Category Archives: Beans and Bean Dishes

Review & Giveaway: Gourmet Creations spreads (vegan and gluten-free)

Usually when I post about a new dip or spread, it’s a variation on hummus. And, when grocery shopping I rarely find vegan spreads that aren’t hummus. You guys know I love my hummus, but sometimes we want a dip or spread that uses vegetables, or with different flavor combinations not typically found in hummus. Enter Gourmet Creations! This is… Continue Reading

Green Chickpea Hummus

A couple of months ago, Paul returned from Costco with a big bag of frozen green chickpeas. I had heard about them, but never tried them, so I was pretty excited about his food find. Green chickpeas are the raw, fresh form of chickpeas we know and love. They aren’t a fresh legume you find… Continue Reading

Maple-Chipotle Chickpea Salad Dressing (vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)

For the past year or two I’ve been coming up with a slew of new salad dressings. All whole-foods based, all delicious! Things have been so busy with my new book (promise, details soon!), mothering, and other projects that I haven’t had a chance to properly organize or even post one of these recipes. Until today! This… Continue Reading

Summer Chickpea Salad

Anyone else feel like August snuck up on them? This summer is whizzing by, and I had grand plans to post (a little) more often. I have stacks of new recipes to share, but wow, I’m having a hard time keeping up. Three kiddos at home through summer isn’t exactly “free time”. (Any mamas out there relating??)… Continue Reading

Lentil Walnut-Apple Burgers topped with “Almonnaise”

Fourth of July and Canada Day (July 1st) seem to launch summer – the food, the picnics, BBQs, and kids breaking from school. For us, summer essentially started two weeks ago. Our teachers went on strike, so the kids abruptly left school two weeks early. Our girls will be going into grades 8, 5, and… Continue Reading

Impromptu Post: Gimme Chimis with Guacamole Con Alga Marina!

I’m sitting at my computer early on a Sunday morning catching up on emails. As it’s Father’s Day, I’m also thinking about what special meal I might make for dinner tonight. Hubby has some definite favorites, including these burgers. Oh and these burgers – okay, most burgers! But he loves any hearty meal that is… Continue Reading

Artichoke and White Bean Dip

  Ever taste something, love it, and later discover that it contained an ingredient that you were pretty darn sure you didn’t like? If you’re a parent, you may have intentionally done this to ‘sneak’ in a particular food with your kiddos. But, ever have the experience where it happens naturally? Just serving the food… Continue Reading

Incredibly Edible Edamame Dip: Recipe and Review of The Blender Girl Cookbook!

Undoubtedly you’ve heard about The Blender Girl cookbook, it’s been getting plenty of attention through the blogging circuit not to mention traditional media. If you haven’t, then grab a hot tea (or kombucha!) and settle in for a read! I’ve been wanting to share a review of this cookbook for months – you’ve probably noticed the book… Continue Reading

Healthy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes: From Brunch to Dinner to Dessert

To help you make this Thanksgiving a Plantsgiving, I’ve collected recipes and serving suggestions for brunch, dinner, and dessert for your holiday weekend. Enjoy… Breakfast/Brunch Fantastic French Toast Our girls love French Toast, it’s a real treat for them. So, if you want to serve a breakfast that feels very special during your Thanksgiving weekend, try… Continue Reading

Savory Pumpkin Recipe: Pumpkin Chickpea Cauliflower Curry with Cashew Cream Sauce

We just enjoyed our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. The best part? The pumpkin pie! I am transforming the mix for my Pumpkin Custards into a thicker, larger batch for a pumpkin pie filling, along with a homemade oat-and-nut crust. The first trial was fabulous, so I will be finalizing that recipe for you soon… Continue Reading

Vegan Cuts

Wildside Jar for green smoothies, thick and nut-based sauces and dessert purees. I use mine 1-2x/day.

Twister Jar is the BEST for healthy, homemade salad dressings and sauces


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