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Rich and Creamy Spinach Avocado Dip

I am so excited to share this vegan spinach and avocado dip recipe! I actually had it for breakfast one day this week (shhh!).  I used avocado to replace the loads of heavy dairy products found in traditional recipes and the result is still creamy and satisfying.   There’s also a TON of spinach packed in there;

Five 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Snacks

Peanut butter, the food of my childhood, how I love you so.   I thought peanut butter deserved it’s own post, one that is simple and uncomplicated, just like my love of peanut butter;  healthy  peanut butter snacks with 3 ingredients or less. Also, I have to admit I`ve had this song in my head the

Panko-Crusted Squash Tacos With Creamy Jalapeno Lime Sauce

Crunchy.  Spicy.  Creamy.  Those are probably my three favourite food descriptives and these vegan squash tacos are deserving of all three.  Panko-crusted baked butternut squash brings the crunch to this game-day treat and my cashew jalapeno-lime “sour cream” sauce is both spicy and luxuriousy creamy.   We topped the tacos with shredded kale, salsa, red onion, tomato,

Cranberry-Stuffing Savoury Holiday Cupcakes

Whether it is Chrismas or Thanksgiving, stuffing  has always been my absolute favourite part of the traditional holiday feast. Literally I remember filling my plate with so much stuffing my mom would need to remind me to save some for the rest of the family.  This year I successfully made a veganversion of our family recipe;

Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Bark

With the first day of December comes the first holiday recipe; vegan chocolate candy cane pretzel bark!  Think of it of as a salted caramel hot chocolate getting together with a peppermint mocha…a chocolaty, heavenly marriage of salty and sweet!  I seriously recommend making this over the holidays to share with your family and friends…otherwise


Watermelon Nicecream

One night I decided to freeze some watermelon chunks to make some watermelon nicecream in the morning. Best. Idea. Ever. I simply blended up some frozen deseeded watermelon with a bit of coconut cream and lime juice, and it was super tasty! A very cool breakfast 😀 you could add some sweetener if you like (maple

Vegan Breakfast: Beetroot Cake Porridge

So you can see why it’s perfect timing to post this recipe now – there’s a hidden serve of beetroot in there 😉 well, ok. It’s not exactly hidden…the pink colour is a dead giveaway, I know. But it’s a vegetable! In your breakfast! Hiding underneath some chocolate sauce! By the way, that chocolate sauce

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 are combined with tons of fresh veggies, fresh rosemary, avocado and

Smoothie Bowl Feathering Tutorial

I kept this smoothie bowl really simplistic (in terms of ingredients used) but guys, feel free to make any smoothie you like to turn it into a fun smoothie bowl. But you’ll want to use chilled (not frozen) fruit/veg, and some liquid, because you need the smoothie to be runny. In the video below, I

Shake and Go Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

You know when you first discover a new recipe and can’t stop making it?  That is me with these Mini-Mason Jar Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats; I may have eaten this every day for the past two weeks…seriously.  We’ve made overnight oats a LOT since adopting a plant-based diet, but for some reason have never


The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today we are sharing our favourite oatmeal cookies, which also happen to be pretty darn healthy. These little guys are vegan, gluten-free and have no refined sugar added; simple yet satisfying. Oatmeal, Chocolate, Banana and Cinnamon = the DREAM TEAM! There’s also a little bit of coconut oil in there (because you know even the

Vegan Raspberry Lime Cheesecake Bites

Mini Vegan Cheesecakes! Three words that are very deserving of an exclamation mark. I have been wanting to perfect this recipe for almost a full year and I have finally got to it, just in time for Spring. These no-bake raspberry lime cheesecakes are melt in your mouth rich and are perfectly tart, all without

Healthy Carrot Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes, that’s right healthy and cookie are in the same sentence!  These vegan carrot cake oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips are gluten-free and made without oil or refined sugar.  They are perfect for guilt-free snacking and I have to admit I’ve also made them part of my breakfast for the past two days (whoever made “breakfast

Espresso and Black Pepper Double Chocolate Cookies

Black pepper ….in cookies??  It’s happening. We’ve kicked these vegan double chocolate chip cookies up a notch with espresso, black pepper and a touch of cinnamon.  Adding black pepper brings a hint of spice and a flavour profile that’s both subtle and complex.   I was inspired to give this a try after stumbling upon Martha

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pepita Squares

I originally planned this vegan salted caramel and chocolate squares as a Valentine’s Day recipe, but now that I’m looking at the pictures these would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.  The pepita seeds (pumpkin seeds) bring the leprechauny green and are also responsible for the satisfying crunch.  Pair that crunch with chocolate, caramel and sea salt

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Apple Spirulina Smoothie

I’d share with you guys my latest recipe creation: this spirulina smoothie. Spirulina smoothie I usually just mix a scoop (5ml) of spirulina powder into a glass of juice or water (water works best if I’m having flavoured spirulina – I particularly enjoy Nature’s Way Tropical Spirulina! – otherwise spirulina in water kinda tastes like…seaweed…).

Watermelon Mint Refresher

Today was the most gorgeous sunny day; I finally feel like the nice weather is here to stay!  To celebrate we made one our favourite blender drinks; watermelon blended with ice, mint, lime juice and a touch of agave.  This whole juice is perfect for bbq season and could also be turned into a summer

Cinnamon Heart Tea Smoothie

This smoothie uses one of my favourite loose leaf teas – Cinnamon Heart Pu’erh Tea from David’s Tea   It tastes exactly like the cinnamon heart candy except its all natural and actually good for you!  Chilled and blended with strawberries, banana, chia and a little extra cinnamon it makes the perfect pink smoothie.  Pu’erh has

Baileys Almande Review

If you’re on a quest to find the perfect vegan liqueur to add to your favorite coffee or juice, then you’ve come to the right place. Baileys is known for its legendary Irish Cream, so you may be wondering why we’re talking about a Baileys product today. That’s because this isn’t your typical Baileys Irish

“Turn Up The Beet” Antioxidant Smoothie

Welcome to January; freezing cold weather, fresh starts, packed gyms…and even more freezing cold weather! Although it was a bit of a shock to the system going back to work after two weeks I can honestly say I’m excited for 2015.  I just have a feeling it’s going to be a good year; time to

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Lemon Spinach and Asparagus Spaghettini

I’m exhausted from my week but excited to share one of  this week’s dinner creations;  lemon spaghettini with spinach, asparagus and sundried tomato.   It’s a fresh and spring-like recipe that is perfect for weeknights when you are short on time.  I’m all about simplicity and you can’t get much easier than lemon juice and

Creamy Mushroom Kale And Chickpeas

This kale and chickpea dish combines onion, garlic, mushrooms and zucchini with a luxurious cashew cream sauce. It is a go-to weekday dinner at our house and is one of those dishes that tastes ridiculously indulgent but is actually really good for you at the same time. A variation of this was one of the

One-Pot Mexican Quinoa

We made One Pot Mexican Quinoa for dinner last night and fell in love!!  This is one of the best recipes we have tried in a long time so I felt I had to share it here.   Our dinner conversation sounded something like “Omg this is so good”… “This is literally so good”  “I love

Rutabaga vs Turnip: What’s the Difference?

When temperatures drop and winter sets in, the go-to for every homebody is a steaming hot bowl of something delicious and enriching. While potatoes are the default ingredient for any creamy soup or hearty stew worth its salt, there are plenty of other vegetables that make the cut if given a chance. The most underrated


Chipotle Chickpea Tostadas

Tostadas are tortillas that have been toasted or fried until crispy before they’re piled with toppings. These tostadas are topped with crispy spiced chickpeas, crunchy slaw, and a whipped avocado crema that puts a delicious vegan spin on taco night! This is the perfect light dinner for two but can be easily doubled to feed


Vegan Sweet Potato Buns

I was initially skeptical of this idea of Mr. Pea’s… I mean, seriously, making your own dinner rolls? making your own vegan dinner rolls?  throwing sweet potato in there?   I’m not going to lie, making bread scares me; it just seems like some sort of MasterChef thing.. not a Jessica thing. However, after seeing this idea

