15 recipes for a long weekend stay-cation or easter entertaining

another big lull between posts, my apologies! BUT it’s pretty exciting actually because i wrote my final exam in my final class in school. this meals following handing in my last assignment next week, i will be a holistic nutritionist! cue the applause, *takes a bow*

in all seriousness though, thank you all for sticking through the spotty posting while i’ve been in school. it’s been a juggling act but i have loved writing this blog the whole time and it wouldn’t have been the same without all of you!

while i don’t have a new recipe for you this week, i promise next week i will! for now, i leave you with suggestions for the coming weekend. 

whether you are celebrating easter or are just using the weekend to catch up on sleep and lounge around for an extra day, i have you covered. 

15 recipes for a long weekend stay-cation or easter entertaining

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guests deserve a special breakfast. so why not these fluffy pancakes made with chickpea flour! they’ll never know you got all healthy on them.

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blood orange-roasted carrot bowl with farro and a miso-scallion sauce

blood orange-roasted carrot bowl with farro and a miso-scallion sauce #vegan #glutenfree

wooooow long title. but really. really necessary because all components here are equally important and beautiful.

this is not a recipe i would have ever expected to come out of my kitchen, since i don’t tend to buy oranges. i really don’t like eating them, and only use the juice or zest occasionally in other recipes. but then kristy let me be a recipe tester for her upcoming cookbook (swoon) and one of the recipes i was assigned involved oranges and lots of them. and when i went to the grocery store to buy said oranges, i could not remember for the life of me how many i needed. so i took a guess. luckily, i bought enough, but it left me with 2 spares. which sat in my fridge for a while.
 
now i hate seeing produce go to waste so this recipe was born. 

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roasted cabbage and apples with tamari almonds

roasted cabbage and apple with tamari almonds #vegan #glutenfree #paleo

as i told you guys, i’ve been having a love affair with apples for the last few months. in the spirit of making way for some spring produce on the blog (because i really really hope it’s coming soon…) i’m sharing another delicious apple recipe with you all, but this one is for dinner! this is also a recipe within a recipe, because tamari almonds, while taking this dish to the next level, are a wonderful snack on their own. 

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carrot ginger soup with curried croutons

carrot ginger soup with curried croutons #vegan #glutenfree

remember when i said one of my goals this year was to post more savoury recipes? and then i proceeded to post only sweet recipes for the month of february? granted, they were delicious sweet recipes (like zucchini bread oatmeal, double chocolate and goji granola, sesame crispy rice treats, chocolate rum (or raspberry) truffles, paleo cranberry chocolate chip cookies, hempy halvah, raw almond butter and caramel apple cheesecake squares, and double chocolate blueberry pancakes), but it leads to a rather unbalanced recipe index no?

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warm sweet potato and quinoa salad for alter eco and california olive ranch (and a giveaway!)

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i’m all about a good salad. a good combination of fruits and veggies, flavours and textures and of course a rich dressing smothered all over- what’s not to love? the only time i ever find fault with salads is in the winter. i can just never force myself to eat a big bowl of raw food when my body is screaming for warmth and comfort.

enter in the grain-based and cooked vegetable salads.

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