VEGAN BODYBUILDING & FITNESS and Lentil Sweet Potato Loaf Recipe!

Ever since I can remember, I’ve admired the athletic bodies of models who graced the pages of fitness magazines and always wondered just how possible it was to sculpt a perfect physique like theirs.

Vegan Jalapeno Poppers (Baked & Gluten Free!)

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!

Basil Quinoa Patties (Gluten Free)

I was shopping in Choices yesterday, and in a moment of hunger (I know, I know, you should never grocery shop hungry) I purchased three of their quinoa patties from the deli. I didn’t really think about the price, and my jaw dropped at the checkout stand when I realized that my three measly patty-snacks Continue Reading …

Baked Onion Rings (Gluten Free!)

The other night I had a few people over for some legendary Quinoa Burgers (actually just the patties) and Gluten-Free Baked Onion Rings from Healthiersteps.com.  The burgers were, as always, an incredible hit, and the onion rings were also a crowd pleaser.

Smokey Walnut Collard Wraps

Have you ever had a collard wrap?  They are the low carb answer to enjoying rolled up food.  I love eating yummy ingredients stuffed into a delightfully handheld vessel, usually of the flour tortilla kind, or naan, or any any other starchy goodness.  But with the summer season officially here, I am urged towards lighter Continue Reading …

Spring Radish Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lemon

I once had a friend tell me that ‘nobody really likes radishes, they just don’t taste good’, and to the that friend I say, try this salad.  I agree, radishes can pack a bit of a punch, pungent and bitter at times with an unexpected spice that hits you right in the nasal cavity.  For Continue Reading …

Chef Chloe’s Herbed Polenta Cutlets with Marsala Mushroom Ragout

Another instalment from my Cookbook Challenge and another sample of the amazing vegan recipes Chloe’s Kitchen has to offer (I also shared Pineapple Not-So-Fried Rice). But that’s it- you’ll have to go buy the book yourself!  This meal was proclaimed to be ‘one of the best vegan meals he’d ever had’ by my dinner guest.  It is Continue Reading …

Thai Sweet Potato Soup

I am really excited about this recipe!  I have fallen in love with Pacific Natural Foods’ Thai Sweet Potato Soup, and wanted to recreated it at home, for you.  I gathered a bunch of ingredients listed on the box, and this is what I came up with; a creamy, spicy and oh-so-good Thai Sweet Potato Continue Reading …

Raw Mini Pizza with Spiraled Cucumber Salad

Four months after finding out about my notable gluten intolerance, I am finally ready to commit. It’s been a pretty awkward dance back and forth between strictly gluten free and ‘a little bit shouldn’t hurt’, but I’m going to take a crack at making gluten free vegan (GFV is actually a term FYI) as yummy Continue Reading …

White Bean and Kale Stew

This stew is hearty, low in fat and full of nutritious winter veggies.  The fresh herbs and lemon juice/zest add a lovely freshness that shouldn’t be omitted.  This stew is also gluten free by using brown rice flour as a thickening agent.  Simple one-pot dishes like these just get better over time, so doubling the Continue Reading …