Canary Melon Gazpacho With Tarragon Syrup

Summer has kind of taken hold of our lives the past little while and I just started a new job last week so things have been a crazy around here, hence the lack of blog posts.  I figured a refreshing gazpacho recipe was the perfect way to get back into recipe-creation mode.  This vegan gazpacho combines canary melon

Rich and Creamy Spinach Avocado Dip

I am so excited to share this vegan spinach and avocado dip recipe! I actually had it for breakfast one day this week (shhh!).  I used avocado to replace the loads of heavy dairy products found in traditional recipes and the result is still creamy and satisfying.   There’s also a TON of spinach packed in there;

Apple-Carrot Brussels Sprout Bake

This roasted vegetable side is the perfect addition to a cozy winter dinner.  It combines brussels sprouts, carrots and onions with the sweet tartness of apples; all of which are roasted in a sweet and spicy garlic glaze.  I was going to include some new fact I learned about brussels sprouts and how good they are, however the more surprising

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Attempting to create a vegan parmesan cheese is a hard task for sure. Parmesan has a complex and strong flavor that fills your mouth; its salty, sweet, acidic, and umami, since it contains a lot of natural MSG. However, with this recipe, we are covering all of our bases to bring you a delicious vegan


Asparagus Zucchini Soup

Leaving work knowing you won’t be coming back for over a week = best feeling ever! Vacation begins today for us; we are off to Iceland tomorrow for 10 days of hiking, waterfalls, glaciers, caves, volcanos and hot springs.  We planned the itinerary ourselves and are staying in a different place almost every night.  In the

Thai Coconut Squash Soup

This creamy rich soup combines butternut squash with coconut milk and thai red curry.  It’s perfect for fall (and all this cold rainy weather we are getting!). The soup is sweet with a touch of spice from ginger and cayenne changing up the traditional butternut squash soup. I have to confess this is the first slowcooker recipe I

Simple Red Lentil Soup

I’m not sure if I ever had lentils before I met Mr. Pea.  Now lentil soup is one of my favourite weekday meals.   This dairy-free soup spiced with cumin, turmeric and garam masala is a surprisingly hearty lunch or dinner and pairs perfectly with naan, roti or even baguette.  It also has a bit of

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 turns out a beautiful green with all the cilantro, which

winter warmer – dumpling soup recipe

Now, I have no idea what non-vegan dumplings are supposed to be like or even what they are made of, but these dumplings are like over-sized gnocchi. Doughy goodness! (Yes, I’m one of those people who enjoys eating cookie dough more than baked cookies 😐 ) But don’t be afraid, these are well cooked, nothing


Curried Mango Chickpea Salad

Initially this was going to be just a curried chickpea salad, but when I saw the mangos at the fruit market it very quickly became a mango chickpea salad.  I just couldn’t resist and it turns out mangoes and curry go really well together (who knew!). This refreshing salad has the texture of a tuna

Grapefruit and Avocado Kale Salad With Oil-Free Dijon Dressing

For me a salad is incomplete without some type of fruit in it and I’m always experimenting with new combinations.  This time it was grapefruit paired with kale, shredded brussels sprouts, sugar snap peas and avocado.   It was actually my first time ever eating raw brussels sprouts which I have to admit I was

Kale Salad With Banana-Ginger Dressing

Banana and kale usually find their way together in our morning green smoothies but today they are colliding in the salad bowl.  I used banana to make a bright green ginger cilantro dressing that is oil-free (which is a nice change from our usual go-to dressings that rely on olive oil).  The slight sweetness from

Cranberry-Lemon Kale Salad With Pinenuts

This salad is simple yet fancy at the same time.  The combination of cranberries, pinenuts and lemons sometimes make me dream about this salad.  I know….dreaming about salad = crazy! Pinenuts are perfect for when you want to fancy up your salad, especially if your entertaining or if you just need a midweek pick-me-up.  They are

Pear and Walnut Salad With Apple Vinaigrette

I had great plans of multiple blog posts this week, but one thing led to another and here we are on Sunday afternoon writing my first post since last weekend! I realize now that I totally took for granted the number of posts my favourite food bloggers make each week and month on a consistent basis; I had

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