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Month: July 2021

Summer on a Stick for Six

Toronto Holistic Nutritionist Laurie McPhail Summer on a Stick for SixIt’s summertime and the livin’ (and cookin’) is easy!  Flavourful salads paired with grilled meats or fish are staples of my summer meals and perfect for entertaining (which I think I have forgotten how to do, it’s been so long).  Now that the pandemic is under better control and life is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy, you might be itching to have a few friends over.  So this Middle Eastern-inspired kabob menu serves six and can easily be scaled up or down.

For anyone who might be disappointed (given the title) that my menu doesn’t include a popsicle recipe, you may wish to try these Honey, Lime & Mint Popsicles.  Tasting like “a mojito on a stick, minus the booze”, they would be a sublime finale (pun intended)!  As always, I hope you enjoy these recipes and share them (and the food) with your family and friends!

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Summer on a Stick for Six

Appetizer: Spiced Halloumi Kabobs (I may be developing a halloumi habit but the za’atar makes these extra special – read on for more about this Middle Eastern spice blend)

Main: Mango Chickpea Salad with Grilled Chicken Kabobs (this is a wonderful combo of fresh flavours, textures and temperatures; make extra lemon tahini dressing to use on salads and slaws all summer long)

Dessert: Fruit Kabobs (these are wonderful as is but you can fancy them up by drizzling with some dark chocolate or serving with a yogurt and honey dip; use any fruit you wish but I love fresh summer berries right now – read on below for why)

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Dishing It Up for July 2021

Toronto Holistic Nutritionist Laurie McPhail Dishing It Up







In this month’s issue of Dishing It Up…

  • Unlocking the ‘gut microbiome’ – and its massive significance to our health
  • 17 Healthy No-Prep Recipes for the Days When You Just Can’t
  • Rethinking Your Post-COVID Relationship With Booze
  • Toss your expired sunscreen and opt for physical over chemical products, B.C. doctor says
  • 5-Minute Breathing Exercises Can Lower BP, Heart Attack Risk

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