Grilled Vegetable Salad with Soy Sauce and Lime

Grilled vegetables are of course the ideal side dish for a delicious summer barbecue, and you can feel free to use whatever vegetables you like! If you choose some of the harder ones (like the carrot in this salad, for example) cook them shortly before you put them on…

Try These 3 Sizzling BBQ Side Dishes

Yeah, even though I’m a vegetarian, my family loves to “just barbecue” every once in a while. It’s not a problem, as long as there are enough side dishes for “the balance.” That’s why extensive salads and grilled vegetables are a must for me. But every now and again…

Mung bean salad with roasted peppers and cherry tomatoes

This delicious and visually appealing salad features mung beans—a type of small, green legume which is a great source of protein, fibre and antioxidants. It is also prominent in Ayurveda, an ancient and traditional form of medicine originating in India. Recipe for 3 people Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients…

Japanese salad with kale and wakame

This tasty salad contains wakame, a brown seaweed or kelp that is common in Japanese, Korean and Chinese cuisines. It promotes good health in a variety of ways, including being a great source of calcium and iron. It’s also rich in vitamins A, C, E and K which are…

Sunrise smoothie with banana, mango and orange blossom

This smoothie contains orange blossom water, which is originally from Morocco and is often used throughout the Middle East as a natural treatment for an upset stomach. It also includes ginger, which is well-known for its positive effects on digestion. Recipe for 2 people Preparation time: 5 minutes Ingredients…

Eastern risotto

Enjoy this Asian take on an Italian classic, made with soy sauce and coconut milk. It also contains boletes, which are a universally popular wild mushroom that adds a distinct earthy flavour to any dish. Recipe for 4 people Preparation time: 30 minutes Ingredients 5 tbs olive oil, divided…

Couscous with Harissa, Kalamata Olives and Feta

This is the sort of dish that you make when you have friends over for dinner or when you’re organizing a lovely lunch in the garden. You make a lot at once and it looks great thanks to all the different colours and ingredients. The Kalamata olives are a…

Vegetarian Steamed Dumplings

Dumplings are a famous traditional northern Chinese food. The best thing about dumplings is that they are a snack food, and yet because of their nutritional value, they are considered healthy. Enjoy these dumplings as a side dish with rice noodle soup for your Easter dinner.  (link to recipe…

VEGETARIAN MOROCCAN TAJINE WITH COUSCOUS

Tajine is a North African dish and traditionally contains meat, chicken or fish. But by using meaty vegetables like zucchini and eggplant, you won’t miss out at all with this great recipe. The addition of couscous gives it an extra protein boost. Recipe for 4 people Preparation time: 50…

Slow Food For The Soul

The slow food movement is all about taking a little time to think about what our food can do for us, where it comes from and its impact on the environment. It is better for us and naturally brings more balance and variety into our lives—and kitchens. An important…