Tag Archives: whole foods

Matcha Pistachio Truffles

When you need an afternoon pick-me-up, try a healthy buzz over another cup of caffeine or a timbit in the staff room. These are high in protein, healthy fats and antioxidants to boost and maintain your energy, with zero processed sugar. Just dates for the perfect sweetness to balance earthy matcha and nuts.

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Pincho of Codfish with Honey Garlic Roasted Red Peppers

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been exploring the rich culture and history of Andalucia Spain, and the fantastic food  and wine authentic to that region. I started first with a list of tapa bars recommended by celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, but quickly discovered other local hot spots with crowds holding overfilled glasses of wine spewing onto the streets into the late* hours of the night.

*late for me, normal for them 😉 

It was glorious.

Southern Spain features a lot of fish and seafood, and the tapa I made today is a pincho (small slice of bread with a topping fastened on top of it with a “pincho” or a toothpick) of codfish topped with roasted red peppers, garlic, honey and olive oil.   Continue reading

Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs

Time to fire up the grill! Thai chicken thighs makes for an exotic weeknight dinner that comes together quickly. This recipe features traditional Thai ingredients like fish sauce, fresh coriander, ginger and garlic, infused into juicy chicken thighs that you can serve on rice, over salad, or in a sandwich.  Continue reading

Sprouted Hummus

And all of a sudden, it’s Spring. The season for dips, sharing, and eating outside.

Hummus is one of my favourite creamy dips with flatbread or raw veggies, and also a great salad dressing and spread for sandwiches.  Made with chickpeas, it is high in fibre and protein with a low glycemic index to keep you feeling full and satisfied between meals.

This basic recipe can be rustled up with just 6 ingredients, proving that some of the best tasting things in life are the simplest to make! I use dehydrated pre-sprouted chickpeas as my starting point, which takes less than an hour to rehydrate before it’s ready for hummus-making. Sprouted chickpeas are easier to digest as the process deactivates components that can make minerals contained in the beans otherwise difficult to absorb. I like to think of the end product as “super hummus”: same luxuriant flavour, but with ramped up nutritional value, and less bloating and gas. Major bonus points, imo.

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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Spice up your fried rice game with caramelized pineapples, toasted cashews and Thai flavours that will make your neighbours drool. Packed with nutritious vegetables, fruits and nuts, you can keep it vegetarian, or add eggs and shrimp for extra protein. The key to good fried rice is to use cold day-old rice so that it does not clump together. Another tip is to have the added ingredients evenly diced and divided in dishes next to the wok, as it comes together quickly once the wok is fired up. This recipe yields a generous 6 servings to make it well worth your time. Continue reading