Beans and Lentils
Tofu and Meat replacements
Tarts, Pizzas and Quiches
Silken Tofu Steamed with Sweet and Spicy Sauce
This way of cooking the tofu makes it taste so creamy and buttery. I use a bamboo steamer over a wok for this recipe but if you do not have one you can simply use a regular vegetable steamer over a pot of boiling water. Also, I use a cabbage leaf to support the tofu, but feel free to use any leafy vegetable you have such as lettuce, vine leaf, corn husks etc...
Fusilli with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil
A delicious light fresh tasting pasta. It is especially great in the summer when the tomatoes and basil are fresh and abundant!
Soft Tacos Stuffed With Lemony Tofu and Avocado
These tacos are so addictive! They taste like something you would get at a beach side restaurant – the tofu is crispy and lemony with the creamy avocado and crunchy coleslaw on top. You have to try them!
Spinach and Zaatar Crispy Tart
A great appetizer for a dinner party or a brunch item. Zaatar is a middleeastern spice mixture that contains thyme, sesame seeds and sumac. It is very flavourful!
Grilled Portobello Flank Steak Sandwiches
These sandwiches are so meaty you won’t miss the meat!
Mixed Bean and Avocado Burritos
A hearty and delicious sandwich treat!
Steamed Silken Tofu with lime leaves and chilli
I am really having fun with my bamboo steamers! This is a great and simple method to infuse flavours into silken tofu without having to deep fry or add heavy sauces. The kefir lime leaves serve a dual purpose here, they add such a beautiful fragrance while supporting the tofu in the steamers so it doesn’t fall through. If you like you can serve this with a drizzle of soya sauce, but it is not necessary.
Roasted Chickpeas with Caramelized Garlic
In this recipe the garlic becomes so sweet and creamy, which really compliments the crisp roasted chickpeas.
Mini Pasta Shells with Spinach and Lentils
Lentils and spinach make this pasta sauce really hearty and filling - full of protein and fibre.
Aloo Gobi (Potato and Cauliflower Curry)
This is a traditional Indian Curry. I find the potatoes and cauliflower go so nicely together for a hearty comforting meal. Serve over basmati rice any day of the week!
Chickpea, Tofu and Spinach stuffed buttercup squash
Mother nature has built a cavity in a squash that is so perfect for stuffing – it’s hard to resist just filling it up with all kinds of flavours! Buttercup squash is my favourite because it is both sweet and creamy, but feel free to use acorn or turban squash instead.
Spicy Couscous with Chickpeas and Nuts
This dish is deliciously spicy and hearty full of chickpeas and nuts. You can serve it as a side dish with roasted vegetables or it is great as a meal in its own!
Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
This is a variation of the classic comfort food shepherd’s pie. Instead of the minced meat filling I used lentils for a lighter fresher version of a classic!
Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches
There's a reason this is such a popular vegetarian sandwich - it's really good! In this version, I grill my favourite veggies, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms and peppers.
Easy Spinach and Chickpea Curry
This is a hearty vegetable curry that is quite simple to prepare. I felt a need for a simple curry, so in this recipe I used store bought curry powder and paste as well as frozen spinach.
Szechuan Glazed Tofu
This is better than take-out!