Pulled Jackfruit Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema and Strawberry Salsa

Tacos are definitely up there in terms of summertime fare. Lacking a little taco inspiration though? Say hello to your new favourite: pulled jackfruit tacos 🙂 I was feeling pretty inspired over the weekend and decided to finally give pulled jackfruit a whirl as I’d seen this featured in sloppy joe and curry recipes (stay tuned…

Grapefruit, Fennel & Walnut Summer Salad

This crisp salad is full of well-balanced and delicate summer flavours. Plus, it contains fennel, which is a veg of many benefits. It is a source of vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium and is known to be great for digestion. More specifically, it can help soothe bloating, gas and acid reflux. I will definitely be…

Raspberry & Tomato Salad

Today’s beauty of a salad is inspired by and adapted from the Plenty cookbook. Plenty,  Plenty More, 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 – I highly recommend them! 🙂 Raspberry & Tomato Salad Ingredients: 2 pints…

Fattoush

Live it up like you’re in the Mediterranean with this salad, which is bound to make your day!  Fattoush is a Middle-Eastern salad which is great in hot weather because all of the veggies that make it up are high in water, making it a hydrating delight (drink your salad?)! It is made with crispy and…

Banana Chocolate Pops

Caution: do not look at this picture if you are hungry as it will only make you hungrier. Oops, my bad. I guess you’re really hangry now? These popsicles are a great manner to cool off in the summer, plus are made with whole foods. Herro! Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops Ingredients: 6 large organic & fair-trade…

Spinach, Basil, Roasted Pine Nut & Garlic Pesto

I looooove pesto. It’s easy and quick to make (y’all, it’s ready in minutes – I sound like a slacker here hehe), requires no cooking, plus it literally tastes like the summer! Today’s pesto recipe is one in which the basil is given center stage to shine. I’ve veganized this shebang by swapping cheese for…

Creamy Corn Chowder

Today’s creamy soup is a take on the New England clam chowder that arose when American settlers left the Atlantic coast (and wittle clams) and headed towards the Midwestern Corn Belt. What ensued was a “clam chowder” in which the clams were replaced by corn (to my satisfaction – what can I say, in a previous…

Strawberry, Champagne, Jalapeño & Mint Gazpacho

If you are an observant person, you may have noticed that I really like gazpachos. What I love even more than gazpachos themselves, is playing around with the ingredients contained in them. This recipe is proof and the proof’s in the pudding. With summer around the corner (11 days to go until its official start –…

Introducing: Patty Pan Squash

You may have seen patty pan squash at your local farmer’s market, been unsure of what they were, and just walked a little faster as you passed beside them. To be totally honest, I had no clue this cute summer squash officially went by the name of patty pan squash. I’ve been schooled. Here are some…

Bubble Tea, Meet Your Match

Who doesn’t love bubble tea? Those little tapioca bubbles in this Taiwanese drink burst in your mouth and are perfectly chewy, just like spherical jujubes. Typically, bubble teas are composed of tapioca pearls, full-fat milk and tea, with or without syrup. There was a period of time where I got majorly hooked on these drinks, obtaining…

“Ice Cream” Like You’ve Never Tasted It

  One of the challenges/most exciting parts about vegan baking is finding substitutes, and good ones at that. Nobody likes a bad substitute ingredient, just the way no elementary school student likes a bad substitute teacher. I remember being in primary school or high school and finding out that the “cool” substitute teacher was coming…

Recipes from India: Mango Lassi

Lassis are great for beating the summer heat. In India, April and May are not only the warmest months but they also fall smack in the middle of mango season (Coincidence? I think nay! Mother Nature planned it poifectly).  While many types of “lassis” exist (salty lassi, papaya lassi, strawberry lassi, rosewater and lemon lassi are…