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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…

Pear and Citrus Stuffed French Toast

Pear and Citrus Stuffed French Toast

This recipe is inspired by a french toast dish we tried last summer when my family went to Niagara-on-the-Lake to celebrate my Mom’s birthday.  On our last morning there we had breakfast at the Prince of Wales Hotel.  Mr. Pea and I both ordered the stuffed…

Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal

Red Velvet Baked Oatmeal

I first discovered the wonder that is vegan baked oatmeal just over a year ago and have been in love ever since. Baked oatmeal is for those mornings you where it’s been a rough week and you deserve a treat or when it’s so cold out…

Five 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Snacks

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…

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pepita Squares

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…

Cinnamon Heart Tea Smoothie

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…

Panko-Crusted Squash Tacos With Creamy Jalapeno Lime Sauce

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.  …

Apple-Carrot Brussels Sprout Bake

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…

“Turn Up The Beet” Antioxidant Smoothie

“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…

Cranberry-Stuffing Savoury Holiday Cupcakes

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…

Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzel Bark

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…

50+ Vegan holiday recipes by finding vegan bloggers

50+ Vegan holiday recipes by finding vegan bloggers

Since I started this blog I’ve been honoured to be featured on Finding Vegan and today I am beyond excited to share over 50 amazing holiday recipes from fellow Finding Vegan bloggers.  I can’t wait to try  Vicky and Ruth’s  Vegan Tiramisu and Ginny’s Spiced Rum Balls.. let…

Cinnamon Okra Masala

Cinnamon Okra Masala

Okra is such a beautiful vegetable. I always stop for a moment and marvel at how these unassuming plants are filled with such hidden beauty.  Okra is also a bit of an undiscovered superfood.  It’s low in calorie and nutrient-dense with high levels of vitamin K,…

Creamy Mushroom Kale and Chickpeas

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…

Thai Coconut Squash Soup

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…

Mayan Chocolate Chia Pudding

Mayan Chocolate Chia Pudding

Mostly sweet with a little bit of spice and everything nice!  That could describe me (ha!) or this vegan chocolate chia pudding recipe…which I love.   Chocolate, cinnamon and a hint of cayenne change up the classic chocolate pudding recipe.  It’s a great weeknight dessert…