Smokey Tempeh Kale Salad with Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

This is the FIRST salad recipe on my blog, why?  Because I don’t really like salad… That isn’t totally true, I actually DO like salad, once I’m eating it, but I rarely WANT to eat it.  I was inspired to step up my salad game when I saw the Kale Crunch Salad in vegan chef Chloe…

Shiitake and Smoked Tofu Bahn Mi

James made me a simple Bahn Mi sandwich on Saturday and it reminded me how much I used to LOVE Vietnamese subs.  When he made me the sandwich, he marinated some firm tofu in soy sauce and fried it.  When I made us sandwiches today, I decided that I would use smoked tofu instead of…

Sweet and Spicy Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn squash!  Apples!  Ginger!  Soup!  Does it get more autumnal than all of these put together!?  Pumpkin spice you say?  Yeah, yeah, ok, well, you’ve got something along that line coming up in a few days… But for now here is a tasty, sweet and spicy soup to boost your immune system and to comfort…

Creamy Tomato Soup (V)

I started working at a produce stand a couple mornings a week, and yesterday they sent me home with several “soup” tomatoes (i.e. tomatoes that have bruises and/or mould, that would not otherwise sell).  Despite the blemishes, and being a little past their prime, these tomatoes were bright, big and beautiful.  What better way to…

Easy Vegan Potato Salad with Smoked Tofu

What do you think about when you think about a summer meal?  Maybe you think of delicious fresh salads, beautiful fruit that’s in season, and of course ice cream!  But don’t you also think about eating a delicious burger?  Maybe corn on the cob?  and what about potato salad?  It’s a summer staple, am I…

Deluxe Tom Kha Gai (V/GF)

Tom Kha Gai is pretty much my go-to at any Thai restaurant.  The creamy coconut milk broth, mixed with the enticing flavour of lemongrass, red chilis and galangal are at once comforting and refreshing.  In my version here, I subbed in ginger because I couldn’t find galangal, and used pureed basil instead of fresh because…