Meatless Monday: Vegan Steak

Blog by: Angela Tucker Photo by: itdoesnttastelikechicken.com It is BBQ season, which is pretty well known for heavy, meaty dishes. And with so many people making room for more plant-based foods in their lives, why not make more room for plant-based foods on the BBQ grill? When I came across the idea of making vegan steaks I felt a little intimidated, and I thought that this would be a difficult thing to replicate in the kitchen using plant-based ingredients. However, once I saw how easy it was in this video by the one and only Happy Pear guys I decided to … Continued

Meatless Monday: Baked Smoky Tofu and Chickpeas

Blog and photo by: Angela Tucker Looking for something new to try? Maybe a dish that is quick, easy and versatile? How about this recipe for ‘Baked Smoky Tofu and Chickpeas’! I tested this recipe out on my family recently and it turned out pretty superb! It works well for a brunch or breakfast, but I think it would also be amazing to prepare a big batch at the start of the week and use in different ways for some quick meals. It makes a great addition to a salad, a wrap or a stir fry. With warmer, longer days … Continued

Meatless Monday: Easy Chana Masala

Blog by: Angela Tucker Photo and Recipe from: Minimalistbaker.com Don’t you love those recipes that are amazing for meal prepping? This is one of my favourite dishes to make ahead of time when I know I will have busy week because it is easy to prepare, it keeps well in the fridge for a few days, and it is easy to re-heat. Plus, it is delicious, nutritious, and you can find most of the ingredients at almost any grocery store, or make substitutions based on what you have on hand. I like to pair it with some brown rice or … Continued

Meatless Monday: BBQ Cauliflower Wings

Photos and recipe by: Angela Tucker Who doesn’t love a lighter, healthier version of a food we normally think of as less-than-healthy? This simple BBQ Cauliflower Wings recipe gives you just that. Whether you are making these as a side dish, or on a platter for your guests, these will be a tasty surprise. Plus, one-sixth of the recipe is 2 servings of vegetables! It’s a win-win! When I make this recipe for myself, I like using lots of hot sauce. But, I know not everyone is into the heat, so this ingredient is completely optional depending on your taste … Continued

Meatless Monday: Tomato Italian Herb Seitan Sausages

Photos and recipe by: Angela Tucker Do you know what is great? Brunch. I love a good brunch complete with tofu scramble, pan-fried potatoes, fruit, and veggie sausages. There are so many different kinds of veggies sausages on the market, and I never realized how easy it would be to make my own. I always thought it would be a complicated process with lots of weird ingredients. Little did I know, that they are actually quite simple to make yourself! Behold, the Tomato Italian Herb Seitan Sausage! I have made these a couple of times for my meat-eating family, and … Continued

Meatless Monday: Lentil and Wild Rice Tourtiere

Photos and recipe by: Angela Tucker Growing up in part with French-Canadian culture, there were certain customs that were followed at Christmas time. One of those was staying up late with my huge family on Christmas Eve as part of the “reveillon”. Another cultural element to the holiday season was “tourtière” which, if you haven’t heard of it already, is basically a pie filled with meat. Since Christmas falls on a Monday this year, I thought it would be a great idea to give you a meatless spin on this traditional dish that you can share and enjoy with your … Continued

Meatless Monday: Autumn Harvest Mac n’ Cheeze

Recipe by: Angela Tucker I hope you have all been keeping warm so far this winter! This month I wanted to feature a dish that is an ultimate comfort food. Mac ‘n Cheeze – veganized! Autumn Harvest Mac ‘n Cheeze to be exact. This is not your typical heavy, overly-rich, food-coma type of mac and cheese, so if you are looking for a lighter, healthier version to warm you up one of these cold winter days then give this recipe that I created a try. The sauce features some yummy veggies that you might still have hanging around your pantry … Continued

Meatless Monday: Winter Squash and Red Lentil Soup

Post and recipe by: Angela Tucker Warm, satisfying, tasty, nutritious. Just a few of the adjectives I would use to describe this Winter Squash and Red Lentil Soup. With all this snow that appeared over the weekend here in Manitoba, who doesn’t need a little soup in their life? The internet tells me soup is basically a sweater for your tummy. So, you can’t go wrong. This recipe is a source of protein on its own, but if you were looking to bump it up I would suggest topping it with some roasted chickpeas. The squash and lentils in this … Continued

Farm Animal Welfare and Environment: The Benefits of Free Range Farming

Bill 24, the Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, proposes to remove two regulations in The Environment Act that will allow the hog industry in Manitoba to expand. These changes put the welfare of pigs and our environment at risk. Tamarack Farms is a free range farm in Manitoba and offers an organic solution to farming. Learn more about the positive impact Tamarack Farms allows pigs to express their natural behaviour and keep them healthy. A pig’s health and welfare directly links to the health of soil and our environment as a whole. As a small, mixed family farm, we … Continued