Easy Vegan Curried Chickpeas & Mushrooms

Chickpeas (also commonly known as garbanzo beans) are fast becoming a new favorite legume of mine.  When cooked, they have a unique chewy texture different to many in the legume family, and are lip-smackingly delicious especially if seasoned right. Have cooked chickpeas on hand or canned chickpeas in your pantry, but don’t know how to…

No-Added-Sugar Quick Blueberry Jam

The summer may be coming to a close, but our family is loving the onslaught of in-season blueberries and peaches right now. Enjoying fresh blueberries by generous handfuls really makes you appreciate more deeply the joys of summer! But summer needn’t end when these blueberries and peaches become less readily available. Buy those blueberries in…

Super Creamy Pumpkin Nut Butter

Our family makes this special delicious nut-seed butter blend about every 2 weeks – like clockwork…because we love it so much and go through a jar so quickly! The inspiration for this recipe actually came about because my husband loved peanut butter, but we were looking for a healthy home-made peanut-free alternative we could make…

Quick Blueberry Pumpkin Energy Snack Bars

Are you looking for a tasty healthy snack that will keep your children fueled through school, sports practice and other after school activities? Do you have ‘hangry’ children coming home after school hankering for a filling snack? Or perhaps you’re in need of a little ‘pick-me-up’ nutritious energy bar when those snack cravings hit… Well,…

Dreamy Vegan Acorn Squash Pasta

This easy go-to plant-based dish turns super nutritious acorn squash and white navy beans into a deliciously creamy and dreamy pasta sauce to top any whole grain pasta or gluten-free noodles you prefer. You can use canned white navy beans or pre-cooked white navy beans (from dry) in this recipe. (Want to learn more about…

Acorn Squash

Acorn squashes are a variety of winter squashes, whose close cousins are summer squashes such as zucchini and crookneck squash. The acorn squash you see at the store are most commonly these vibrant beauties pictured above. They sport a smooth dark green skin with grooved ridges and have bright orange flesh on the inside. What’s…