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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Mustard Sauce, Apricots, Almonds, Raisins, Almonds and Oranges

Oh friends, this is a very special way to enjoy Brussels sprouts. It would make a great holiday side dish. The recipe makes 4 servings, but I would recommend making double the portion as most people would really ask for second servings. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the Brussels sprouts: 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cleaned the end trimmed off and cut in half 6 tablespoons olive oil 6 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons grainy mustard 1 pinch each salt and pepper for the extras: 4 ounces ...
Tags: Apricot, Brussels sprouts, Orange, Side Dishes


Lebanese Green Beans with Tomatoes (Loobyeh)

We really enjoyed this meal of a cool fall evening. The flavors are mild, yet with enjoyable spiciness. It is a traditional Lebanese recipe, easily adapted to be vegan using the TVP medallions. S Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 6 ounces dried dried TVP medallions or large chunks boiling water 1 tablespoon cooking oil 4 cups green beans, ends trimmed off and cut into 2″ pieces 1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 can tomato paste 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teasp...
Tags: Main Dishes, Vegans, TVP, Green Beans, Smokey Tofu Gnocchi, Barley Risotto


Vegan Sage Biscuits

Sage has such a lovely “musky” aroma and taste. It is an amazing herb, it can withstand the freezing temperatures, and grows lush in the summers. It really should be used more often than just stuffing at holiday time. I harvest sage throughout the summer, drying some and freezing others. And this year I will also make sage syrup so it is on hand for cough and cold season. We really enjoyed these sage biscuits last Sunday. They are a basic baking powder biscuit or scone recipe with a generous add...
Tags: Ap, Breakfast, Vegans, Chris Walker, Breads and Muffins, Vegan Version Vegan Dandelion Pesto Vegan Pea


Asian Stir-Fry Veggies On Noodles

This is really a quick and easy dinner that tastes wonderful. We enjoy it often. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 16 ounces broccoli, cut in rosettes and small pieces 8 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 onion, sliced 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and sliced 8 ounces spicy tofu pieces 4 ounces ketchup 4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce 1 tablespoon oil salt and pepper to taste Asian (udon) noodles for 4 Directions: Cut the broccoli into rosettes and place in a steamer. Steam the broccoli al dent...
Tags: Mushrooms, Vegans, Tofu, Red Pepper, Broccoli, Chris Walker, Savoy Cabbage, Pasta & Noodles, Buckwheat Noodles Creamy Vegan Tortellini


Fresh Spinach Ravioli with a Mushroom Sauce

We harvested the first of our organic spinach of the season this morning and enjoyed these delicious ravioli for dinner tonight. it was really lovely having our own home grown vegan meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the ravioli pasta: 1 cup semolina or pasta flour ½ cup AP flour pinch salt ½ cup warm water 2 teaspoons olive oil for the spinach filling: 1 lb. fresh spinach, washed 1 leek white and light green parts only, chopped 1 tablespoon oil splash lemon juice 1 teaspoon fresh thyme ...
Tags: Cook, Ap, Vegans, Meals, Spinach, Chris Walker, Apricot, Pasta & Noodles, Gnudi


Purple Pesto Pasta with Beets

We have been making various kinds of pesto this year. Last night we enjoyed purple beet leaf pesto on pasta with beets. It was really delicious and fun to make. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: organic spaghetti for 4 3-4 medium red beets, peeled and cubed 1-1½ cups beet leaf pesto toasted sunflower seeds as garnish Directions: Peel and cut the beets. Place the beets in a pot and cover with water. Add a pinch of salt and cook until the beets are soft , yet al dente (about 20 minutes). Bring a ...
Tags: Cook, Main Dishes, Pasta, Vegans, Beet, Vegan Cheese Sauce Salad of Roasted Parsnips Beets


Basil Box – Tasty, Fast & Fresh

I had the opportunity to go to The Basil Box for the first time this week, and I really liked it. I checked out their website in advance and noticed they had a bunch of great looking vegan sauces, and a tasty looking tofu option – I was really happy to see how easy it was to order a vegan meal with them. Everything is clearly labelled V for vegan-friendly, and everything is gluten free by default. It was quick and easy to order and I think it would be a decent option for our whole fami...
Tags: Toronto, Canada, Vegans, Gluten Free, Chiang Mai, Vegan Food, Penang Curry


