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;…

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…

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…

Pumpkin Tequila Chili

I love chili. While it’s easy enough to make at home with the basics—tomatoes, onion, beans, broth—I often find I can’t reduce it down to the level of thickness I really want. That’s why when I saw this recipe, I got excited right away. It’s described as a “hearty spoon-stands-up-on-its-own” chili. Hungry yet? My favourite…

Extreme Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce

Sometimes you just have to learn lessons the hard way, which is exactly what I did for this recipe. I grew a decent amount of scotch bonnet peppers in my backyard this year. I wasn’t expecting to have so many (about 20 picked) so I figured hot sauce was the best way to go. If…

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…

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…

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…