Meatless Monday: Carrot Garam Masala Soup

Meatless Monday: Carrot Garam Masala Soup Where did summer go? It seems like one day we were slipping on our sandals, the next we were pulling out the winter boots! If there is one food that I crave when the weather turns cold, its soup! There are few things more comforting than coming home after a long day and digging into a bowl of satisfying soupy goodness. And when it’s autumn time, you know I will be using some fresh goodies from the garden – like carrots, onion and garlic! If you have some of those basic ingredients kicking around … Continued

Meatless Monday: Pasta Salad

Blog and photo by Angela Tucker Pasta salad is one of the easiest dishes to bring to a potluck, or prep on the weekend for quick lunches to eat during the week. This recipe is great because you get a good balance of different foods, giving you a pretty complete meal. Plus, all the colours look great on the plate–and as we all know, that means an array of different vitamins and minerals! This recipe also includes some hemp hearts (yay for Manitoba-grown foods!), which are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. These essential fats have many health … Continued

Meatless Monday: Chickpea Veggie Patties

Blog and photo by: Angela Tucker Looking for a simple, easy veggie burger recipe that you can pull together with some basic ingredients? Look no further, and give this Chickpea Veggie Patty recipe a try! You might even already have all the ingredients in your fridge and pantry. What I love most about these patties is that the garam masala complements the potatoes and chickpeas, as well as the sweet onion. These patties would pair well on a burger bun with some lettuce, tomato and a little spicy vegan mayo. If you are looking for some fresh meal prep ideas, … Continued

Meatless Monday: Creamy Dill Chickpea Salad

Blog and photo by: Angela Tucker Are you looking for a quick and easy recipe to bring to a summer potluck, picnic or BBQ? You could have this Creamy Dill Chickpea Salad ready to go in around 10 minutes! Many people don’t know you can use tofu as a base for creamy dressing or dip. Tofu does not have much taste on its own so it will take on the flavour of whatever you mix it with. Plus it adds protein and calcium to your dish. This recipe is quite versatile by adjusting the flavours. Don’t like dill? Use your … Continued

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: Tomato Italian Herb Seitan Sausages

Tomato Italian Herb Seitan Sausages Makes: 8 sausages Prep time: 10-15 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Total time: 50-55 minutes 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! … Continued