Rustic Parsley & Chickpea Salad

I almost forgot how much I love a chunky salad like this. It’s super satisfying and the protein and complex carbs in the chickpeas give it a robust meal-feel perfect for a lighter lunch or a nutrient dense side with a veggie burger or a fried egg. Oh yea, and it’s really easy to throw…

Mini Meatloaves

A juicy, flavorful and anything-but-bland meatloaf recipe. The aromatic sauteed onions, garlic and fresh herbs will have your digestive juices flowing by step two. Quick, easy and amazing for leftovers, these individual loaves are great for large families, small families and singles too. Serve with mashed potatoes and brown gravy, a winter salad and green beans, a warm…

Winter Solstice Stew

A robust and delicious meat stew with simple, humble and inexpensive ingredients that are easy-to-find staples you likely already have. This recipe can be made with any type of stewing meat as the flavors are incredibly versatile. I used elk because it’s easily available up here in Canada and I really enjoy the flavor, texture…

Skillet Saturdays: Kale, Cabbage, Cranberry, Pine Nut & Blue Cheese

I’ve fallen so far behind this week and now Skillet Saturday is Skillet Monday! I apologize to anyone who has been waiting 😦 I moved over the weekend and I was overwhelmed with how amazing my friends are! It took no time at all and I feel so blessed. I finally got to bed sometime after midnight…

Skillet Saturdays: Red Pepper Egg-In-A-Hole

Well, the past month feels like a whole year. I’ve experienced the full range of emotions and although I’m still processing it all, I feel steadier, though also humbled and more gentle through it. I’ve been reminded of the blessing of family, the fragility of life, and the importance of health and honoring my body…

Skillet Saturdays: Gluten-Free Flatbread

This week’s skillet is one of my favorites. It’s fun to make, easy and takes less than an hour start-to-finish. I think these toppings are  really tasty, bringing some very robust flavors and an intriguing presentation. The toppings can easily be adapted to your taste. This is meant more as a concept recipe and I…

Skillet Saturdays: Brussels Sprout, Potato and Bacon Hash

I hope that everyone had a lovely holiday and ate lots of delicious food! I developed this dish on Saturday morning, went to an awesome restorative yoga class and then watched Netflix all evening and now this post is a day late! Sorry guys! I guess I’m in that slow, calm mindset that seems to…

Skillet Saturdays: Chickpeas, Kale & Mushrooms

This is another example of finding three or four ingredients that you have available and, very simply, making a skillet. Spice blends are awesome to have on hand because you get balanced and developed flavors without having to think too hard or measure and prepare. This one has a generous sprinkle of Madras curry spice…

Skillet Saturdays: Rainbow Veggies

Today’s skillet is very simple and so beautiful! A standard-sized cast-iron skillet is perfect for two or three people but you could definitely make a bigger version in a casserole pan or an extra-large skillet. I LOVE color! In my environment,  and definitely in my food. Having a wide range of color pigmentation in your…

Skillet Saturdays: Huevos Rancheros {Gluten-free}

Huevos Rancheros, or “Rancher’s Eggs” is a bright and vibrant, one pan meal perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner and a lovely, easy option when cooking for guests. I’ve always loved Mexican-inspired foods and spices. When I was a little girl my special birthday dinner was always tacos, although back then I was the pickiest…