I’m not a huge fan of sweets, but I love a good sweet-and-salty combination. There’s something about chocolate and pretzels that I have always, always loved. But, of course we had to add a holiday twist to it. So, adding candy cane dust makes them so pretty, and they taste like a Christmas-heaven!
This is probably the easiest recipe that I have ever created, but it tastes so decadent and would be perfect for Holiday gifts, dessert tables, or even as an element of a charcuterie board (yum!)
When I was in university, we used to go to Wilf’s at least once a week and always ordered their spinach dip. It came hot out of the oven with pita and chips (but you could also request just one or the other) and I swear it was sent from heaven. It was salty, cheesy, goo-ey and delicious. It was also packed with unhealthy ingredients (& very cruel ones) – so as soon as I went vegan I needed to find a replacement that was much healthier, and didn’t contain vegan versions of those unhealthy ingredients. This is one of my favourite recipes and would be perfect to bring to a holiday party, family gathering or potluck. You can even create it a day in advance and heat it up in a small crockpot or in the oven before you’re ready to serve.
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.
When I was a teenager, I vividly remember my mom making this salad and bringing it to all of our family gatherings. She loved it because it was super easy and everyone always loved it. I loved it because it’s super crunchy and sweet. Last week, the temperature in Vancouver dropped, the sky went grey and I immediately went into full-blown fall mode. I want everything pumpkin spiced and fall inspired! At some point, this salad came into my mind and the sweet raisins and crunchy sunflower seeds sounded like the perfect fall salad (especially for someone who doesn’t love salads!). If you want to add more deliciousness to this salad, you could definitely add my Sweet & Smoky Chickpeas on top. Yum!
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!