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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pear and Walnut Salad With Apple Vinaigrette

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…

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

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…

Coconut Mayonnaise Dressing

Coconut Mayonnaise Dressing

I made this coconut mayonnaise as a necessity. Yes, it was very necessary! I needed some mayo for this cranberry chickpea salad sandwich by The Grateful Grazer (which was amazing, by the way!). The only store-bought vegan mayonnaise that I can find locally is laden with…

Brahmi pesto : Bacopa monnieri recipe

Brahmi pesto : Bacopa monnieri recipe

The problem with fresh Brahmi is that it’s quite bitter that is why I chose to making this recipe using basil AND Brahmi. The basil adds sweetness. The lemon juice adds an acidic note. The cashews add a creamy texture. And the salt is just…