I’D FLY TO PARIS JUST FOR THIS CHEESE WALL

Shop review #36 – Un Monde vegan is a vegan shop in the center of Paris, on the north side of Le Marais. We paid them a visit during our city trip in Paris, in June. It is a reasonably sized shop, comparable to the size of organic stores like Biovita and Origin’O in Belgium. […]…

VEGAN DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIES

For those people who crave a little bit of dark chocolate at night time, these brownies fit the bill. They’re so rich and satisfying, you really only need one square and you’re good to go (for realsies). The original recipe called for black beans, but I’m on a chickpea kick, so I subbed for black…

SESAME TOFU TERIYAKI ON SOBA

A cooking class with The Chef and the Dish helped me master the art of all-things teriyaki! This tofu version is simple, healthy and delicious. I make 4 servings at a time and either share nicely with others, or pack three servings away for lunches during the week. I find soba noodles really keep well in…

VEG-URKY

This post is dedicated to my amazing mom! When she asked my sister (who graciously hosted this year’s Thanksgiving feast) what she should bring (i.e. mashed potatoes), my sister responded without words, but with an image…0f a turkey made from chopped and strategically placed veggies. Initially mom thought she was joking, but when a “gotcha!” email…

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….

5 Minutes with the Viet Vegan

I started to follow Lisa (aka The Viet Vegan) on Instagram when she was named as one of the top 15 vegan accounts to follow on Blog TO. She’s amazing! Lisa is funny, personable, downright friendly, and highly skilled in the kitchen. Vietnamese food is amongst my favourite, and Lisa proves that going going vegan does not…

5 MINUTES WITH DOUG MCNISH 

I met Doug McNish at the 2015 Vegfest in Toronto where I tasted his life affirming vegan polenta poutine (pictured above). I was new to veganism and at the point where I was admittedly weary of anything that looked savory and cheesy (rookie mistake). I asked him if the dish was vegan, to which he…

5 MINUTES WITH AVRA FROM LOVE WILD LIVE FREE

  Meet Avra, the founder of Love Wild Live Free. One visit to her site or Instagram feed, and you’ll be hooked. Love Wild Live Free is a brilliant, slick site dedicated to fresh and healthy vegan recipes, natural beauty, vegan food reviews, healthy living, and travel. Her photos are bright and gorgeous, and her recipes are…

COMING TOGETHER IN THE KITCHEN

Many of us have non-vegan partners, and this experience allowed my husband and I to enjoy a cooking class together that was customized to suit each of our preferences. The company  – The Chef and the Dish – allows you to connect with international chefs and learn how to make a variety of different dishes,…

5 Minutes with the Humble Herbivore

I’m thrilled to feature a few questions this week on someone that I’m a huge fan of! The Humble Herbivore‘s instagram site is full of mouth-watering vegan foods and recipes. As a student who is finishing up university, she really has her act together when it comes to a balanced perspective on eating, diet, nutrition,…