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…

Pumpkin-Walnut Granola

After making this granola, you’ll be laughing at how much you used to spend on it in stores (in between shoving it in your mouth). You could get really creative with this recipe if you wanted to—I had the urge to add sweetened coconut, dried cranberries and toasted almonds but I wanted to keep it…

Easy Homemade Maple-Mango Granola

I’ve been wanting to make granola for a while because it’s one of the best breakfast foods. Easy to make, lasts a long time, very flexible with ingredients, and mixes well with yogurt. This recipe is from Judy Krizmanic’s “The Teen’s Vegetarian Cookbook” which outlines some simple and inexpensive meals. This was the first cookbook…

Eggnog French Toast

There is a love/hate relationship going on with eggnog in my mind. I think it has good flavour and everything, but the idea of drinking egg grosses me out slightly. So last night I saw the Iron Chef holiday special, where each chef needed to incorporate eggnog into all of their dishes. One chef made…

Veggie “Burger Bowl” Salad

I’m not a huge fan of eating veggie burgers with buns because it’s too filling and gets soggy…gross. Most of the time I just cook up veggie burgers and eat them with a knife and fork, but it gets a little boring and it doesn’t really feel like a proper meal. Burger bowls are a…

Maple-Dijon Pumpkin Salad

This recipe lives up to the yearly pumpkin craze, no doubt. Roasted pumpkin with Cajun spice, maple-dijon vinaigrette, creamy avocado and pumpkin seeds all on a bed of mixed greens. Simple enough to make and goes perfectly as the side for any fall dish. It also just looks nice, so serving this up as an…