Tag Archives: glycemic index

Coconut & Lime Grilled Kale

The inspiration? A line of text on a blog somewhere that said something like: “marinate kale in coconut milk for four hours, then grill”. You know that went to the TOP of my “To Make” List. And then I went researching, and found that there are all sorts of “grill kale marinated in coconut milk” […]

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Kale Salad with Orange Chipotle Tempeh

Yet another massaged kale salad!  We can’t stop with the kale around here, and this kale salad with tempeh is a great new addition to the repertoire.  Tempeh (fermented soybeans) is a great way to get some extra protein in, much like omnivores tend to throw grilled chicken or fish onto their salads, I do […]

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Red Quinoa Salad with Lemony Goat’s Cheese

This salad is for my dearest sister, Heather, who you may remember from our Mocha Smoothies or our Hot Pink Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing. We went out as a family (with the parents) to see the fantastic, tear-jerking musical, Miss Saigon, at the Four Seasons Centre (home of the Canadian Opera Company).  And of […]

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How to Cook Quinoa

You may remember quinoa (pronounce “keen-wah”) from my adventures with Gluten-Free Quinoa Veggie Burgers, or my (top post on the blog!) Thai Red Curry Quinoa. If you haven’t been officially introduced yet, let me do the honours: quinoa is a high-protein ancient grain from the Andes mountains in South America.  It comes in “regular” (white/ivory), […]

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Springy Pea Green Smoothie

See those?  Those are pea greens!  I hadn’t had them before, and so what’s a girl to do with new greens?  Well, my first hunch is to saute them with garlic and olive oil… but it was breakfast, so they went into a smoothie!  And look at the gorgeous spring green colour it turned! I […]

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Raw Lemony Kale Salad

Ok, this recipe is for all my Kale-Fiend friends out there: Ashley, Pem, Louise, Paul, and Caitlin. (Caitlin, if I make you kale, will you stay home instead of moving to Vancouver?) I’ve been seeing on the foodblogs lately that one can eat kale raw in a salad, as long as you give it a […]

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Hot Pink Salad with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Dear Mum, It was supremely wonderful to celebrate Mother’s Day with you this weekend, both at our low-glycemic family cooking class with Meghan, who created an awesome menu for us, full of Cold Rolls with Almond Dipping Sauce: Pear, Avocado, and Arugula Salad: Curried Cauliflower & Root Veggie Soup: Cauliflower Tabouli: Almond Flax Veggie Burgers: […]

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Beluga Lentil & Asparagus Salad

When I made my lentil & beet salad, I made sure to make extra beluga lentils to have on hand for the next week of meals.  I ended up making some super quick & vegan Chipotle “Snobby Joe’s” (lentils & tomato sauce on a bun), and this asparagus salad.  I love how the beluga lentils […]

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Red Kidney Bean Curry (Rajma)

By now, I don’t think I need to introduce my fabulous Pem to you… (you know, Pem who took me to San Miguel, and also inspired Carrot Koshambri, Red Curry Quinoa, Kale & Lentil Dal) but she’s inspired another recipe. This is one of her mum’s (Pria’s) standbys, and I need to learn her secrets, […]

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Pear, Ginger & Cranberry Green Smoothie

One of my favourite breakfasts is the smoothie.  Fruit, yogurt, milk, usually coconut, I feel like I’m on a tropical vacation! And I’ve been experimenting with green smoothies lately: adding a leaf or two (up to a cup or two) of dark, leafy greens to my fruit smoothies (not the milky ones).  Green smoothies are […]

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