Pecan Pancakes & Shortcut Boysenberry Sauce

Food photography by Lissa Davidson; header image via Pinterest   Do pecans make everything better? My vote is YES! I made this recipe when I had a craving for pancakes with a little somethin’ extra and it has become my go to recipe. Refrigerating the batter for 20 minutes might test your patience, but it…

Curried Udon Soup with Broccoli & Mushrooms

    This right here is my favourite comfort food at the moment. A hearty, satisfying udon soup that has warmed my belly on many a cold afternoon. The broccoli, mushrooms and chunky noodles absorb the curry broth in a most delicious way, and it has a ginger kick that is guaranteed to make you…

Balsamic Brown Rice Salad

Siouxsie Sioux for Dazed and Confused (1999) via Cats with Famous People   Earlier this week I was lucky enough to spend three days hanging out with some of my favourite people at an awesome little bach in the sunshine and slow pace of the Queen Charlotte Sounds. It was so rejuvenating; a stunning part…

Apricot & Berry Vegan Mini Crumbles

Image via Pinterest   Last night after dinner I was craving something sweet, but was in one of those moods where spending a lot of time making dessert happen was not at all on the cards. My solution? An easy, old school fruit crumble. The only hard part about this whole gig, is leaving the…

Midweek Meltdown Roasted Pumpkin & Chickpea Salad

Image via We Heart It   Oh hell yes. File this one under “salads that make you go mmm”. This recipe features some of my current favourite foodthings: chickpeas, roasted pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds. They come together to create a substantial salad that will fill you right up and get you charging towards the…

Scrambled Tofu

Image © Kitchen Rebellion   Whether you need breakfast, brunch or lunch, this tasty, quick to prepare, tofu scramble has got you covered! It is an especially great option when you want something jam-packed with protein. One serving and you have 40% of your RDI locked down. BOOM. Scrambled tofu is a vegan staple that…

Maxin’ Relaxin’ Almost Instant Noodles

Green Coat by Doug Wheller, via Flickr Sometimes something simple is the order of the day – a dish that is light, tasty and ready to eat with a bare minimum of fuss. These yummy noodles fit the bill perfectly. They are ready to eat in fifteen fast minutes and are flavoured with a deliciously…

Jump-starter Coconut Breakfast Quinoa

Image via Keiko Lynn   This morning I felt like I needed an extra boost alongside the usual breakfast smoothie that kicks my day into gear. Instead of my go-to oatmeal, I decided to conduct a lil quinoa experiment, and it turned out to be a keeper. Don’t you love when that happens? ♥ This…

Wholegrains 101: The Rice Smackdown

  Diva by Christiane Vleugels Before I started my vegan foods adventure, I was super ignorant about the jaw-dropping diversity that exists in the plant-based food world. And I say this as someone who switched to a vegetarian diet at age sixteen, thirteen lucky years ago, and dabbled a tiny bit in vegan eating every…

Health by Stealth Caulifredo Sauce

Art by Nicoletta Ceccoli   When I came across the idea of cauliflower sauce, I was a little skeptical, but also intrigued. Intrigued enough that I had to try it. Like so many things that turn out to be awesome, it was just crazy enough to work. The result? Well, the post-blending taste test literally…