Veggies...sides & stars

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Print Buffalo Cauliflower Bites You like Buffalo wings?  Let’s not pretend that chunks of cauliflower could ever replace them, but maybe these imposters may actually make you realize that plants can taste pretty darn delicious, covered in a blanket of spicy, buttery sauce.  Plus a little roasty crunch factor to … Read more

Arugula and Lentil Salad with Lemony Mason Jar Vinaigrette

Print Arugula and Lentil Salad with Lemony Mason Jar Vinaigrette This spring salad can be modified to suit whatever you have in the fridge or whatever other season it might be.  You can swap out blueberries for strawberries, diced mango or kiwi, or stick stick to more veg and use … Read more

Cowboy Caviar (Bean and Corn Salsa)

  Print Cowboy Caviar Inspired by a ‘fancy’ southern recipe for bean and corn salsa, this quick and easy snack-that-eats-like-a meal can be prepared using many swap-in options.  Use fresh tomatoes when in season and fresh corn cut right of the cob.  If you can’t find black-eyed peas buy black … Read more

Sweet Potato Oven Fries

  Print Sweet Potato Oven Fries These wedge fries are best baked on their backs, so it’s o.k. to leave the skin on as it will crisp up in the oven.  Feel free to do the same recipe with a Russet/Baking potato, but the sweets are more nutritious! Servings: 6 … Read more

Caesar Salad

  Print Caesar Salad Classic flavours with out a few classic ingredients. This vegan approved salad dressing is an award winning recipe (seriously!) and it’s my go-to Caesar dressing even when I’m craving the real deal. Oh, and real bacon bits are allowed here…unless you’d prefer to keep it completely … Read more

Squash and Apple Griddle Cakes

Print Squash and Apple Griddle Cakes These potato latke impostors are extremely delicious and will happily join any main dish on a fall or winter menu. Even if you’re a true latke enthusiast, you’ll love these too. Ingredients 2 cups peeled and grated squash butternut, acorn or kabocha 1 medium … Read more

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

Print Oven-Roasted Vegetables Choose to combine winter root vegetables or spring/summer vegetables, but not both.  This is a simple, foolproof side dish (or even a warm salad, served on a bed of greens and drizzled with your favourite dressing) that even the non-veggie lover will learn to love. Ingredients 4 … Read more

Curried Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup

Pureed soups can easily pack in a real punch of nutrition.  This flavorful soup hits you with mild curry and creamy sweet coconut.  It’s comfort food and a big warm hug. Print Curried Lentil and Sweet Potato Soup Servings: 6 Ingredients 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 yellow onion finely chopped … Read more

Better-than-take-out Veggie Fried Rice

Fried rice ins’t exactly the best option on a Chinese take-out menu….from a nutritional standpoint at least. But making your own at home can be both nutritious and delicious! This type of recipe is perfect for those bits and bytes lying around in the fridge. Leftover veggies (anything, really) and … Read more