Snacks + Appies

Dijon-marinated “Cheesy” Tofu with Black Pepper


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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Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins for Baby


I am very proud of these muffins because they took me about a year of trying to get them just right. I am also proud because my son goes crazy for them. We usually eat them while listening to the song “The muffin man”. Ha ha. The quinoa makes them a great source of protein. The flax is Continue Reading …

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Roasted Garlic, Butternut Squash & Chickpea Spread


I love squash in the winter and am always trying to find new ways to use it in recipes, aside from the obvious blended soup option (delicious, don’t get me wrong). This time I thought I’d mix it up with a cheesy-like spread, combined with chickpeas for that added protein, and it was fan-fricken-tastic! I Continue Reading …

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Mung Bean Hummus with Sprouted Wholegrain Tortilla Chips

  On a recent trip to Whole Foods, I decided to try to a new legume, one I had never purchased before. Behold the mug bean! Tiny little green ovals not unlike a tic-tac. I did some poking around on the web and found out that mung beans were considered healing in some cultures, and Continue Reading …

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Rosemary Yams with French Lentils

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If you’re looking for a vegan potluck BBQ offering this summer, or even a quick vegan side you can throw together for dinner, look no further than this lovely Rosemary Yam dish with French Green Lentils. Added bonus: It took no longer than ten minutes to prepare!

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Salsa Sam, Let’s Make a Meal!

Last night I was doing my nightly Instagram creeping when I came across the profile of Joel Rosa (@JDABIG1) a vegan firefighter/paramedic from Maryland who’s also big into crossfit and did I mention, a total hottie?  Joel’s instagram was filled with all kinds of plant-based food porn – and more specifically, great meal ideas for Continue Reading …

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Coconut Bacon


Whoever invented  these incredible little smokey/savoury pieces of heaven is a genius!  It is VERY yummy and easy to make. There are a lot of different versions of Coconut Bacon online, and after sifting through them all, I decided to tackle this one at Vegan Good Things (great site!).  I liked the ratio of ingredients, and Continue Reading …

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Salsa Sam’s Cactus Salsa


One of our favourite culinary findings from our trip to Mexico last February, was the delicious and tender Nopales, or Prickly Pear Cactus.  It could be found fresh in the produce section, or pickled.  We enjoyed it on Sopes, in salads, and in Salsa Sam’s homemade Cactus Salsa.  Upon our return home, we thought we’d Continue Reading …

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Home Made Raw Crackers!


I can’t believe it’s taken me nearly three years of eating a plant based diet to realize that these fiber rich, CRISPY (big fan of the crisp), nutrient dense, gluten free, vegan crackers are so EASY to make.

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Big Dreams + My Cookbook Challenge + Homemade Chili Oil!


For the last few weeks now I have not been able to cook or share recipes very much because my ever so talented boyfriend has been renovating our kitchen island (pictured above).  And if you’re like me, when you are unable to express yourself through your chosen medium, you start to feel imbalanced, self-doubting and Continue Reading …

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