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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Chipotle Chickpea Tostadas

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…

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich with Arugula

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich with Arugula

This 100% vegan sandwich is simply delightful. It is soft, crunchy, moist; everything you hope for in a sandwich. It features a fried eggplant with vegan parmesan and panko breading, a spreading of garlic mayo and green olive tapenade, a bottom of baked confit cherry…