Quinoa and Spinach Salad with Chickpeas and Lentils

Quinoa and Spinach Salad with Chickpeas and Lentils

The Lost + Found Cafe makes a delicious quinoa and spinach salad and this is my attempt to replicate it at home. Ingredients: 1 bunch baby spinach washed and spun 1 c. quinoa cooked and cooled* 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained 1 can lentils…

Mangofied Roasted Yam Salad (Mexicali Yam Salad)

Mangofied Roasted Yam Salad (Mexicali Yam Salad)

This is a slightly different take on the Tuscan Salad I usually make. Ataulfo mangos are just coming into season and they are so wonderfully delicious that I had to get some. 3 medium sized yams peeled and chopped in bite sized pieces 2 Tbsp…

Savoury Cheese and Onion Pie…Without the Bacon

Savoury Cheese and Onion Pie…Without the Bacon

Friday is usually pie day at my office but this week we received more than our fair share of chocolates and sweet goodies of all sorts. This meant no one felt like making a sweet pie so we opted for a savoury version. Further, the…

Roasted Yam Salad with Pomegranate and Feta

Roasted Yam Salad with Pomegranate and Feta

My friend and fellow dance mom Annabel makes an amazingly yummy Tuscan salad. But her recipe calls for grape tomatoes. Sadly, I didn’t have any BUT I did have a pomegranate so I thought I’d see how that worked out. Turns out it works out…

Samosa Pie with Tamarind Sauce

Samosa Pie with Tamarind Sauce

We love samosas. Heads up…this has a kick to it so if you don’t like strong spices…make something else. If the thought of making a gajillion samosa cones does not thrill you try a samosa pie recipe. I settled on this one from Bhavna’s kitchen. You…

Chayote..not to be confused with Peyote

Chayote..not to be confused with Peyote

My friends Doris and Wilson brought some chayote squash into the office last week and I thought I’d give it a go cooking it up for lunch.  The picture shows two squash cut into slices but you can see what a chayote squash looks like…

Quinoa (Keen-wah) Salad with Tomatoes, Feta + Fresh Herbs

Quinoa (Keen-wah) Salad with Tomatoes, Feta + Fresh Herbs

Quinoa is perfect if you’ve got a kid who needs to eat gluten free. It’s now available at most grocery stores. Look for the organic, yellow one (it has a mild nutty flavour…without the nuts). This is a super easy recipe and you can pretty…

Skunkworks Pasta Toss

Skunkworks Pasta Toss

I first made this for my colleagues at Skunkworks Creative Group Inc., thus the name. It works best with a hefty pasta like rotini, fusilli, penne or cavatappi. You will need: 2 c. pasta of your choice 1 bag of baby spinach or arugula (washed…

Emma’s Spinach (with 1000 Lemons for Jordan) Soup

Emma’s Spinach (with 1000 Lemons for Jordan) Soup

The wonderful Emma Mileva is the wife of my colleague (the also wonderful) Jordan Milev, Creative Director at Skunkworks Creative Group Inc.  Not only is Emma in the middle of finishing her Ph.D in Linguistics at SFU, she is constantly sending Jordan to work with…

We are Fond-a No Lettuce in Our Salads (Thank you)

We are Fond-a No Lettuce in Our Salads (Thank you)

Fonda Bloy is one of the amazing dance instructors and choreographers at Dance Co.   She is also the mom of Oliver, a very energetic 3-year old who is big on snap peas…red peppers…not so much. This is Fonda’s favorite salad because it doesn’t have any lettuce…