Cleansing Blackberry Ginger Smoothie

After feasting on SO much delicious food this Thanksgiving, I wanted to start my day off with this smoothie to reset for the week ahead; it’s light, fresh and cleansing.  The ginger and turmeric help with digestion, the cilantro and lemon help with detoxifying the system.  The blackberries offer a slight sweet tanginess, which pairs…

Autumn Spice Muffins

Ahhh, the season of pumpkin spice is upon us!  I’ve put a little twist on this old favourite by using Acorn squash puree instead of pumpkin; I had some leftover from making the Sweet and Spicy Acorn Squash Soup.  I topped these babies off with some vegan cream cheese frosting that I had leftover from…

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…

Green Dream Smoothie

After a celebratory weekend of summer fun, chips, ice cream and vegan cheesecake, today was the day to start of with a green smoothie to start setting things back into balance. This smoothie is simple, sweet and easy recipe; just a quick way to get some detoxifying nutrients into my body this morning. 4 –…

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…