Creamy Rice & Lentil Salad

Creamy Rice & Lentil Salad

The weather in Montreal has been beautiful lately and at my house we’ve finally started to use our BBQ to  grill up all kinds of awesome plant-based dinners.  To compliment the grill I’ve been making various light summer side dishes – such as this Creamy Rice & Lentil Salad.

This salad is a great accompaniment to your veggie burgers, BBQ tofu, or my family’s favourite – BBQ quesadillas (that’s another recipe for another day!).

I love to make a big batch of this salad, as it keeps well in the fridge and serves well as a quick lunch throughout the week.

Enjoy!

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A VEGAN KID – MEALTIMES + SUPPLEMENTS!

A Day in the Life of a Vegan Kid – Mealtimes + Supplements!  Yes! Sara Howick of plantsformypeople.com is back this month with a guest post focused on kid-approved plant-based meal ideas and recipes.   She also covers the basics of supplementation – a topic that often seems more complicated than it really needs to be.

When I was transitioning my family to a plant-based diet Sara was a big help when it came to sharing resources and answering my questions regarding supplements, particularly for raising healthy and happy vegan kids – I hope Sara’s suggestions are as helpful to you as they have been for me.

Cheers!

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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Mini Muffins

We’ve been taking a bit of downtime and haven’t been posting as much as of late – but we’re happy to be back this week with a new recipe to share!

Healthy… Moist… delicious… are the words I would use to best describe our Chocolate Chip Zucchini Mini Muffins… chock-full of cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips and Zucchini (of course!)

Zucchini blends very well into a variety of bakes good and adds nice moist texture to low fat recipes.  My vegan kiddos love their veggies but I’m still always looking for new ways to add even more to their diet – because there’s no such thing as too many veggies!  So eat up!

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Red Summer Salad

Summer is officially here and this got me thinking about (and craving) fresh veggies, fruit, and (of course) salads.   Our Red Summer Salad delivers on all of these  – Think earthy beets, sweet watermelon and grapes tossed in a zesty lime and mint dressing.

Bursting with nutrients and flavour, you could easily build a meal around this salad by adding a dollop of fresh cashew cheese, or a side of BBQ grilled tofu.  This is how we like to eat – simple, fresh, and plant-based!

Serve this dish along side your summer favourites this Canada Day weekend (or July 4th for our readers State side)

Enjoy!

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Simple Olive Tapenade

This is a simple idea that is perfect for summer hosting. A friend made a version that was absolutely delicious and so I tried my own take on it. This Simple Olive Tapenade is easy to make and compliments a variety of hors d’oeuvres. From pita chips to vegetables to baguette with sun-dried tomatoes, this versatile little dish can spruce up the evening with a hit of salty freshness. It even works on sandwiches and pastas. Enjoy! Continue reading “Simple Olive Tapenade”

Perfect Almond Flour Pancakes

You’re probably thinking: Not another pancake recipe! True we’ve been on a bit of a breakfast kick, but with young children at home, having something that is quick and easy and healthy in the morning is essential to your survival. Which brings us here… To these delicious Almond Flour Pancakes that take only 5 minutes to whip up and another 5 to cook. They are everything a pancake should be: light, fluffy, sweet but not too sweet. Oh and they are gluten-free for anyone with gluten sensitivity or an allergy. Have them as is or add in blueberries, raspberries or applesauce and cinnamon for some variety. Enjoy!

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