Turmeric Falafel Bowl

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Turmeric Falafel Bowl (vegan, gluten free)

This turmeric falafel bowl is vegan soul food in a bowl! Fresh greens, earthy beets, and sweet dates compliment the spicy falafels and umami filled dressing. “With dishes as tasty as this turmeric falafel bowl I could definitely go vegan!” True words I spoke to my husband today. But then we had a good chuckle because he knows how much I also love fine European cheese, and going out for a special steak dinner. So no, while I don’t foresee myself ever excluding myself from animal products entirely, we do eat a lot of vegan meals in our house. I … Read More

Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

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Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

Black bean enchiladas with bell peppers, onions, and the easiest homemade red enchilada sauce! Top with a healthy avocado cream sauce. I have to address something first and foremost: do not be intimidated by this recipe! I’m afraid you’re going to scroll down, see the long list of ingredients, and get scared away from making it. But it’s really not that bad! The recipe is broken up into 3 parts: Enchilada sauce Avocado cream sauce Making the enchiladas To spread your work time apart, you can make the sauces one day and then assemble it all the next day. If … Read More

The Best Tofu You Will Ever Eat (gluten free and vegan)

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The Best Tofu You Will Ever Eat... guaranteed!

A super easy way to make TEXTURE perfect baked tofu! The outside turns out crisp and ready to be tossed in your favourite sauce. It took me a while to learn to  LIKE tofu. I would tolerate it when my vegan friends would make tofu dishes, but I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around actually LIKING it. It doesn’t have much of a taste and is actually quite special in the way that it can take on other flavours. It was definitely a mental block. Tofu just didn’t sound appetizing. When my baby started to eat solid food I bought him … Read More

barley salad with a garlic lemon dressing

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Barley Salad with a Lemon Garlic Dressing

This barley salad has a delightfully unique texture, and when drizzled with its garlic lemon dressing, snaps you into spring with a fresh finish of crispy veggies. What makes the best chocolate chips cookies? You might think of having high quality ingredients or the right mix of ingredients, but the real answer is… Texture! A crisp, overbaked crumbly cookie is worthless, in my opinion. A soft and chew chocolate chip cookie? Divine! So… what do cookies and salads have in common? Texture! I used to make this salad with couscous, but I realized I could make it even better by using … Read More

japanese cabbage salad -healthy and easy

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japanese cabbage salad

Sesame and almond flavours dominate this Japanese cabbage salad filled with plenty of veggies and healthy plant proteins and fats.  We’ve been eating this salad literally everyday for the past week.  Because it’s THAT GOOD and we can’t get enough of it. But, also because there’s enough here to feed an army and we’ve only got 2 1/2 people in our house…. Make sure you have a large bowl ready for this one! It’s a perfect recipe to bring to a potluck and feed a crowd. Because it’s THAT BIG. But, also because it tastes best on the first day. … Read More

healthy broccoli salad with berries

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healthy broccoli salad with berries

This healthy broccoli salad has a yogurt and almond butter dressing for a healthier fat profile and is filled with fresh anti-oxidant rich summer berries!  What defines summer for you? For most people: good times at the lake, soaking up some sun, throwing a frisbee, meandering down trendy streets with gelato in hand, or enjoying a picnic in the park.   I love all those things too! But for me, summer means berries! I don’t shell out the money to buy them at imported prices throughout the year. Too expensive, and they never taste as good as when they’re in … Read More

tomato bean pasta bake

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tomato bean pasta bake

Feed your whole family for less than $5 with this hearty, delicious pasta bake! If this were the 70s I’d happily call this a casserole, because let’s face it, that’s what this is. But I just can’t seem to call a recipe a casserole. It’s this weird hangup I have with the word. I’m just going to go and blame it on how I hated when the food on my plate mixed together when I was a kid so casseroles were the ultimate food to be feared.  Speaking of fear, don’t be afraid of this short list of ingredients! On the surface, it … Read More