Sweet Corn + Beluga Lentil Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

May 23, 2016

This weekend was just a little bit special. Not because we did anything particularly ground breaking – unless you consider painting walls and sweeping the top of our old garage a particular thrill! With three glorious days and zero work scheduled this long weekend, I’d been looking forward to this long weekend of hermit-hood more than anything I’d planned in … Read More

ShiraSweet Corn + Beluga Lentil Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Sarah Britton’s Best (Ever) French Lentil Salad

April 7, 2016

I have to start this post by saying I’m waaaaaay late to the party on this one. In the blogosphere, there are recipes that seem to turn up everywhere you go – whether browsing Pinterest, or in blog comments, google searches and elsewhere. This My New Roots recipe is one of them, as it is indeed a classic in every … Read More

ShiraSarah Britton’s Best (Ever) French Lentil Salad

Winter Veggie Slaw with Citrus Tahini Dressing

February 29, 2016

This recipe is another kitchen sink recipe, which came together not unlike last week’s soup (or really, like most of the food created in this house). It was inspired somewhat by the colours in this slaw, and coincidentally is dressed with another tahini-based dressing, this time only slightly adapted from Bowl + Spoon by Sara Forte. In my experience, you … Read More

ShiraWinter Veggie Slaw with Citrus Tahini Dressing

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