Miso-Sesame-Ginger Greens & Quinoa Bowls

February 3, 2016

This meal is something I could literally eat every day and never ever tire of. I’ve never met a bowl of dressed greens I didn’t like to some degree, and for me (as always), most all delicious meals start and end with the most basic of kitchen essentials: a truly killer dressing. You might also like…Chickpea Salad with Sweet Onion, … Read More

ShiraMiso-Sesame-Ginger Greens & Quinoa Bowls

Pasta Dinner | Mustard + Tomato Lentil Salad

January 15, 2016

This recipe pretty much sums up all that is good about simple eats. I’ve been recently inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good, after deciding (with conviction) that my body needed an extended break from dairy and ANY over-processed irritants (even sugar that is not in a whole food form). If you’ve perused the pages of Gwyneth’s latest efforts in print with … Read More

ShiraPasta Dinner | Mustard + Tomato Lentil Salad

Chickpea Salad with Sweet Onion, Arugula + Olives

December 29, 2015

It’s been a heck of a year, this 2015, and I sure can’t think of a better way to close it than right here, in this paradise called Hawaii with the people I love the most. We arrived here the day after Christmas, the first one in ages that was busy in a ‘just right’ sort of way; one that … Read More

ShiraChickpea Salad with Sweet Onion, Arugula + Olives

Potluck Greek Wheat Berry + Chickpea Salad

August 6, 2015

Traveling New York, I can’t tell you the number of times I craved just a good hearty salad. We ate well on our recent trip, but it always goes that a few meals in and I’m gently reminded by circumstance that I’m not on a ‘foodie-only’ holiday but on a family holiday, one where I’m bound to roll with what … Read More

ShiraPotluck Greek Wheat Berry + Chickpea Salad

Summer Potato, Corn + Basil Salad

July 31, 2015

Oh, summer. It’s pretty hot and dry around here these days, as I’m sure it is for many of you in other parts (unless it’s your winter!). It’s been one long, hot, dry summer so far and truth be told, it’s a little strange for us here in Vancouver. With all the wet weather we are used to here in … Read More

ShiraSummer Potato, Corn + Basil Salad