miso dressing

Miso is a magical ingredient. It is one of the beautiful items in the fermented food category that is so good for your intestinal and digestive health. Plus it adds that sought after and flawless umami flavour to a dish.  I know many people want to include miso in their home recipes but I have…

gomashio

I grew up macrobiotic. I’ll make a point in the coming months to explain more about the meaning and lifestyle and try to debunk many of the myths of it seeming only like a restrictive brown-rice-based-fad-diet (I promise you, it's not!). While my culinary preferences have evolved to suit our more modern lifestyle, most of…

Hippie breakfast-crumble

You know how I know this should be a family go-to favourite? Besides being super simple to throw together, I know it’s a hit because it was nearly gone before I was able to photo-document it. This crumble has a hearty granola topping which is why I feel it could be categorized as a breakfast…

Chilled squash soup with coconut & curry

Squash is the first food I can remember eating. It's such a beautiful fall harvest flavour and to this day it's a total comfort food. While I am big on seasonal eating, I like to remember to try and freeze some or find it in spring time too because orange vegetables are just so damn…

Creamy dill-vegetable-tofu dip

I love a good creamy dip. Crispy vegetables and pickles are always the best as a dip delivery system. But a lot of pre-made dips and spreads aren't actually that great for you when you look at the ingredients — they are filled with oils, dairy, lots of salt and sugar usually. So I generally…

Japanese Miso Tahini Dressing

There are no flavours more surprisingly delicious that the umami of Japanese food. The sauces and condiments a perfect mix of delicate salty and sweet and pungent. A lot of the  food I grew up with is Japanese, as that's where the Macrobiotic philosophy originates. But it's a mistake to think that you need access to…