Nutrition Talk: Buckwheat

Nutritionally speaking, buckwheat counts as a whole grain. Grains have gotten a bad rep lately, but this isn't 100% warranted. Buckwheat has a hearty flavour and the raw groats are soft enough to be eaten without cooking. I love adding them to porridge or muesli at breakfast. 

Turkey Taco Wraps

Plus bonus recipe: my favourite guac. I have to say I've never been a fan of the hard taco shell - deep frying aside, I find them messy and hard to eat! The green lettuce wrap is the perfect substitute. Imagine the warm, flavourful taco fillings with a cool crunch of lettuce, plus it adds some extra veggies to your meal, which is never a bad thing.

Homemade Holy Crap Muesli

A whole-food breakfast that's high fiber and nutrient dense, not to mention quick and easy. Add it to yogurt and fruit or pour steamed milk over it and let it absorb some of the liquid and it's really good! Make a batch and keep it in a jar in the fridge - it'll keep for months. 

Grilled Asparagus and Portabellos

Light and flavourful, with an asian kick, this side will have you gobbling up your greens! Perfectly ripe asparagus is so tender, sweet and flavourful, especially when it's in season in the spring. The chewy mushrooms and light asian sauce add texture and flavour without being too heavy. 

Shaved Papaya Salad

This shaved salad combines delicate thai flavours - papaya, anise, red onion with lime and fresh herbs. Slightly sweet with a little bit of crunch, it's a nice variation from traditional western green salads. I like this salad best paired with seafood - fish or prawns. The flavours are light so it goes well with spicy or stronger sauces.