Healthy Lentil Salad

A few years ago I had a delicious green lentil salad from a cute little Italian shop in a small town not far from mine. It was called a Mediterranean Lentil Salad and it was so delicious! I wanted to re-create this super healthy lentil salad it and I was very pleasantly surprised when I…

Baba Ganoush (Vegan & Oil-Free)

While they’re not the same thing, if you love hummus, you should definitely try Baba Ganoush if you haven’t before! Hummus is great but sometimes you just want to switch it up. Baba Ganoush is a dip made with roasted eggplant, garlic, lemon, and a few other simple ingredients. This delicious dip is a Mediterranean…

Winter Trail Mix

I made a delicious fall inspired trail mix this past fall, and I loved it so much I thought it would be an awesome idea to make a winter trail mix too. I really love trail mix and I find it’s always so easy to throw together any combination and achieve a good result. But…

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…

Summer Harvest Bowl

This bowl could not taste anymore like summer. Delicious, crispy, summer veggies are the star of this dish including asparagus, zucchini, peppers, corn, and grape tomatoes. Fresh, in-season herbs are bursting with flavour in this twist on a classic tahini dressing. These bowls are the perfect addition for your next Summer BBQ!   This recipe…

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…

Oil Free Vegan Pesto

You can’t beat the flavour of fresh herbs on a summer day. This Oil Free Vegan Pesto is the perfect condiment to have in your fridge all summer long. Spread it on bread, eat it with crackers or veggies, pour onto pasta, drizzle on a baked potato… there are so many possibilities with this versatile…

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

These pancakes are the perfect breakfast or brunch for the Spring and Summertime! Blueberry and lemon are a match made in heaven. Lemon juice and lemon zest add freshness and tangyness to this delicious pancake recipe that is ready in 10 minutes! They’re also vegan and oil-free. Try these light and fluffy Blueberry Lemon Pancakes…

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…

Chickpea Salad Sandwiches 2 Ways

This recipe will make you want to pack a basket with your favourite snacks and head out to the park for a picnic. Chickpea Salad Sandwiches are so hearty and flavourful. They’re like a vegan version of a chicken or a tuna salad sandwich. I’ve taken my classic recipe with avocado dressing and added a…

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta (Vegan + Oil Free + Gluten Free)

This Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is the perfect dish to whip up for your valentine. Or make it on your average Tuesday night, it’s simple and quick, and easy! I adore the flavours of roasted red peppers. It’s easy to fall into the same routine with spaghetti and tomato sauce. Switch it up and make…

Hearty Kale Salad With Sweet Potatoes & Chickpeas

Ingredients: Salad 2 cups sweet potato, diced into small chunks 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 large head of black kale (or other type of kale) 1 15oz can chickpeas 1 cup cucumber, sliced into small pieces 1 large avocado, diced into small chunks 1/2 cup sunflower seeds Dressing 1 cup cashews 3/4 cup…

Autumn Root Veggie Bowl With Turmeric Ginger Sauce

The flavours of fall harvest and warm spices all come together for this hearty veggie bowl, ready in 40 minutes!   Serves 3 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: 1 cup dry quinoa Pumpkin seeds for garnish Roasted Veggies 2 medium yellow potatoes, diced into small chunks 2 medium beets, diced into…

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF+VEGAN)

These chocolate chip cookies are so chewy, soft, and delicious! They’re also gluten free and vegan (but nobody will every know!). Aquafaba (the water from a can of chickpeas) acts as an egg replacer to make these light and fluffy. You can substitute peanut butter for almond butter in this recipe, however the cookies will be much…

Lemon Parsley Hummus

An oil free, low-sodium hummus that packs tons of fresh flavour from lemon and parsley! Ingredients: 2 15oz cans chickpeas 1/3 cup tahini 1 medium garlic clove 1/2 cup fresh parsley 1/4 cup + 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp salt pinch of pepper 1/3 cup water Directions: Add all ingredients into…

Vegan Caesar Dressing

Ingredients: 1 cup cashews (soaked for 4 hours) 1 tbsp almonds 2-3 cloves of garlic, to taste 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp nori 1 tsp mustard 3/4 tsp nutritional yeast 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 cup water Instructions: Shred some of a nori sheet (for sushi) into little strips. Enough for 1…

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ingredients: 2 cups chickpeas 3 red peppers 1/3 cup tahini 1 clove garlic 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 cup fresh parsley 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp salt Pinch of pepper Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 415F. 2. Cut red peppers in half and scoop out the seeds. Place them on a baking…

Mexican Chop Salad

Ingredients: 1.5 cups cooked black beans 1 cup corn kernels 1/2 cup tomato, finely chopped 1/2 red pepper, finely chopped 1/2 orange pepper, finely chopped 1/2 green pepper, finely chopped 1/4- 1/2 cup packed cilantro, roughly chopped 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp lime juice 2 tsp maple syrup 1.5 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp salt 1/4…

Chipotle Hot Sauce

This hot sauce recipe isn’t too spicy but is packed with the delicious smoky flavour of chipotle peppers. Ingredients: 5 dry chipotle peppers 1/2 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp organic ketchup 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 2.5 cups water 1/2 tsp salt   Directions: Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan…

Gluten Free And Vegan Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose gluten free flour** 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp xanthan gum 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla powder 2 tbsp maple syrup 1 cup water (or more to thin out)   Instructions: Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add 2 tbsp…