Friends, I have the perfect fun and refreshing vegetarian/vegan recipe for you that is perfect for the summer, especially if you're looking for something quick to whip up for your guests, or if you're heading to a pot luck or BBQ. This appetizer was inspired by one of my favourite types of music to jam out to in the summertime, the ska genre. This is similar to reggae, and has some elements of jazz and even punk rock in it. I find that by combining these unique sounds you get such a cool sound that's perfect to listen to under the sun or at the beach. Similarly, this recipe brings together surprising ingredients for a cohesive creation that I think you'll love.
So I looooooooove cashews! I find they are one of the most versatile nuts out there. From cashew cream, to cheese, to smoothies, and the list goes on. You can do so much with them! This recipe is the perfect healthy snack and I'm so excited to share it with you all because I know you'll love it.
I know it's not a topic a lot of us, or any of us, really talk about but why not? It's important and we all do it. So lets talk about our bowel movements because they are critical to our health. This post we are going to dive deep into our digestion and bowel movements, and what we can do and eat that is plant-based to improve our digestion. The facts First off, lets get real with the facts. SOOOOO many people have issues with their digestion and bowel movements. In fact 25-45 million people in the United States alone suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and 63 million people have issues passing stool and are constipated. That's not to mention all the other issues that come with poor digestion like acid reflux.
This is the perfect post gym vegan recipe that'll leave you full and satisfied! I promise. Recently I discovered Bob's Red Mill's grits and I'm kinda obsessed. It is made with coarsely ground bits of white corn, is healthy and super easy to cook. What I love about it is that it's something cool and different for consuming and enjoying carbs. I noticed grits were popular when I was in Nashville in October and I've been meaning to put together my own recipe using grits since then! Grits are super versatile, vegan, and there are so many unique ways you can use them. You can eat them on their own, make polenta cakes, polenta chips, casseroles, and I've seen people use them to make mini pancakes that act like tacos! Uhmm... yum!
Who doesn't love a good juice? If you're like me, you get sick of drinking water all the time, and it's nice to have a mix of different beverages in your life, especially ones that are healthy, vegan, and add some flavour and excitement to your diet. Juices are great to have in your fridge for a boost of vitamins and healthy plant-based goodness, and did you know you can make juices without having a juicer?
If there is one thing I've learned from my boyfriend Andrew is that he LOVES his chips with curry sauce. This combo is super common in England (where he is from) but is so damn good that I feel like we need to bring this tradition over into other parts of the world because we're seriously missing out! The key to the perfect chip (or fry or wedge.. we all call it something different) is that it's crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside and I find this recipe to master that just perfectly so you can get the best damn chips with vegan curry sauce you'll be able to make at home. I mean, we can't always fly to England for chips right?
So I've always had a mega obsession with hummus and other easy-to-make vegan dips that are perfect for snacking. They're usually really simple to make, healthy, and perfect when you're a busy bee like me and just want a quick snack. Also, they can be super great to bring to or have at a party. Who doesn't look a good platter of vegetables, crackers, dips and all that fun stuff? This red lentil hummus dip is one of my favs and is 110% plant-based. It only takes a few ingredients to make, and you'll have it whipped up in ten minutes or less! The best part that makes it better than regular hummus? The magical addition of red lentils. Yum!
‘Tis the season that your schedule becomes jammed with holiday parties, family commitments and everything in between. It’s also the time of year where temptations of unhealthy food is all around us and we become so busy we lose sight of eating healthy.
When the cool fall weather starts to approach, and the days get shorter, there’s nothing better than curling up in some fuzzy socks after a long day with a big plate of comfort food. Casseroles have literally been around since the 20s and have been known as the one-dish meal that you can cram a whole whack of goodness into (without spending the whole night in the kitchen). This recipe is one of my favourites for the fall and winter because it seriously warms my soul. The best part is that it’s super simple to make and you’ll have leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day! It’s the meal that keeps on giving.