Snacks + Appies

Roasted Garlic, Butternut Squash & Chickpea Spread

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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 …

Mung Bean Hummus with Sprouted Wholegrain Tortilla Chips

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  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 …

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!

Salsa Sam, Let’s Make a Meal!

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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 …

Falafel Wrap at home from [in the oven] bakery!

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Our favourite dish in the world is a falafel wrap. When they are done right that is, but often, they aren’t! We are obsessed with finding the most delicious falafel and figuring out what makes it the best. While we were living in London we stalked down local falafel joints and tasted, examined and critiqued Continue Reading …

Festive Rosemary Olive Pate

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This Festive Rosemary Olive Pate is vegan and gluten free, and is made with pecans, which can easily be substituted for almonds, walnuts, or even hazelnuts. It’s very festive, and was my vegan dish for a potluck I went to last weekend. It was one of those dishes I whipped up without a recipe, with Continue Reading …

Monkey Butter Inspired Desserts From [in the oven] Bakery

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We’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit and attending tons of the local craft markets. Not only are they great places to find Christmas gifts, but they also offer outlets for local artisans to showcase their amazing handmade goods. We are always drawn to food vendors because, well, we LOVE food! However, it can sometimes Continue Reading …

Veggy Soldiers with The Vegg!

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WOW!  I have not been this impressed with a vegan substitute in a while.  The World’s First Vegan Egg Yolk, The Vegg, is something special.  I was searching the web, looking for the best way to prepare my first taste of this vegan marvel, and came across this idea for Veggy Soldiers and this video by Veggietorials, explaining Continue Reading …

Vegan Jalapeno Poppers (Baked & Gluten Free!)

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These are super fun to make, and eat!  And as Jen pointed out, kinda looks like deep-fried rats, so would be perfect for nibbling on while handing out goodies to the neighbour kids. A bit labour-intensive, but worth it.  And this vegan cheese recipe that I linked to below, is AWESOME!

Salsa Sam’s Spicy Bean Salsa

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I tasted this salsa at a house party last weekend with tostito scoops and was literally blown away by it. The recipe itself is amazing but what appealed to me the most was that it was SUPER high in protein, low in carbs and easily tweakable as an addition to my pre-fitness competition diet.