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Roasted Dilled Potatoes



Potatoes ground me. You’re probably laughing, thinking how funny it is that they ground me and they come from the ground… WELL YES. The earthy flavour and warm, creamy texture of roasted potatoes reminds me that I am a being of flesh (something I so often forget).

Essentially, this recipe is roasted potatoes with salt, pepper and dill on a bed of kale, shredded carrots and peas (obviously). I topped it all with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. It was SO simple and filling. (I had this with some extra bean salad on the side which consisted of black beans, celery, lime juice and cumin)


  • 1 small yukon gold potato, chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 2 large leaves of kale, ripped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (I used frozen)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • lemon juice to taste
  • salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 425F and grease a baking pan.

In a medium bowl, coat the chopped potato with the grapeseed oil and a healthy dash of salt. Place on the prepped baking pan and pop in the oven (on the middle rack) for 25-30 minutes (or until golden and crispy on the edges). *After 15 minutes, stir the potato chunks or shake the pan to even the roasting.

Meanwhile, prep the kale, carrot and peas on a plate. When the potatoes are nice and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, place into a bowl and mix in the fresh dill. Place the potato chunks on top of the veggies. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste (I liked lots of both).



This is clearly a super simple recipe (that maybe didn’t need any directions) but It’s also a bit of a base for any kind of roasted veggie salad. Start with a leafy base, add a few more raw veggies, top with flavourful roasted veggies.

The vegetables I adore roasting are: Mushrooms, beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, russet potatoes, broccoli and onion. (Other good ones to roast include: bell peppers, asparagus, leeks, eggplant,  pumpkin, any kind of squash, zucchini, and tomatoes)

Adding spices (like garlic, ginger, curry, cumin, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, rosemary, etc) makes the roasting that much more tasty!! 

Since it’s winter (well there’s no snow yet, but I feel it coming… eventually…), roasted veggies are nearly a daily thing. Much love.


Soba Pesto Salad


Soba noodles are yet another one of my weaknesses. Especially King Soba brand. They have the COOLEST flavours. The pumkin, ginger and rice are my favorite, but a close second are the black rice noodles. They go with anything and everything, not to mention they have a perfect consistency. I used the Millet & Brown rice noodles here simply because I wanted the pesto to be the main focus of this dish.

I made up a pesto with whatever I had left over in the fridge and added lots of garlic. You could use any type of noodle or pasta or grain with this. I imagine quinoa or pasta shells or vermicelli would be awesome! Also, I was thinking that maybe excluding the noodles and adding a few more veggies (like more peas!) would make for a good wrap or pita! Even slicing, rather than chopping, the vegetables could make for a good pesto sandwich! SO MANY POSSIBILITIES. This salad kept will in the fridge for a few days which meant I had a bunch of at-school-meals all prepped.

SOBA PESTO SALAD (serves 4):

  • 250g Soba noodles (I package of King Soba Millet & Brown Rice noodles)
  • 2 cups spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 4 brown mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts/seeds
  • 1 4 inch x 4 inch cube of Extra Firm Tofu
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste


  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 avocado
  • salt


Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the soba noodles according to package (about 5 minutes). Drain, refresh under cold water and set aside to cool. In a large bowl, mix the spinach, shallot, mushroom, cucumber, peas and hemp hearts with the soba noodles once they’ve cooled.

In a small bowl, crumble the cube of tofu quite finely with your hands and mix with the lemon juice and salt. Set this aside while you make the pesto.

For the pesto, blend all the ingredients in a blender (or magic bullet as I do!!) until thick and creamy.

Finally, mix the lemon-y tofu and pesto into the soba noodles and vegetables.