Vegan Bean Tortilla Bites

This nutritious protein-packed recipe came when I was rushing to put lunch on the table for my preschooler before she had to leave for school. I literally created this meal in about 10-15 minutes, and both children loved it! I even enjoyed it myself (as a roll) and my husband did too for lunch later…

Asian Tahini Noodles

These vegan, egg-free and dairy-free Asian Tahini Noodles  are quick to whip up for lunch or dinner for the whole family. It only involves a few simple steps and works with any kind of whole wheat pasta you would like to use. Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds so it’s a great source…

Fresh Tomato Cannellini Quesadillas

Need to whip up something quick with hungry kids waiting around impatiently? I was in this predicament recently. It was lunchtime. We had just returned from the grocery store so I had only about 15 minutes to pull lunch together before a serious meltdown (not to mention put all the perishables into the fridge)! Well,…

Mini Lentil-Banana Pancakes

Want an easy way to make pancakes for your children without the fuss of frying them on the stove? Try these protein packed Mini Lentil-Banana Pancakes. Great for breakfast or as a snack on the go! These vegan, egg-free and dairy-free Mini Lentil-Banana Pancakes taste great as leftovers cold or heated, or thawed and warmed up from…

Morning Baked Oatmeal

I still remember the time I tasted a baked oatmeal dish made by a friend. It was the first time I had ever had a baked oatmeal breakfast, and it was so good I knew I had to try to make it myself! From the original recipe (which called for about ¾ cup of sugar, 2…

Toasted Corn & Spaghetti Squash

Some time ago when my eldest child was still a preschooler, we were invited to a friend’s house for dinner. Another couple brought in the vegetable dish they had made to contribute to the dinner. It was the first time I had tasted spaghetti squash and I was instantly hooked to its delicious taste and…

Coconut-Lima Bean Dip

Getting a bit tired of the regular chickpea hummus? Want to try something new that everyone in your family can enjoy? Try this easy vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free and oil-free recipe for a Coconut-Lima Bean Dip. It gives a refreshingly different spread for your veggies and whole wheat crackers. The recipe can be used…

Tips on Cooking Spaghetti Squash

Based on personal experience, here are some tips for cooking and using spaghetti squash. While you can microwave or bake the spaghetti squash, I’ve found that it is easiest to boil it before removing its strand-like interior. Here is how I would recommend boiling spaghetti squash: Use a knife to make a few small holes…

Just How Does a Citrus Peeler Work?

When I recently attended an educational presentation, we were given each a citrus peeler as a ‘take-home’ gift. It looked like a strange green plastic contraption to me and I wasn’t sure how to use it. The presentation facilitator stressed that it was not a toy. Up to now, I had been simply using a…

Sesame-Cashew Snaps

  My husband has a love (…ok craving…) for sesame snaps and frequently buys them at grocery stores. It looks deceptively healthy…after all it’s packed with sesame seeds, which are nutritious right? However, a look at the ingredient labels reveals that the snack is basically made up of sugar. For example, of the four ingredients…