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…

Spicy Vegan Poutine

When we were in Montréal last week, we went to La Banquise – a 24 hr Poutine Restaurant (somewhere between 11:00 pm – 12:00 am, because when in Montréal…) and we ate the best poutine. Of. My. Life!  At least in my most recent memory.  Now, there are a decent amount of vegan restaurants here…

James’ Burrito Bowls

This dish is one of James’ go-to recipes when he is cooking supper – along with dhal.  He’s gotten really good at them over the last couple of months and so naturally, I wanted to steal his recipe and put it up on the blog (haha…)  Last night I went ahead and made one of…

Slow Cooker Aloo Gobi (V/GF)

Aloo Gobi is one of my favourite Indian dishes, tied with Palak Tofu.  I hope I’ve done this flavourful dish justice here.  As I’ve said before, cooking in the slow cooker is a great option for hot days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen; or when you want to prepare something early…

Summer Squash Stew (Slow Cooker recipe)

Lately I just can’t get away from cooking with zucchini and eggplant.  They taste so good at this time of the year.  Luckily James isn’t sick of them yet either.  Both the zucchini and the eggplant that we got from the farmer’s market are striped!  I mostly picked them out because they’re so beautiful to…

Summer Stir Fry (V/*GF)

This stir fry is chalk full of seasonal vegetables, is quick to whip up, and is full of sweet and savoury flavour.  The addition of snap peas and grape tomatoes add a slight sweetness that contrasts well with the earthiness of the shiitake mushrooms.  If you’re able to purchase some of these veggies from the…