean it’s not a bit challenging at times. The most challenging change for me was to omit the milk in my coffee. While I don’t usually drink cow’s milk anyways (personal preference and a slight intolerance), I do add a touch of whole milk in my coffee every morning. Almond milk, coconut milk and soy milk are not the same. Nope. I just can’t tolerate the taste in coffee. So far, I’ve been using cashew milk, which tastes the best in coffee in my opinion. Vegan creamers would…