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spicy fried tofu

spicy fried tofu

One of the most common questions I get as a vegan is: “How do you cook tofu + make it taste good?” While there are a million ways to cook tofu, I thought I’d share one of my favourite recipes!  Seriously, this makes an appearance in our […]

chickpea dumpling soup

chickpea dumpling soup

February has brought BC its semi-annual dump of snow and the stark realization that with snow, everything comes grinding to a halt (buses, cars, my motivation to wear anything other than sweatpants).  My advice is to stay warm + cozy inside, and make soup! This soup […]

sunshine smoothie

sunshine smoothie

Beat the rainy weather with a bright smoothie, packed with mango, orange, banana, and a hint of fresh ginger! This smoothie is super easy to whip up in the mornings, with very few ingredients required. Make sure your bananas are ripe (with some brown spots) […]

chickpea salad sandwiches

chickpea salad sandwiches

Sandwich fillings are kind of difficult with a vegan diet, I’m not a fan of eating a sandwich with only cold veggies (sad and NOT filling).  This chickpea salad recipe is our solution to the vegan sandwich conundrum, a flavourful and filling salad that tastes similar […]

quinoa chili

quinoa chili

January in BC has been icy, foggy, and cold so far (at least cold by my weak West coast standards) so a spicy chili was just what the doctor ordered! This is the second chili we’ve posted on the blog, I think this one is […]

banana nut muffins

banana nut muffins

I think banana/walnut is my favourite baking combination, it just never fails! (unless you’re allergic to nuts I suppose…)  These muffins are great for a snack or breakfast, and are rich and filling with oatmeal and walnuts. With this recipe I finally managed to make […]

veggie-packed tomato sauce

veggie-packed tomato sauce

A simple blended tomato sauce, guaranteed crowd-pleaser and a way to sneak veggies onto the plates of even the pickiest eater. This tomato sauce is my go-to on lazy cooking days; the best part is the recipe makes bulk quantities of sauce, leaving me with extras […]

beet raspberry smoothie

beet raspberry smoothie

A smoothie with a super energizing taste and colour; nothing like a bright pink smoothie to start your day off right.  Raw beets, cranberries, and raspberries give this smoothie its vivid colour. The addition of beets give a slightly earthy taste, with a sweet citrus […]

baked falafel

baked falafel

Falafel, falafel, falafel! (now say it five times fast)  I have a love affair with trying falafel at every food truck / hipster restaurant that serves them, so it seemed high time to take a crack at making my own version.  I acknowledge that these […]

avocado dill dressing

avocado dill dressing

Here’s a fresh and creamy dressing for the summer, with a base of avocado.  Enjoy over a salad or your favourite tacos or burrito. Avocado is a plant-based fat that adds a richness to the dressing; avocados contain oleate, a fat that helps protect the […]

savoury miso mushroom oatmeal

savoury miso mushroom oatmeal

Here’s a delicious option if you are craving a hearty, savoury breakfast (or dinner).  Miso, sesame oil, and mushrooms make this bowl rich and creamy. I’m not a huge fan of eating sweets in the morning, I would choose a bagel over a donut anyday.  […]

chocolate breakfast shake

chocolate breakfast shake

There aren’t many options for a vegan when the craving for a milkshake hits, especially CHOCOLATE.  This is my attempt to even the playing field with a rich shake that makes for a simple breakfast. The flax seeds, cashews, and peanut butter in this shake […]

potato corn chowder

potato corn chowder

A creamy potato soup, just the thing for a slushy BC winter day.  We’ve created a vegan chowder that will knock your socks off! This soup has only a few ingredients, making it an easy “clean the fridge out” dinner. Yields: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 […]

gingersnap cookies

gingersnap cookies

The quintessential gingersnap cookie, it seems Christmas time hasn’t truly arrived until I’ve made a few batches of these beauties.  I know Christmas isn’t here quite yet, but it seemed that baking was a productive way to procrastinate studying. I will warn you now that […]

zucchini loaf

zucchini loaf

This zucchini loaf is just the thing to kick off the springtime!  We guarantee that this bread will be a hit, you may not want to share it (although you would be super cool if you did). If you’ve never tried cooking with “flax eggs” […]

