Beans and Lentils
Tofu and Meat replacements
Tarts, Pizzas and Quiches
Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta
As the cherry tomatoes roast, the juices escape which gives a luscious sauce to coat your pasta, at the same time the actual tomatoes are little bits of candy to bite into!
Swiss Chard and Toasted Walnut Pizza
When swiss chard is in season make this pizza! It tastes so fresh and delicious! The little crunch from the walnuts adds such a nice surprise texture!
Maple Miso Chickpeas
These chickpeas come out really nice and sticky! They are just super addictive!
Miso Beet and Quinoa Budha Bowl
I’m really into Budha Bowls lately! A giant bowl of food that usually starts with some grains, lots of veggies and some form of protein. In this one I use yellow beets as well as the greens attached to them and lots of chickpeas in a miso dressing. For the grains here I chose to mix my quinoa with bulgur as the combo is just super fluffy and nutty!
Sriracha Lime Barbecued Tofu Steaks
A really satisfying and flavourful recipe for a hearty tofu “steak” on the grill!
Smokey Maple Swiss Chard and Tofu
In the summer, I am always looking for great swiss chard recipes, as my garden is very generous with this delicious veggie! Here, I pair it with tofu and cook it in a smoky maple glaze. Delicious served over a bed of rice or as a meal on its own.
Roasted Fennel and Chickpeas
An amazing and filling vegetable dish! The fennel comes out nicely caramelized while the chickpeas are just slightly crisp!
Schnitzel is a staple which was made popular in many Central European countries; it is usually from a slice of meat coated in bread crumbs. In this vegan version, thick slices of creamy eggplant are used for the center and coated in panko bread crumbs for a delightful outer crisp! Serve with a warm marinara sauce or a side salad if desired.
Giant Burrito with Rice, Beans and Tofu
Ok, now this is a sandwich! A gigantic burrito filled with rice, beans and tofu – a challenge to fit into your mouth!
An upscale lentil salad full of herbs and sundried tomatoes! Perfect for a picnic lunch or a bbq!
Grilled Onion, Red Pepper and Olive Sandwiches
The sharpness of the olives pairs so beautifully with the sweetness of the roasted peppers and onions in this delicious sandwich!
Vegetarian Shawarma Sandwiches
A real Middle Eastern treat! These shawarma sandwiches are so satisfying you will forget they are veggie!
Peanutty Cucumber “Noodle” Salad
This is a great refreshing “noodle” salad – where the noodles are made entirely of ... cucumbers!! Really yummy without the guilt!
Aloo Baingan – Eggplant Potato and Chickpea Curry
Aloo Baingan is a classic Indian vegetable curry consisting of Eggplant (Baingan) and Potatoes (Aloo). This is a dish that can be eaten fresh but it is even better if you make it in advance as the flavors deepen as they sit. This makes it a perfect dish for a party so you are not stressing at the last minute. You can make it up to 3 days ahead, just keep it in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to use. Just before serving heat in the microwave or over the stove.
One Pot Pasta With Tomato and Bok Choy
This is a really cool trick to cook your pasta! With this recipe you do not need to boil your pasta in a separate pot – it just cooks directly in the sauce! I even added in some bok choy for a crisp green, that steams in the sauce while your pasta cooks!
Gingered Eggplant and Shitake
A great veggie dish as a side or a main meal served over some Chinese rice.
General Tao Cauliflower
The cauliflower florets act as perfect little crispy morsels to soak up this deliciously flavorful sauce! This is a great healthy version of the classic as not only have I replaced chicken with cauliflower but I have also baked instead of deep frying.
Skillet Cornbread Topped with 3 Bean Chili
What a fun way to serve up your chili for a simple night at home or the next big game night! The moist cornbread cushion makes a beautiful bed for this delicious hearty and comforting chili! You need a cast iron skillet for best results, but you can also make this cornbread in a square baking dish instead.
Oooh what a great game time treat! Make this huge sandwich and split it up and share with all your friends! Who says vegetarians can’t have a super fun hoagie!!
Lentil, Swiss Chard and Veggie Yellow Curry
Yellow curry is a type of curry from Thailand, usually with a base of coconut milk, lime leaves and fresh ginger. You can buy the yellow curry paste in most Asian grocery stores. This dish can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for about 2 months.