Author: Ligia Lugo

Reviewing Best Candy Thermometer of 2021

Reviewing Best Candy Thermometer of 2021

Have you ever tried to make your own candy at home? Candy making can be a fun process to embark on but intimidating to approach for those unfamiliar with cooking down sugar. When it comes to cooking sugar, one of the most important parts of the…

Vegan Sweet Potato Buns

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…

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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…

Chia Oatmeal – 3 Ways!

Chia Oatmeal – 3 Ways!

Adding chia seeds to your regular hot oatmeal will boost the nutrition and keep you full longer! These are 3 of our favourite chia oatmeal recipes to keep you warm and nourished this winter: Lemon & Mixed Berry, Peanut Butter & Banana and Avocado Chocolate,…

Vegan Raspberry Lime Cheesecake Bites

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…

Canary Melon Gazpacho With Tarragon Syrup

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…

Shake  and Go Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

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…

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa

This was my first time trying quinoa for breakfast and I was amazed how well it works as a porridge. Substituting quinoa for traditional oatmeal amps up the protein and fiber content.  I found it kept me full right through to lunch which says a…

Turmeric Pineapple Smoothie With Basil

Turmeric Pineapple Smoothie With Basil

Pineapple and banana are a pretty classic tropical smoothie combination, but I’ve mixed things up a bit this week by adding turmeric.  I’ve been seeing turmeric smoothies and milks flying around Pinterest like crazy lately so wanted to give it a try.  The spice has…

Healthy Carrot Cake Chocolate Chip Cookies

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…

Curried Mango Chickpea Salad

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…

Watermelon Mint Refresher

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…

Asparagus Zucchini Soup

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…

Espresso and Black Pepper Double Chocolate Cookies

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…

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

I know it’s summer and this is totally not a summer post, but it’s a recipe that can be made with next to no fresh ingredients! Which, yes…I’m aware vegan food blogs are supposed to revel in the wonder that is summer produce.  But lately…

Rich and Creamy Spinach Avocado Dip

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…

Spicy Spinach Vegan Mac and Cheese

Spicy Spinach Vegan Mac and Cheese

This recipe was born on one of those days when I had a craving for hearty comfort food, which for me more often than not equates with cheese.  Before I started to eat a plant-based diet, I was in LOVE with cheese.  At that time anything that…

Grapefruit and Avocado Kale Salad With Oil-Free Dijon Dressing

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…

Kale Salad With Banana-Ginger Dressing

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…

Lemon Spinach and Asparagus Spaghettini

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…

Strawberry Kiwi Kale Smoothie

Strawberry Kiwi Kale Smoothie

Just popping in quickly to say Hi!  Even though I just posted last week it feels like a lifetime ago.   I’ve been immersed in vacation-planning the last few days and feel like I haven’t had time for anything else.  We are planning to go…