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Here you can find a complete list of My New Roots recipes in the main categories; Breakfast, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad and Raw Food. You can also select recipes from one of the four seasons. Breakfast Lunch Main Dish Salad Spring Summer Fall Winter Raw Food   Breakfast: A New Year, A New Breakfast A Winter Weekend Cleanse Autumn in a Jar: Fig Jam with Lavender, Thyme, and Walnuts Baby Step Buns Baby Step Buns – the Sequel Bali Bliss…

Summer Cobb Salad with Coconut Bacon

Summer Cobb Salad with Coconut Bacon

Summer is HERE! Wowee zowee it’s been a beautiful July filled with plenty of sunshine, swimming, fresh fruit, and family time. It’s also a very special feeling being in Canada for the whole spring-to-summer transition once again. It’s one of my favourite things, watching this little part of the world turn green and warm, for the lakes and rivers to invite us in, for the farmers’ markets to burst with local goodness, and for the long days to…

Kaniwa Farewell to Summer Salad

And suddenly, it’s autumn. Strange how a season can sometimes just roll in and take over, from one day to the next. Tuesday I was wearing sandals and now, 48 hours later, that seems like a pretty impractical thing to do. Sniff. I thought I should send summer off in style with a fresh salad celebrating the waning produce that tastes of long days, bright sun, and warm winds. And! A newcomer in my life, Kaniwa; a very groovy little seed that…

Fattoush Salad with Za’atar

If a salad you were to punch you in the face with freshness, it would undoubtedly be Fattoush. What does that even mean? I don’t know really, it’s just the most visceral explanation I got for something so ridiculously refreshing that it feels like your insides just took a shower in barely-melted icebergs. In my opinion, this is “the” summer salad. Showcasing the season’s best produce, its high-water-content veggies get their cool on, while the…

Warm Salad Month: Wild Rice, Butter Bean, and Garlic Roasted Carrot Salad

Well, I suppose this is the last post in the warm winter salad month. February flew by, filled up with seasonal fare at its best. It can sometimes be a challenge to find my creative side when the ground has been frozen for 5 months, but I am always amazed at what I can pull off with a few vegetables from the cold storage and some dried goods from the pantry. This next warm salad is probably my most beloved because it features 3 of my all-time…

The Epic Travel Salad

The Epic Travel Salad

  When I saw the number, I couldn’t believe it: 29 hours. It was undoubtedly going to be one of the longest travel days of my life. I’ve been to Bali twice before, but always from Copenhagen, which is about half the distance from Toronto. I almost gave it a second thought since spending that amount of time sitting upright just felt like it might end me, but the retreats were booked, and there was no backing out! I knew what would get me…

Summer Stuffed Patty Pans

Much to my delight, young summer squash are now popping up in gardens, farmers markets, and roadside stands across Ontario. Crooknecks, cocozelles, black beauties, sun drops and butter blossoms to name a few. But my favorite, just by virtue of its spaceship-shape alone, is the patty pan. However mother nature came up with such a kooky-looking veggie is beyond me, but inside its eccentric exterior is a soft, tender flesh that is deliciously…

Minty Black Bean Salad for a Crowd

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must feed a crowd. Whether it’s for a family barbeque, an office party, a kids’ birthday, the truth is we’ve all been there and we’ve all been stumped and totally intimidated. I’ve worked in a few restaurants now that required big-batch cooking, so I’ve gotten used to dealing with impossibly large quantities of food. At first it seemed like a daunting task to make soup in a pot I could…