asparagus + gruyère strata

I have a vague memory of asparagus growing in my parents’ back yard in Vancouver. Not a lot of it, just a handful of spindly stalks poking up each spring in the raised garden bed beside the garage. Asparagus is a perennial crop, so I’m sure it was planted at some point in ancient history… 

Read More »

loaded sweet potatoes

Surprise! Being back at work is harder than I thought it would be. But not in the ways I thought it would be. I had anticipated achingly difficult days away from my boy, pining for him every moment I was gone. I even considered taking one of his blankies with me to the office so I… 

Read More »

slow cooker red lentil dal

A hearty and healthy red lentil dal that simmers away in your slow cooker and is ready when you walk through the door. Naturally vegan and gluten-free.  Can we talk about baby kicks? They’re crazy. I love them, but they’re crazy. It’s interesting how they’ve evolved from the first little signs of movement, little scratches… 

Read More »

roasted butternut squash and black bean burritos {freezer friendly}

These roasted butternut squash and black bean freezer burritos are nutritious, and delicious vegetarian burritos. A perfect make-ahead meal to have stashed in the freezer! We are in the process of trying to buy a new apartment. When we first found out I was pregnant we thought about moving, and then decided that it would… 

Read More »

swiss chard and gruyere strata

A savoury and comforting make-ahead dish with layers of whole grain bread, swiss chard, and gruyere cheese baked in an eggy custard. Somehow the equinox slipped past me this year. Maybe because the weather in Stockholm has been somewhat autumny for a while now. Or maybe because I’ve had other things on my mind. But… 

Read More »

tempeh reuben bowls

A veganized and bowl-ified riff on a classic Reuben sandwich. Packed with nutritious gut-friendly foods, this meal-bowl takes some effort but is great for make-ahead meals and packed lunches. One of the challenges of being a food blogger is constantly coming up with new and exciting recipes to post. Sometimes you come up with an… 

Read More »

curried cauliflower chickpea wraps

Spicy curried cauliflower chickpea wraps are filled to the brim with good-for-you ingredients and make great make-ahead meals. I have three superhero powers. The first, and I’ve yet to figure out how this is useful, is my uncanny ability to wear nail polish. I mean, sure, most people can put nail polish on, but how… 

Read More »

lemony roasted broccoli and tempeh with quinoa

Batch cooked quinoa comes together with lemony roasted broccoli and tempeh for a quick, easy, and nourishing make-ahead meal. Sundays are perfect for weekday prep, so let’s do some batch cooking, shall we? Let’s whip up a batch of something fast. Something jam-packed with goodness. Something that’s good when it’s warm but equally good when… 

Read More »

make and freeze breakfast bars

I learned something shocking recently. Not everyone loves overnight oats as much as I do. I know. It’s crazy, right? For one thing, the texture, which I find magically creamy and delicious, is not for everyone. Also, being the winter and all, not everyone is into the idea of a cold breakfast. And perhaps most… 

Read More »