Candy Cane Beet Salad

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2 candy cane beets, peeled and very thinly sliced

big spoonful of mandarin oranges

1 Tbsp pistachios, chopped

2 Tbsp herbed goat cheese

1.5 tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp agave nectar

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 tsp lime juice

2 tsp apple cider vinegar


1. In a med sized bowl mix together beets, olive oil, agave nectar, sea salt, black pepper, lime juice and apple cider vinegar. Let it merinade for a couple of hours to take the bitterness out of the beets.

2. When you are ready to serve, top with mandarin oranges,pistachios and herbed goat cheese.

xo erin

Grilled Shrimp & Warm Potato Salad

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1 bag mini red potatoes, quartered

1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-in.(0.5 cm) thick diagonal slices

1 pkg freshwater shrimp (12)

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp garlic salt

Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette:

1/4 c olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp grainy mustard

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat. In a aluminum bbq dish pour in 3 cups cold water and add your potatoes. Cover with foil and seal edges. Place on barbecue and cook 25 to 30 minutes, until fork tender.
  2. While potatoes cook, make Lemon Parsley Vinaigrette by whisking together olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in parsley. Set aside.
  3. Remove potatoes from barbecue and carefully remove foil. Drain any remaining water. Keep grill heated.
  4. Toss potatoes with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of vinaigrette (reserve the rest). Cover and keep potatoes warm.
  5. Toss shrimp with the 1 tbsp olive oil and garlic salt. Grill shrimp 2 to 3 min. per side until pink and just cooked through. Grill zucchini for 2 min. per side, or until tender-crisp and grill-marked.
  6. Combine potatoes, shrimp and zucchini in large bowl. Toss with reserved vinaigrette.

Adapted from Jamie Oliver’s recipe.

Pancetta & Porcini Mushrooms Pasta

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I went to my friends house for dinner this summer and had the most DELICIOUS pasta! I am not usually a huge pasta fan…but those Italians sure know how to cook it! I tried the sauce on penne pasta and a Paleo version with parsnip noodles!


3 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 c pancetta, cut into small strips

porcini mushrooms

1/2 onion, finely chopped

red pepper chilli flakes

1/2 c white wine

1 c water

1 small zucchini, shredded

6-7 zucchini flowers, cut into small pieces

1/4 c cream (coconut milk)

3.5 c cooked penne

4 parsnips

*the exact amounts are not critical


  1. In a frying pan fry your pancetta and onion in olive oil. Sauté till onions are transparent then add mushrooms and cook for a couple of minutes.
  2.  Add white wine, red pepper chilli flakes, zucchini & water. When it comes to a boil reduce heat and let it simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Add the zucchini flowers and cream at the end once you start cooking your pasta noodles. If you are using penne- follow the directions on the box. If you are making parsnip noodles, spiralize into noodles. Add noodles to a frying pan with a bit of water and cook on med heat till soft- about 6 minutes. Don’t cook for too long or they will get mushy.
  4. Serve sauce over noodles. Add fresh parsley for garnish.

xo erin

Summer Salad


Cause I’m missing summer already…. this salad is so light and refreshing!


1 nectarine

1/2 avocado

2 slices prosciutto

olive oil

sea salt

peach infused white wine vinegar


chopped almonds

xo erin

Green Chicken Curry

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3 tbsp green curry paste

1 tbsp. olive oil

2.5 c coconut milk

4 chicken breast (thinly sliced)

2 kefir lime leaves (torn)

1.5 tsp palm sugar

1.5 tbsp fish sauce




bamboo shoots



Thai basil

Red chilli peppers


1. Sautée green curry paste in olive oil over medium heat until fragrant, reduce the heat, gradually add 1.5 c coconut milk a little at a time, stir until a film of green oil surfaces.

2. Add chicken breast, kefir lime leaves, and continue cooking for 3 minutes until fragrant and the chicken is cooked through. cook until boiling.

3. Add 1 more c of coconut milk, season with palm sugar & fish sauce. Add carrots, zucchini, broccoli, bamboo shoots & mushrooms {or what ever veggies you like! } and cook till they are done.

4.Sprinkle Thai basil & red chillies over and serve! Eat over brown rice or cauliflower rice.

xo erin