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

Classic Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

January 25, 2016

I’m super excited to share this oldie (but SO goodie!) recipe that’s been a classic favourite of mine for as long as I’ve been cooking. In fact, it’s almost too good to share…..but it would be a terribly selfish crime not to.  It’s one I’ve made on and off for years, when the craving for richly flavoured, creamy comfort food … Read More

ShiraClassic Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

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

FOOD52 Vegan | Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese + a Giveaway

December 8, 2015

It seems there’s always room in the repertoire for another great way to enjoy a perennial favourite. Kids love it, adults love it – because there’s really nothing like pasta to provide humble, sturdy sustenance when the craving hits for some comfort. This recipe is from the beautiful new book Food 52 Vegan by Gena Hamshaw – who graciously sent … Read More

ShiraFOOD52 Vegan | Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese + a Giveaway