Harvest Salad with Tahini-Mustard Dressing (gluten free, vegan option)

Harvest Salad 3

I’m just gonna go ahead and say it. This salad is pretty awesome. As I’m sure you know by now, I’m a huge fan of the meal salad, and this one definitely falls into that category. It’s inspired by the incredible salad I had at Avoca cafe in Belfast, which I mentioned in my first travel post last month. The base ingredients are almost the same, with the addition of some almonds for crunch and some goji berries for sweetness, but the dressing is all my own. This is an incredibly hearty, satisfying, and flavourful salad that will leave you feeling full but not overly stuffed – just perfect for this cool fall weather we’ve been having. And it’s pretty. Continue reading

Leftover Lentils with Beet Greens (and half the fridge, too!) (gluten free, vegan option)


Sometimes you have such an assortment of bits and bobs in your fridge – half a leek here, a couple of stalks of celery there – that it seems you’ll just have to go grocery shopping again to get a meal out of it. Sometimes you cooked just the other day, and maybe your measurements were a little off, which is why I had a cup of cooked lentils just sitting in the fridge. And sometimes all of this turns to naught, with food sitting forlornly in the back of the fridge, alone and forgotten, until it spoils.

Not so today! As I said, I had a whole pile of lentils leftover from the other night, and some beet greens just begging to be cooked (leftover from some wonderful beet hummus I made!). Continue reading