Guacamole Grilled Cheese

I can eat grilled cheese all day long. I’m also frequently craving guacamole. Stick those two together and I’m going into a food coma. I like my cheese to be as melted as possible in my sandwich, so I normally take a lid from a large pot and place it over top of the skillet….

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…

Beer-Cheddar Spread

Spreads are perfect for summer because they’re quick and easy. Throw in some beer and you’ve got yourself a good time. I was flipping through an old Vegetarian Times magazine from 2006 when I came across their feature on beer. Since I’ve only ever used booze in stews or soups, I figured trying it out…

Nutella Hot Chocolate

After trying this, you’ll never go back to powdered hot chocolate mix again. Canada is known for having it’s fair share of snow, but this last snowfall was the biggest I’ve seen in years! So after being out in the cold I whipped up two cups of this super-rich homemade hot chocolate and it hit…

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…

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This soup is perfect for when you’re too lazy to cook anything that takes a lot of time, and you want a healthy meal. Quick and easy roasted red pepper soup; it takes 15 minutes and has tons of flavour and nutrients. I know the list of ingredients looks long for a lazy quick-and-simple soup,…

Quick Artichoke Hummus

Need an energy boost? Hummus is packed with protein and tastes great. Throw in some artichoke hearts, tahini, olive oil and pickle juice, and you’ve got yourself a meal booster for the rest of the week. Plus, this recipe has no added salt or pepper. And yes, I said pickle juice. Don’t get all grossed…

Refried Black Beans in Burritos

I am a big fan of refried beans, but when I read the nutritional ingredients on the pre-made ones I felt like I was having a heart attack before I even ate it. Crazy amounts of sodium and fat. So I decided to make my own! Mix up these homemade refried beans in layer dips,…

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Fall’s gradually rolling in and it seems the second that happens everyone’s appetite changes from light to heavy. Could be the return to school for some, maybe the fact that summer is gone for another year, but either way a salad for dinner isn’t cutting it this September. My summer harvest (I guess you could…