Mushroom Noodle Soup

Mushroom Noodle Soup

14 days ago
if chicken noodle soup is for the soul, then this dish is for the truest of those awaiting sainthood. This is the soup that unlocked a full hidden collective memory of getting snow under every piece of winter clothing, trying to jump a creek on a GT racer, falling into said creek and needing to be placed in front of a running oven to warm your bones. This soup does all of that in just a few simple steps (though I would still love to be able to jump a creek on any toboggan)
Maple Squash Soup

Maple Squash Soup

October 27 2020

judging by the dreary weather, my unwillingness to get out of bed before 10AM and every starbucks smelling like a gingerbread house - seems like fall truly is in the air! with fall comes cold weather and with cold weather comes soup! This soup really does make you feel like you can survive the harsh tundra of canadian winters while nestled tight in those raggedy scooby-doo pyjamas you swore you'd get rid of (but just can't quite bring yourself to do because you love them so).

 

this soup basically is as loving as those pyjamas and we love them both!

(Gluten-Free?!) Apple-Pear Crumble

(Gluten-Free?!) Apple-Pear Crumble

October 26 2020
I'm a straight up freak for fall crumbles, not only because they are fantastically easy - but because the sugar-y, butter-y, oat-filled crumble is PURE HEAVEN. Throw some peaches in instead, maybe some plums, wherever you want to take this thing - it's there. I threw some peanuts in there because honestly, why the eff not at this point. It's a global pandemic and I'm looking to shake things up on day 354 of quarantine (sue me!).
Lobster (Mushroom) Roll

Lobster (Mushroom) Roll

October 19 2020
1/4LB Lobster Mushrooms, cleaned + cut 1/2 cup of mayo (vegan or otherwise) 1/2 tablespoon of tar...
Squash Risotto (or any risotto really)

Squash Risotto (or any risotto really)

October 14 2020

People often call risotto the "hot tub of food" - that's actually just me who does that but I feel it's a trend that really needs to catch up and catch on. Basically risotto is a warm bowl I wouldn't be mad living in; served piping hot, it is more than capable of curing my SAD and making me feel an affinity to squash I haven't had since I learned the great pumpkin from Charlie Brown is fake. 

Anyways, let's save the small talk for my therapist - mix it up with some fun root vegetables, mushrooms or whatever else you want to include in this risotto! Eat it in your bathing suit or that weird christmas sweater you grandma got you last year (you KNOW the one)

Nachos (...finally!)

Nachos (...finally!)

September 8 2020

It's cheesy without the cheese, and like a warm hug from that friend who moved to Italy for two months but came back to visit to talk about how "different things are in Europe". These nachos are like a rom-com with a 34% rotten tomatoes score - cheesy as heck, not too heavy and it might make you cry. It's the kind of meal you want to lock yourself in the bathroom with and eat entirely alone while everyone else hammers on the door demanding you relinquish those nachos. (I'll spare you the poorly executed dad joke...this time)

TBLT (Tempeh Bacon Lettuce + Tomato)

TBLT (Tempeh Bacon Lettuce + Tomato)

August 29 2020

finally, a tempeh sandwich that doesn't taste like how being told "namaste" feels when leaving your yoga session. After all, those precious soybeans spend all that time under pressure, going through some pretty significant changes and fermentation just to be the butt-end joke about how boring and stale hippies are.

Just because Jerry's gone, doesn't mean the Dead is dead man. And just because tempeh never got the love it deserves, doesn't mean it shouldn't get the royal treatment. Well here you go folks, a sandwich you can finally hang your tie-dyed, all-hemp hat on.

grilled asparagus cashew cream

Grilled Asparagus with charred leek cream

August 13 2020
let's keep it green, I don't mean like kinda green, or like limp-sad-canned beans-green - I mean bright and popping green. That's kind of what you've been missing when grilling greens. Asparagus, the catalyst for some serious parent-to-child negotiations at the dinner table, is no exception. Let's make greens great again with this vegan recipe that includes a charred leak cashew cream sure to win over even the pickiest folks out there (Richard, I'm looking at you).
grilled peach panzanella

Peach Panzanella

July 31 2020
there are few greater luxuries than a ripe peach on a warm day in the sun. It's one of those experiences where you feel truly rich - like you're eating a million dollars while you make it rain with every bite. Char up a plate of these beauties, add a little bit of vinegar, some almond ricotta and some toasted bread, and you're basically the warren buffet of summer-time snacks!
vegan tomato gazpacho soup

Tomato Gazpacho

July 20 2020
gazpacho is a lot like revenge, it's best served cold and from the finest, most delicious vegetables you can get your hands on. Sip and savour a taste from the garden and power-up your plating skills with a simple dish, that really celebrates delicious vegetables. It's like Garden Sunchips, but in a bowl. Catch the flavour wave and let the veggies you love do the talking for you.
citrus avocado salad vegan

