A summer recipe in the winter in hopes that warmer weather is just around the corner! Full of earthy eggplant, mellow zucchini and juicy peppers, this ratatouille is rich and flavourful. Feel free to play around with the spices to find your favourite flavour combination. As is surprisingly common here on Sophreakin’ Good, this is more of a method than an exact recipe!
This salad is a light, tangy and crunchy culmination of flavours. I tend to add feta cheese (you know, because everything is betta with feta…) but feel free to omit this if you’re avoiding dairy. There are plenty of options for this salad – the main components being bright, juicy grapefruit juxtaposed against cool, crunchy iceberg lettuce. The rest is up to you!
This seaweed salad is different than the wakame salad at most sushi joints, but it’s delicious in its own way. I usually make this to serve with Asian-inspired meals, such as salmon or stir-fry, but it goes well with just about anything. It has an irresistible crunch factor, and a sweet and sour dressing that really makes all the flavours come together.
Everyone has their own version of tabbouleh, and everyone claims that their version is the best possible version. And yes, I am about to do the same thing. BUT (there is a very big but), this is not just the best paleo tabbouleh, nor is it the best grain-free tabbouleh (although it is both these things). It is just simply and generally the. best. tabbouleh. ever. (rutabaga) (what?)
Believe it or not, the first time I tried guacamole was at a Mexican resort when I was already much too old to have been missing out on guacamole! It blew me away – so simple, and yet so flavourful! I’ve been making it myself ever since, and this particular version is my favourite.
So I was mulling over the fact that I miss falafel – despite being made with wheat flour and chickpeas, those little green patties are delicious! So that got me to thinking what I could use instead to create a flavourful approximation of the original. So I decided to turn to the big green flavourless cousin of the banana and the result is a truly spectacular emerald patty that rivals the original!
This dip combines the delicious tangy taste of sun-dried tomatoes with rich, earthy olive oil, pungent garlic and fresh green herbs. Made with fresh pressed cottage cheese, it has the capacity to make raw veggies infinitely better, as well as liven up eggs during breakfast.
Tzatziki is one of those things that goes well with everything. It’s the perfect way to celebrate food all year round, but especially during the dog days of summer when it’s super hot outside and nothing but the tangy taste of yogurt and cucumber will suffice to cool you down.
So you made some delicious salmon or rainbow trout for dinner. It’s now the next day, and you’re staring down a cold piece of fish and wishing it would turn into lunch. Maybe the situation is even more dire. Maybe the only thing you have on hand is a lonely can of salmon or tuna. What then? Hocus pocus baby… fish cakes.