A quick and easy tofu dish with some kick in the sauce. This was a staple for me as a Vegan.
1-2 tbsp Olive oil 3-4 shallots, finely chopped 4-6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 1/2” piece fresh ginger, minced 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup chili paste 1/4 cup light brown [...]
Belle and I went to see Jamie Oliver last week here in Toronto at Massey Hall. It is the second time we have seen him and he was even better this time. It was a “in the living room” type of event, sitting and talking. Last time the interviewer was really terrible but thankfully they [...]
Chocolate and Peanut Butter – a perfect combination. What could be better – and it’s all Vegan.
Chocolate Layer Cake with Peanut Butter Filling Everything Vegan – Vegetarian Times Magazine’s Cookbook
Cake: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups cane sugar 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp fine sea salt [...]
This was a Great Salad! Took forever to cook the wheat berries but it was really worth it. I added the Feta cheese to Belle’s salad but of course didn’t have any in mine. Also changed the honey to Organic Blue Agave syrup for the same reason. This made it a really nice [...]
The original recipe is for farro instead of barley but I could not find farro so I substituted pearl barley instead. It was great. I will keep looking for farro and give it a try that way too. Hayley and her friend polished off my left overs so it was a hit with others [...]
What a great soup. The salsa transforms this soup into a meal. There is enough heat in the two chipotle chiles to satisfy but I think three next time is worth a try.
Corn and Chipotle Soup with Avocado-Radish Salsa adapted from The Vegetarian Times – October 2012
2 tbsp olive oil [...]
This one comes from Nigella Lawson and is very, very good. I started making it with tofu for myself and salmon for the rest of the family. Very easy recipe and the sauce is great on the rice – so says Dylan. Of course the salmon is not vegan but using tofu instead makes this [...]
Jicama is a wonderful vegetable. Looks like a potato, tastes like an apple. I tell Dylan it is a Mexican apple. He likes it.
I tend to serve this with the Beef Tataki slices with soy sauce and wasabi and Portobello Carpaccio with Orange-Kalamata Tapenade. It is a great meal for the whole family. I [...]
Here is one of Belle’s absolute favourites. It is a great side for meat-eaters (served with Beef Tataki slices with soy sauce and wasabi) and Spicy Jicama Carpaccio. It is also a great late night snack, much healthier then chips and dip!
Portobello Carpaccio with Orange-Kalamata Tapenade adapted from Vegetarian Times Magazine
4 Portobello [...]
We love finger food in our family. Often everyone is busy working on their PC, doing homework, home school or running one way or the other. Finger food is great. You can eat it in the office with your PC or the living room with a Pink Pather DVD. Here is a fast wonton recipe [...]