Before going vegan, I loved creamy alfredo pasta; it was almost always the dish I would order at restaurants. But, I would always feel terrible afterwards. The abundance of dairy made me feel sluggish and tired, and this vegan version completely solves that problem! Also – please note that I am not a authentically trained Italian chef – this is just my version of an easy, vegan alfredo.
Growing up, my aunt used to make a famously delicious lasagna. It tasted amazing and was everyone’s favourite at all of our family gatherings; but it was packed with dairy & cow products so it definitely made you feel tired, sluggish and just plain-old gross afterwards. I’ve been considering trying to veganize lasagna for a while now, but I really didn’t want to add a bunch of veggies to it. I think maybe I’ll do a healthier lasagna, maybe made with eggplant and mushrooms, but for now – we’re making a deliciously cheesy, decadent vegan lasagna with a red crumble sauce (like a meat-sauce, but no harmed animals) and a cheesy, creamy sauce (again, with no harmed animals). I’m not joking, I was literally licking the spoon clean after I finished spreading on the cheese sauce. It was so good, I might just have to update my vegan mac and cheese recipe! My husband is my certified taste-tester and he said it was the best thing I’ve ever cooked, better than my aunts (sorry Aunt Rachel!) and he wants me to meal-prep it for him next week. Kinder words have never been spoken!
These flatbread recipes are perfect for weeknight dinners or Friday night parties. Each can serve one person as a main entrée, or can be used as an appetizer for 2-3 people. They are quick and delicious, but look beautiful and elegant! They are easy to double or triple to serve more people. The Big Mac Flatbread is savoury and delicious, like an open-faced Big Mac. The BBQ ‘Chicken’ Flatbread is perfect to serve company on Saturday nights and tastes like vegan pub food. The Onion & Pear Flatbread is fancy and elegant and would be perfect for a romantic date night.
A few days ago, I was craving something quick and easy that felt like take-out food, but I didn’t feel like going to a restaurant to order something. So, I came up with this quick recipe and fell in love! It’s sweet, salty and garlic-y, and so delicious!
I’ve been adding chickpeas to my buddha bowls for months now. I love them because they’re full of flavour and so filling! This recipe is perfect for adding to salads and buddha bowls or can be enjoyed all by itself! Actually, I just flew from Vancouver to Toronto and brought this on the plane – sweet and smoky chickpeas, half an avocado, tomato wedges and cucumber slices. It was so tasty (even cold!), and it kept me full for the whole flight!
Gnocchi is one of my new-found loves. Growing up, we never had gnocchi. I had never even heard of it until my husband (way before we were married) started buying it at the grocery store. Now, I’m obsessed with it for quick and easy meals! We buy this brand of pre-made gnocchi (because who has time to hand make it?) and it is accidentally vegan (it doesn’t say it’s vegan, but the ingredients are all safe for vegans!)