Meatless Mondays: Vegetarian Chili

Meatless Mondays: Homemade Vegetarian Chili Okay, the past couple of weeks have been beyond COLD for us Manitobans! What better way to warm up our hands and bellies than with an awesome bowl of chilli?! When I was looking for recipes ideas for a potluck I attended recently, I knew I wanted to make something warm and comforting. That is when I came upon this delicious Homemade Vegetarian Chili recipe by blogger Cookies and Kate. This chili is full of fibre-rich beans, which are being widely promoted on the revised Canadian food guide. The new Canada’s Food Guide was released … Continued

Meatless Monday: Roasted Root Vegetable Galette

Meatless Monday: Roasted Root Vegetable Galette During the winter months, I love making food in the oven. There is something about cooking food nice and slow to bring out its natural flavour, especially when it comes to vegetables. Plus it is a nice way to make the kitchen warm and toasty in these chilly months. I recently came across the idea of a roasted vegetable galette, which I thought looked and sounded delicious, but the recipe was not entirely plant-based, and was quite high in saturated fat. This made me want to get creative in the kitchen and make my own … Continued

Meatless Monday: Cold-Busting Chickpea Noodle Soup

Meatless Monday: Cold-Busting Chickpea Noodle Soup It is happening. There is no escaping it. Winter is here, and we really can’t be surprised about the snow. If you are anything like me, you love a tasty soup to warm up on a cold winter day. Plus with cold and flu season among us, who doesn’t want to do as much as they can to avoid the sniffles or tummy troubles? This recipe is full of yummy foods that are high in antioxidants, which help to keep your immune system strong. These foods include onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, and vegetables such … Continued

Meatless Monday: Crispy Baked Tofu

Meatless Monday: Crispy Baked Tofu I love tofu. And I love using my oven to cook food (hello roasted root veggies!). Oddly enough though, I almost never put tofu in the oven. So, for this Meatless Monday recipe, I got the idea to create a baked tofu recipe. I wanted it to have flavour and depth. And I also wanted it to have a secret ingredient. So, what is the secret ingredient? Miso! Never heard of this amazing Japanese flavour enhancer? Well, you are in luck because it is easier than ever to find it. Check out the health food … Continued

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: 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: 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: 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