Rye and baby kale salad with sun-dried tomatoes, clementines and kalamata olives

A simple fall salad that relies on a combination of basic ingredients for its bright colours and flavours.

3 cups of vegetable stock
1/4t of sea salt
1 cup of rye berries
2T of sun-dried tomatoes minced
1t of dried thyme, rubbed
1t of tamari
2T of olive oil
2t of lemon juice
2T of nutritional yeast
1 scallion minced (reserve 2-3″ of green reserved for garnish)
3 cups of baby kale greens
1 clementine, peeled and segmented, pith removed
2T of kalamata olives, chopped
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Bring the stock to a boil in a pan with a lid and add the rye berries.
Cover and simmer for 1 hour on low until the stock is absorbed.
Remove from heat and add the sun-dried tomatoes, scallions, thyme, tamari and nutritional yeast and stir to combine.
Let stand 5 minutes to cool.
Add the baby kale greens and stir to combine.
Let stand 5 minutes to wilt.
Whisk the olive oil and lemon juice and dress the salad.
Season to taste.
Plate the rye and kale.
Add the clementine, then the olives, then the scallion for garnish.

Pineapple, red pepper and baby kale gazpacho

Accented with cashew butter, apple cider vinegar and scallions, this is a simple soup with a lot of bright flavours and colours.


2 cups fresh pineapple, 1/3″ dice
1 large red pepper, 1/4″ dice (about 1 cup)
1 cup packed baby kale, finely chopped
1 scallions, minced, 2″ of green reserved for garnish
1T fresh garlic, minced
1/2t coarse sea salt
2T apple cider vinegar
1T lemon juice
1/4t black pepper
2T cashew butter
Sea salt and black pepper to taste


Add all of the ingredients except for the cashew butter to a bowl.
Chill covered for 3 hours, stirring periodically.
Using an immersion blender or food processor, process 2 cups of the mixture with the cashew butter until liquid, but not quite pureed.
Set aside 2T of remaining diced fruit for garnish.
Toss the soup back together until well-combined.
Season to taste.
Ladle out and garnish with 1T of diced fruit and scallion greens.