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Cilantro Mushroom Soup

Cilantro Mushroom Soup

I’m struggling a bit with what to write in this post; so I’m just going to focus on the soup!!  This vegan cilantro soup recipe combines onions, portabello mushrooms caps and garlic with tons of cilantro and a hint of lime juice and spice. It…

Vegan Mushroom Barley Risotto

Vegan Mushroom Barley Risotto

This luxurious vegan mushroom barley risotto is my new go-to recipe for special occasion dinners.  It’s silky and rich without any of the cheese or butter and is super easy to make! Swapping barley for arborio rice makes it is less labour-intensive than traditional risotto…

Smoky Harvest Apple Chips

Smoky Harvest Apple Chips

This recipe combines sweet and savoury flavors; making it the perfect autumn snack food. The best part is that no dehydrator is necessary! This recipe just requires a bit of time and a regular oven. You simply chop up the apples, season with smoked paprika,…

Vegan Gingerbread House Extravaganza

Vegan Gingerbread House Extravaganza

Decorating homemade gingerbread houses is a holiday tradition in my family.  I think we made them every single year when I was little. My mom would bake copious amounts of gingerbread and my Dad would play amateur architect constructing the houses with melted sugar. My sister…

Are Jolly Ranchers Vegan?

Are Jolly Ranchers Vegan?

Jolly ranchers are somewhat vegan, but not entirely. It depends on the type of jolly rancher as there are different kinds, such as hard candies, chews, gummies, jelly beans, and lollipops – and also on how strict of a vegan you are. What are Jolly…

Spicy Potato Hash With Avocado

Spicy Potato Hash With Avocado

This potato hash recipe is a favorite weekend brunch of ours.  It’s perfect for when you feel like something hearty and savory in the morning but can also make a good simple option for last-minute dinners. Nicely browned potatoes are the star of this dish and…

Is Soy Sauce Vegan?

Is Soy Sauce Vegan?

Yes – soy sauce is vegan. If you’re new to the vegan lifestyle and are curious to know more about why soy sauce is vegan – here’s the lowdown. What is Soy Sauce? Originating from Southeast Asia, soy sauce is a condiment that has been…

Is Ketchup Vegan?

Is Ketchup Vegan?

Yes, ketchup is vegan. One of the most popular condiments, ketchup is loved by many all around the world. And, if you find yourself in the United States, you’re guaranteed to see it in just about every restaurant. Perhaps you’re new to a vegan diet…

Is Lactic Acid Vegan?

Is Lactic Acid Vegan?

Yes, lactic acid is vegan – well, most of the time, anyways. This ingredient name is a bit misleading, as the root word, “lac-” in lactic acid refers to milk, leading one to believe that it comes from an animal, while it’s actually sourced from…

Are Takis Vegan?

Are Takis Vegan?

On the market since the 90’s, odds are you’ve tried Takis before if you’re a fan of chip variety in your life. Yes, Takis chips are indeed vegan. If you’ve recently gone vegan, or have been for some time, perhaps you’re wondering if Takis chips…

Is Hummus Vegan?

Is Hummus Vegan?

Yes, hummus is vegan. An ancient dish, hummus has been around almost longer than Jesus. Ok – well maybe not that long, but.. it’s been said to have been around since 13th-century Egyptian times. Most of you are likely familiar with hummus or at least…

Are Sour Patch Kids Vegan?

Are Sour Patch Kids Vegan?

The short and sweet answer is no. This extraordinarily common sweet treat is a favorite childhood one for many, and might continue to be even into adulthood for some. If you’ve recently begun a vegan diet and have had a craving to relive your childhood…

Is Tapioca Vegan?

Is Tapioca Vegan?

Tapioca is an ingredient that you may not be able to guess is vegan right off the bat. Perhaps you’ve never heard of it before, or maybe you’re having a memory flashback to childhood when you used to snack on tapioca pudding with the soft,…

Is Yeast Vegan?

Is Yeast Vegan?

Yes. Yeast is vegan. You’ve likely seen some form of yeast in your mom’s cupboard growing up, or walked past it on the shelf at the grocery store and perhaps wondered to yourself what it was. Well, let’s give you the scoop. What is Yeast?…

Are Oreos Vegan?

Are Oreos Vegan?

Maybe you’re having a nostalgic memory flashback to your childhood – picking the Oreo apart, peeling off the white cream and eating it, and then dipping your cookie into a glass of cold milk. Oreo cookies are not made with any animal products, though these…

Are Doritos Vegan?

Are Doritos Vegan?

Let’s bite right into it and say that no – not all Doritos are vegan, though some are. If you haven’t yet realized that your fingers are coated in cheese whilst eating Doritos, maybe you haven’t yet realized they’re not exactly vegan. 4 telltale signs…

Is Peanut Butter Vegan?

Is Peanut Butter Vegan?

If you’ve recently started a vegan-based diet and have been wondering if peanut butter is ok to eat, well, we’ll tell you now that yes – almost 100% of peanut butter is vegan. Peanut butter is a divinely delicious ingredient that many people love because…

Are Tortilla Chips Vegan?

Are Tortilla Chips Vegan?

Let’s cut to the chase – yes, tortilla chips are vegan. They are made from flour, water, oil, and seasonings, so they’re naturally vegan. Perhaps you have recently decided to start a vegan diet, and are thinking about buying some vegan tortilla chips next time…

Is Cocoa Powder Vegan?

Is Cocoa Powder Vegan?

If you’re new to the vegan lifestyle, getting accustomed to the many ingredients in your desserts and goodies that you can and can’t eat can sometimes prove to be a challenge. Lucky for you, if you’ve been considering adding cocoa powder into your diet, it…

Are Bagels Vegan?

Are Bagels Vegan?

We’ll cut straight to the chase. If there is no sign of milk or animal products in your bagel, consider it VEGAN. Nowadays, seeing as how we’re in the 2020s and there are limitless options out there for everything you could ever want in the…

Cardamom Pancakes with Grapefruit Basil Syrup

Cardamom Pancakes with Grapefruit Basil Syrup

Serves: 2-4 Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: For the Pancakes:3/4 C (118g) all-purpose flour1/4 C (37g) spelt flour2 Tbsp (28g) sugar1 Tbsp (9g) cardamom1 Tbsp (12g) baking powder1/2 tsp (6g) salt1 C (250ml) oat milk1 Tbsp (14g) apple cider vinegar1 tsp (6g)…