Vegan Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This recipe is in collaboration with the beautiful Gillian from Gillian Elizabeth Wellness! Gillian is a yoga teacher/foodie/blogger/total sweetie and I had the pleasure of cooking with her on the Awakened Woman’s Retreat earlier this year! Please go check out her blog. She has some amazing recipes and posts, and I love how she focuses…

Best Vegan Recipes of 2018!

I wanted to make a post to highlight my best vegan recipes of 2018! There’s a great mix of sweet and savory, healthy and comfort food. I want to say a personal thank you to everybody who enjoyed my recipes, articles, and services this year. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much!…

Orange Date Cookies

I came up with these Orange Date Cookies because years ago at Christmas time, my Ciocia (basically my Grandma) made a delicious orange date cookie. It isn’t a recipe she makes all the time and I don’t remember her making it again, but I never forgot the flavour because it was SO good! I wanted…

Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Donuts

I’m so excited to bring you these healthy vegan cinnamon donuts. This recipe is an adaptation from the Oh She Glows recipe for Out The Door Chia Power Doughnuts from the Oh She Glows Cookbook (one of my faves!). It’s a very quick and easy recipe that is sweet, but not too sweet, so you…

Fall Trail Mix with Candied Pecans (Vegan)

I seriously loooove this recipe and I’m so excited to share it with you. I wanted to make a fall themed trail mix with delicious fall inspired ingredients like pecans, walnuts, pine nuts, and pumpkin seeds. I candied the pecans with some maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt and they are to die for. I love…

Jalapeno Corn Vegan Fritters (Oil-Free & Crispy)

I love fritters, but since I prefer to cook without oil it’s not a food that I get to eat often. Fritters are great because you can pack a lot of veggies into them for a healthy snack, appetizer, or side. I came up with these oil-free Jalapeno Corn Fritters by using a few key ingredients…

Vegan Peach Blueberry Crisp

Summer is slowly and steadily winding down. While others are preparing for the hustle and bustle of September, I’m squeezing out ever last drop of summer. That also means taking advantage of delicious seasonal stone fruits. The season for plums, peaches, and nectarines is just way too short! If you’re in the mood for a…

Naturally Sweetened Peach Iced Tea

One of the things I love dearly about Summer is local produce. In Southern Ontario, we are so blessed with the bounty of local, fresh, incredibly delicious produce. Especially fruits like strawberries, plums, apricots, pears, grapes, and peaches! Peaches are one of my favourite fruits. I love peach flavoured anything to be honest. In July…

Peanut Tofu Salad with Mango Dressing

This Peanut Tofu Salad with Mango Dressing is a fantastic summer recipe, bursting with Asian inspired flavours and fresh summer produce. The baked peanut tofu is soft and tender, which contrasts perfectly with crisp raw veggies and delicate carrot and cucumber ribbons.I wanted to create an amazing oil-free salad dressing that would be great on…

Life Changing Oil Free Vegan Mayonnaise

Introducing, Life Changing Oil Free Vegan Mayonnaise. For a long time I’ve been craving a tomato mayo sandwich which was a childhood staple for me. Personally, I don’t like store bought vegan mayo because I haven’t found one that doesn’t have tons of refined oils and unhealthy ingredients. Also, the taste just never lived up…

Hawaiian Jackfruit Pizza

I love Jackfruit because it’s a very versatile food and it’s a much more natural “mock meat” than the processed alternatives on the market. A twist on traditional Hawaiian pizza, this Hawaiian Jackfruit Pizza is sweet, smokey, summery, and oh so tasty. You can use my spelt pizza crust recipe below, or substitute for a…

Maple Miso Stir Fry

Maple Miso Stir Fry Making “takeout” foods in the comfort of my own home is one of my favourite ways to cook. I love making Asian inspired takeout dishes because it tastes better and is also way healthier. There’s no need for MSG and other artificial ingredients when you use whole fresh herbs, spices, and…

Sesame Baked Maple Miso Tofu

Asian cuisine is my absolute favourite international food, and this Sesame Baked Maple Miso tofu embodies delicious Asian flavours. This is the perfect accompaniment to any stir fry or grain bowl, and it’s also great as a side. The sweetness from the maple, tang from the miso, and toasted sesame all come together beautifully for…

DIY Traditional Vegan Polish Easter Basket

Every Holy Saturday, Polish families make Easter baskets and bring them to church for the Blessing Of Easter Food. Easter was never a huge celebration for me but my best memories are always coming home from church to share the Easter Basket with my family. A typical basket contains a lot of animal products, so I…

Smoky Tofu Curry Sandwiches

To me this sandwich is like an Indian take on a classic Banh Mi. It uses my Creamy Curry Sauce and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes! Makes: 2 Sandwiches Ingredients: 2 of your favourite sandwich buns or bread 4 slices of extra firm tofu (about a 1/2 inch thick) 2 tsp liquid smoke…

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This Chocolate Mousse is the REAL DEAL. Once again aquafaba works it’s magic and creates a chocolate mousse with real bubbles! Enjoy this easy to make recipe! Makes 2 large or 4 small servings Ingredients: 1 cup dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa) 3/4 cup aquafaba (the water from a chickpea can, you’ll need about 2…

Mushroom & Thyme Alfredo (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Ingredients: 454g package brown rice fettuccine (or another type of fettuccine) 2 shallots (about 1/2 cup), finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 5 cups thinly sliced mushrooms (cremini, portobello, etc…) 1 cup cashews 2 cups non-dairy milk, unsweetened 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped 3/4 tsp salt…

Avocado Basil Pasta

Serves: 3-4 Ingredients: 250g dried spaghetti noodles 3 cups cherry tomatoes 2 large ripe avocados 1 cup fresh, packed basil leaves 2 medium garlic cloves the juice of half a lime salt and pepper, to taste vegan parmesan   Directions: In a large pot, boil pasta according to package directions. Line a baking sheet with…

Can You Care For The Environment Yet Still Eat Meat?

Earth Day is a time to reflect on our behavior and how we treat our planet. Some of us will go out into nature and plant trees or pick up litter. Many others will turn out the lights and take shorter showers. Our planet is in desperate need of change, and each good deed for…

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

This is a super comforting soup on any fall or winter day. It’s made of whole, healthy ingredients and it only takes 45 minutes to make! Ingredients: 1 medium yellow or white onion, finely chopped 3 medium garlic cloves, minced 1 large carrot, diced 2 large celery stalks, diced 6 cups butternut squash, cubed (approx…