Posts Tagged“healthy food”

Green tea tofu soba bowl

One of my favourite recipes from the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook is green tea poached salmon with soba noodles. I was quite naughty this week (drinking, fries, desert, fried chicken, the list goes on) and so Matt adapted this recipe for me, to make it vegan and gluten free, as I was craving a healthy meal tonight.  Reason 405,892 I can’t wait to marry this guy.  It’s a really well balanced dish with protein, carbs and veggies. Hope you A) try it and B) like it! 1 pack of firm tofu, cubed (tip: press the tofu to remove extra liquid. Place it in…

Green tea-poached salmon soba bowl

This is by far my favourite recipe from the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook. It’s easy to make and only takes about a half hour to prepare, so it’s a great dish during the busy weekday. Sauce 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil 2 tbsp tahini 2 tbsp agave nectar 3 tbsp tamari 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated Grated zest and juice of 1 lime 1 bunch broccoli,  2- 3 heads 2 tsp EVOO 1 clove garlic, minced Pinch of sea salt 3 bags green tea 1 tbsp peppercorns 1/2 cup mirin or dry white wine 1 1/4 pound…

Chanterelle mushroom side

Local mushrooms are now available at the farmer’s market and one of the cutest, yummiest and healthiest sorts are Chanterelles. Chanterelles are relatively high in vitamin C, very high in potassium and among the richest sources of vitamin D known. I always forget that mushrooms are healthy for some reason…maybe it’s because they creep me out when I find them in the wild. But I love ‘em, especially fried with onions. Here’s how we made ours as a nice side dish for tonight’s dinner. 1 pack of chanterelle mushrooms 2 leeks Sea salt and pepper 1 tbsp of EVOO (or…

Portobello mushroom melt

This is the easy yet fancy sort of breakfast that you make when you just start sleeping over at your lover’s house. The kind where you wake up before him, quietly pad to the bathroom to remove the mascara residue from under your eyes, brush your teeth and fix your hair (the old “I woke up like this” routine). Then you make this breakfast with some French pressed coffee and fresh juice, and you’ll have made your impression. POTATO HASH – 2 sweet or russet potatoes – 1 red bell pepper – 1/2 yellow onion – 2 tablespoons olive oil…

Vegetable paella

As a flexitarian or pragmatic vegan I eat some meat and fish, mostly on the weekends, but have adopted a predominantly plant-based diet. I chose to cut down on my animal intake for health and environmental reasons and I think it’s one of the best decisions I ever made. That said, seafood is something I tend to miss the most on its own or in dishes. So when I came across this Paella recipe in Plenty, which traditionally uses chicken or seafood, I had to try it. The result? Muy delicioso! – 3 tbsp olive oil – 1/2 Spanish onion, finely chopped…

rustic tomato sauce

This is one of my all-time favourite dishes that Matt makes. You can eat this roasted vegetable “sauce” with pasta, but in our home we prefer to have it with spaghetti squash, making it an entirely veggie  meal. Sauce – 1 medium eggplant – chopped in small cubes – 1 large or two small zucchinis – diced – 2 pints (or more) or grape tomatoes – halved. Alternatively you can use the Italian tomatoes and dice them, but no canned tomatoes! – 3 cloves of minced garlic – Approx. 1 cup / a full jar of kalamata olives – pitted…

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A little story to preface why I made my own granola and cereal this weekend. Matt: “How much was your organic gluten-free granola thing from the health food store?” Me: “Uh, 10 bucks I think” Matt: “…So if you buy that every week you’ll have spent over $550 on granola this year.” Me: “!!!!” Oh hells no. That’s a few outfits at Club Monaco right there. So this weekend’s project was to make my own. It was very easy, it is very delicious, it’s healthier than store-bought, and baking it makes the house smell good so triple bonus right there…