Category Archives: Sauces, Dressings and Vinaigrettes

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

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

Blendtec Giveaway + Recipe Feature: Wonder Spread

  UPDATE: Giveaway now complete. When I first starting using a Blendtec several years ago, I didn’t realize how much my cooking and food preparation would evolve with just one appliance. Immediately I had a new love for green smoothies. While I had made them in a standard blender for a year or two beforehand,… Continue Reading

5 Healthy Salad Dressings and Sauces You Will LOVE (vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)

Dressings and sauces are staples for me. They add personality to staple foods like rice, greens, and beans and can take a salad or otherwise routine meal from drab to fab! I love creating saucy stuff (if you have LTEV you already know this)! And, I especially love using a variety of dressings and sauces through… Continue Reading

Mexican Bean Soup with Chipotle Avocado Cream and Guacamole Tip (vegan and gluten-free)

When you open a cookbook, a recipe may “jump out” because of its title, its reputation (we know how blogging can hype a recipe long before a cookbook reaches bookshelves), or of course because of its photos.  With the volume of recipes in LTEV, I almost wish I had written two separate cookbooks so that… Continue Reading

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie & Festive Chickpea Tart with Cranberry Sauce

I have another pumpkin recipe for you today – plus a couple of festive recipes perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and all your holiday celebrations! Let’s start with dessert.  Why not, it’s the chapter of cookbooks we flip to first, right?  This Chocolate Pumpkin Pie is one of my favorite recipes.  (Do I keep saying that?)  But,… Continue Reading

Summer’s Last Hurrah: Raw Yellow Tomato Sauce

Today is the last day of summer (officially), and I am resisting it with all my might.  While I love the introduction of fall produce like apples and winter squash, I am a summer girl at heart and will dearly miss the warmth of summer, the abundance of fresh local produce, and just how vibrant… Continue Reading

2 Vegan Parmesan Substitutes: Brazil Nut Parmezan and Cheesy Sprinkle

In my recent plant-powered kids post about picky eaters, I mentioned two toppings that our girls love: “Cheesy Sprinkle” and “Brazil Nut Parm“.  Well, it’s not just our girls that love these sprinkly toppings – the adults in this household do too! Ok, I love both.  Hubby is not the biggest nooch (ie nutritional yeast)… Continue Reading

“Magical” Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressing! (gluten-free)

Cooking and baking is sometimes described as science… but I like to think of it more like magic.  Because sometimes an idea unfolds and is realized in food form with a way that is almost mysterious, yet very exciting! This week this magic happened with an idea for vinaigrette.  I actually had this concept in… Continue Reading

Winner: Pan-Fried Falafels with Smoky Tahini Sauce (vegan, gluten-free)

I must admit, when I started this recipe poll, I thought that either the Chai Peanut Butter Ice Cream or the Gingery Cookies might take it. You surprised me with the Falafel win! Smart choice! You will LOVE these Falafels (I do!), for a few reasons… (1) They are scrumptious!  Full of flavor without the… Continue Reading

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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