Coconut Lentil Brownies

In celebration honouring our most caring, compassionate and always-right mothers, don’t fuss about the flowers or the chocolate… instead, invest yourself and time into making and enjoying a meal with her. Make this special day celebrating mother hood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society about nourishing for everyone in the family. Because…

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

Meatless May is about exploring new ways to try plant-based foods. You may not know, but our diets make a big impact on climate change, and even a small shift in what we put on our plates can help. Don’t underestimate the power of pulses! Pulses such as beans, lentils, and chickpeas are low-input foods….

Heart Beat Truffles

February is a month of hearts! With just a couple days till Valentine’s day, and February being heart health month, I’d like to invite you experiment a little more with pulses! They’re high in fibre, low in fat and a great source of protein. Moreover, eating more plant-based protein is not only a great way…

Roasted Carrot and Cumin Hummus

Here’s a super easy hummus recipe (another one of my Nutrition Month Farmer’s Market recipe cards). The main ingredient in hummus is chickpea – a legume that is high in protein and fiber. In other words, it keeps you satisfied for longer! Along the lines of sustainable eating, legumes are known as “low-input” proteins (for…

Spill the Beans

“Rising food prices”, “land grabs”, “inequality”and “climate change”…. all this talk seems to forecast a dark and daunting future threatening the security of our food. Though we see it printed in the newspapers, hear it in the media, and watch politicians talk about formulating policies for protecting us from famine, it almost seems like fiction. “Famine” – something so far away, written in books rather than reality. Though, we’ve seen these elements do their part in the past: starting with the 8 year yellow-haze known as the Dust Bowl that dried the southern fields or the Great Irish Potato Famine, some suggest that if we continue business-as-usual, the future famine will hit us harder and bigger than ever before. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the suggested hypothesis of what the future holds and explore what can be done to change this prophecy.