Red Cabbage Salad – And Raw vs Cooked Vegetables

One of my favourite ways to eat vegetables is in salad form - I love the crunch and the freshness, to say nothing of my undying love for a good vinaigrette. I spent hours, when I first learned to cook, getting down the right ratio of oil to vinegar to yield just the right tang that … Continue reading Red Cabbage Salad – And Raw vs Cooked Vegetables

Spaghetti (Squash) Puttanesca

One of the things I miss the most from my pasta eating days is a good puttanesca sauce.  To begin with it is quick and easy to make with ingredients I almost always have in my fridge and pantry - black olives, capers, tomatoes (canned work really well for this dish), garlic, olive oil and … Continue reading Spaghetti (Squash) Puttanesca

Grass Fed Beef Shank…Stuffed with Herbed Marrow

"A traditional Northern Italian Dish" is how Harry at the Healthy Butcher first described the interesting roast sitting front and centre in the store last Friday.  I was hosting a dinner party the next night but was looking for something to make that: Was a bit different than the same old same old Would fulfill … Continue reading Grass Fed Beef Shank…Stuffed with Herbed Marrow

Roasted Cauliflower with Olive Dressing

A great side dish to serve hot or room temperature this is a wonderful way to serve cauliflower. Roasting vegetables is one of my favourite ways to prepare them as it is quick and easy and often brings out a sweetness you would not otherwise get. Cauliflower is a fantastic vegetable - relatively low carb … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower with Olive Dressing

Brussel Sprouts – Easy, Sautéed & Delicious!

I never used to be a Brussel sprout fan - I thought they were kinda stinky and mushy and a bit bland.  And then, I learned how to make them and boy oh boy was I ever wrong!  To begin with Brussel sprouts may well be the cutest vegetables on the face of the planet … Continue reading Brussel Sprouts – Easy, Sautéed & Delicious!

The Sunday Cooking WOD

As a holistic nutritionist it is my primary goal to help people to eat real food as often as possible in order to promote a nutrient dense diet to support optimal health.  One of the biggest obstacles to this, my clients tell me, is time - who the heck has time to cook?  The answer … Continue reading The Sunday Cooking WOD

Survival Cooking & Thai Coconut Curry Veggies

In case you haven't figured it out by now, I am not a chef.  I am a foodie, I am a Mom and I am a Nutritionist but a chef I am not.  For this reason a lot of the recipes that I share on this site are created out of necessity rather than sheer … Continue reading Survival Cooking & Thai Coconut Curry Veggies