October 18, 2021 By Sarah White No Comments

Jambalaya is a quintessential one-pot dish from New Orleans, and while Mardi Gras has already passed that doesn’t have to stop us from enjoying some delicious Creole-inspired food. This dish tastes just like my childhood; not because I was raised in New Orleans or anything exciting like that, we just ate this dish a lot growing up. It's protein-packed, full of veg, and comes together quickly and easily at the end of the work day (with 2 entrepreneurs for parents, quick & easy was key on weeknights). I've added my own spin to this traditionally Creole dish by loading up the…


May 30, 2021 By Sarah White No Comments

This vegan recipe features tempeh - an Indonesian plant-based protein made from fermented soybeans. Unlike tofu, tempeh is made from the whole bean and contains more nutrients, fibre and iron than it's highly processed counterpart. While most soy products have a bad reputation in the functional medicine space, I firmly believe that tempeh is the ultimate vegan health food and should be put in a separate category. Tempeh is nutrient-dense organic soy product with a high amount of protein (around 20g / serving) and calcium. A recently study from Malaysia determined that the calcium from this plant-based source is equally well…


May 29, 2021 By Sarah White No Comments

I own the world's most beautiful tagine; it was a wedding gift from my cool artist aunt who always gives the best gifts. It's so beautiful that it was fully one of my favourite kitchen items for the past 2.5 years without having ever used it once. Now that I've officially taken this cooking vessel from counter decor to functional kitchen tool I can't imagine a world in which I don't whip this beauty out for a meal at least once a week. A tagine is a traditional Moroccan cooking vessel made of ceramic or unglazed clay with a round…


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October 22, 2020 By Sarah White No Comments

Does anyone else feel like it's been raining for an entire year? The past few days in Ontario have been unseasonably gloomy and grey so I'm incorporating all of my tried and true ways to banish the rainy day blues: puppy snuggles, yoga, tons of tea & bright, beautiful warming meals like this sunny af soup. I've been testing various recipes using those beautiful orange cauliflowers from my local farmers market and this one is definitely a winner. In additional to in-season cauliflower it's also loaded with anti-inflammatory turmeric and contains plenty of carotenoids thanks to all them orange vegetables…


September 25, 2020 By Sarah White No Comments

It's SOUP SEASON - the most wonderful time of the year. The leaves are starting to change and that cool fall weather that I love so much is slowly moving in. Fall has always been my favourite season; full of beautiful hikes, comfy sweaters and backyard fires with a glass of good scotch. This soup is the perfect way to welcome autumn while taking advantage of all that corn showing up at the farmers markets this time of year. I don't have a ton else to say about this recipe, other than I highly recommend that it be eaten outside in…


September 18, 2020 By Sarah White No Comments

I don't pasta often, but when I do it's this dairy-free, gluten-free lemony zucchini-filled wonder recipe.  Typically, I prefer my noodles in the form of Thai food (usually glass noodles only, I really really don't do well with a ton of carbs) - Ky and I started the tradition of ordering Thai food on Sunday's years ago and have been pretty consistent in our regular weekend curry consumption. While I do love a good food-based tradition the time inside / off work this year had me questioning a lot of our priorities, goals and spending ... Since starting my practice…


May 11, 2020 By Sarah White 2 Comments

This is the perfect recipe for stay-at-home days when you have too much time on your hands. The key to a perfect risotto is love, attention and lots of slow meditative stirring to help you get your mind off of the fact that it looks like we'll be stuck at home for another couple of weeks. It's gloomy and rainy in Ontario, which means it's the perfect day for a big bowl of comforting creamy brown rice - tonight you'll find me in the kitchen listening to Fleetwood Mac records while chopping earthy mushrooms & fresh herbs for this soul-satisfying…


January 5, 2020 By Sarah White No Comments

This vegan sun-dried tomato walnut pesto is my go-to prescription for grey winter nights. Nothing cures my grumpy better than a big bowl of pasta (served with a glass of organic red wine, of course!). This dairy-free sun-dried tomato pesto is delicious, easy & loaded with healthy fats from walnuts for a little serotonin boost on cranky days. I like to serve this pesto on a pasta made from lentils, chickpeas, black beans or quinoa for a dose of fibre-rich happiness in a bowl. Eating these complex carbohydrates in combination with healthy fats from olive oil causes increased tryptophan levels; the precursor…


December 6, 2019 By Sarah White No Comments

To balance the cold of winter this doctor is currently in her tiny Toronto kitchen whipping up a steady stream of hot & spicy Mexican-inspired recipes. In additional to experimenting with a ton of Mexican flavours, most of my cooking as of late also incorporates one or more of these delicious sauces all inspired by my trip to Mexico. Print Spicy Mexican Chili Oil We learned a variation of this sauce in our Mexican cooking class and I've  been tinkering with the ratios at home for a few weeks now. I've finally nailed a version that tastes exactly like the one…


November 22, 2019 By Sarah White No Comments

My fascination with this traditional Mexican tortilla filling started last month in a cooking class that I attended while in Mexico. The original dish was delicious (or so I was told), but unfortunately I wasn't able to try it since it was loaded with dairy. I couldn't wait to get back to my kitchen and healthify this protein-packed, poblano-loaded weeknight meal and I'm proud to say I nailed this recipe on the first try! We've made this dish a few times since I've been home it and it makes me smile and think of Mexico every time I whip up a…


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