Tag Archives: Sides and Salads

Baked Eggplant Melts

These Mediterranean-inspired baked eggplants melts are easy to prepare and can be served as a side dish or a vegetarian main. Think of this recipe as a deconstructed, healthier version of eggplant Parmesan. You get all the delicious flavors of eggplant Parmesan with a lot less fat and calories, and it’s much less time-consuming to …

Homemade Chickpea Falafels

Healthy homemade chickpea falafels are a delicious and easy way to bring all the flavours of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to your dinner table. Falafels are always a crowd-pleaser and they lend well to vegan and non-vegan diets. Prepare these vegan patties in advance and serve at a diner party or as a quick weeknight …

Mediterranean Potatoes in Tomato Sauce

Mediterranean potatoes in tomato sauce is a classic dish and an ideal accompaniment to  almost any meat or seafood entree. Nutrient-dense potatoes smothered in a rich tomato sauce full of earthy flavours like capers, oregano, and paprika, makes for a healthy and cheap vegan dish, one that the entire family can enjoy. Potatoes in tomato …

Smoked Salmon Rice Salad with Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes

This elegant smoked salmon rice salad with arugula and cherry tomatoes will impress your guests and satisfy their craving for fresh summer fare. ‘Forbidden’ black rice is combined with salty smoked salmon, bitter arugula, and sweet cherry tomatoes and tossed in a light vinaigrette made with olive oil and lemon juice. Prepare this unique palate-pleaser …

Salmon Quinoa Salad with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

This light and refreshing salmon quinoa salad with lemon caper vinaigrette is packed with protein and heart-healthy superfoods that will leave you feeling satisfied and wanting more! Summers in Sardinia are hot, and consequently the oven rarely gets turned on. Fresh salads are an integral part to summer fare, but since they are prepared so …

Healthy Summer Pasta Salad

Summer salads make for quick, easy, and healthy meal options, for a lazy day by the pool, a casual dinner party or a bring-along meal for a picnic or barbecue. This healthy summer pasta salad is made with homegrown cherry tomatoes and cucumbers, fresh basil, tangy black olives, and creamy mozzarella cheese. Summer days in …

Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Bowl

This wholesome, vegan roasted cauliflower quinoa bowl is the perfect one-bowl meal, made with protein-rich quinoa and a fresh and tangy avocado lime dressing. It’s light and fresh, yet surprisingly filling. A delicious vegan meal that non-vegans can enjoy as a main or a side dish. I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed with cauliflower. …

Kale and Black Beans Stewed in Tomato Sauce

This hearty vegan dish is packed with a ton of flavour and is full of healthy ingredients. Kale and black beans stewed in tomato sauce are a winning combination, and the perfect cozy meal for a cold winter’s day. I love kale chips – so much so that for a few years they were my only …

Warm Caramelized Carrot Lentil Salad

This warm caramelized carrot lentil salad is garnished with earthy flavours like cumin and turmeric and makes for a hearty and tasty vegan side dish or main meal. The intense sweet flavour of roasted vegetables is divine. All that sweetness that gently gets coaxed out of the vegetables by slowing roasting them is one of the tastiest …