Fall for Soup All Over Again

There is seriously something about fall soup-making that makes my heart skip a beat. I think because when we usually think of comfort foods, they tend to be on the luxurious side and laden with calories. But this fall soup is completely vegan, low in calories, and feels like your coziest fall sweater. Fall Harvest…

Juicing Week!

Today is day one of makeover ME! And this journey begins with a massive juice cleanse and heart to heart with myself. Now it is time to move forward into new abundance and opportunity, and seek out the true path I was meant to walk down.   With the decision to make this change, I…

Magical Breakfast Burritos

A few weeks ago I enjoyed a beautiful weekend in the Okanagen, experiencing amazing food, wine and a wrap that I have not been able to stop dreaming about. My friend and I landed at a kitschy coffee shop that served amazing local java and a vegan wrap that even left my carnivore travel companion…

It is audition season!

I cannot believe it is almost July. I find myself becoming increasingly envious of my friends and family back home in Niagara who display their perfectly-manicured gardens, the luscious blooms splayed all over my facebook feed. I think here in Calgary I saw the tulips come up in June, and it snowed in the mountains…

Fully Loaded Portobello Mushroom

Do you know how people load up baked potatoes and stuff them with crazy goodness? This is the mushroom version, filled with green lentils, quinoa, peas, tomatoes, and if you would like, topped with cheese (as pictured). But, you could easily make this vegan in a pinch. The meatiness of the mushrooms and texture profile…

Veganuary blues

I have been curiously watching this Venaguary trend and seeing a lot of well-intentioned people try to pick up plant eating. At http://www.veganuary.com, there is a great resource for those seeking enlightenment into all things vegan. There is even a food essentials kit that I highly recommend reading as it gives newbies the ideas on…

Soup’s On!

The biggest challenge to plant-based eating for me has been getting enough protein and calcium. So when I began experimenting on this handy little recipe last week, I can only say I wish I had discovered this sooner. Behold, the Mexican Black Bean Soup Recipe that is packed with protein (18g!), and 7% of your…