French Toast Smoothie

Eating a meal in my household that everyone enjoys can be tricky. We’ve got one vegetarian, one gluten-free mom and a lactose-intolerant brother. This smoothie is quick, easy, vegan and can be widely enjoyed by anyone with a sweet tooth. It’s also a nice grain-free treat for people who can’t enjoy traditional french toast. This…

White Bean, Okra and Buttercup Squash Stew

Cold weather always makes me want to sit inside with comfort food and go into a Netflix coma. Only problem is, when you live in a place where it’s cold a big portion of the year, you may form a permanent “winter layer”—not so desirable. This stew gives the best of both worlds by being…

Protein-Packed Vegan Crockpot Chili

Crockpots are a godsend for lazy (or busy) home cooks. Besides from the prep, you can just throw everything into one pot and come back a few hours later to a finished meal. When I called this chili protein-packed, I wasn’t exaggerating. 9 different kinds of beans, edamame, shredded tofu—you’re getting a ton in every…

Smoky Sweet Potato Cheddar Soup with Chipotle Peppers

Comfort foods tend to be super greasy and carb-packed, but not all of them have to be that way. I mean, I don’t complain if they are. I’m not likely to turn down a big bowl of homemade mac ‘n’ cheese…if I do, there’s something wrong. That being said, sometimes a bowl of soup can…

Pistachio, Arugula and Mixed Herb Pesto

I eat a lot of condiments. Like, a lot. I’d say 75% of my fridge at home is filled up with hot sauces, mustards, hummus, pesto, dressing…all the good stuff. So in the summer, when I’ve got fresh herbs in my backyard all the time, I like to take advantage and make my own. Pesto…

Huevos Rancheros

These aren’t your traditional huevos rancheros—you need to be anticipating a different flavour when you eat this. Fresh radish, coriander, a softer tortilla…it all adds up to a filling, colourful and healthy breakfast. This is a great breakfast to make on weekends because it takes a bit of time but it’s totally worth it. I…

Dragon Fruit and Avocado Salsa

Sweeter salsas are a nice way to cool off on a summer day because they’re light, fresh and healthy. No added salt is a huge bonus, plus if you’re eating them with tortillas/tacos/crackers, you won’t need the salt anyways. I find that some people prefer a stronger onion flavour in salsa, but chives are a…

Grilled Corn and Summer Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Now that barbecue season is upon us, I feel the need to grill everything. Although most of the ingredients in this salad are raw, the grilled corn gives a perfect kick of flavour and colour. Pair that along with quinoa and a light dressing and you’ve got yourself a protein-packed vegetarian side dish for picnics,…

Hearty Lentil Barley Stew

This is a great year-round stew because it has fresh herbs and flavours while packing substantial protein and other essential nutrients. Lentils are one of the best vegetarian go-to foods when you need a healthy, filling legume for a dish, and barley pairs really nicely with it, giving a thick and “hearty” taste. This was…