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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…

Cranberry-Lemon Kale Salad With Pinenuts

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…

One-Pot Mexican Quinoa

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…

Easy Tomato Chickpea Curry

Easy Tomato Chickpea Curry

This vegan chickpea curry is one our favourite go-to dinner recipes. Chickpeas, tomato paste, onions and indian spices make a simple but flavourful plant-based dinner packed with protein and fiber.   We often make this curry as a weekday dinner and pair it with sauteed green veggies…

Simple Red Lentil Soup

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,…

Lemon-Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Lemon-Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

It’s the kick-off of the holiday season today: the Toronto Santa Claus Parade + decorating our Christmas Tree.  It was also extremely cold when I woke up with the tiniest bit of snow outside.  All these factors combined I decided some decadent baking was in order!…

Multigrain Tomato Rosemary Focaccia

Multigrain Tomato Rosemary Focaccia

I can’t believe we are sharing this recipe! I’m so excited because it is one of my favourites.  Over the past year Mr. Pea has become somewhat of an expert bread-maker.  This fits him perfectly since he is also an early riser. Waking up to fresh-baked bread?  Definitely…

Rutabaga vs Turnip: What’s the Difference?

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…

Are Starburst Vegan?

Are Starburst Vegan?

No – Starburst are not vegan. If you’ve been thinking about starting a vegan diet, you may be curious to know whether these popular candies are suitable for your new lifestyle. What are Starburst? Produced by Mars Incorporated, Starburst has been around since 1960 and…

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…