Citrus + Avocado Salad

July 8 2020
Fun fact that many of you may not know: this beautiful citrus-avocado salad inspired Natasha Bedingfield to write "Pocketful of Sunshine" after a single bite touched her lips. From there, the rest is music history.  This is the type of salad that asks you how your day was, runs a warm bath for you, pours you a glass of wine and places a CBD vape pen right next to it. It's nourishing, it's beautiful and it's sure to turn heads the second you plate it up.
carrots and mango vegan fine dining

Carrots + Mango

June 20 2020
I feel like a record-player is supposed to stop and skip when I mention this combination. I get it, it seems funky - like “my kooky aunt Doris who follows around the Grateful Dead in a tie-dye bus that runs on used canola oil and smells a little skunky every visit” kind of funky (let's be real, she's also our fave aunt). But hear me out, fresh fruit and charred vegetables are sure to get your chakras buzzing and cause a sensory overload (like that time your fave aunt went to Woodstock, took some wicked acid and made out with someone she swears was Jim Morrison, but was definitely just a guy named Steve who is really good at hacky-sack).
vegan mushroom tacos

Crispy Mushroom Mead Tacos

June 20 2020

These tacos are a sure-fire instant hit. People might even knock on your door and ask to sit at the table if they find out your cooking these things up. A smoky, rich salsa with a mango pico de gallo you might mistake for a bowl of sunshine. The crispy mushrooms provide a meaty crunch sure to satisfy any carnivore you're eating with. 

 

walnut herb salsa verde

Walnut Herb Salsa Verde

June 19 2020
An herbaceous little number that combines the earthiness of walnuts with something a little brighter to balance things out. This is a sauce I literally put on everything, and you might want to leave some on the table for every meal going forward.
breakfast salad

Breakfast Salad

June 19 2020
The reason you probably hate salad is because you also don't care enough about salad when you make. It's a salad cycle of hurt. But, take care of your veggies and they will take care of you! That's really what this recipe is all about - showing that if you take care of making each ingredient delicious, the sum of it's parts will be even better. This doesn't just have to be for breakfast (salad knows no timezones, or where the sun is in the sky); it's just the stuff I love to eat on a breakfast plate, but in a bowl.
vegan white bean dip

White Bean Dip

June 11 2020
We've all heard that beans are a magical fruit, but I'm here to show that the magic is in how you prepare it. Let's get a dip out on the dance floor that actually encourages people to dive right into that crudités platter you spent so much time on. This vegan white bean dip is leading the march on eating your veggies. 
vegan broccoli soup

Broccoli Soup

June 11 2020
When I first started cooking, "making soup" was either opening a can, or letting a sad plastic package thaw in a bucket of water to heat up. But soups aren't just a dingy add on to make it seem like your sad salad is an actual meal (look up my "breakfast salad"  to get some better inspiration), they're a great way to get all that nourishment in a simple dish. Let's take broccoli to the pedestal it deserves with this soup.
vegan summer potato salad

Potato Salad

June 11 2020

Throw that tub of sad potato salad to the side because there's a new spud in town, and it's at your door ready to take you out for a night out. I wanted to make a potato salad that tasted like how summer feels: vivacious, bright + fresh. Like the feeling of finally being able to wear shorts outside, you'll be ready to show off this beauty bowl that tastes like how a hug from your best pal feels.

 

squash toast is the new avocado toast

Squash Toast

June 10 2020

We’re smashing pumpkins; but we’re also smashing the trend of avocado toast (don’t get me wrong, I love avocados; but, let’s be honest, it’s been done). Let’s instead opt in for a more local, more sustainable toast that doesn’t get the love it deserves. It’s vegan, it’s delicious and it’s here to show you that there’s no wrong answers when it comes to adding some flair to your toast game. 

vegan chocolate coconut cake

Chocolate Avocado Cake

June 10 2020
You can eat this entire cake and I wouldn’t tell a soul (lockdown has been a wild ride and we’re not here to judge).  A vegan chocolate cake that combines avocado and coconut to transform a healthful dessert into pure decadence. This sinful cake is sure to make saints of us all. Whether celebrating your best vegan friend’s birthday, or finishing up a tough day at the office, bake up this cake to let it whisper “I love you pal” with every bite.
chilaquilles

Chilaquiles Rojos

June 10 2020
A dish that few people know about, but that deserves a big high five for all the flavour it provides. Chilaquiles are like nachos that X-hibit souped and put five flat screen tvs inside with a fish tank, soft-drink dispenser + glow-in-the-dark solar system stickers.  I guess what I’m trying to say this thing is a head-turner dish and stunner for any meal.
vegan eggplant dip

Charred Lemon Eggplant Dip

June 10 2020

Eggplants, not just an emoji to imply things reserved for other websites; you can actually make some pretty delicious dishes out of them as well! If you’ve learned anything from the page, it’s that I love dips. And I also love things with a lot of flavour. So making this recipe felt like a no-brainer (you’ll know what I mean once you eat it). Let’s burn some flavours together and take an eggplant pic you might actually want to share with the people in your life. 

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