Udupi Palace – Consistently Great & Kid Friendly

It’s become increasingly more important to me that a place be kid friendly when we go out to eat as a family. That can’t be surprising, we have a three year old, and since he was born, our eating habits have changed. Sometimes that involves eating at home more often (also including delivery), sometimes that involves suffering through long waits and an impatient tiny human. It’s not like we’re not feeling impatient too, it’s just easier to pretend you like waiting when you’re a adult. The...
Tags: Toronto, Vegans, Kid Friendly, Vegan Food, Udupi, Masala Dosa, Udupi Palace


Vegan Dad Bakery

I know its been pretty silent on this page for a while, but that's because I have been busy with a small side project--the Vegan Dad Bakery! It's not a real bakery, per se, but I supply various breads and desserts for our local vegan restaurant, The North Star Diner. It's been a ton of fun helping craft the weekly special and providing long lost treats for all the vegans out there--like Boston Cream donuts! So check me out on Instagram and see what I am up to in the kitchen. I will post rec...
Tags: Boston, Vegans


Brioche Bagels

I recently saw brioche bagels at the grocery store and, quite frankly, they looked terrible. I was pretty sure I could make a vegan version that was so much better than whatever Loblaws was peddling. I was right! These are tender and absolutely delicious toasted with jam, or as a sandwich. They are the perfect addition to any brunch or lunch. The recipe is a Reinhart adaptation and mashup. You can also make two 1 lb sandwich loaves if that is more your thing.  INGREDIENTS Makes 8 large b...
Tags: Baking, Vegans, Loblaws


Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

This makes a very nice barbecue sauce or even a nice chutney to enjoy as an accompaniment to a tasty meal. Yield: 1½ cups Ingredients: 2 cups rhubarb, chopped 1 onion, diced 1 tablespoon oil 3 tablespoons white vinegar 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2-3 teaspoons mustard 3 tablespoons tomato paste splash soy sauce or tamari salt and pepper to taste Directions: Sauté the onion in a small saucepan. Add the chopped rhubarb and lightly sauté. Add the the other ingredients and bring to a soft simmer....
Tags: Vegans, Condiments, Rhubarb


Rice Pudding

For some reason I had a craving for rice pudding. It's probably because every day reveals another disaster from the conservative government here in Ontario and it's driving me to seek all the comfort foods. This pudding tastes great warm or cold, and if you are not a big fan of raisins just leave them out. The cashews work double duty by providing creaminess and helping the pudding thicken as it cooks. This makes a lot of pudding, so if you are not feeding a family with four very hungry kids ...
Tags: Cook, Dessert, Vegans, Ontario, Rice, Raisins


Bean Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings – a Vegan Slow Cooker Meal

Slow cookers are such useful kitchen appliances, making it handy to prepare your meal in advance and then going about your day, yet having the meal ready when you have supper. We’ve enjoyed this hearty meal after working hard in the garden all day. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups dried large soy chunks (vegetable protein) splash soy sauce 15 ounce can black beans 15 ounce black-eyed peas 20 ounce crushed tomatoes 10 ounces corn 2 onions 2 carrots chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons...
Tags: Main Dishes, Vegans, Beans, Carrot


Asparagus On Toast with Creamy Maple Mustard Sauce

Asparagus season is so short, we try to enjoy the lovely fresh asparagus as often as possible. This makes an elegant brunch or lunch menu. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed 6-8 slices bread 1½ cups soy yogurt 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder 1 teaspoon mustard (more if you desire) 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast splash maple syrup white pepper Directions: If you have white asparagus, you will need to peel the lower part of the asparagus using a vegetable peeler....
Tags: Lunch, Vegans, Asparagus


Chocolate Chip Cherry Cake with Almond Streusel Topping

This is a lovely vegan cake to serve guests on a Sunday afternoon. It is delicious and full of flavor. The recipe was adapted from an old German cookbook. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: for the cake: 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¾ cup cold vegan margarine, cut into cubes ½ cup sugar pinch of salt 2 egg replacements 1 teaspoon vanilla 3-4 tablespoons soy milk 1 cup vegan chocolate chips for the cherry filling: 4 cups cherries 3 tablespoons cinnamon sugar for the crumb topping:...
Tags: Vegans, Cherry, Desserts and Sweets


Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Crepes

These delicious crepes are totally worth the effort. It may seem like a lot of steps, but it actually isn’t so much, and goes quite quickly. These are really a favorite of ours. Yield: 8-12 crepes depending on size Ingredients: for the crepeps: 1 cup chickpea flour 1 cup AP flour 3¼ cups water 1 tabelspoon sesame oil 1 tabelspoon olive oil ½ teaspoon salt for the filling: 1½ cup soy yogurt 2 teaspoons vegetable bouillon powder, (or salt, pepper, onion powder and Italian herbs) 4 la...
Tags: Cook, Ap, Main Dishes, Mushrooms, Vegans, Spinach, Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Crepes


