Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup {vegan, gluten free} - girlheartfood.com

~ Curried carrot and sweet potato Soup ~

This Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup is one of my favourite recipes! It’s easy to make, absolutely delicious and good for you.  Plus, it’s vegan and gluten free.  It’s flavoured with curry paste and coconut milk and then there’s a touch of lemon squeezed at the end to brighten the whole thing.  This one will warm ya right up on a cold day! Continue reading

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Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus

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~ Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus ~

The longest part of this Easy Roasted Garlic Hummus is actually roasting the garlic.  The rest?  Forget about it!  The roasted garlic gives a lovely little hum of garlic flavour to this ultra creamy, homemade hummus. Continue reading

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Veggie Korma

 

Veggie Korma

This one pot Veggie Korma is absolutely loaded with veggies like zucchini, bell pepper, cauliflower, carrot and onion and cooked in a flavourful curry based cream sauce dotted with cashews for extra flavour and texture.  You can add as little or as much spice as you like and customize to your taste.  So good and a favourite around here!  Who needs take out when there’s this? Continue reading

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White Bean and Kale Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

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~White Bean and Kale Soup with Crispy Chickpeas~

This White Bean and Kale Soup with Crispy Chickpeas can be prepped and cooked in about 30 minutes.  It’s so perfect for busy days, super satisfying, healthy, and budget friendly.  White navy beans are blended up with just a touch of cream to create a smooth creamy base, chili flakes give it a hint of spice and kale is added for extra hearty flavour and nutrition.  The whole lot is then topped with parmesan cheese and crispy chickpeas.  How good does that sound? Continue reading

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Spiced Pumpkin Hummus

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Spiced Pumpkin Hummus

Less than 10 minutes and you’ll be on your way to Spiced Pumpkin Hummus yumminess!  All versions of hummus are pretty easy to whip up and this one is no exception!  Plus, it’s so flavourful, it’ll be devoured in no time at all.  Chickpeas are combined with pure pumpkin purée and iconic fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove for quite the tasty treat.  Then there’s some chili flakes for that extra kiss of heat.  It’s SO creamy too.  You’ll never buy pre-made hummus again! Continue reading

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Beet and Tarragon Arancini

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Beet and Tarragon Arancini

These Beet and Tarragon Arancini take a little bit of work, but are SO worth it!  Earthy, sweet beets are combined with fresh tarragon to make a dreamy, creamy risotto and then it gets mixed with some bread crumbs and walnuts, formed into balls & then stuffed with mozzarella cheese.   The whole lot is fried and what you are left with is basically a perfect little crispy bite oozing with deliciousness.  You know you want it 😉 Continue reading

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Curried Green Lentils and Kale

This slow cooker recipe for Curried Green Lentils and Kale is both gluten free & vegan. Makes for a delicious dinner with grilled naan! - girlheartfood.com

Curried Green Lentils and Kale

These Curried Green Lentils and Kale pack quite the punch in the flavour department!  Literally all the ingredients are placed in a slow cooker on low for about 6 hours and that’s it!  What you’re left with is a healthy, gluten free, vegan and super delicious recipe sure to satisfy any meat lover.  These Curried Green Lentils and Kale are perfectly yummy on their own, but it’s even better when you serve them with some grilled naan and greek yogurt. Continue reading

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Asparagus & Spinach Soup

Asparagus & Spinach Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Asparagus & Spinach Soup

Well, hellooooo there Spring!  So happy to see you!

This Asparagus & Spinach Soup just looks and tastes like a big ol’ bowl of Springtime goodness.  And just look at that beautiful colour!  So bright and pretty, isn’t it?  It’s a very minimalistic soup that has a few ingredients and takes minutes to make.  And, when you have so few ingredients, they really shine through.  Sometimes simple is best, don’t ya think? Continue reading

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Cauliflower, Kale & Red Lentil Coconut Curry

Cauliflower, Kale & Red Lentil Coconut Curry - girlheartfood.com

Cauliflower, Kale & Red Lentil Coconut Curry – girlheartfood.com

Cauliflower, Kale & Red Lentil Coconut Curry

Hello everyone!  How’s your week going so far?  Did you make it through Monday without totally falling asleep in the middle of the day?  Daylight savings time is great ’cause the days are longer, but I really missed that freaking hour.  Girl got to have her sleep, feel me?

Luckily we have copious amounts of coffee in our household.  And this past weekend hubby and I  got a new kitchen toy.  Yay!  We bought a Nespresso coffee machine.  Hubby had one at work and raved about it; it went on sale for like $80 bucks off so we decided to pick one up and so happy we did.  If you love coffee like hubby & I do, then you’d love this machine.  You’ve probably seen all those commercials with George Clooney and Danny DeVito going around making a big deal about the coffee that this machine makes.  I know, I know, like ‘what the heck, it’s only coffee; what’s the big deal, right?’ I dunno, they must infuse some kinda magic Continue reading

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Smoky Baked Black Beans

Smoky Baked Black Beans

Smoky Baked Black Beans

Recently, hubby had a work trip to Texas for a couple of days.  I always love to ask if he had any memorable meals or dishes.  I’m all about that food, lol!!  Tell me.  Tell me in detail!!  Yum!  During his trip he said that black beans were a really common dish that was served and he loved them. Both of us being big fans of beans, I knew I had to give it a go and try to make ’em myself!

I’ve made baked beans before (‘Hard to Resist Seconds Baked Beans’) and they are completely delicious, but these Smoky Baked Black Beans are different altogether. This recipe is a little more simpler and has a different flavour profile than my other baked bean recipe – it has more of a spicy/smoky flavour from the chipotle pepper flakes and chipotle powder, it’s not tomato based and uses a different type of bean.  The variety of beans (Black Turtle Beans) used in this recipe is really high in fibre, which makes it extra nutritious for you (and who doesn’t like/need a little extra fibre in their diet?) And like most bean recipes, it’s also really inexpensive to make…some beans and a few other ingredients yields quite a large amount.  Though this recipe is quite humble and most definitely not fancy, it is pretty versatile; you can enjoy with just about any meal from breakfast to dinner.  On their own they are awesome, but they are also great with grits and an over easy egg sprinkled with cilantro and crumbled feta…nom nom nom.

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