Strawberry Chia Chocolate Parfaits

It’s been a busy week with the kids, and you’ve just realized that Father’s Day is around the corner! Not to fear, here is a SUPER easy plant-based dessert you can make for your husband on short notice, using ingredients from your pantry. Besides special occasions like Father’s Day, these Strawberry Chia Chocolate Parfaits also…

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…

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…

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…