Category Archives: Vegan

Coconut Cloud Smoothie

Coconut Cloud Smoothie

This delicious smoothie tastes tropical and creamy, with the fresh fruitiness of strawberries, and subtle sweetness provided by dates. Additionally, after looking up nutritional info for the ingredients, I discovered that this smoothie is superfood in a glass – see nutrition info about strawberries, dates and coconut water. Continue Reading

Chili-Style Black-Eyed Peas

Chili-Style Black-Eyed Peas

I haven’t seen very many recipes using Black-Eyed Peas, and I’m not really sure why, because they’re just as tasty and healthful as other legumes, and they cook in less time than most other types of beans. I’ve been making a vegetarian chili type of dish for years, using a mixture of black and kidney… Continue Reading

Einkorn Flour Sandwich Bread

Einkorn Flour Sandwich Bread

The first time I noticed einkorn flour at the grocery store, I just assumed it was like spelt; another ancient grain wheat variation. After a bit of research, I discovered that it is, in fact, wheat – however, it is the original wheat, the grain that existed before being hybridized by humans. According to information… Continue Reading

Panisse

Panisse

Yet another chickpea flour recipe! This recipe, also popular in France, originally hails from Italy; I was surprised to learn that chickpeas have been eaten in the Mediterranean area since at least 7000 BC: “Chickpea, one of the oldest cultivated pulses in the Near East. Chickpeas were grown in Palestine by 8000 BC. They had… Continue Reading

Chickpea Crackers {gluten-free}

Chickpea Crackers {gluten-free}

Once I discovered how much I liked the flavour of socca, I started wondering what other things could be made with chickpea flour…such as crackers. I’d had store-bought chip-like things before made with chickpeas, which were really tasty, so I imagined it could probably work, but these chip things had other types of flours in… Continue Reading

Mediterranean Potato Stew

Mediterranean Potato Stew

I wanted something with Mediterranean flavours the other night, something with salty Kalamata olives, so I made this fast and easy veggie stew (sorry the photo isn’t the greatest, I almost forgot to take one). I started with a base of tomatoes and potatoes, seasoned with dill, and then added zucchini, because that’s what I had… Continue Reading

Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce

Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce

I’ve made this sauce so many times, it doesn’t really even seem like a recipe…but it’s convenient to know how to make an easy chocolate hazelnut sauce. I came up with this recipe while trying to recreate my favourite bistro crêpe (strawberries with chocolate-hazelnut sauce). I had started out using a store-bought chocolate-hazelnut spread, but… Continue Reading