butternut squash mac and cheese

butternut squash mac and cheese

When I talk about vegan food wizardry, this is one of the dishes that comes to mind.  Creamy and packed with flavour, this baked macaroni is truly a thing of beauty.  With a crispy bread crumb topping and fresh green vegetables, this mac and cheese […]

banana walnut scones

banana walnut scones

Enjoy these fluffy morsels of gluten-free goodness, sweetened with bananas and maple syrup, with a bit of walnut crunch. A great treat for a lazy weekend morning, imagine chowing down on some warm scones right out of the oven! Sounds pretty awesome to me!  These […]

seven layer dip

seven layer dip

This has become my go-to dish to bring to a party, it’s vegan and gluten-free so everyone can eat it without worrying.  It is also incredibly simple to throw together when you’re under a time crunch, just assemble the layers and you’re ready to go! […]

two bean chili

two bean chili

A classic chili, spicy and hearty.  This bowl has won over my heart, before this particular soup came into my life I wasn’t the biggest fan of chili, but now it’s a staple meal to make and keep in the freezer for lazy nights. I […]

vegetable broth

vegetable broth

Never buy vegetable broth from the store again!  You can make this vegetable stock at home using scraps and spices in only 1 hour! The best part of making your own broth at home is you know exactly what has gone into it, no added […]

arugula pesto pizza

arugula pesto pizza

Here’s a mean green pizza, featuring a homemade pesto and fresh veggies on top, this will take your pizza game to the next level. You can whip up this dough and pesto beforehand and be ready for heavenly pizza anytime your heart desires (which is […]

chana masala

chana masala

My take on a classic dish: chickpea curry.  Chickpeas simmered in a spiced tomato sauce and served over brown rice, this bowl is hearty and filling with a unique blend of spices that pulls it all together. Having grown up in a community with a […]

raspberry goji oatmeal

raspberry goji oatmeal

This wonderful bowl features two kinds of berries: fresh raspberries and dried goji berries. Both are packed with antioxidants and help to spice up this bowl of oatmeal! When you grow up in British Columbia (especially Abbotsford), you spend your summers eating berries. A lot […]

pulled jackfruit sandwiches

pulled jackfruit sandwiches

Smoky and sweet jackfruit paired with a kale carrot slaw; these sandwiches are the perfect vegan dupe for the classic pulled pork sandwich.  This recipe reminds me of summer barbecues, but we couldn’t wait any longer to share this one, let’s all dream of the […]

curried carrot leek soup

curried carrot leek soup

A creamy carrot soup with oven-roasted veggies and a mild curry spice.  This soup is fairly light and quite low in calories, I would recommend eating it alongside with a sandwich or salad to make a complete meal.   When growing up, everyone was told […]

baked fries and chili lime dip

baked fries and chili lime dip

Bring these fries to a party and you’re sure to impress.  Oven roasted fries lightly seasoned with salt, paprika, and pepper, these are an easy addition to dinner or as an appetizer.     I like to keep the potatoes unpeeled to retain the nutrients […]

tofu scramble

tofu scramble

Get ready for your new favourite breakfast: this quick and delicious tofu scramble.  This meal is a perfect way to get some protein in, without any of the cholesterol of a traditional scramble.  Fluffy, light and buttery, this dish will make you see tofu in […]

savoury stuffed bell peppers

savoury stuffed bell peppers

These stuffed peppers bring back memories of the holiday season, with a rich and nutty filling that’s packed with whole grains, legumes, and veggies.  The sweet bell peppers pair perfectly with the savoury stuffing, and give you a complete meal in a petite package.   […]

chunky greek salad

chunky greek salad

Fresh veggies lightly tossed in a herb and lemon vinaigrette. I seriously love olives.  Right out of the jar or on top of pretty much anything; give me any excuse to throw olives into a dish, and I’ll jump on that opportunity.  While olives have […]

banana almond oatmeal

banana almond oatmeal

Rich creamy oats pair perfectly with banana and cinnamon, try this out for a simple weekday breakfast. When it comes to breakfast in our household, I am one of the most predictable people.  Once I find something that is quick and easy (and tasty of […]

