15 minute Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts are such an easy side dish to bring to any family dinner, and when you make them right – they are SO flavourful and delicious!

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Vegan Sausage & Quinoa Stuffed Squash

I know tons of food bloggers post recipes for stuffed squashes around the holidays, but while I was grocery shopping a few weeks ago I found Ground Veggie Sausage by lightlife, and the first thing that crossed my mind was to combine it with quinoa and veggies & stuff it into a squash. This recipe is so good and doesn’t have as many steps and layers as other stuffed squash recipes. If you can’t find the Lightlife Sausage, I’d recommend using Field Roast’s Apple Sage Sausage and just dicing it into super small pieces. YUM.

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Vegan Crispy Rice Trees

There’s nothing better than fast recipes that are vegan, festive and delicious. These “Rice Krispies” are definitely all three of those things, and more! Did you know that Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal isn’t vegan? Unfortunately they fortify the cereal with D3 from sheep’s wool. I mean, come on. Is that really necessary? Did you also know that normal marshmallows aren’t vegan, either? They contain gelatin (ew – basically various animal parts boiled together). Of course, there are amazing vegan options for puffed rice cereal and marshmallows that make this recipe super easy and even more delicious!

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EASY Vegan Charcuterie Board

The trick to creating a deliciously vegan & EASY charcuterie board is knowing the vegan meat/cheese world – and knowing what you like. I am obsessed with Daiya’s smoked gouda cheese. It does not have that nasty Daiya taste – it slices easy, looks pretty and doesn’t have any over-powering flavours. I also love Field Roast’s smoked apple sage sausage. These two products are almost always the stars of my vegan charcuterie boards. (For my local friends – I always buy the smoked gouda at Save On Foods and the sausages at Save On Foods or The Real Canadian Superstore).

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3-Layer Brunch Bake

This 3-Layer Vegan Brunch Bake is perfect for mornings where you don’t want to spend too much time cooking, but you want something filling and delicious (and maybe something that will cure a hangover). This recipe includes my three favourite vegan breakfast items: tofu scramble, hashbrowns & veggie sausage!
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Nog Chocolate

During December, one of my favourite things to do is watch cheesy Christmas movies at my house, with my tree turned on and a cozy holiday drink. It’s so relaxing and puts me right in the holiday spirit!

Before I went vegan, I don’t think I had ever actually tried egg-nog. The thought of it completely grossed me out. But, now that there are so many vegan options out there – I thought I’d try Almond Nog by Earth’s Own. It’s super delicious, spiced-to-perfection and it tastes like Christmas in a cup!

This recipe calls for a few additional ingredients to be mixed in with any vegan eggnog (I’ve also tried the Holiday Nog by So Delicious and it’s amazing too!) This recipe perfect for Christmas Eve while you’re relaxing with your families.

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

YAY! I’ve taken the traditional Shepherd’s Pie and stripped it of butter, milk, flesh and other (yucky!) animal ingredients, and turned it into a filling vegan classic – perfect for the holidays! This recipe is husband-approved, non-vegan approved, and even approved by a picky eater! It reheats wonderfully and would make a great next-day lunch! Any of your favourite veggies would make a great addition, I’ve added corn and peas in the past. You can definitely double the recipe and using a larger baking dish to feed more people!

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