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#EssentialRecipe => Grilled Nectarines and Quinoa Salad.

This is such a delicious and practical salad. Quinoa is packed with protein and you will feel energized every time you take a bite. You can serve it as is or you could add spinach, chard, kale, nuts, almost anything you have in your fridge.

 

Salad Ingredients:

-1 Cup tri-color quinoa

-3 Small to medium nectarines cut into thick wedges

-4 Medium Heirloom tomatoes cut into wedges

-1/2 Red onion thinly sliced

-1/4 of a small fennel thinly sliced on a mandoline

-Small bunch...


#EssentialRecipe => Picnic Barbecue Tofu Skewers

I absolutely love skewers! When I was a kid, my family would only go to restaurants for very special occasions. My mom and I would always order two different skewers and share.

I think the presentation is what made them so festive to me and it was always fun to fork off all the pieces onto my plate.

All grown up now and I still find them so fun, beautiful and delicious!

 

Ingredients:

-Extra firm tofu cut in 1 inch cubes

-Jonny Hetherington Essentials BBQ Sauce 


#EssentialRecipe => Mac and Cheese au Gratin

There's nothing quite as comforting as a classic and simple Mac and Cheese.

As you know Jonny and I have adopted a plant based diet for the majority of the time, but we are keeping a bit of dairy around mostly to keep our tolerance up. I have noticed that just two weeks without any dairy is all it takes for my body to feel quite uncomfortable after ingestion. The last thing I want is to go back to Paris and to not be able to eat any of their delicious cheeses!!


#EssentialRecipe => French Lentil, Beet and Chard Salad

 

This is such a comforting and satisfying dish. There's nothing worse than eating a salad and feeling hungry again 40 minutes later! This one is perfect for an early lunch and will have you lasting until supper!

Ingredients:

-4 Medium beets scrubbed and trim in wedges

-1 Cup of dry lentils

-1 Tbsp avocado oil

-1/2 Large red onion

-1 Garlic cloves finely chopped

-4 Cups rainbow chard chopped in a couple inches pieces

-Champagne vinegar dressing

-Sea salt and pepper

-Flat leaves parsley

 

Method:

Preheat the oven at...


#EssentialRecipe =>Tabouleh, Quinoa and Hummus

This is a meal I have been making for years, actually since my college days in Montreal. It has evolved a lot over time and these days I like to prepare it with a lot of flexibility when it comes to ingredients and measurements. As long as you use fresh ingredients, feel free to play with the quantities of this dish. Use your favorite olive oil and it always ends up tasting delicious.


Hummus Ingredients:

-3 cups chickpeas

-3 Tbsp tahini

-6 small to medium garlic cloves

-Half an avocado

-1/2 tsp grounded...