Artichoke Tapenade

Need a good dip to spice up your life? I’ve got just the recipe for you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today’s dip stars artichoke, a thistle which offers up surprising health benefits. Here are a few: Artichokes are higher in antioxidants than foods that typically spring to mind when thinking of antioxidants (such as blueberries, dark chocolate and…

Cream of Pumpkin Soup

  More often than not, pumpkins are used for decorating purposes by Haloweeners. However, pumpkin isn’t just another pretty face, it is truly beautiful inside and out, as it is a highly nutritious ingredient that totally deserves to be in your soup, or any other dish ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pumpkin is a healthy fella! Its bright and…

Ginger-Braised Brussels Sprouts

This is a truly wonderful side dish. Though Brussels sprouts are a little blah on their own, they taste delightful when properly seasoned. In today’s recipe, these baby cabbages get majorly spruced up! Combined with ginger, garlic and onion, that’s when the magic happens! This warm side dish would actually be perfect for a nice…

Raspberry & Tomato Salad

Today’s beauty of a salad is inspired by and adapted from the Plenty cookbook. Plenty, ย Plenty More,ย Nopi and Jerusalem, all by Ottolenghi, are among my favourite cookbooks, and are great for making extremely flavourful meals while transitioning towards a more plant-based diet โ€“ I highly recommend them! ๐Ÿ™‚ Raspberry & Tomato Salad Ingredients: 2 pints…

Thai Coconut Soup

Coconut. Enough said. This Thai coconut soup will transport you to the land of elephants, beaches, Buddhism (which is practice d by 95% of the population), 1430 islands (the most famous of which being Koh Phi Phi), full moon parties, mountain ranges and delicious vegetarian food. Traditional and home-made Thai food is quite healthy, as…

Baba Ghannoush – Your New Favourite Dip

Nothing beats a good hummus, I think we can all agree. But if you’re in the mood for a little healthy change, why not try your hand at making baba ghannoush? It’s unbelievably easy and quick, and its taste is powerful (read: garlick-y) and delicious. Baba Ghannoush Ingredients: 2 medium-large eggplants 1/3 cup tahini 2…

Montreal Eats: Aux Vivres

One of the pioneers of vegan restaurants in Montreal is Aux Vivres, circa 1997. This eatery serves up some of the best plant-based brunch, lunch and supper in town, and does so in a cute 50’s diner-style decor. The red-leather booths and metallic accents remind me of a classier Nickel’s. On the menu, you will…

Ginger Cinnamon Cupcakes

Ginger isย my jam, for so many reasons. More than anything though, its flavour is beautifully unique and aromatic and lends itself to so many types of cuisine and baking. Today’s recipe is for puffy, filling and festive cupcakes.ย ‘Tisย a sophisticated twist on traditional cupcakes with bursts of assertive crystallized ginger speckled throughout these beauts. These tasty…

Heavenly Thyme-Oregano Mushrooms

Do you like mushrooms? Do you really like mushrooms? If so, then welcome to where you should be right now! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This recipe features various mushrooms in all their glory and is inspired by Chrissy Teigen’s webpage. I took this recipe and slightly modified/veganized it from her Delushious blog.ย To me, whenever a recipe isn’t vegan,…

Oat Thumbprint Cookies with Fieldberry Jam

Wait! Don’t throw out those overly ripe bananas! Put them to good use by making this incredibly easy recipe. You’re very welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰ย These cookies require minimal ingredients (only 5!) and are packed with satiating fiber, heart-healthy potassium and immune-strengthening beta-glucans. And, they’re fun to make with the kids (level of difficulty: slim to none). Let’s…

Holiday Cranberry-Cashew Bliss Bars

These bars are the perfect way to use up those cranberries you bought but don’t know what to do with. Let’s be honest, it can get tricky finding uses for these tart little berries. This is why I’m plopping a cran recipe on the blog today, and combining it with orange for a magical result….

Minty Nanaimo-Ish Bars

I’m certain many of you will agree with me that one of the best parts about the holidays is the baking. Ever since I was a munchkin, I have loved Nanaimo bars. When the mixes to make them started popping up over grocery stores, I knew the holidays were ‘a comin’! Nanaimo bars are a…