Tag: vegan

  • Something spicy – curry in a hurry

    Something spicy – curry in a hurry

    Easy food is the best food. Yes, you can order in. And it can be delicious. Or it can be cold, overly salted, too fatty, and full of things you know you shouldn’t eat. So if you arm yourself with a few quick options, you can rustle up a meal whenever you’re hungry. Here’s one…

  • Veggie Mushroom Chili, Step-by-Step

    Veggie Mushroom Chili, Step-by-Step

    I love a traditional, spicy chili, slow-simmered. This is a vegan-friendly version, designed to simmer in the oven while you watch a movie, chase your kids around, or finish that report you need to get written. I hope you enjoy it. Since I get requests for recipes, I’ll walk you through it. You can most…

  • These Savoury Biscuits are Sweet

    We are very conscious of food waste in our house, so when we cook, we save vegetable scraps to make broth. We also roasted a chicken earlier in the week, and the carcass went into the stock pot to make chicken soup. Since I hadn’t made bread yet this week, I put together this batch…

  • Sweet and Simple Fare

    Sweet and Simple Fare

    Delicious! Butternut squash curry. What I love about this dish is that it is super-simple, and very economical. It did require a little time, about an hour, but I was working from home. It could easily be prepared on a weekend and reheated… It was a real use-it-up meal, taking advantage of odds and ends…

  • Drink Your Veggies!

    There are SO many opportunities to sneak in some extra veg – like this delicious smoothie. It features red cabbage (with some peaches, mangoes, strawberries and blueberries for good measure). I topped up the blender with almond milk, a few sunflower seeds, and some cinnamon, and we were all set.

  • A Regal Breakfast

    Who could resist this gorgeous royal purple colour!?! And no, despite the coaster, no wine was involved. What you might not know, is that it packs a nutritional punch. For two, I blended: 2 c (500ml) chopped red cabbage 1 chopped carrot 1/3 c (80ml) raw cashews 1.5c (375ml) frozen strawberries 1t (5ml) pure vanilla…

  • Pudding for breakfast!

    Sometimes a sweet treat for breakfast hits the spot. This breakfast pudding, or smoothie bowl, in common parlance, is fast and delicious. In a blender, combine two ripe bananas, a small avocado, 2 T (30 ml) good-quality cocoa, 1/2 c (125 ml) silken tofu, and 1/4 c (60 ml) unsweetened almond milk. Using ripe bananas…

  • Possibly the world's easiest lunch…

       Veggies with a light, fluffy hummus… People always ask why our hummus tastes so good. It’s mainly from using home-cooked chickpeas, which have no salt. This lets the real flavour shine through, and also making it in the food processor gives a light and fluffy result. We make a big batch of chickpeas and…