KALLALOO! VEGAN CARIBBEAN SOUP

One of our favourite books at home is a sweet story called, “Kallaloo! A Caribbean Tale”. It was a gift to my kids from their papa. The story is about a community that comes together to make a big pot of soup that everyone shares – each contributing something small (although they think it’s a “magic…

PIZZA NACHOS (and “hiding” veggies)

So i asked my almost-6-year-old what she wanted for her Super Special Birthday Dinner. Her response: “Pizza Nachos!!!!”. Not quite sure what she meant (supporting details were not provided), so I took to Google to solve my problems. I sought out a nacho cheese sauce that was vegan, and wasn’t greasy, gross (i.e.chunky) or fatty….

A KINDER COBB SALAD

I can only be convinced to eat a salad for dinner if it’s really awesome, filling and hearty. This cobb salad fits the bill! Not only is it downright pretty, but it contains a tonne of protein, good fats, and veggies. I actually made two identical salads- the one pictured was brought along to work…

VEGAN THAI COCONUT SOUP (TOM KHA TOFU)

When I was younger and unattached, I spent close to a year in Thailand. I loved a million things about the country –  the warmth, the people, and the food. The spices were so varied and complex, meaning I could eat the same type of food every day (soup) and yet always enjoy a variety of flavours. A…

CLEANSING DETOX SOUP

I’m about to embark on a 2 week cleanse with my naturopath Christina Carreau from Degen’s Health Group in Scarborough and the recipe below is part of her meal plan. To me, a spring cleanse is a great way to press the reset button in my body. I feel like I’m down with the clean eating part,…

REVIEW: THE BUTCHER AND THE VEGAN – A NEW CONCEPT IN DINING OUT

When my husband and I go out for dinner, there’s usually a bit of a tug of war between “vegan” and “mainstream”. With the former, I’m fully at ease with all the menu choices. With the latter, I’ve got a tonne of questions, some doubts, and a bit of poking around in my food to be…

ROASTED VEGETABLE QUESADILLAS

One thing I’m a bit famous for (and also quite proud of) is my inability to allow anything in my fridge to go to waste. I always feel like I’d come home a champion from one of those shows where you have to make something out of nothing in the cupboard. Maybe it’s because I’m…