Red Cabbage and Winter Squash with Stir-fried Tofu

Last year we had an excellent harvest of winter squash and we also still had some red cabbage in the garden. So we only had to add some tofu and noodles for this delicious vegan Asian meal. Ingredients: for the crispy tofu: ½ pound tofu ¼ cup AP flour 1 tablespoon cornstarch for the sauce: 2 tablespoons tamari or low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon sushi vinegar 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon maple syrup, (optional) 2 teaspoons cornstarch salt and pepper to taste for the stir fry ve...
Tags: Ap, Main Dishes, Vegans, Squash, Noodles, Savoy Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Smokey Tofu Pieces Beluga Lentils


Tofu Burger Hoagie Roll

This is a quick and easy lunch to make that is very tasty. We used prepared tofu burgers, but of course, you can make your own, or use any other sort of vegan burgers or patties. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 2 hoagie rolls, sliced and toasted 2 prepared tofu burgers, pan-fried 2-4 leaves lettuce 1 zucchini or summer squash, sliced 4 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped for the sauce: ½ cup soy yogurt ½ teaspoon mustard 1 tablespoon mixed herbs splash lemon juice salt and pepper to taste ...
Tags: Main Dishes, Vegans, Tofu, Zucchini, Savoy Cabbage, Tofu Burger Hoagie Roll, Spinach Tandoori Beet Salad, Tofu Feta Artichoke Risotto, Smokey Tofu Stir, Buckwheat Noodles Orange Risotto


Nankhatai with Butter | Eggless Indian Festival Cookies

Many years ago, I posted a recipe for Nankhatai. At that time I was doing a lot of experimental baking using different kinds of flour. I used atta (Indian Chapati Flour) for this recipe along with besan (Gram Flour), and semolina (cream of wheat) for this recipe. What resulted was a crunchy version of the Nankhatai, which was also deliciously melt in the mouth. The recipe I am sharing today is a more traditional version of the Nankhatai. It is superbly delicious, and feels like a softer version...
Tags: Ap, Vegans, Nankhatai


A Weekend in Montreal

I went away to Montreal with a friend last month. We took the train from Toronto, and it was just a lovely little trip all around – it was the first time I’d been away from our son for so long, and it was nice to have a bit of time away, but still hard and a bit of an adjustment. After the five hour train ride into Central Station, we walked over to LOV for a late dinner. It was a Friday night, so unsurprisingly, they were busy, but luckily could accommodate us after only a short wait. We ba...
Tags: Toronto, Montreal, Vegans, Earl Grey, Momo, Central Station, Bota Bota, Parc La Fontaine, Dei Campi, Le Parloir


Beet Waffles with Raspberry Sauce

We got a new waffle maker for Valentine’s Day.  One that has ♥ heart shapes. This recipe makes very nice waffles. They were not as bright red as I thought they would be and the beet flavor is not really noticeable. However, the flavor combination with the raspberries made a lovely dessert and treat for Valentine’s Day. Ingredients: for the waffles: 1½ cups AP flour ¼ cup polenta or cornflour ¼ teaspoon salt 1½ teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 3 egg replacements ½ cup beet puree and ju...
Tags: Cook, Ap, Vegans, Raspberries, Don, Desserts and Sweets, Beet, Beet Hummus Beet Salad


Review: Winter Slaw with Sprouted Lentils

We found this delicious salad at Beth Dunham’s blog. It only took a little bit of adapting to be vegan. We really enjoyed this salad. You will need to start a couple of days ahead to sprout your lentils but it is well worth doing as they add such a nice crunch to the salad. We did follow the instructions, and only changed the dressing by using non-dairy yogurt instead of the sour cream and mayo. We did add a small splash of sesame oil to the soy-yogurt so as to bring out the Vitamin A in the c...
Tags: Reviews, Vegans, Salads, Rice, Lentils, Beth Dunham, Winter Squash Parsnips and Tofu Feta Review


Beet Dumplings (Knödel) with Vegan Cheese Sauce

Knödel are a common favorite German meal. They are kind of like the stuffing used at Thanksgiving time, mixed with a bit of milk and egg to hold together, then cooked (boiled) and served with a sauce. As vegans we use non-dairy milk and chickpea flour as a substitute for the eggs. These are beet dumplings, there are other kinds but these are quite tasty indeed, and a great way to use old bread or the ends of the loaf. Yield: 12-14 dumplings Ingredients: 5-6 slices day-old bread 2-3 beets ½ cup...
Tags: Cook, Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Vegans, Beet, Spicy Pumpkin Sauce Ricotta, Gnudi


