cilantro dressing

Like it or leave it, cilantro (or coriander) is one of those flavours that you either adore or detest. Some say it tastes like soap, which is apparently a genetic response. I definitely don't have that gene and think it's fabulous. Whether adding to Asian or Mexican inspired dishes, I think cilantro is one of…

roasted tahini cauliflower (with sriracha or miso)

Harvest season means finding all the ways to use fresh and local! Here is a simple roasted cauliflower recipe everyone will love.

vegan chocolate mousse (two ways!)

There is really nothing like a proper creamy dark chocolate mousse. I'm not opposed to the real thing on occasion, it's rich and amazing. But I am constantly attempting to concoct the creamiest, darkest, most divine alternative-mousse (made without cream) possible. Every time it's a vegan concoction and I would consider eating it for breakfast.…

asian quinoa salad

This is basically what I eat everyday. Okay well this or something like this. I find the best way to have good food around is to make balanced one bowl meals that are fresh, full of variety and filled with flavour. This time of year is fantastic because I'm using all the herbs from our…

sunflower bites

While I don't have a school age child, I do find I'm becoming heavily aware of back-to-school time with so many of my friends' kids going back to school. Our niece starts school this year, which is wild to me. She was just this angel-face little baby I swear! Plus my dad is still sweetly…

garlic confit + how much is too much when blog-writing recipes 

A friend of mine (also a mom to a toddler) checks out this blog. We recently reconnected and have seemingly similar views on our priorities of lifestyle, fitness, activity, wellness and of course attentiveness to raising our little boys. She's intelligent (with the PhD to prove it!) but also intuitive and inquisitive. She didn't grow…

basic miso soup

Back at it with the miso project, I figure the best place to start is at the beginning: the basics. A simple miso broth is the classic essential in eating nourishing-miso and learning how to cook with it. Don't be afraid. Incorporating fermented food into your home-cooking and family's diet will be like salt-and-pepper on…