Dinner

Carrot, Ginger and Cashew Soup

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I make this carrot soup often (like, once a month) because it is so easy to make and the flavours all work so nicely together. It was originally passed down to me from my friend Laura, who routinely made this soup for her clients. When she found out I was beginning to take on clients Continue Reading …

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Jerk Sloppy Joes with Coconut Creamed Spinach

Jerk Sloppy Joes with Coconut Creamed Spinach

Well, I have to say, Isa Chandra has done it again! All hail the queen of vegan comfort food. She’s been around a for a while. A regular OG in the vegan world, making cooking videos in her tiny NY apartment before any of new what vegan was. Her vegan cooking bible, Veganomicon was one Continue Reading …

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S’mores & More: Vegan Camping Cuisine 101

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(p. theyummylife.com) Tis the season for road trips, overnight adventures, and unplanned excursions galore. With an abundance of camping options just minutes (or hours) away from Vancouver, us veggie people need to be prepped with nutritious, filling options, that will not only sustain energy for the outdoors, but not require extensive preparation of extensive refrigeration. Continue Reading …

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Vegan Spelt Bread

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I first had the delight of trying this spelt bread at a friend’s house. We all had a big sleepover, and in the morning she served us this bread with homemade jam and we nearly died. I couldn’t believe she had just whipped this up!

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Watermelon & Radish “Ceviche”

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One part seasonal fruits, one part seasonal veggies, five parts summer.

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Vanilla Coconut Milk & Yellow Curry Chana Dahl

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A new summer staple, dal is is a dried pulse (lentil, pea, or a various type of bean), that has been split. The word is also used to name the stew prepared from them, a dish we often see in Indian, Nepali, and or/ Pakistani cuisine. Dal is an ideal source of protein for vegan Continue Reading …

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Dijon-marinated “Cheesy” Tofu with Black Pepper

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This is an easy, nutrient-dense tofu dish that not only works well as a main, but re-heats perfectly and is delicious cold, in salads.

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Salsa Sam Does Salsa-Inspired (no fat, no salt) Tofu!

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Well folks, I (Salsa Sam Shorkey) have perfected yet another delicious protein source for my competition dieting as a vegan bikini competitor.  It’s no surprise how much I love Mexican food.  And well, since I can’t hog out on chips & salsa these days, I can definitely salsa-up the copious amounts of tofu I’m eating.  Continue Reading …

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Bhaigan Bharta – Sula’s Famous Eggplant Curry Recipe

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A couple of weeks ago, Bridget and I (Sam) were invited for a lovely dinner at Sula: a modern “vegan friendly” Indian restaurant in one of Vancouver’s hippest areas on Commercial Drive. As we sipped on almond milk chai and their signature “Delhi to Dublin” Cocktail, we learned so much about Indian cuisine from part-owner Continue Reading …

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Thai Peanut Curry With Veggies, Tofu and Pineapple

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I was inspired to create this peanut curry while in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. A Thai restaurant there made this so well, I just had to create my own!

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