Artichoke Dill Pesto Penne with Asparagus

Quick, easy, light and refreshing. A perfect spring dish that takes no time at all. Our Artichoke Dill Pesto Penne with Asparagus is kid (and husband) approved and can be served hot or cold. Get creative by adding cherry tomatoes for a pop of colour, baby kale for antioxidants or chickpeas for protein and fiber. This meal is so fast you won’t even feel like you’ve been cooking.

And let’s be honest, sometimes you just need a break from cooking because you’re sick of cutting, peeling, standing, stirring, serving and cleaning. The other day was one of those days. As arsenic hour quickly approached – my mother calls the time between 5:00-6:00 arsenic hour when the toddler is tired and the baby is crying and you need to feed them both while taking care of them, pretty accurate label I must say – I needed a fast meal that will satisfy everyone. This one did the trick! I used high-protein, high-fiber pasta and it was as simple as that.  Continue reading “Artichoke Dill Pesto Penne with Asparagus”

Red Lentil Bolognese

Before we adopted a plant-based diet bolognese was a weekly staple. The taste, the smell, and the warmth all filling us with memories of childhood days. I have to admit, I even felt sad for a brief moment when I thought my children would miss out on what has become a tradition in our family. But if there is one thing I’ve learned from this dietary change, it is that you can make all the same dishes and more with plant-based foods.

This Red Lentil Bolognese is a fun, fresh recipe that still embodies the traditional taste of bolognese (without the meat that is). Your kids will literally devour it! It freezes well so thaw it for an easy weeknight meal. Serve it over whole-wheat or gluten-free noodles et voilà!

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Mashed Tomatoes and Zucchini Pasta with Kale Hemp Pesto

Our Mashed Tonatoes and Zucchini Pasta with Kale Hemp Pesto is a quick, simple dish that can help you and your kids eat more vegetables. Start to finish, it takes 15 minutes and you can enjoy a fuss-free meal with little clean-up. Serve over whole-wheat or quinoa pasta with some garlic bread and our Ultimate Caesar Salad and you are good to go!  Continue reading “Mashed Tomatoes and Zucchini Pasta with Kale Hemp Pesto”

Artichoke Portobello Linguine

Artichoke Portobello Linguine anyone? Yes please! This main dish is oh so simple but oh so delicious! All you need is a handful of ingredients and a blender et voila. You have yourself a smooth, creamy sauce that is completely free of butter, milk or flour. This is a perfect weeknight meal when time is of the essence for toddlers and adults alike.  Continue reading “Artichoke Portobello Linguine”