Olive Oil Mayonnaise

The yolks and olive oil give homemade mayo a much different colouring than the classic blubbering white stuff from grocery stores (appealing-sounding, isn’t it?). I’m honestly not sure what they do to the processed mayo to make it that colour, but I didn’t feel like finding out since I do still eat it from time…

Bánh Mì Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Meatball Sandwich)

Traditional bánh mì can be made with or without meat, and as I’ve seen in many restaurants and online recipes, tofu is a go-to filling. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my tofu in soup, sandwiches, whatever. But sometimes a vegetarian needs a break, you know? I’m sick of it. So I went with…

Spicy Vegan Meatballs

Sometimes the eternally upset redditors get mad at me for calling things by their meat-based names when there’s no actual meat in the ingredient list. I thought about changing the name of this dish to “mockballs” but something doesn’t quite seem appetizing about that, does it. I don’t feel too guilty calling them meatballs, either;…

Pulled Spaghetti Squash Tacos

Embrace laziness with tacos. The ultimate crowd pleaser and stress-free dinner with room for picky eaters. These are a great vegetarian option for summer potlucks, weeknight dinners, etc. because they’re light and easy to prep in advance. Realistically you could make everything in advance then just heat up the squash and shells when you’re ready…

Creamy Peanut Slaw

It’s been a few weeks since my last post, which is the first time in almost 3 years I’ve fallen so behind. I’m now back on track, and I have a bunch of awesome posts coming up to make up for lost time. As my regular readers may know, each year I harvest a small…

Spiced Black Bean Burgers (a.k.a. the Instant Classic)

In all my years as a vegetarian, I have never made a veggie burger this good. It held its shape when cooking, tasted amazing, it’s high in protein and nutrients, and it stands its ground in the burger game. From now on I’m going to use this as my base for burgers and go from…

Low-Sodium Potato Waffles

If you’re anything like me, your stomach can’t handle a sugar-overload kind of breakfast. I love pancake, waffles and french toast just as much as the next person, but I actually prefer them later in the day or I’ll probably feel like I should just crawl back into bed. These waffles give you something fun…

Peppered Peach Tarts with Goat Cheese and Honey

I will be one of many to admit that I’m in denial of winter still clinging to its last few weeks. Toronto has been a cluster of warm, sunny days mixed with snow-covered cars and winds. This has resulted in some very entertaining people watching since there are some who are still in full-blown winter…

Quick Cowboy Cookies

What’s a cowboy cookie? It’s essentially like an oatmeal cookie went on Pimp My Ride (oh hey, 2004 MTV reference) and became extra-awesome. This cookie mix was actually given to me in a jar as a gift by my boyfriend at Christmas with the instructions attached. Just like these brownies I made a few months…

Paleo Blueberry Pumpkin Breakfast Bars

Breakfast is a fickle time. Some people don’t have time or desire to throw anything together in the morning. Others love it, but sometimes it can get repetitive—a variation of eggs, toast, maybe some vegetables or ham for you meat eaters out there. Muffins are good sometimes but end up being filled with more sugar…