Vegan Pumpkin Crepes

This recipe of vegan pumpkin crepes filled with carrots, herbed non-dairy yogurt and chervil makes a lovely lunch for 2 or a light brunch. Serving Size: 2 Yield: 4 crepes Ingredients: for the crepes: 1 cup chick pea flour 1 cup AP flour 1 teaspoon cornstarch ½ cup pumpkin puree 3 cups water 1 tablespoon cooking oil ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar for the filling: 2 cups carrots, peeled and grated for the sauce: 2 cups non-dairy yogurt 1 teaspoon ground anise or fennel ½-¾ cups chervil, ...
Tags: Ap, Lunch, Pumpkin, Vegans, Squash, Carrot, Chervil, Barley Chickpea Salad


What Actually Happens to Your Body During a Detox

With my yearly Detox Challenge nearing its end, I’ve gotten a lot of questions from about the actual biological and chemical processes that make detoxing so effective. For example: What are these “toxins” everyone keeps talking about? Why can’t our bodies get rid of them on their own? Weren’t our livers designed just for that purpose? In this post, I’m going to answer all of these questions, and show you exactly what happens to each part of your body during a detox. What Are Toxins (And Where ...
Tags: Vegans, Center for Disease Prevention and Control


10 Side Effects People Often Experience During a Detox

Doing a detox is a great way to reprogram your body, get rid of unhealthy cravings, and start the new year off strong. However, every year when I host a yearly Detox Challenge, I observe that some people feel… Worse. Instead of the clear-headedness they expected, they get brain fog. Instead of the anticipated energy boost, they experience tiredness and fatigue. And, instead of feeling more positive optimistic, they end up being cranky and anxious. If this happens to you, I want to reassure you i...
Tags: Vegans, Detox Challenge, Bengal Spice and Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride


Your Detox Starter Guide: 7 Science-Backed Strategies

Happy New Year, everybody! Tomorrow, I’m kicking off my yearly Detox Challenge! It’s not too late to join us! Anyone is welcome to join the challenge event on Facebook. Every year, a group of us get together to detoxify our bodies (and minds!) with the help of healthy, plant-based recipes. Nothing crazy or wacky… just simple, clean foods that flush out the body and make our start to the year STRONG. Come be healthy with us! If you’d like to do the 2019 Vegan Detox Meal Plan we’re all doing toget...
Tags: Research, Vegans, Start, Don, Facebook Every


Favourite Vegan Instant Pot Recipes

Hello there, did you just get an instant pot? Are you wondering what to do with it? I am here for you. Here are 10 of my favourite instant pot recipes. We have had an instant pot for a few years, and at first, I was totally scared of pressure cookers, but the instant pot made it easy and fun. Having one helped us make food that was deeply satisfying and flavourful with a quarter of the time or effort (or without much of the advanced planning required for using a slowcooker.) I’m especially keen ...
Tags: List, New Orleans, Potatoes, Vegans, Instant Pot, Richa, Jill Nussinow, Vegan Richa, Instant Pot Lasagna Soup Vegan Lasagna Soup, Simple Instant Pot Vegan Black Bean Chili, Cotter Crunch, Instant Pot Vegan Beef Stew, Chowdair, Instant Pot Pumpkin Walnut Chili


What can you STOP doing to reach your goal?

I want to share a secret with you.  Every year since 2015... I’ve resolved NOT to do something. While everyone else is resolving to lose weight, start working out, read books... I eliminate. Here’s why (and how it works for me) #1 I’m GREAT at quitting I do it all. You could say I’m a pro. Might as well use my strengths to my advantage! ;) It is easier for me to STOP doing something than it is for me to start something up. For example, it was easier for me to quit drinking wine with dinner than ...
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10 Signs You Need a Detox

How do you know if your body (and mind) needs a detox? To honor my body, I try to do a detox every couple of months, even if I don’t think or feel like I need it before starting. It always becomes clear to me by Day 2 that I was not living as optimally as I thought I was and I definitely DID need a reset. From low-grade anxiety, to irregular BMs, to the sniffles, or head fog, a detox always shows me I wasn’t living as optimally as I would have liked. Of course, there are times I’m aware somethin...
Tags: Detox, Vegans