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…

‘So Healthy You Won’t Believe It’ Vegan Oreo Cookies

I have been saving up this ‘So Healthy You Won’t Believe It’ Vegan Oreo Cookies recipe for a special occasion and now with Valentine’s Day approaching, it seems like the perfect occasion to post this recipe. Here’s the background. One day I had some left over soy cream frosting remaining, and suddenly thought they would…

Sweet Asian Black Bean Noodles 

During Lunar New Year, some favorite celebratory foods make regular appearances on tables, and many for a good symbolic reason. Examples include clementines or mandarin oranges to symbolize good fortune and wealth, sweet rice balls (or ‘tang yuan’) to symbolize a family gathering for togetherness, glutinous rice cake, and fish to symbolize an increase in…

Vegan Kale Mushroom Bruschetta

With the holiday celebrations fast approaching, here is a simple and uncomplicated plant-based dish you can serve as an elegant appetizer for the upcoming Christmas party, office function or family gathering. These toasty pieces can be served as a tasty side to go along with a main course meal any night of the week, and…