All tagged Vegan

Homemade Holy Crap Muesli

A whole-food breakfast that's high fiber and nutrient dense, not to mention quick and easy. Add it to yogurt and fruit or pour steamed milk over it and let it absorb some of the liquid and it's really good! Make a batch and keep it in a jar in the fridge - it'll keep for months. 

Grilled Asparagus and Portabellos

Light and flavourful, with an asian kick, this side will have you gobbling up your greens! Perfectly ripe asparagus is so tender, sweet and flavourful, especially when it's in season in the spring. The chewy mushrooms and light asian sauce add texture and flavour without being too heavy. 

Shaved Papaya Salad

This shaved salad combines delicate thai flavours - papaya, anise, red onion with lime and fresh herbs. Slightly sweet with a little bit of crunch, it's a nice variation from traditional western green salads. I like this salad best paired with seafood - fish or prawns. The flavours are light so it goes well with spicy or stronger sauces. 

Silky Chocolate Pie (Penelope's Passion)

Who doesnt' love chocolate, and this decadent dessert is full of chocolatey goodness! it's lighter than traditional cream-based chocolate pies, silky smooth in texture and doesn't involve any cooking! Also gluten-free and dairy-free :) Our family friend never eats desert, but she loved this one so much she had second helpings at Christmas and at Easter and requested that I name it Penelope's Passion!

Sweet Curried Butternut Squash

Sweet squash pairs wonderfully with curry, and this dish is always a hit at potlucks and dinner parties.  A lot of people tell me they like the idea of squash, but don't really know what to do with it - well this is a good place to start! Pair with a protein and simple green salad for a great balanced meal!

Simple Roasted Baby Potatoes

These crisp, colourful potato nuggets make a great side for anything from your Sunday roast to a casual weeknight meal. The whole cloves of roasted garlic give little pops of flavour that add to the dish, which I love. I've also included some ideas for additional flavours if you prefer your potatoes spiced up a little!

Creamy Hummus with Smoked Paprika

Who doesn't love hummus!? And this is one of the creamiest ones I've ever tried. It's adapted from the Jerusalem hummus recipe (or a version of it) that I found on another blog. I have made hummus before, but it's never been this good - I'm hooked! Hummus is a great nutritious appetizer - full of fiber, complex carbs and protein, this version is a bit lower in fat than many store bought versions, it's much more cost effective, plus you get to skip the preservatives - win-win! :)