Baked Sweet Potatoes with Broccoli and Teriyaki Tempeh

sweet-potatoes and broccoli with teriyaki tempeh

I asked my sister the other day what she would like to see more of on the blog, and she said: simple supper options. So, in that spirit, here we go! The original recipe inspiration for this came from Vegetarian Times magazine. I’m a huge library user and I love going in and finding that […]

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Big Glow Salad with Sweet Onion Dressing

There is a certain point on the thermometer when suddenly a woman’s thoughts turn to foods that are crisp, refreshing, and bursting with seasonal flavour. For me, that temperature is somewhere around 25 degree celsius. Depends on the humidity. When the mercury gets that high, suddenly all I want are homemade fresh rolls, plump blueberries, melt-in-your-mouth […]

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Mango Salad with Cilantro, Cashews, and Tempeh – v, gf

I was in beautiful Kingston, Ontario a few weeks ago, and had dinner at a Thai Cambodian restaurant where I was reminded of the simple, tangy joy of mango salad – fresh mango, sweet and sour dressing, zippy red onion, toasted cashews, cilantro, and red pepper. Mango salad is light, refreshing, naturally vegan and gluten-free, and so, […]

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Power Protein Salad with Quinoa, Mango, Cashews, and Chickpeas

A few weeks ago I enjoyed supper at The Root Cellar, a wonderful gem of a cafe and eatery in London, Ontario. They have such a wealth of delicious, inventive food options that include locally-sourced foods and plenty of vegan options (including the best vegan cinnamon buns around – a dream come true, let me […]

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Creamy Spinach Salad with Roast Potatoes, Avocado, and Maple Tempeh

spinach salad with tempeh, avocado, and roast potatoes

Even though it’s cold outside (a very frosty -12 C feels like -26 C with the windchill today here in wintery Southwestern Ontario), and my natural impulse is to wear pajamas in front of the fireplace all day long, I haven’t yet felt the yen for the proverbial comfort food. Or rather, I should say […]

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Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Barley, Dried Cranberries, and Smoked Tofu

Roasted sweet potatoes, kale, cooked hulled barley, smoked tofu, and dried cranberries, with an olive oil/apple cider vinegar dressing. If that doesn’t sound like the supper equivalent of wrapping yourself in a plaid blanket and watching the leaves change, I don’t know what would. This salad is easy, comes together quickly, makes a bunch, lasts […]

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Late Summer Vegetable Soup with Lentils and Barley

  Corn. Red potatoes. Fresh green beans. Cherry tomatoes. Kale. All of these vegetable gems are in season now, and all of them are in this soup. Sometimes it can be hard to a) figure out how to make use of all of the fresh produce available in late August/early September and b) figure out […]

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Tangy Cucumber Salad with Roast Chickpeas (vegan, gluten-free)

I crafted this cucumber and chickpea salad some weeks ago, on a very hot day when I felt that nothing but crispy, refreshing, tangy, and savoury would do. This cucumber chickpea salad makes the perfect summer meal – easy to prepare (which is important to me when it’s hot), cool and chilled (also important when […]

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Fresh Tofu Salad Rolls with Garlic-Ginger Dipping Sauce (vegan, gluten-free)

Hold on to your hats, folks, these fresh tofu salad rolls are good. They have cucumber, carrots, fresh kale, tofu, and all with this amazing salty, tangy, garlic-ginger-y dipping sauce. I don’t think I’ll ever have to order fresh rolls again. But, first, an explanation. When the mercury soars, as it has been doing here in […]

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Vegan Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili

Last week I wrote about goals and resolutions and thinking about the question: how do I want to feel? Perhaps some of your answers included feelings like energized, healthy, vital, balanced, or grounded. If that’s the case, and even if that isn’t the case, here is a simple delicious recipe to get you started on your […]

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