Dreena Burton’s Artichoke Spinach Dip

As soon as I started flipped through Dreena Burton‘s Plant-Powered Families, I stopped short on her Artichoke Spinach Dip. Dips (other than hummus) are often a party staple that a vegan misses out on because they are usually sour cream, mayo or cream cheesed based, so I was excited to make a plant-based version of Continue Reading …

Herbed Nut Cheese

Nut cheese is a game changer when it comes to adopting a vegan diet. It doesn’t mimic real cheese–it’s truly in a category of it’s own. Vegan or not, it’s hard not to love nut cheese.

Bridget’s Nirvana Bars

I don’t normally name recipes after myself, but this time around I couldn’t help myself.  i found the recipe for these Nirvana Bars in a People Magazine while I was getting my roots touched up (I’ve been cursed with premature greys since the tender age of 17). They seemed easy to make and combined the Continue Reading …

Blueberry Almond Granola Parfait

Making your own granola does not take much time or effort and yields a batch of crunchy oats you can be proud of. Layer it with creamy, non-dairy yoghurt and fresh fruit for a little decadence. 

Curried Tofu Salad

A batch of this made on your prep day makes for tasty, easy lunches during the week. I used to buy a vegan version of this at the market until I realized I could make it way tastier and way less expensive!

Quinoa & Pecan Salad with Dried Cranberries

Well it was my dear parents’ 40th wedding anniversary last weekend and we celebrated by throwing them a big-ass BBQ at their house.  I made sure to prepare a lot of vegan food to ensure enough food for myself to eat (but more than anything, to show off some of the recipes from our new Continue Reading …

Peach-Infused Quinoa Salad

Zoe got creative in the kitchen last night! The result: A beautiful Peach- Infused Quinoa Salad with cashews, endive and avocado!

Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

This Creamy Potato and Leek Soup is easy to make, rich and filling, BUT low in fat!  Some recipes I found online added a ton of dairy which, of course was of no need in this vegan kitchen.

Super-Powered Sesame Kale Salad

Just over a week ago, Jen competed in the Western Canadian Hatha Yoga Asana Championships in Vancouver. This is the super-powered kale salad recipe she ate the night before that led to her placing third!  She wanted (and needed) something raw and alkalizing that would give her energy, while also being comforting and delicious: