Hibiscus flower is Hawaii's beautiful state flower. It's those large flowers traditionally worn by Hawaiian (and Tahitian) girls. Since my new obsession is to include edible flowers in my recipes as much as I can, I had to find a way to use the dried Hibiscus flowers I bought at a few months ago at my local Whole Foods Market.Read More
Gazpacho is a Spanish cold soup traditionally made with bread, tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, garlic, olive oil, wine vinegar and topped with fresh bell peppers, diced tomatoes and cucumber (or any other fresh ingredient). This soup is adaptable (the variations are endless!) and perfect for hot summer days... or when you just don't feel like putting your apron on and spending a lot of time in the kitchen (in front of a burning-hot oven!). The kids and I love to throw whatever vegetables (or fruits!) we have on hand in our high speed blender (aka our ten-year-old-almost-dead-Vitamix!) to make cold soups!Read More
This vegan coconut panna cotta is gluten free, dairy-free, soy free, and is the perfect quick dessert! It only takes a few minutes to make and requires only four ingredients! My favorite way to enjoy this dessert is to serve it with my strawberry chia jam. I also like to use a few other toppings, which probably makes it one of my most versatile dessert. Remember when I posted this vegan pumpkin panna cotta topped with coconut whipped cream, caramel and candied pecans last fall ?Read More
Hello! I know, I know, I’ve been very quiet for the last couple of weeks!
The thing is... I was traveling to my hometown, Montreal, alone with my two energetic kids. Needless to say I was asleep at 9pm every day! Plus I almost never had access to a computer. Yeah... I broke my Mac screen for the second time (no comment...) and had no time to repair it before leaving so I left a computer loaded with draft recipes waiting to be posted... Arghh, how frustrating! So, I apologize for the lack of blog activity.
Enough said, I'm back and I have a lot of great recipes to share!Read More
Açai bowls are so freaking good! Oh my goodness!!! As I explained in one of my previous post (Blueberry, acai & coconut paletas), an açai bowl is like a frozen yogurt/sorbet/thick smoothie topped with granola, fresh fruit, coconut flakes and other healthy garnishes. The small purple berries are full of antioxidants, omega fatty acids, fiber, minerals and other incredibly powerful nutrients, making this bowl the post-workout treat or the perfect breakfast.Read More
This pasta dish is a hearty meal that uses lentils as the main protein (instead of the traditional bolognese meat). Wether you're looking for a delicious and satisfying vegetarian pasta sauce or if you want to replace your traditional bolognese spaghetti sauce with a plant-based version on your "meatless Monday", this is the perfect recipe! In fact, I would classify it as the "perfect transitional recipe", meaning that it is the kind of recipe you want to introduce to your skeptic omnivore family member that thinks a meal without meat is simply not a meal ! I'm pretty sure no one will miss it in this recipe!Read More
Fresh cherries might not be the most affordable fruit, but they sure are worth every penny! They are SO fresh and juicy at this period of the year! The first thing that "popped" into my head when I bought my first bag of organic cherries at my local farmer's market is a black forest cake. Not that I ever particularly enjoyed this cake... It's usually made with cherry pie filling (most brands are made with sugar, high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, artificial colours and other ingredients I can't even name), white flour and refined sugar... But I kind of liked the idea of the combo "chocolate and cherry"!
My three breakfasts are all vegan, refined-sugar free, rich, satisfying and incredibly nutritious!Read More
Roasted chickpeas are great as a snack, but also in recipes, especially to replace "bread croutons" or when I want to add crunchiness to my dishes. I particularly love to top my salads with spicy roasted chickpeas. This time, I made a butter lettuce salad with fresh tomatoes, avocados, herbs, radish slices, spicy chickpeas and a vegan ranch dressing. Very easy to assemble and honestly... it was a killer lunch!Read More
If you haven't tasted roasted chickpeas yet, this recipe might be a revelation for you (it was for my family just a few months ago)! It's actually one of my kids favourite snack. When we do a "special movie night", my son will often choose to munch on this healthy treat over homemade popcorn... It's also the perfect grab-and-go snack for an outdoor trek. These crunchy little guys are TERRIBLY addictive!Read More
I'm very excited! The Nutrition Mama has invited me to do a guest post over on her blog! Chelsea and I connected via the blogosphere and I was thrilled when she asked me to be part of her series called "Mama Monday" where she introduces her readers to moms from all over the world that are passionate about feeding their families healthy and nutritious food. If you have a child that tends to be very picky or if you're planning to raise your baby in a healthy environment, be sure to head over to her blog! I'm sharing my very best granola bar, as well as my professional and personal mama tips for getting kids to eat a wide range of healthy foods.Read More