red pepper tomato pizza

red pepper tomato pizza

Make this pizza at home and impress the heck out of your friends.  The pizza dough is no-fuss and you can even make it ahead of time if you’re feeling ambitious.  The toppings for this pizza are chunky bright red veggies, with some caramelized onions […]

wild rice and mushroom pilaf

wild rice and mushroom pilaf

A hearty and savoury dish to satisfy all of your mushroom cravings (or mine at least). I couldn’t resist the gorgeous dark black/brown colour of wild rice, so I just had to find an excuse to use it in a recipe.   Cooked wild rice […]

classic chickpea hummus

classic chickpea hummus

We promise that once you try this simple homemade hummus you will never go back to the store-bought stuff.  This is a classic chickpea-tahini hummus, with a delicious nutty and earthy flavour; we love to have a batch on hand for snacking, it’s also a […]

chia pudding parfait

chia pudding parfait

Everyone loves parfait! Right?  Whip up this pudding overnight for a simple and delicious breakfast or dessert. If you haven’t tried chia seeds before, this recipe is an easy way to test them out.  These little seeds soak up whatever liquid they are placed in, […]

chickpea caesar salad

chickpea caesar salad

A vegan take on a classic standard salad. As a kid, any time my family went out to a restaurant I would order a caesar salad. Without fail.  Since going vegan, I’ve been on the lookout for a recipe that comes close to tasting like […]

broccoli and brussels penne

broccoli and brussels penne

Brussels sprouts are a touchy vegetable, people either love them or claim to hate them, there is absolutely no middle ground.  I think that brussels sprouts can be delicious, as long as they are done right; no boiled mushy brussels here!  These brussels are flavoured […]

spring rolls

spring rolls

Light and crispy, these spring rolls are fantastic for a party appetizer or for dinner. Stuffed with veggies, rice noodles, and tofu, they make for a filling and nutritious meal. This recipe may look like it contains way too much sui choy (green cabbage) to […]

vegetable miso ramen

vegetable miso ramen

The first vegetable-based ramen I ever had was at Ramen Jinya in Vancouver; I remember being skeptical because when the bowl arrived it had a mountain of broccoli and spinach on top.  Broccoli? In ramen? The answer is yes!  The broccoli soaks up the flavours […]

protein packed fried rice

protein packed fried rice

Here’s a great recipe to try out when the craving strikes for greasy take-out. There’s an added bonus of having none of the cholesterol and much less of the saturated fat that usually comes with this dish. Tofu is an awesome and inexpensive source of […]

cappuccino muffin

cappuccino muffin

Simple and rich muffins that come together in 30 minutes or less.  Although the title of this recipe makes it sound like these muffins will have a super-strong coffee taste, it is more of an undertone to the dark chocolate. This recipe calls for unsweetened […]

spinach banana smoothie

spinach banana smoothie

Here is a classic recipe that has become a staple breakfast in our house, the standard green smoothie.  Don’t be scared of the dark green colour! The addition of plenty of fruit, berries, and cashews gives this smoothie a sweet and creamy taste. This smoothie […]

lemon poppyseed muffin

lemon poppyseed muffin

Chris is a big fan of any dessert containing lemon, so when I made these for the first time they were an instant hit.  They smelled so great while baking that we practically inhaled them the minute they came out of the oven.  Needless to […]

vegetable minestrone

vegetable minestrone

This soup is a labour of love, but well worth it for the deliciousness at the end.  The best part is that you can mix up the veggies that go into it depending on what you have on hand.  The flavour of the roasted peppers, […]

yellow split pea soup

yellow split pea soup

An unbelievably simple soup, the shallots, thyme, and curry powder make for a savoury and flavourful bowl.  It’s a great recipe to put on and simmer for a few hours, no intensive cooking required. Split peas give this soup it’s nutritional punch, adding fibre and […]

classic vegan bowl

classic vegan bowl

This is the perfect lazy vegan meal, just toss everything into a bowl and you’re good to go!  The ingredients listed are our favourite options, but we often switch up the beans, whole grains, and veggies that go into it depending on what is in […]

chocolate orange muffin

chocolate orange muffin

I think we all find a way to convince ourselves that muffins are healthy and definitely not the same as cupcakes.  Maybe because there’s no icing?  On the plus side, the chocolate in these muffins is dark chocolate, which is definitely healthy right?  In fact, […]