Lentil and Rice Loaf

While I certainly don’t miss eating meat, there are a few “comfort food” dishes that I miss. One of them is a really good meatloaf. Earlier this week it was damp and cold and I just couldn’t warm up. The thought of a hearty, dense meatloaf was certainly appealing. Having never made a plant-based option,…

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Yummy Thai Salad

If there’s a Thai salad on the menu at a restaurant, there’s a good chance I’ll order it. I love the variety and texture of vegetables, and I love a dressing with toasted sesame oil. Recently, I tried to replicate a recipe going on memory, and, while not exactly like my favourite local vegan restaurant’s,…

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(Mostly) Oil-free Butter Bean Hummus

I recently attended and enjoyed a lecture by cardiologist Dr. Shane Williams. He spoke about the science behind a plant-based diet. Out of the gates, he addressed the issue of sourcing protein when eliminating animal sources. In a nutshell, all plants contain varying degrees of protein. In fact, he went on to say that animals rely on…

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Miso-glazed Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Oh how we love roasted vegetables! They are on a regular rotation in our home. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with miso, a popular staple in Asian cuisine. Miso is a fermented soy product rich in minerals and vitamins. Because it’s fermented, it’s also rich in gut-friendly bacteria, essential for a healthy gut biome. We use…

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Kind Muesli

Kind Muesli I never much cared for oatmeal growing up. The only possible way I could choke it down was if it was absolutely covered in brown sugar. It was the one and only food item I was picky about as a child. Being a picky eater in our household was not at all tolerated,…

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Sunflower Butter

One of our favourite, quick and easy meals is to pile a whole lot of veggies into a wrap. To help hold things together we often reach for some sort of condiment. I love the idea of nut and seed butters because they impart, not only a lovely taste, but added nutrients. Often, commercial nut…

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No Bake 5 Mushroom Chocolate Bark

Did you know that December 16th is “Chocolate Covered Anything” Day? To celebrate this most auspicious of days, we thought we would create an easy and healthy chocolate bark. We also thought that adding salted pistachios and goji berries would make for a colourful and festive product! We used 5 Mushroom Drinking Chocolate by Harmonic…

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Delicious Overnight Oats

We know how important it is to start the day with a healthy breakfast, and we also know mornings can frequently be hectic. Having something available that doesn’t take much time (sorry, Pop Tarts don’t count!) can make a huge difference. We love the convenience, ease, and nutrition of Overnight Oats, and we love the…

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Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

The inspiration for this soup came from wishing to use up some vegetables that we had on-hand….hence the inclusion of one small – and I mean very small – carrot! We also had a rather packed schedule for the day, and I wanted something nutritious, warm and yummy. I’m also a big fan of taking…

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